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  1. It’s honestly true that all men are some level of sperg. Even a dumb woman will usually be more socially intelligent than the wittiest guy. Spergs build civilization and spergs will inherit the Earth.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @TruthHurts2k21

    "Social intelligence" and "emotional IQ" and terms like that are made up by not-so-bright HR ladies who want to make a claim on intelligence. They just mean "good at getting along with people.". Getting along with people is often a good thing, but when you are right and the other guy is wrong, you're not TRYING to get along with him. I'm guessing the women don't understand that.

    Replies: @Neil Templeton, @Anonymous, @Kratoklastes

  2. Now there’s a cure for Covid-induced depression.

    • Replies: @PaceLaw
    @Patrick in SC

    Yeah, right? That chick is hottt!!!! Now what were we talking about . . .

  3. Speaking of stats, nice logo:

    13% NEWSNOW

    • Replies: @Pop Warner
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    The Confederate counterattack inflicted significant casualties

    Replies: @Bill Jones, @Known Fact

    , @Michelle
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    That is really not funny to me, because brain injury is my biggest fear. I would rather lose all four limbs than become a victim of traumatic brain injury.

    Replies: @petit bourgeois, @Desiderius, @Jenner Ickham Errican, @Wade Hampton

    , @The Alarmist
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    Just another redneck rebel trying to keep the black man down. So it’s not just magic dirt; it’s also magic stones.

  4. Stonewall Jackson [AKA "Joker"] says:

    The NFL is for homosexuals Sailer. As I am not a rump rangler, I care not if the cornerbacks are black or tranny. If you get down to it, the whole damn league is near black at this point. Defenses are almost entirely black, not just corners. I don’t care to enrich the NFL with my support anymore.

  5. He said “Griffith Observatory”?

    Yow!

    • Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @anon

    I am NOT having a good time!

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123, @Anonymous

  6. What do you mean,”before the internet”? The internet has always been,hasn’t it?

  7. @Jenner Ickham Errican
    Speaking of stats, nice logo:

    13% NEWSNOW
     
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E7O-4L6WQAUGUMb.jpg

    Replies: @Pop Warner, @Michelle, @The Alarmist

    The Confederate counterattack inflicted significant casualties

    • Replies: @Bill Jones
    @Pop Warner


    The Confederate counterattack inflicted significant casualties
     
    I'd have to file that under Not Proven.
    How can they tell what caused the brain damage of a Wokel?
    , @Known Fact
    @Pop Warner

    This has been a script idea of mine ever since these idiots started toppling statues -- the desecrated Confederate heroes apparently return to life, riding once again to defend their honor and exact their revenge. Kind of a Wild Wild West vibe

  8. @Patrick in SC
    Now there's a cure for Covid-induced depression.

    Replies: @PaceLaw

    Yeah, right? That chick is hottt!!!! Now what were we talking about . . .

  9. Well, Steve, before the internet, you had a really hot blond girlfriend.

    Better not show the picture to your wife.

  10. Does your wife put up with stuff like that, your bringing up of some of your interesting HBD points, that is? I can’t talk to my wife about details of my interests. She won’t agree with me on political points either … till about 10 years later, each time.

    Obligatory: Nice ones.

    • Replies: @International Jew
    @Achmed E. Newman

    That's why we're all here at iSteve.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

  11. @TruthHurts2k21
    It’s honestly true that all men are some level of sperg. Even a dumb woman will usually be more socially intelligent than the wittiest guy. Spergs build civilization and spergs will inherit the Earth.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    “Social intelligence” and “emotional IQ” and terms like that are made up by not-so-bright HR ladies who want to make a claim on intelligence. They just mean “good at getting along with people.”. Getting along with people is often a good thing, but when you are right and the other guy is wrong, you’re not TRYING to get along with him. I’m guessing the women don’t understand that.

    • Agree: Kratoklastes
    • LOL: Bumpkin
    • Replies: @Neil Templeton
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Getting along with women is more difficult, and more important than getting along with men. Getting along with men requires just a bit of alcohol. Getting good with women - long term - requires compromise and a bit of tolerance. But fucking men will not make you babies, ever.

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease, @Roger

    , @Anonymous
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Reminds me of the campaign to replace the term "STEM" with "STEAM", where "A" is for Arts.

    (In earlier times artsy people wouldn't have liked being lumped together with geeks, nerds, and the like, but with all the money now being channeled into STEM, attitudes have apparently changed.)

    , @Kratoklastes
    @Achmed E. Newman


    “Social intelligence” and “emotional IQ” and terms like that are made up by not-so-bright HR ladies who want to make a claim on intelligence.
     
    I have reached similar conclusions about talk of 'tolerance' - viz., that it's HR-tard lingo for 'shut up'.

    After all, to tolerate a thing is not necessarily to accept it.

    In battles of ideas, if I 'tolerate' an adversary, it's like saying -

    I am reasonably certain you're wrong; I'll withhold any attempt to correct your apparent error, because reasons. In other words, I'll let you continue to be wrong.
     
    Why would anyone let someone else's error go uncorrected? When the 'someone else' doesn't matter.

    Tolerance is actually really quite patronising (in the pejorative sense). 'Agreeing to disagree' is, too (or it's an indication that the matter under dispute is irrelevant: in which case, why is it under dispute?).

    That's why I am intolerant: if I am reasonably certain that someone else is wrong, I see it as a moral duty to try to correct them.

    Errare humanum est, in errore perseverare stultum.

    To err is human; to persist in error is stupid.

    My Latin's not good enough to add the necessary third phrase: To permit another to persist in error is unethical - because it is consigning a person to continued ignorance, when it's in your power to attempt to remedy it.
  12. @Jenner Ickham Errican
    Speaking of stats, nice logo:

    13% NEWSNOW
     
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E7O-4L6WQAUGUMb.jpg

    Replies: @Pop Warner, @Michelle, @The Alarmist

    That is really not funny to me, because brain injury is my biggest fear. I would rather lose all four limbs than become a victim of traumatic brain injury.

    • Agree: Inquiring Mind
    • Replies: @petit bourgeois
    @Michelle

    This is why I wear a SNELL helmet when I ride the freeways in socal on my motorcycle. I'd rather lose a limb than suffer a head injury. I spent $571 on a fancy Japanese brain bucket last month for this very reason. It even has pull out inserts with instructions for when the EMTs show up and they need to get it off if you're unconscious on the pavement.

    Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican, @Michelle, @Michelle

    , @Desiderius
    @Michelle

    If you saw the vid it's hard to believe it didn't kill the poor guy.

    Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican

    , @Jenner Ickham Errican
    @Michelle


    That is really not funny to me
     
    Okay, try this

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I482t6JhL4g

    Replies: @Random Anonymous

    , @Wade Hampton
    @Michelle

    There once was a movie star who was famous for playing a mentally-handicapped person. The French were big fans.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cquo5UhCf8k

    Replies: @Michelle, @Inquiring Mind

  13. Net Flix has a cool new documentary on the “Son of Sam” (David Berkowitz).

    They made a persuasive case that Berkowitz didn’t act alone. He seems to have been a part of a powerful Satanic cult, which carried out various ritual murders. Interestingly, the Satanic cult was involved with narcotics distribution, child trafficking, violent sacrifices of animals, and very dark Occult rituals as well. Berkowitz ended up becoming the “fall guy” for the cult’s various murders

    The documentary also discussed the link between the Occultists who trained Berkowitz and Charles Manson.

    https://twitter.com/VINNYGAMBINI420/status/1419650558240206851

    [MORE]

    The Vigilant Citizen had a good summary. In the Tweet below, you can see one of Charles Manson’s girls performing that bizarre hand gesture (fingers twisted into a circle and placed over the eye) that has become so popular in Hollywood now.

    There is a bizarre nexus that involves Satanic cults, murders, prostitution (especially of the very young), dark Occult rituals, Hollywood, and (most surprisingly of all) the intelligence agencies.

    If you want to learn more, research Pizza Gate, Jeffrey Epstein, Boystown Omaha, and The Finders. Very weird stuff that often involves the most elite echelons of wealth, fame, and power.

    • Replies: @Morton's toes
    @JohnnyWalker123


    (most surprisingly of all) the intelligence agencies.
     
    The cult that trained son of sam started in scientology which was started by a Navy vet. Charles Manson was trained by scientologists in prison. If you are surprised that the intelligence services were in bed with these guys from the get-go and every step of the way (if they did not flat out and out invent them to begin with) you have not read much. It is in the first chapter of every informed treatment.
    , @Anonymous
    @JohnnyWalker123

    That Belgian mass killer says the same thing. That he was just carrying out the instructions of rich/powerful people who made him take the fall when everything fell apart.

  14. @anon
    He said "Griffith Observatory"?

    Yow!

    https://live.staticflickr.com/3131/2689740371_3ab6490349_b.jpg

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease

    I am NOT having a good time!

    • Replies: @JohnnyWalker123
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    Oh, but you will.

    You will.

    I'll make sure of it.

    , @Anonymous
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    Has Zippy the Pinhead been canceled yet? It's offensive to microcephalics(?) to depict them in any artistic way or medium bespeaking common humanity, right? Actually I doubt whether Zippy meets the "memorability" threshold that comes before "cancelability." When I was a kid everyone would repeat the half-meme quotation, "Are we having fun yet?" but I was pretty sure none of them had learned it from the comic. It was just the perfect mindless thing to repeat... like "That's what she said" or adding "--in bed" to cookie fortunes.

  15. Here’s a football statistic for you.

    If her tan isn’t sprayed on, she’s going to have skin like a football by the time she’s 45.

    • Replies: @Ralph L
    @Anon7


    If her tan isn’t sprayed on, she’s going to have skin like a football by the time she’s 45.

     

    And if she smokes and drinks, she'll look like Mel Gibson.

    Replies: @petit bourgeois

  16. You know, I am reminded of one of the finest films of 1966, featuring Sir Ralph Richardson in one of his most excellent roles.

    • Thanks: AKAHorace
    • LOL: Cortes
  17. @Michelle
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    That is really not funny to me, because brain injury is my biggest fear. I would rather lose all four limbs than become a victim of traumatic brain injury.

    Replies: @petit bourgeois, @Desiderius, @Jenner Ickham Errican, @Wade Hampton

    This is why I wear a SNELL helmet when I ride the freeways in socal on my motorcycle. I’d rather lose a limb than suffer a head injury. I spent $571 on a fancy Japanese brain bucket last month for this very reason. It even has pull out inserts with instructions for when the EMTs show up and they need to get it off if you’re unconscious on the pavement.

    • Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican
    @petit bourgeois


    in socal on my motorcycle
     
    Two-wheeling can be risky

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNFaAqS2f18

    Replies: @petit bourgeois

    , @Michelle
    @petit bourgeois

    Good thinking! Keep on thinking, brother!

    , @Michelle
    @petit bourgeois

    When I first moved to the small town I have lived in for 22 years, a young man who appeared to have cerebral palsy would often flirt with me when I walked around town. He would ask me how you were doing and if I replied, "I am fine", he would come back with, "I know you are"! He once told me that he had a motorcycle accident. And "Laid down his bike". He was very good looking. His flirting never got into creepy territory. At McDonald's one day, I paid for the overage on a meal he didn't have enough money to cover. He gave me a hug and it was not sexual at all.

    One time, I walked up to a bus stop, where he was effusively complimenting a beautiful Black girl, who was a bit weirded out by him. He used to be able to ride a bicycle, he complimented her and rode off. I said to her, "He crashed his motorcycle, and he has brain damage, but he still appreciates beautiful ladies". She actually smiled at me. He began to deteriorate physically, probably due to lack of physical therapy. He could no longer ride a bicycle. I saw him, less and less and have not seen him for about 10 years.

  18. @Achmed E. Newman
    @TruthHurts2k21

    "Social intelligence" and "emotional IQ" and terms like that are made up by not-so-bright HR ladies who want to make a claim on intelligence. They just mean "good at getting along with people.". Getting along with people is often a good thing, but when you are right and the other guy is wrong, you're not TRYING to get along with him. I'm guessing the women don't understand that.

    Replies: @Neil Templeton, @Anonymous, @Kratoklastes

    Getting along with women is more difficult, and more important than getting along with men. Getting along with men requires just a bit of alcohol. Getting good with women – long term – requires compromise and a bit of tolerance. But fucking men will not make you babies, ever.

    • Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @Neil Templeton

    "Getting along with women is more difficult, and more important than getting along with men."

    Awww, dude, you have got it all exactly backwards. Nothing could be easier than getting along with women. You just have to know one thing.

    Replies: @Dumbo

    , @Roger
    @Neil Templeton


    Getting along with women is more difficult, and more important than getting along with men.
     
    Civilizations are built by men getting along with men.

    Sure, families depend on men and women getting along with each other, one on one. But we would still be living as cave men if that was all that mattered. What was really important was that 100s and 1000s of men can organize and cooperate with other men.

    Replies: @Neil Templeton

  19. @Anon7
    Here's a football statistic for you.

    If her tan isn't sprayed on, she's going to have skin like a football by the time she's 45.

    Replies: @Ralph L

    If her tan isn’t sprayed on, she’s going to have skin like a football by the time she’s 45.

    And if she smokes and drinks, she’ll look like Mel Gibson.

    • Replies: @petit bourgeois
    @Ralph L

    That is some high-level Beverly hills plastic surgery in 10 years she will need encapsulation surgery.

  20. Jack Lambert, Jack Ham, and Andy Russell comprised an all White Pittsburgh linebacker crew in the golden era of the Steelers. Of course The Steel Curtain was all Black, and the only White boy in the defensive backfield was Mike Wagner.

    Who cares about defensive backfields, the linebackers are the quarterbacks of the defense.

    But alas, who even cares about the NFL, NCAA football and basketball, NBA, MLB anymore at this point.

    In other sports news, the White and Irish heavyweight boxing champion of the world, Tyson Fury, has tested positive for the coronarona and his fight with Deontay Wilder has been postponed. As long as we have a White heavyweight champion who gives a shit about the NFL.

  21. @Neil Templeton
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Getting along with women is more difficult, and more important than getting along with men. Getting along with men requires just a bit of alcohol. Getting good with women - long term - requires compromise and a bit of tolerance. But fucking men will not make you babies, ever.

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease, @Roger

    “Getting along with women is more difficult, and more important than getting along with men.”

    Awww, dude, you have got it all exactly backwards. Nothing could be easier than getting along with women. You just have to know one thing.

    • Replies: @Dumbo
    @The Germ Theory of Disease


    You just have to know one thing.
     
    Which thing? I'm curious now.

    Replies: @Morton's toes, @slumber_j

  22. And I am ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN that people in real life are equally appreciative Steve!

  23. Was Julian Edelman the last White to play cornerback in the NFL?

  24. @Michelle
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    That is really not funny to me, because brain injury is my biggest fear. I would rather lose all four limbs than become a victim of traumatic brain injury.

    Replies: @petit bourgeois, @Desiderius, @Jenner Ickham Errican, @Wade Hampton

    If you saw the vid it’s hard to believe it didn’t kill the poor guy.

    • Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican
    @Desiderius

    Steve was on it:

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/shut-down-stem-day

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/shut-down-stem-day/#comment-3958784

  25. I’m usually not a fan of plastic surgery but there’s always an exception that proves the rule. A real Michelangelo there.

    My wife has always appreciated my mansplaining somewhat, she married me after all and with some enthusiasm, but we’ve worked out a way for her to be a more active participant in the conversation over the years.

  26. @Ralph L
    @Anon7


    If her tan isn’t sprayed on, she’s going to have skin like a football by the time she’s 45.

     

    And if she smokes and drinks, she'll look like Mel Gibson.

    Replies: @petit bourgeois

    That is some high-level Beverly hills plastic surgery in 10 years she will need encapsulation surgery.

  27. From the Wikipedia entry on Errol Morris:
    In 1984, Morris married Julia Sheehan, whom he had met in Wisconsin while researching Ed Gein and other serial killers. He would later recall an early conversation with Julia: “I was talking to a mass murderer but I was thinking of you,” he said, and instantly regretted it, afraid that it might not have sounded as affectionate as he had wished. But Julia was actually flattered: “I thought, really, that was one of the nicest things anyone ever said to me. It was hard to go out with other guys after that.”

    I always thought that was so romantic. The closest I ever came to that was my husband letting me pick “Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer” for a romantic evening at home.

    • Replies: @Dumbo
    @Kylie


    The closest I ever came to that was my husband letting me pick “Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer” for a romantic evening at home.
     
    What is it about women and serial killers? (Or serial killer movies).

    That "Henry" has to be one of the worst movies I have ever seen.

    (Italian director Nanni Moretti even made a joke about it in one of his movies, "Dear Diary", I think)

    I think only Lars von Trier's "The house that Jack built", another serial killer movie, was worse.

    Replies: @Kylie, @anon, @Anon

  28. @Michelle
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    That is really not funny to me, because brain injury is my biggest fear. I would rather lose all four limbs than become a victim of traumatic brain injury.

    Replies: @petit bourgeois, @Desiderius, @Jenner Ickham Errican, @Wade Hampton

    That is really not funny to me

    Okay, try this

    • Replies: @Random Anonymous
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    I'm not qualified for the Thanks button, but that made my day.

    Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican

  29. @petit bourgeois
    @Michelle

    This is why I wear a SNELL helmet when I ride the freeways in socal on my motorcycle. I'd rather lose a limb than suffer a head injury. I spent $571 on a fancy Japanese brain bucket last month for this very reason. It even has pull out inserts with instructions for when the EMTs show up and they need to get it off if you're unconscious on the pavement.

    Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican, @Michelle, @Michelle

    in socal on my motorcycle

    Two-wheeling can be risky

    • Replies: @petit bourgeois
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    No doubt. I ride a street legal 1977 Yamaha 400cc two stroke. A very violent machine.

    One of the guys in my motorcycle club said, "If you have $100 brain you should buy $100 helmet."

  30. @Desiderius
    @Michelle

    If you saw the vid it's hard to believe it didn't kill the poor guy.

    Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican

  31. @Jenner Ickham Errican
    @Michelle


    That is really not funny to me
     
    Okay, try this

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I482t6JhL4g

    Replies: @Random Anonymous

    I’m not qualified for the Thanks button, but that made my day.

    • LOL: Ben tillman
    • Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican
    @Random Anonymous

    • You’re welcome: Jenner Ickham Errican

  32. Yes, it is efficient, as an intellectually curious person, to be able to just look things up on the internet. But still, pre-internet, it was often pleasant to pick up the phone and interact with a friend or relative who knew lots about the subject at hand, and also owned books on the subject. Or, to call a true expert, a perfect stranger, a human and not a phone tree, who would be delighted to answer a question. I actually once did call the Griffin Observatory, and a receptionist put me right through to an astronomer, who was delighted to “run a quick program” to answer a question.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @SafeNow

    My condo building in Chicago was named The Oxtoby, so I called the only Oxtoby in the phone book to ask him what an oxtoby was. He turned out to be David Oxtoby, provost of the University of Chicago, who was delighted to give me an erudite history of his family name: it's like Oxford, it means ox-go-by.

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease, @Jenner Ickham Errican, @J.Ross

    , @Known Fact
    @SafeNow

    How did we ever put out a newspaper without the internet? Actually talking to people -- the horror!

  33. @Jenner Ickham Errican
    @petit bourgeois


    in socal on my motorcycle
     
    Two-wheeling can be risky

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNFaAqS2f18

    Replies: @petit bourgeois

    No doubt. I ride a street legal 1977 Yamaha 400cc two stroke. A very violent machine.

    One of the guys in my motorcycle club said, “If you have $100 brain you should buy $100 helmet.”

  34. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @anon

    I am NOT having a good time!

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123, @Anonymous

    Oh, but you will.

    You will.

    I’ll make sure of it.

  35. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @Neil Templeton

    "Getting along with women is more difficult, and more important than getting along with men."

    Awww, dude, you have got it all exactly backwards. Nothing could be easier than getting along with women. You just have to know one thing.

    Replies: @Dumbo

    You just have to know one thing.

    Which thing? I’m curious now.

    • Replies: @Morton's toes
    @Dumbo

    Let her spend all your money and all the money anybody will lend you.

    She will do anything for you until it runs out then leave your ruined husk and bad mouth you to all of your mutual acquaintances. It is so easy that any man can do this.

    Replies: @Known Fact

    , @slumber_j
    @Dumbo

    As I once explained to an acquaintance when he was shocked to learn that I (who was not destined to become a pediatric oncologist--"I cure cancer. In children!!" he complained) had dated (and in one case married) the two women he had most lusted after in college:

    They like it when you make them laugh. That, and the hard f***ing.

  36. Women don’t care about NFL or golf statistics, but, to be honest, neither do I…

    Does it make me more feminine?

    But I can be spergy on other subjects.

    • Replies: @AndrewR
    @Dumbo

    Why would anyone equate masculinity with learning trivial statistics about games played by complete strangers, many of whom are black felons?

    , @Morton's toes
    @Dumbo

    NFL statistics have virtually no meaning because they play 14-16-17 games a year. In baseball a hot streak makes you a trivia question. In the NFL a hot streak gets you into the Hall of Fame.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

  37. @Michelle
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    That is really not funny to me, because brain injury is my biggest fear. I would rather lose all four limbs than become a victim of traumatic brain injury.

    Replies: @petit bourgeois, @Desiderius, @Jenner Ickham Errican, @Wade Hampton

    There once was a movie star who was famous for playing a mentally-handicapped person. The French were big fans.

    • LOL: Ben tillman
    • Replies: @Michelle
    @Wade Hampton

    LoL, myself!! He really manipulated those French sophisticates!

    , @Inquiring Mind
    @Wade Hampton

    Hasn't Adam Sandler taken over that "ecological niche" in Hollywood?

    Although in real life, Mr. Sandler has a reputation for being a mensch whereas Mr. Levitch could be somewhat "difficult"?

  38. @Achmed E. Newman
    Does your wife put up with stuff like that, your bringing up of some of your interesting HBD points, that is? I can't talk to my wife about details of my interests. She won't agree with me on political points either ... till about 10 years later, each time.

    Obligatory: Nice ones.

    Replies: @International Jew

    That’s why we’re all here at iSteve.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @International Jew

    Indeed.

  39. @SafeNow
    Yes, it is efficient, as an intellectually curious person, to be able to just look things up on the internet. But still, pre-internet, it was often pleasant to pick up the phone and interact with a friend or relative who knew lots about the subject at hand, and also owned books on the subject. Or, to call a true expert, a perfect stranger, a human and not a phone tree, who would be delighted to answer a question. I actually once did call the Griffin Observatory, and a receptionist put me right through to an astronomer, who was delighted to “run a quick program” to answer a question.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Known Fact

    My condo building in Chicago was named The Oxtoby, so I called the only Oxtoby in the phone book to ask him what an oxtoby was. He turned out to be David Oxtoby, provost of the University of Chicago, who was delighted to give me an erudite history of his family name: it’s like Oxford, it means ox-go-by.

    • Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @Steve Sailer

    Back in the ancient pre-internet dark ages.....

    One time I had a strange question about a Mozart opera, so I looked up a famous opera director in the phone book and called him. He picked up the phone personally, listened to my question, and gave me an interesting and charming answer. Remember back when people were humans?

    I love how, back in the early 70s, a teenage Jonathan Richman knocked on Andy Warhol's door, and Andy answered it.

    RICHMAN (gushing, star-struck): Mr. Warhol, I really really like your work, but I don't think I understand it!

    ANDY: Yes you do.

    (BRAIN TICKLER: Did Andy mean, Yes you understand it, or did he mean, Yes, you think you understand it?)

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    , @Jenner Ickham Errican
    @Steve Sailer


    My condo building in Chicago was named The Oxtoby
     
    Oxtoby building (screen right, name on lintel under pediment) in Springfield, IL

    https://www.google.com/maps/@39.7994262,-89.6474262,3a,75y,298.2h,93.76t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s_J31j4Di9ZJVqT5i5ztvVA!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

    Many buildings. Many battles.

    Oxtoby honored for a lifetime of historic preservation
     
    https://www.illinoistimes.com/springfield/many-buildings-many-battles/Content?oid=11452079
    , @J.Ross
    @Steve Sailer

    Is there an Oxhalt?

  40. @Jenner Ickham Errican
    Speaking of stats, nice logo:

    13% NEWSNOW
     
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E7O-4L6WQAUGUMb.jpg

    Replies: @Pop Warner, @Michelle, @The Alarmist

    Just another redneck rebel trying to keep the black man down. So it’s not just magic dirt; it’s also magic stones.

  41. I remember in 1997 watching some cheesey futuristic SciFi show, and the plot was that the Internet was taken down and the fate of humanity rested upon it being brought back online. I remember thinking at the time that somebody had a way overblown imagination.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @The Alarmist

    Alarmist, some short period during which the internet was down, dubbed "the stonage" (pronounced "Stow-nidge" rather than "Stone age"), was mentioned in the great Lionel Shriver prepper novel The Mandibles. Miss Shriver just never really fleshed out the story on it, though, but it was a small trigger for the economic fall that was coming. (Great book!)

    Then, there was South Park:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckIMuvumYrg

    Replies: @The Alarmist

  42. @The Alarmist
    I remember in 1997 watching some cheesey futuristic SciFi show, and the plot was that the Internet was taken down and the fate of humanity rested upon it being brought back online. I remember thinking at the time that somebody had a way overblown imagination.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    Alarmist, some short period during which the internet was down, dubbed “the stonage” (pronounced “Stow-nidge” rather than “Stone age”), was mentioned in the great Lionel Shriver prepper novel The Mandibles. Miss Shriver just never really fleshed out the story on it, though, but it was a small trigger for the economic fall that was coming. (Great book!)

    Then, there was South Park:

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
    @Achmed E. Newman

    That was a good one. I don’t know if The IT Crowd made it across the Pond, but this was part of a good episode...



    https://youtu.be/Vywf48Dhyns

  43. @International Jew
    @Achmed E. Newman

    That's why we're all here at iSteve.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    Indeed.

  44. @Kylie
    From the Wikipedia entry on Errol Morris:
    In 1984, Morris married Julia Sheehan, whom he had met in Wisconsin while researching Ed Gein and other serial killers. He would later recall an early conversation with Julia: "I was talking to a mass murderer but I was thinking of you," he said, and instantly regretted it, afraid that it might not have sounded as affectionate as he had wished. But Julia was actually flattered: "I thought, really, that was one of the nicest things anyone ever said to me. It was hard to go out with other guys after that."

    I always thought that was so romantic. The closest I ever came to that was my husband letting me pick "Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer" for a romantic evening at home.

    Replies: @Dumbo

    The closest I ever came to that was my husband letting me pick “Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer” for a romantic evening at home.

    What is it about women and serial killers? (Or serial killer movies).

    That “Henry” has to be one of the worst movies I have ever seen.

    (Italian director Nanni Moretti even made a joke about it in one of his movies, “Dear Diary”, I think)

    I think only Lars von Trier’s “The house that Jack built”, another serial killer movie, was worse.

    • Replies: @Kylie
    @Dumbo

    "What is it about women and serial killers? (Or serial killer movies).

    That “Henry” has to be one of the worst movies I have ever seen."

    Lol! Let me clarify. I'm a frustrated detective/investigator/profiler. Far from finding serial killers attractive, I like the idea of hunting them down and...let's just say, saving the state the cost of a trial.

    Of course, "Henry" is one of the worst movies you--or I--have ever seen! Have you never heard of the "movies so bad they're good" category? Endless fun. In addition to "Henry", there's "Day of the Nightmare", "Creature of Destruction, "Night of the Demon", "Specter of the Rose" (written and directed by Ben Hecht, who really should have known better), etc.

    Movie-watching can't be all Rashomon and "The Rules of the Game".

    Replies: @Dumbo, @The Germ Theory of Disease

    , @anon
    @Dumbo

    What is it about women and serial killers? (Or serial killer movies).

    This.

    https://infogalactic.com/info/Dark_triad

    , @Anon
    @Dumbo

    “ What is it about women and serial killers? (Or serial killer movies).”

    Nothing?!?

    Just like some women will date Harvey Weinstein and you wouldn’t carry it over to “what is it with women and fat rich slobs with degenerate faces?”

    God makes ‘em and then they find each other.

    Replies: @John Johnson

  45. @Dumbo
    Women don't care about NFL or golf statistics, but, to be honest, neither do I...

    Does it make me more feminine?

    But I can be spergy on other subjects.

    Replies: @AndrewR, @Morton's toes

    Why would anyone equate masculinity with learning trivial statistics about games played by complete strangers, many of whom are black felons?

  46. @JohnnyWalker123
    Net Flix has a cool new documentary on the "Son of Sam" (David Berkowitz).

    They made a persuasive case that Berkowitz didn't act alone. He seems to have been a part of a powerful Satanic cult, which carried out various ritual murders. Interestingly, the Satanic cult was involved with narcotics distribution, child trafficking, violent sacrifices of animals, and very dark Occult rituals as well. Berkowitz ended up becoming the "fall guy" for the cult's various murders

    The documentary also discussed the link between the Occultists who trained Berkowitz and Charles Manson.

    https://twitter.com/VINNYGAMBINI420/status/1419650558240206851



    The Vigilant Citizen had a good summary. In the Tweet below, you can see one of Charles Manson's girls performing that bizarre hand gesture (fingers twisted into a circle and placed over the eye) that has become so popular in Hollywood now.

    https://twitter.com/vigilantfeed/status/1414664763779518468

    There is a bizarre nexus that involves Satanic cults, murders, prostitution (especially of the very young), dark Occult rituals, Hollywood, and (most surprisingly of all) the intelligence agencies.

    If you want to learn more, research Pizza Gate, Jeffrey Epstein, Boystown Omaha, and The Finders. Very weird stuff that often involves the most elite echelons of wealth, fame, and power.

    Replies: @Morton's toes, @Anonymous

    (most surprisingly of all) the intelligence agencies.

    The cult that trained son of sam started in scientology which was started by a Navy vet. Charles Manson was trained by scientologists in prison. If you are surprised that the intelligence services were in bed with these guys from the get-go and every step of the way (if they did not flat out and out invent them to begin with) you have not read much. It is in the first chapter of every informed treatment.

  47. @Steve Sailer
    @SafeNow

    My condo building in Chicago was named The Oxtoby, so I called the only Oxtoby in the phone book to ask him what an oxtoby was. He turned out to be David Oxtoby, provost of the University of Chicago, who was delighted to give me an erudite history of his family name: it's like Oxford, it means ox-go-by.

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease, @Jenner Ickham Errican, @J.Ross

    Back in the ancient pre-internet dark ages…..

    One time I had a strange question about a Mozart opera, so I looked up a famous opera director in the phone book and called him. He picked up the phone personally, listened to my question, and gave me an interesting and charming answer. Remember back when people were humans?

    I love how, back in the early 70s, a teenage Jonathan Richman knocked on Andy Warhol’s door, and Andy answered it.

    RICHMAN (gushing, star-struck): Mr. Warhol, I really really like your work, but I don’t think I understand it!

    ANDY: Yes you do.

    (BRAIN TICKLER: Did Andy mean, Yes you understand it, or did he mean, Yes, you think you understand it?)

    • LOL: Triteleia Laxa
    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    A 13-year-old Warren Zevon knocked on Igor Stravinsky's door to ask for music lessons.

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease

  48. @Dumbo
    @The Germ Theory of Disease


    You just have to know one thing.
     
    Which thing? I'm curious now.

    Replies: @Morton's toes, @slumber_j

    Let her spend all your money and all the money anybody will lend you.

    She will do anything for you until it runs out then leave your ruined husk and bad mouth you to all of your mutual acquaintances. It is so easy that any man can do this.

    • LOL: Ben tillman
    • Replies: @Known Fact
    @Morton's toes

    There's a great line in Chandler's novel The Long Goodbye -- a wealthy playboy admits to his current girl-toy that he's actually now flat-broke, and notices her ardor instantly cool as she inches away from him on the car seat. As Chandler puts it, "A slice of spumoni wouldn't have melted on her now."

  49. @Dumbo
    Women don't care about NFL or golf statistics, but, to be honest, neither do I...

    Does it make me more feminine?

    But I can be spergy on other subjects.

    Replies: @AndrewR, @Morton's toes

    NFL statistics have virtually no meaning because they play 14-16-17 games a year. In baseball a hot streak makes you a trivia question. In the NFL a hot streak gets you into the Hall of Fame.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Morton's toes

    I think Tom Brady has had a pretty long hot streak.

    Replies: @Morton's toes

  50. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @Steve Sailer

    Back in the ancient pre-internet dark ages.....

    One time I had a strange question about a Mozart opera, so I looked up a famous opera director in the phone book and called him. He picked up the phone personally, listened to my question, and gave me an interesting and charming answer. Remember back when people were humans?

    I love how, back in the early 70s, a teenage Jonathan Richman knocked on Andy Warhol's door, and Andy answered it.

    RICHMAN (gushing, star-struck): Mr. Warhol, I really really like your work, but I don't think I understand it!

    ANDY: Yes you do.

    (BRAIN TICKLER: Did Andy mean, Yes you understand it, or did he mean, Yes, you think you understand it?)

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    A 13-year-old Warren Zevon knocked on Igor Stravinsky’s door to ask for music lessons.

    • Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @Steve Sailer

    Fortune favors the bold.

  51. @Dumbo
    @The Germ Theory of Disease


    You just have to know one thing.
     
    Which thing? I'm curious now.

    Replies: @Morton's toes, @slumber_j

    As I once explained to an acquaintance when he was shocked to learn that I (who was not destined to become a pediatric oncologist–“I cure cancer. In children!!” he complained) had dated (and in one case married) the two women he had most lusted after in college:

    They like it when you make them laugh. That, and the hard f***ing.

  52. @Pop Warner
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    The Confederate counterattack inflicted significant casualties

    Replies: @Bill Jones, @Known Fact

    The Confederate counterattack inflicted significant casualties

    I’d have to file that under Not Proven.
    How can they tell what caused the brain damage of a Wokel?

  53. @Morton's toes
    @Dumbo

    NFL statistics have virtually no meaning because they play 14-16-17 games a year. In baseball a hot streak makes you a trivia question. In the NFL a hot streak gets you into the Hall of Fame.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    I think Tom Brady has had a pretty long hot streak.

    • Replies: @Morton's toes
    @Steve Sailer

    I was thinking more like players (staying with QB's) like Tebow and Warner who had 5-15 really good days and are now rich and famous. Tebow stinks on average but when he got lucky or he got hot or his guardian angel was hovering over him had a very few very spectacular moments. There are thousands of such performances in the history of baseball and almost all completely forgotten. Now Warner was a legitimately good QB. At least as good as Matt Schaub.

  54. @Steve Sailer
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    A 13-year-old Warren Zevon knocked on Igor Stravinsky's door to ask for music lessons.

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease

    Fortune favors the bold.

  55. @Achmed E. Newman
    @The Alarmist

    Alarmist, some short period during which the internet was down, dubbed "the stonage" (pronounced "Stow-nidge" rather than "Stone age"), was mentioned in the great Lionel Shriver prepper novel The Mandibles. Miss Shriver just never really fleshed out the story on it, though, but it was a small trigger for the economic fall that was coming. (Great book!)

    Then, there was South Park:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckIMuvumYrg

    Replies: @The Alarmist

    That was a good one. I don’t know if The IT Crowd made it across the Pond, but this was part of a good episode…

  56. @SafeNow
    Yes, it is efficient, as an intellectually curious person, to be able to just look things up on the internet. But still, pre-internet, it was often pleasant to pick up the phone and interact with a friend or relative who knew lots about the subject at hand, and also owned books on the subject. Or, to call a true expert, a perfect stranger, a human and not a phone tree, who would be delighted to answer a question. I actually once did call the Griffin Observatory, and a receptionist put me right through to an astronomer, who was delighted to “run a quick program” to answer a question.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Known Fact

    How did we ever put out a newspaper without the internet? Actually talking to people — the horror!

    • Thanks: SafeNow
  57. @Morton's toes
    @Dumbo

    Let her spend all your money and all the money anybody will lend you.

    She will do anything for you until it runs out then leave your ruined husk and bad mouth you to all of your mutual acquaintances. It is so easy that any man can do this.

    Replies: @Known Fact

    There’s a great line in Chandler’s novel The Long Goodbye — a wealthy playboy admits to his current girl-toy that he’s actually now flat-broke, and notices her ardor instantly cool as she inches away from him on the car seat. As Chandler puts it, “A slice of spumoni wouldn’t have melted on her now.”

  58. @Random Anonymous
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    I'm not qualified for the Thanks button, but that made my day.

    Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican

    • You’re welcome: Jenner Ickham Errican

  59. @Pop Warner
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    The Confederate counterattack inflicted significant casualties

    Replies: @Bill Jones, @Known Fact

    This has been a script idea of mine ever since these idiots started toppling statues — the desecrated Confederate heroes apparently return to life, riding once again to defend their honor and exact their revenge. Kind of a Wild Wild West vibe

  60. @Steve Sailer
    @SafeNow

    My condo building in Chicago was named The Oxtoby, so I called the only Oxtoby in the phone book to ask him what an oxtoby was. He turned out to be David Oxtoby, provost of the University of Chicago, who was delighted to give me an erudite history of his family name: it's like Oxford, it means ox-go-by.

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease, @Jenner Ickham Errican, @J.Ross

    My condo building in Chicago was named The Oxtoby

    Oxtoby building (screen right, name on lintel under pediment) in Springfield, IL

    https://www.google.com/maps/@39.7994262,-89.6474262,3a,75y,298.2h,93.76t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s_J31j4Di9ZJVqT5i5ztvVA!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

    Many buildings. Many battles.

    Oxtoby honored for a lifetime of historic preservation

    https://www.illinoistimes.com/springfield/many-buildings-many-battles/Content?oid=11452079

  61. @Steve Sailer
    @Morton's toes

    I think Tom Brady has had a pretty long hot streak.

    Replies: @Morton's toes

    I was thinking more like players (staying with QB’s) like Tebow and Warner who had 5-15 really good days and are now rich and famous. Tebow stinks on average but when he got lucky or he got hot or his guardian angel was hovering over him had a very few very spectacular moments. There are thousands of such performances in the history of baseball and almost all completely forgotten. Now Warner was a legitimately good QB. At least as good as Matt Schaub.

  62. What’s the Griffith Observatory theory?

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Etcetera

    I don't know. I've been to the Griffith Observatory a lot, but I can't recall developing a theory about it. If I had, my readers would be the first to know!

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease

  63. Anonymous[674] • Disclaimer says:
    @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @anon

    I am NOT having a good time!

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123, @Anonymous

    Has Zippy the Pinhead been canceled yet? It’s offensive to microcephalics(?) to depict them in any artistic way or medium bespeaking common humanity, right? Actually I doubt whether Zippy meets the “memorability” threshold that comes before “cancelability.” When I was a kid everyone would repeat the half-meme quotation, “Are we having fun yet?” but I was pretty sure none of them had learned it from the comic. It was just the perfect mindless thing to repeat… like “That’s what she said” or adding “–in bed” to cookie fortunes.

  64. @Steve Sailer
    @SafeNow

    My condo building in Chicago was named The Oxtoby, so I called the only Oxtoby in the phone book to ask him what an oxtoby was. He turned out to be David Oxtoby, provost of the University of Chicago, who was delighted to give me an erudite history of his family name: it's like Oxford, it means ox-go-by.

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease, @Jenner Ickham Errican, @J.Ross

    Is there an Oxhalt?

  65. @Dumbo
    @Kylie


    The closest I ever came to that was my husband letting me pick “Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer” for a romantic evening at home.
     
    What is it about women and serial killers? (Or serial killer movies).

    That "Henry" has to be one of the worst movies I have ever seen.

    (Italian director Nanni Moretti even made a joke about it in one of his movies, "Dear Diary", I think)

    I think only Lars von Trier's "The house that Jack built", another serial killer movie, was worse.

    Replies: @Kylie, @anon, @Anon

    “What is it about women and serial killers? (Or serial killer movies).

    That “Henry” has to be one of the worst movies I have ever seen.”

    Lol! Let me clarify. I’m a frustrated detective/investigator/profiler. Far from finding serial killers attractive, I like the idea of hunting them down and…let’s just say, saving the state the cost of a trial.

    Of course, “Henry” is one of the worst movies you–or I–have ever seen! Have you never heard of the “movies so bad they’re good” category? Endless fun. In addition to “Henry”, there’s “Day of the Nightmare”, “Creature of Destruction, “Night of the Demon”, “Specter of the Rose” (written and directed by Ben Hecht, who really should have known better), etc.

    Movie-watching can’t be all Rashomon and “The Rules of the Game”.

    • Thanks: Dumbo
    • Replies: @Dumbo
    @Kylie


    Movie-watching can’t be all Rashomon and “The Rules of the Game”.
     
    Ok, ok. You're right. :-) Now, there are some slasher or serial killer movies that are fun to watch and that I like, even some 70s trashy flicks. But "Henry", from the little I remember, was quite humourless and dreary, and made in a period when there was an overdose of serial killer movies. But perhaps it isn't all bad, honestly I don't remember much.
    , @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @Kylie

    "Movie-watching can’t be all Rashomon and “The Rules of the Game”.

    No, of course not. But it CAN be all "Diva" and "Grand Illusion" and Daffy Duck and "A Fist Full of Yen" and "Smiles of a Summer Night" and "Return of the Living Dead, Part Three."

    Actually I think both Rashomon and Regle du Jeu are both kind of tedious. But I just LOVE Erich von Stroheim threatening to shoot everybody in Grand Illusion, and it's the same guy who made the other one!

    As a very great writer who also bored a lot of people to smithereens once said, Well I guess you have try a bit of everything to find out what their planet is like.

  66. @Neil Templeton
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Getting along with women is more difficult, and more important than getting along with men. Getting along with men requires just a bit of alcohol. Getting good with women - long term - requires compromise and a bit of tolerance. But fucking men will not make you babies, ever.

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease, @Roger

    Getting along with women is more difficult, and more important than getting along with men.

    Civilizations are built by men getting along with men.

    Sure, families depend on men and women getting along with each other, one on one. But we would still be living as cave men if that was all that mattered. What was really important was that 100s and 1000s of men can organize and cooperate with other men.

    • Replies: @Neil Templeton
    @Roger

    And they do. And it's easy. But we would do that anyway, because it's easy.

  67. LOL. well, it would be more like 54 starting corners, if pale people were allowed to bring class action lawsuits and sue companies. but they’re not, so all 64 starters, and all 64 backups, will belong to the African Jobs Program forever. a situation that doesn’t exist in ANY other sport. the best 100 guys in any other sport at any position are not from the same group.

    if you’ve followed football closely for decades, you realize that no way on earth are some of these guys so good that nobody else could possibly play better. some of these corners are scrubs, and have their jobs so they can, well, have jobs. NFL today is a negro jobs program more than anything else. it’s more of a jobs program than even a platform for politics. but when most of the employees become african, then the politics will follow.

    not sure why pacific islanders would be the ones to break the barrier, so to speak. how many pacific islander wide receivers are there? the dumbest thing ever is that pale guys can be bigger and faster and more athletic than most of the corners, run past them, go for 1000 yards receiving in a season, yet not 1 guy can even be a backup corner? it’s idiotic nonsense and a slam dunk lawsuit in any other legal system except the deeply stupid one we have now. lots of the corners suck now that it’s an automatic monopoly for them.

  68. @Dumbo
    @Kylie


    The closest I ever came to that was my husband letting me pick “Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer” for a romantic evening at home.
     
    What is it about women and serial killers? (Or serial killer movies).

    That "Henry" has to be one of the worst movies I have ever seen.

    (Italian director Nanni Moretti even made a joke about it in one of his movies, "Dear Diary", I think)

    I think only Lars von Trier's "The house that Jack built", another serial killer movie, was worse.

    Replies: @Kylie, @anon, @Anon

    What is it about women and serial killers? (Or serial killer movies).

    This.

    https://infogalactic.com/info/Dark_triad

  69. @petit bourgeois
    @Michelle

    This is why I wear a SNELL helmet when I ride the freeways in socal on my motorcycle. I'd rather lose a limb than suffer a head injury. I spent $571 on a fancy Japanese brain bucket last month for this very reason. It even has pull out inserts with instructions for when the EMTs show up and they need to get it off if you're unconscious on the pavement.

    Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican, @Michelle, @Michelle

    Good thinking! Keep on thinking, brother!

  70. @Wade Hampton
    @Michelle

    There once was a movie star who was famous for playing a mentally-handicapped person. The French were big fans.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cquo5UhCf8k

    Replies: @Michelle, @Inquiring Mind

    LoL, myself!! He really manipulated those French sophisticates!

  71. Before the Internet I was Cliff Clavin. Now I don’t have to hang out in seedy bars to lay my wisdom on others. I did lose on the Jeopardy audition. That Alex Trebek was short.

  72. @petit bourgeois
    @Michelle

    This is why I wear a SNELL helmet when I ride the freeways in socal on my motorcycle. I'd rather lose a limb than suffer a head injury. I spent $571 on a fancy Japanese brain bucket last month for this very reason. It even has pull out inserts with instructions for when the EMTs show up and they need to get it off if you're unconscious on the pavement.

    Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican, @Michelle, @Michelle

    When I first moved to the small town I have lived in for 22 years, a young man who appeared to have cerebral palsy would often flirt with me when I walked around town. He would ask me how you were doing and if I replied, “I am fine”, he would come back with, “I know you are”! He once told me that he had a motorcycle accident. And “Laid down his bike”. He was very good looking. His flirting never got into creepy territory. At McDonald’s one day, I paid for the overage on a meal he didn’t have enough money to cover. He gave me a hug and it was not sexual at all.

    One time, I walked up to a bus stop, where he was effusively complimenting a beautiful Black girl, who was a bit weirded out by him. He used to be able to ride a bicycle, he complimented her and rode off. I said to her, “He crashed his motorcycle, and he has brain damage, but he still appreciates beautiful ladies”. She actually smiled at me. He began to deteriorate physically, probably due to lack of physical therapy. He could no longer ride a bicycle. I saw him, less and less and have not seen him for about 10 years.

  73. Anon[416] • Disclaimer says:
    @Dumbo
    @Kylie


    The closest I ever came to that was my husband letting me pick “Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer” for a romantic evening at home.
     
    What is it about women and serial killers? (Or serial killer movies).

    That "Henry" has to be one of the worst movies I have ever seen.

    (Italian director Nanni Moretti even made a joke about it in one of his movies, "Dear Diary", I think)

    I think only Lars von Trier's "The house that Jack built", another serial killer movie, was worse.

    Replies: @Kylie, @anon, @Anon

    “ What is it about women and serial killers? (Or serial killer movies).”

    Nothing?!?

    Just like some women will date Harvey Weinstein and you wouldn’t carry it over to “what is it with women and fat rich slobs with degenerate faces?”

    God makes ‘em and then they find each other.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
    @Anon

    “ What is it about women and serial killers? (Or serial killer movies).”

    Nothing?!?

    Just like some women will date Harvey Weinstein and you wouldn’t carry it over to “what is it with women and fat rich slobs with degenerate faces?”

    No it isn't that simple.

    There are tons of dramas about serial killers that are targeted at women. It isn't some 1 in a million weirdo.

    A lot of women seem to have a fascination with serial killers. It's probably the appeal of high intellect + ruthless aggression.

    When serial killers get caught they get tons of fan mail from women.

    Men really aren't interested in dating women that have killed.

  74. I’ll never get the White man’s obsession with sports. Weirdest frigging thing.

    Anyways White people don’t want their kids playing on the line while Blacks view football as their game and their kids are trained to hit White kids as hard as possible.

    In junior/high school football there are all these moron White coaches that will stick 5’6 White guys against 6’2 250lb 17 year olds. Parents see this and pull their kids out unless they are star quarterbacks or receivers. Blacks see sports as their lotto ticket and will put their kids anywhere.

    I’m actually surprised the NFL isn’t 95% Black.

  75. @Roger
    @Neil Templeton


    Getting along with women is more difficult, and more important than getting along with men.
     
    Civilizations are built by men getting along with men.

    Sure, families depend on men and women getting along with each other, one on one. But we would still be living as cave men if that was all that mattered. What was really important was that 100s and 1000s of men can organize and cooperate with other men.

    Replies: @Neil Templeton

    And they do. And it’s easy. But we would do that anyway, because it’s easy.

  76. @Anon
    @Dumbo

    “ What is it about women and serial killers? (Or serial killer movies).”

    Nothing?!?

    Just like some women will date Harvey Weinstein and you wouldn’t carry it over to “what is it with women and fat rich slobs with degenerate faces?”

    God makes ‘em and then they find each other.

    Replies: @John Johnson

    “ What is it about women and serial killers? (Or serial killer movies).”

    Nothing?!?

    Just like some women will date Harvey Weinstein and you wouldn’t carry it over to “what is it with women and fat rich slobs with degenerate faces?”

    No it isn’t that simple.

    There are tons of dramas about serial killers that are targeted at women. It isn’t some 1 in a million weirdo.

    A lot of women seem to have a fascination with serial killers. It’s probably the appeal of high intellect + ruthless aggression.

    When serial killers get caught they get tons of fan mail from women.

    Men really aren’t interested in dating women that have killed.

  77. @Kylie
    @Dumbo

    "What is it about women and serial killers? (Or serial killer movies).

    That “Henry” has to be one of the worst movies I have ever seen."

    Lol! Let me clarify. I'm a frustrated detective/investigator/profiler. Far from finding serial killers attractive, I like the idea of hunting them down and...let's just say, saving the state the cost of a trial.

    Of course, "Henry" is one of the worst movies you--or I--have ever seen! Have you never heard of the "movies so bad they're good" category? Endless fun. In addition to "Henry", there's "Day of the Nightmare", "Creature of Destruction, "Night of the Demon", "Specter of the Rose" (written and directed by Ben Hecht, who really should have known better), etc.

    Movie-watching can't be all Rashomon and "The Rules of the Game".

    Replies: @Dumbo, @The Germ Theory of Disease

    Movie-watching can’t be all Rashomon and “The Rules of the Game”.

    Ok, ok. You’re right. 🙂 Now, there are some slasher or serial killer movies that are fun to watch and that I like, even some 70s trashy flicks. But “Henry”, from the little I remember, was quite humourless and dreary, and made in a period when there was an overdose of serial killer movies. But perhaps it isn’t all bad, honestly I don’t remember much.

  78. @Kylie
    @Dumbo

    "What is it about women and serial killers? (Or serial killer movies).

    That “Henry” has to be one of the worst movies I have ever seen."

    Lol! Let me clarify. I'm a frustrated detective/investigator/profiler. Far from finding serial killers attractive, I like the idea of hunting them down and...let's just say, saving the state the cost of a trial.

    Of course, "Henry" is one of the worst movies you--or I--have ever seen! Have you never heard of the "movies so bad they're good" category? Endless fun. In addition to "Henry", there's "Day of the Nightmare", "Creature of Destruction, "Night of the Demon", "Specter of the Rose" (written and directed by Ben Hecht, who really should have known better), etc.

    Movie-watching can't be all Rashomon and "The Rules of the Game".

    Replies: @Dumbo, @The Germ Theory of Disease

    “Movie-watching can’t be all Rashomon and “The Rules of the Game”.

    No, of course not. But it CAN be all “Diva” and “Grand Illusion” and Daffy Duck and “A Fist Full of Yen” and “Smiles of a Summer Night” and “Return of the Living Dead, Part Three.”

    Actually I think both Rashomon and Regle du Jeu are both kind of tedious. But I just LOVE Erich von Stroheim threatening to shoot everybody in Grand Illusion, and it’s the same guy who made the other one!

    As a very great writer who also bored a lot of people to smithereens once said, Well I guess you have try a bit of everything to find out what their planet is like.

  79. @Etcetera
    What's the Griffith Observatory theory?

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    I don’t know. I’ve been to the Griffith Observatory a lot, but I can’t recall developing a theory about it. If I had, my readers would be the first to know!

    • Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @Steve Sailer

    It wasn't a ref about the Griffith Observatory, it was a ref about Bill Griffith, cartoonist and creator of Zippy the Pinhead. (One weirdo underground cartoonist to another. The Visigoths send their regards!)

    Yow! You are NOT having a good time!

    Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican

  80. @Steve Sailer
    @Etcetera

    I don't know. I've been to the Griffith Observatory a lot, but I can't recall developing a theory about it. If I had, my readers would be the first to know!

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease

    It wasn’t a ref about the Griffith Observatory, it was a ref about Bill Griffith, cartoonist and creator of Zippy the Pinhead. (One weirdo underground cartoonist to another. The Visigoths send their regards!)

    Yow! You are NOT having a good time!

    • Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    TGToF, chill bro—you’re gonna stress out Doggie!

    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/Uo19mNf4KS0/maxresdefault.jpg

  81. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @Steve Sailer

    It wasn't a ref about the Griffith Observatory, it was a ref about Bill Griffith, cartoonist and creator of Zippy the Pinhead. (One weirdo underground cartoonist to another. The Visigoths send their regards!)

    Yow! You are NOT having a good time!

    Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican

    TGToF, chill bro—you’re gonna stress out Doggie!

  82. Anonymous[235] • Disclaimer says:
    @Achmed E. Newman
    @TruthHurts2k21

    "Social intelligence" and "emotional IQ" and terms like that are made up by not-so-bright HR ladies who want to make a claim on intelligence. They just mean "good at getting along with people.". Getting along with people is often a good thing, but when you are right and the other guy is wrong, you're not TRYING to get along with him. I'm guessing the women don't understand that.

    Replies: @Neil Templeton, @Anonymous, @Kratoklastes

    Reminds me of the campaign to replace the term “STEM” with “STEAM”, where “A” is for Arts.

    (In earlier times artsy people wouldn’t have liked being lumped together with geeks, nerds, and the like, but with all the money now being channeled into STEM, attitudes have apparently changed.)

  83. Anonymous[235] • Disclaimer says:
    @JohnnyWalker123
    Net Flix has a cool new documentary on the "Son of Sam" (David Berkowitz).

    They made a persuasive case that Berkowitz didn't act alone. He seems to have been a part of a powerful Satanic cult, which carried out various ritual murders. Interestingly, the Satanic cult was involved with narcotics distribution, child trafficking, violent sacrifices of animals, and very dark Occult rituals as well. Berkowitz ended up becoming the "fall guy" for the cult's various murders

    The documentary also discussed the link between the Occultists who trained Berkowitz and Charles Manson.

    https://twitter.com/VINNYGAMBINI420/status/1419650558240206851



    The Vigilant Citizen had a good summary. In the Tweet below, you can see one of Charles Manson's girls performing that bizarre hand gesture (fingers twisted into a circle and placed over the eye) that has become so popular in Hollywood now.

    https://twitter.com/vigilantfeed/status/1414664763779518468

    There is a bizarre nexus that involves Satanic cults, murders, prostitution (especially of the very young), dark Occult rituals, Hollywood, and (most surprisingly of all) the intelligence agencies.

    If you want to learn more, research Pizza Gate, Jeffrey Epstein, Boystown Omaha, and The Finders. Very weird stuff that often involves the most elite echelons of wealth, fame, and power.

    Replies: @Morton's toes, @Anonymous

    That Belgian mass killer says the same thing. That he was just carrying out the instructions of rich/powerful people who made him take the fall when everything fell apart.

  84. @Wade Hampton
    @Michelle

    There once was a movie star who was famous for playing a mentally-handicapped person. The French were big fans.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cquo5UhCf8k

    Replies: @Michelle, @Inquiring Mind

    Hasn’t Adam Sandler taken over that “ecological niche” in Hollywood?

    Although in real life, Mr. Sandler has a reputation for being a mensch whereas Mr. Levitch could be somewhat “difficult”?

  85. @Achmed E. Newman
    @TruthHurts2k21

    "Social intelligence" and "emotional IQ" and terms like that are made up by not-so-bright HR ladies who want to make a claim on intelligence. They just mean "good at getting along with people.". Getting along with people is often a good thing, but when you are right and the other guy is wrong, you're not TRYING to get along with him. I'm guessing the women don't understand that.

    Replies: @Neil Templeton, @Anonymous, @Kratoklastes

    “Social intelligence” and “emotional IQ” and terms like that are made up by not-so-bright HR ladies who want to make a claim on intelligence.

    I have reached similar conclusions about talk of ‘tolerance’ – viz., that it’s HR-tard lingo for ‘shut up‘.

    After all, to tolerate a thing is not necessarily to accept it.

    In battles of ideas, if I ‘tolerate’ an adversary, it’s like saying –

    I am reasonably certain you’re wrong; I’ll withhold any attempt to correct your apparent error, because reasons. In other words, I’ll let you continue to be wrong.

    Why would anyone let someone else’s error go uncorrected? When the ‘someone else’ doesn’t matter.

    Tolerance is actually really quite patronising (in the pejorative sense). ‘Agreeing to disagree’ is, too (or it’s an indication that the matter under dispute is irrelevant: in which case, why is it under dispute?).

    That’s why I am intolerant: if I am reasonably certain that someone else is wrong, I see it as a moral duty to try to correct them.

    Errare humanum est, in errore perseverare stultum.

    To err is human; to persist in error is stupid.

    My Latin’s not good enough to add the necessary third phrase: To permit another to persist in error is unethical – because it is consigning a person to continued ignorance, when it’s in your power to attempt to remedy it.

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