The Daily Broadside


Posted on 10/03/2022 5.00 AM

JCM 10/1/2022 4:54:06 PM

Posted by: JCM

vxbush 10/3/2022 6:37:57 AM

Today seems like a lazy Monday to me. 

buzzsawmonkey 10/3/2022 7:33:09 AM

More word salad:  New York City Council bill aims to improve housing of TGNCNBI people in city custody.

What, you may ask, are "TGNCNBI people?"  Why, "transgender, gender non-conforming, non-binary, and intersex" people, of course.

Occasional Reader 10/3/2022 7:42:27 AM

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buzzsawmonkey 10/3/2022 7:47:46 AM

Reply to Occasional Reader in 3:

BTW, I replied to your post from a day or two ago in yesterday's thread.

Occasional Reader 10/3/2022 7:51:34 AM

Reply to buzzsawmonkey in 4:

Thanks, I saw that.  I was not really "shocked" that Newsome is positioning CA as the One Stop Shop For Getting Your Junk Chopped... more Capt. Renault "shocked". 

buzzsawmonkey 10/3/2022 8:03:22 AM

Reply to Occasional Reader in 5:

There were ads for a doll called "Poppy, the Fashion Model" on TV when I was a kid.  The doll had different hairdos that could be changed along with its outfits---I assume that the hairdos were designed like the pop-beads that kids play with, so that you could pop the hair on and off.

It wouldn't surprise me to see a line of dolls come out where kids can pop breasts or genitalia on or off the dolls so that they can play a form of "doctor."

JCM 10/3/2022 8:24:42 AM

Reply to buzzsawmonkey in 2:

How homophobic! The exclude gay and lesbian!

Occasional Reader 10/3/2022 8:33:40 AM

So, Bolsonaro has survived the first round vote in Brazil, and will face Lula again in a runoff (which he, Bolsonaro, will likekly lose).

Bolsonaro is sometimes called "the Trump of the Tropics".  But conservative Brazilians really need a De Santis at this point. 

lucius septimius 10/3/2022 8:57:22 AM
Starting sine, cosine, and tangent the kids today.  They have no idea how fortunate they are never, ever to have to use a log chart.
JCM 10/3/2022 9:55:09 AM

Indian givers!

Biden Admin Quietly Makes Reversal on Student Loan Forgiveness Program, Scales Back Eligibility

Occasional Reader 10/3/2022 10:10:38 AM


* Stolen from an Insty poster

Occasional Reader 10/3/2022 12:36:38 PM

Buzz, this one’s for you.

buzzsawmonkey 10/3/2022 2:15:12 PM

Reply to Occasional Reader in 12:

Thanks! Good review, and good commentary; I hope it inspires some in our dwindling throng to actually see the film, which is superb and hilarious.

I do wish he'd put scare quotes around "fortune teller" when describing Esther Howard as Madame LaHoya.  When McGinty is persuading her to pay up her protection-money arrears, he asks, "Do you want the fire inspector telling you your place is a trap?  Or the plumbing inspector saying that your pipes stink?"  In Dos Passos' "Manhattan Transfer," there's a scene in which one character tells another that they found out the pipes in the building were stinking because the woman on the other floor had been doing "illegal operations, i.e., abortions.  Since Madame LaHoya's "fortune-telling parlor" is clearly a workhouse, the "stinking pipes" reference is intended to underscore that fact.

buzzsawmonkey 10/3/2022 2:51:46 PM
I mention the above cross-connection in "McGinty" because I once showed a friend who is NOT a film-watcher a scene from that movie that I thought he'd find amusing.  In it, McGinty as mayor is upping the bribe ante on a bus-franchise holder, and rather than name a dollar figure he invites the franchisee to guess the number of people attending a baseball game in a photo on the wall. "Oh, I don't know," the franchisee says, "Ten thousand?"  "Guess again," says McGinty. "Fifteen thousand?" the franchisee guesses. "You're not even close," says McGinty---at which point the franchisee realizes what they're actually talking about.  It's a beautiful scene, but also, my friend didn't get it, and had to have it explained.
JCM 10/3/2022 3:11:26 PM
We own the science.
Occasional Reader 10/3/2022 3:41:14 PM

Oh, damn.

RIP, my Uncle  Bob; who just passed from Covid (at age 91).

buzzsawmonkey 10/3/2022 3:46:21 PM

Reply to Occasional Reader in 16:

May his soul be elevated, and may you and your family find comfort.

lucius septimius 10/3/2022 3:50:47 PM

Reply to Occasional Reader in 16:

Very sorry to hear that.  

Occasional Reader 10/3/2022 4:03:35 PM
Thank you. 
Kosh's Shadow 10/3/2022 5:55:59 PM

In #16 Occasional Reader said: RIP, my Uncle  Bob; who just passed from Covid (at age 91).

My condolences.

Kosh's Shadow 10/3/2022 6:08:06 PM

NIH gives new grant to EcoHealth Alliance to research bat coronaviruses

What could go wrong?

I guess the Dems need a new plague before the midterms. 

Kosh's Shadow 10/3/2022 6:36:56 PM

Poll: Is this song racist?///////

A Whiter Shade of Pale - Procul Harum

@PBJ3 10/3/2022 7:09:01 PM

Reply to Occasional Reader in 16:  

I'm so very sorry for your loss.

Kosh's Shadow 10/3/2022 7:25:20 PM
This song was "edgy" when it came out and today would be considered transphobic
Kosh's Shadow 10/3/2022 7:30:03 PM

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Kosh's Shadow 10/3/2022 7:48:07 PM

Reply to Kosh's Shadow in 24:

Which leads to this song

Kosh's Shadow 10/3/2022 7:53:27 PM

Reply to Kosh's Shadow in 26:

Which leads to this parody

Kosh's Shadow 10/3/2022 7:57:20 PM

Reply to Kosh's Shadow in 27:

And that leads to another parody

Occasional Reader 10/3/2022 9:01:26 PM
Thanks to all for your condolences.  Good night.

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