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Tessa Lena of “Tessa Fights Robots” discusses her latest article “A War on Touch.” In it she posts screen shots of actual Guardian headlines like “People in England Urged to Be Patient Amid Reports Hugging May Soon Be Allowed“—and wonders why today’s mainstream journalism reads like parody. (People in England have been cold, formally polite, and stand-offish since the days of William the Conqueror, so maybe they’ll have to patiently wait another 1000 years before they’re allowed to hug each other? I mean, seriously, how do these people reproduce?) Meanwhile the wankers at Forbes Magazine and the New York Times are publishing masturbatory incitement in articles like “You Are Your Own Safest Sex Partner,” while Time Magazine plugs Anthony Fauci’s dictum “I don’t think we should ever shake hands again.” So what should we do, Tony, make like dogs and sniff each others’ butts? Do our butts have to be masked? And how many nose-to-butt inches constitutes safe “social doggie distancing”?

As the world goes crazy, crazier, craziest, Tessa Lena stands out as one of the last sane people on earth.

(Republished from Truth Jihad by permission of author or representative)
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  1. Farting in NYC? There oughtta be a law against it!

  2. One of the upsides of Corona is not shaking hands. It has become the domain of the salesman rather than the honest man.

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    , @Paul2
  3. @Marshal Marlow

    While I’m not a huge fan of handshakes, I’m not sure that cowering six feet away with your face hidden is a better way of greeting people.

    • Replies: @BDS Always
  4. Paul2 says:
    @Marshal Marlow

    I suspect that *not* shaking hands is *not* a good idea.

    Almost all cultures have developed traditions of greeting each other that include some form of bodily contact.

    hand shake,
    cheek kiss,
    nose rub (“Eskimo kiss”).

    I do not think that this is some kind of unhealthy behaviour.

    On the contrary I can imagine that bodily contact with healthy (i.e. not sick) people will inform and train the immune system.

    Since healthy people will carry only very small amounts of possibly dangerous particles such a contact will likely just train the immune system and not overwhelm it. Bodily contact thus could be seen as a natural way to achieve immunity.

    And that most cultures use bodily greetings indicates that this seems to have had positive effects rather than negative effects on the group or society.

    • Agree: animalogic
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  5. @Paul2

    In Tibet they poke out their tongues in greeting. I’m all in on that.

  6. Etiquette Expert – “Give 3 Metre Warning To Avoid Being Hugged!”

    Etiquette expert William Hanson told BBC Radio 5 Live this morning, that if you do not want to be hugged, now that restrictions on hugging have been removed by the government, you should give an approaching hugger a three metre warning.

    If you think that restrictions are being eased too soon, if you’re concerned about the Indian variant, or if you’re worried that someone hasn’t been vaccinated, a hug might be a terrifying experience for you.

  7. @Kevin Barrett

    I agree with you on that Kevin.
    I met my friend Abu Khansa and gave him a big hug with some looking on like we were mad!

    ps How is Tony Hall?

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