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Remarkably, the famous Wall Street charging bull sculpture wasn’t commissioned, but was an act of street art perpetrated in 1989 by Brooklyn sculptor Arturo Di Modica and 40 friends in five minutes while the cops were away. (It’s almost as if Brooklyn artistes depend upon the prosperity of Wall Street chads for their livings.) Since then, Asian tourists have rubbed the bull’s testicles to a high sheen in hopes of financial luck.

In contrast, the celebrated “Fearless Girl” statue facing the bull was commissioned as an advertising project by a Wall Street firm that manages $3.5 trillion. From Wikipedia:

Fearless Girl is a bronze sculpture by Kristen Visbal, commissioned by State Street Global Advisors (SSGA), a large asset management company. The statue was installed on March 7, 2017, in anticipation of International Women’s Day the following day. It depicts a girl four feet high, promoting female empowerment.[2] It is located across from the New York Stock Exchange Building in the Financial District of Manhattan in New York City.

Fearless Girl was commissioned to advertise for an index fund that comprises gender-diverse companies that have a relatively high percentage of women among their senior leadership. A plaque originally placed below the statue stated: “Know the power of women in leadership. SHE makes a difference,” with “SHE” being both a descriptive pronoun and the fund’s NASDAQ ticker symbol.

The statue was first installed at the northern tip of Bowling Green on Broadway,[3] facing down the Charging Bull statue

 
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  1. BB753 says:

    “Fearless Girl”? What? A binary cisgendered statue in a woke New York? That’s not who we are! And it’s about time they cut off the bull’s testicles.

    • Agree: JohnPlywood
    • LOL: Intensifier
    • Replies: @Mike Tre
  2. Not sure, but Fearless Girl looks like a TG. Judging solely by looks …

  3. Marvelous little metaphor for the whole quota system

    The bull arrived unheralded, unordered and untamed. He is in his natural environment.

    The girl was ordered and paid for by men – and be assured that behind the facade of “a RELATIVELY high percentage of female leadership” the money behind this is male.

    Not so much fearless as a servant designed to show her masters virtue ( virtue derived of vir the Latin for man )

    • Agree: GeneralRipper
  4. Black man gets fired from job.

  5. J.Ross says:

    As is made clear in a million ways, by either the girl statue or Biden ending an industrial apprenticeship program, they hate prosperity, and the simplest explanation of why anyone would hate prosperity is they’ve got theirs and are bothered by other people getting over.

    • Agree: kaganovitch
  6. bomag says:

    It’s almost as if Brooklyn artistes depend upon the prosperity of Wall Street chads for their livings.

    The two statues represent an arc of prosperity: bull as builder of wealth; girl as indulgence the wealth allows — she’ll grow up to get “a worthless degree from a Marxist educational institution”; she’ll be childless; she’ll advocate and activate on behalf of various under-performing minorities, immigrant grifters, boutique environmental causes, etc.; she’ll be part of, and cheer on, internet media conglomerates that scrub truth and badthink from the bits and bytes flowing onto screens.

    Not a good use of excess profits, but there she is, to remind us of what we are today.

  7. El Dato says:

    “Charging Bull” to be replaced by a meek & masked “Cow Rona”.

    “Fearless Girl” to be replaced by “How dare you Greta”

    An absolutely no bears, because that be so Russian. We will print all the money that’s needed to keep the bears away!

    A statue of Cuomo more fearsome that the statue of Michael Jackson’s HIStory promotion will be added later.

  8. It’s almost as if Brooklyn artistes depend upon the prosperity of Wall Street chads for their livings.

    That’s as may be, but per Wikipedia Di Modica was trying to sell the bull, unsuccessfully, since 1993. It’s unclear if he ever did sell it, but clearly he hadn’t been too directly dependent on Wall St. megabux.

    Or maybe they all bought his other sculptures once they got a look at the bull.

    Anyway: this story is a good clear indicator of the distinction between actual art (aesthetically pleasing, illegal, done by a man) and what passes for such nowadays (PC, fake, gay). I salute Mr. Di Modica and his giant shiny balls

    • Agree: Lurker
  9. SHE has noticeably underperformed the S&P500 since inception … it’s 54.4% return compared to 89.7% return on the SPX works out to roughly 60.1%, so I guess the gals, gays, and trannies shouldn’t whine about their pay only being 75% of that of the guys

    • Replies: @Muggles
    , @Sick 'n Tired
  10. theMann says:

    Awesome! We can take a look at State Street Global Advisor’s portfolio to know what not to invest in.

    The bull is street art? That is actually pretty cool- funny how often street art ends up being more enjoyable than so much of the commissioned crap.

  11. Old Prude says:

    Without the real art of the Bull, the girl is meaningless. In that respect is like most female/black/gay achievement we are demanded to notice and celebrate: It only has meaning in relation to what White men have created.

    To be sure, there are genuine achievements by women, blacks and gays, but those stand as achievements irrespective of the sex and race of the person. “The first woman to….” ‘The first black to…”, “The first gay to…” are entitlement prizes, not worthy of place in the pantheon of human achievement.

  12. Mike Tre says:
    @BB753

    “And it’s about time they cut off the bull’s testicles. ”

    …and welded them onto fearless girl. That’s who we are, buddy. And don’t you forget it.

    • Agree: Kyle
    • LOL: Rob McX, Hugo Silva, BB753
  13. Jack D says:

    The symbolism is apt. The Fearless Girl is fearless in the face of a bronze bull that is bolted to the ground. If the bull was real it would toss her around like a rag doll. If the sculptures were to come to life, it would only be the seconds before it all turned to tragedy. It’s only a feminist fantasy that an 80 lb. girl can confront a one ton bull.

    In real life there are humans who stand in front of charging bulls but they are full grown men and have spent years training to be able to confront such risks and even they get gored sometimes.

  14. Anonymous[384] • Disclaimer says:

    Fearless Girl was commissioned to advertise for an index fund that comprises gender-diverse companies that have a relatively high percentage of women among their senior leadership.

    How well does the fund and others like it perform?

  15. Charging Bull, Fearless Girl: Who would win in a fight?
    Charging Bull, in all likelihood; Fearless Girl might
    if her daddy were there with a shotgun and ammo.
    “Oh Daddy, please save me!” “Okay, honey!” Blammo!

    Girl wouldn’t be fearless, nor else would a laddie
    Without the protection of dearest old Daddy.

    • Agree: YetAnotherAnon
    • Replies: @epebble
  16. Dan Smith says:

    SHE has outperformed the Dow and S&P 500 in the last year, but I wouldn’t put put all my eggs in one ovary. My financial advisor earned me a similar return because it’s been a bull year. The real test occurs when the market heads south.

  17. Meanwhile in the real world as opposed to the idealised utopia we learn from online brokerage etoro that upwards of 85% of retail bitcoin traders are men…and though I am extrapolating here I strongly suspect that the 15% of women are massively underrepresented at the bell-curve tail of high lnvestment levels and high risk.

    Seems that there are not all that many fearless girls out there. This is purely anecdotal but I am a retail trader. Several of my male friends are. I know no ( Not One ) female who has ever tried it.

    • Replies: @AnonymousNameChange
  18. Guayaquil, Ecuador has all kinds of charming statues, but my favorite is a British import.

    View post on imgur.com

    • Thanks: Desiderius, YetAnotherAnon
  19. Statues are very much overlooked as a living art form, but I like a world in which children are surrounded by images that become part of their consciousness as they grow up, and I have my home full of an assortment of wall art, interesting objects, and so on intended to be decorative but also inspiring intellectual curiosity.

    These children are developing an interest in sculpture, and perhaps 50 years from now they will be looking at the photograph that they were posing for, not the one snapped by me as a bystander with a cheap cell phone.

    View post on imgur.com

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  20. countenance says: • Website

    Not long after State Street commissioned that statue, the news broke that they’re head deep into blatant sex discrimination. So, the statue was “look squirrel.”

    • Thanks: Almost Missouri
    • LOL: Abe, TWS
    • Replies: @wren
  21. Bugg says:

    Why not a statue of a 6’6″ man pretending to be a girl playing basketball?

    • LOL: Cortes, Alden
  22. Trinity says:

    Why didn’t they build a grizzly statue in front of the charging bull?

  23. @Jack D

    Jack, I thought nearly the same thing. Yeah, sure, stand your daughter in front of an uncaged charging bull. Well, on another note, my daughters learned at an early age about “Charging”, and that’s no bull. Stay safe.

    • LOL: Old Prude
  24. @Jonathan Mason

    Jonathan, Buffalo has “Shark Girl” and kids love to pose with it. Is it art? Well, it starts lots of conversations about what is art, so it serves a purpose. Maybe some one can post a photo of “Shark Girl.”

  25. slumber_j says:
    @Jack D

    In real life there are humans who stand in front of charging bulls but they are full grown men and have spent years training to be able to confront such risks and even they get gored sometimes.

    Yeah. If you want a sobering and unpleasant visual experience, search for a video with “Juan José Padilla eye.” I wouldn’t recommend it, but there’s a reason for that piratical patch he wears along with his suit of lights.

    When I lived in Spain in the 1990s the then ultra-famous (and hilariously dimwitted) matador Jesulín de Ubrique was being interviewed on a TV talk show. An audience member asked if there wasn’t some sort of trick to his bullfighting, implying that it couldn’t really be as dangerous as it seemed etc. So Jesulín stood up, dropped his trousers and indicated the many enormous scars on his legs. And this was a guy who was really good at it.

    • Thanks: TWS
    • Replies: @slumber_j
  26. @Jack D

    The symbolism is even more apt in another way. The Girl stands athwart and obstructs the path of the Bull. So the symbolic message is plainly that the Girl, representing “women in leadership”, stands athwart and obstructs the path prosperity, represented by the Bull.

    Then there is the fact that the Bull was installed in an act of spontaneous artistic generation, while the Girl was installed as part of calculated PR psy-op using funds diverted from their fiduciary purpose.

    It ought to be hard to believe that people in charge of managing $3.5 trillion would be so tone-deaf in advertising their incompetence and obstructiveness. But it no longer is.

  27. slumber_j says:
    @slumber_j

    The family of a friend of mine when I lived in Seville were the Guardiolas, well-known breeders of fighting bulls. On several occasions I was invited to one or another of their ranches to attend a tentadero, which is when they get a bullfighter in to try out the heifers to see which ones have the most fight in them, basically, and will therefore be fit to breed. After the bullfighter is finished practicing and they’ve taken their notes and so on, they let anyone who wants to try have a go. Any adult or adolescent boy, anyway: not little girls.

    A couple of times I was shamed into doing it, and it’s hard to convey how threatening it feels to be confronted by even a small cow with horns that come up to your chest when you’re armed only with a piece of cloth and a fake wooden sword. It’s also a deeply embarrassing experience, especially in front of a bunch of people one of whom is a famous matador. At least I never ended up in a chopper on the way to the hospital, as my then cousin-in-law did one afternoon with a heifer-induced head injury.

  28. @Jack D

    “Sistahz are doin’ it for themselves” the way a bee hive is populated by female workers blocked from sexual maturity by the parasitic castration pheromones of the queen bee. The statue doesn’t show the hive because its purpose is to parasitically castrate men by portraying them as impotent in single combat with an “individual” castrati.

  29. Anon[802] • Disclaimer says:

    On his Wikipedia page it tells of how he bought a 3-storey building for his studio, filed for permission to add a basement, was turned down, so he dug it himself, smuggling out dirt at night, a la many bank heist movies. There’s a photo of him looking up through a hole in the floor.

    The studio didn’t have room for his big stuff, so he just left it out on the street.

    The bull drop was a little more messy than the post description. The NYSE had it immediately carried away. The city put it in its current position (which is a city park, not the sidewalk) about a week later after public outcry.

  30. Another foreign gaylord statue maker. Down with matriarchy and bulldyke worship.

  31. @slumber_j

    Why would they try out heifers because female cattle are not used for fighting?

    • LOL: bomag
  32. @Almost Missouri

    Once you hit $3.5 trillion the money’s in charge of you. Doesn’t matter how brilliant you are.

  33. slumber_j says:

    Because in theory fighting bulls never see humans on foot until they enter the ring, and you certainly don’t want them to have prior experience.

    • Thanks: Muggles
  34. @Jonathan Mason

    The answer to this question is one with wide applicability. It just might be the key that unlocks your maddening obtuseness. It did mine.

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
  35. Cortes says:
    @slumber_j

    Thanks for that and the clip earlier.

    You may enjoy the exploits of Felipe Marlo, only licensed taurine P.I. in late 1950s Spain:

    https://www.authorhouse.com/en-gb/bookstore/bookdetails/241615-Felipe-Marlo-Bullfight-Shamus

    Very, very funny with plenty of great jokes and “guest stars” including Hemingway and Ava Gardner and the arena superstars of the day.

    • Thanks: slumber_j
  36. Neuday says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    Why would they try out heifers because female cattle are not used for fighting?

    On the theory that an aggressive female and aggressive male would produce aggressive offspring.

  37. @slumber_j

    The novel “Blood And Sand” by Vincente Blasco Ibáñez gives a good picture of Spanish bullfighting culture in the early years of last century.

    https://www.gutenberg.org/files/54222/54222-h/54222-h.htm

    • Agree: slumber_j
  38. @Jack D

    ‘In real life there are humans who stand in front of charging bulls but they are full grown men and have spent years training to be able to confront such risks and even they get gored sometimes.’

    Well, there’s also the maid in A Simple Life.

    Hey. I saw an opportunity to show off.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    , @Alden
  39. Do the bears have any representation in Wall Street statuary? If not, then I nominate this piece for inclusion:

    That’s Britney Spears, giving birth on a bearskin rug. The sculptor is Daniel Edwards:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Edwards

    Here’s his depiction of rapper Jay Z surrounded by a gaggle of Care Bears:

    • Replies: @El Dato
  40. El Dato says:
    @Jack D

    It’s “symbolism” (ok, it’s marketing, but suppose it were symbolism). it’s evidently not to be taken literally.

    It’s not as if someone on TV were proclaiming that little girls can take on bulls.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  41. El Dato says:
    @Almost Missouri

    The symbolism is even more apt in another way. The Girl stands athwart and obstructs the path of the Bull. So the symbolic message is plainly that the Girl, representing “women in leadership”, stands athwart and obstructs the path prosperity, represented by the Bull.

    Prosperity comes from production and increasingly more numerous and complex production chains. Including a skilled workforce.

    The bull comes from money printing and the expectations that come with it.

    Although you are hearing it daily on Talmudvision, these two things are not the same.

    World debt soars to record $281 TRILLION in 2020, set to rise again this year – report

    Someone is not going to get the daily espresso he expects.

    • Replies: @El Dato
  42. Bob85 says:

    When you are a little girl in the path of a charging bull, the best response is:

    a. Fearlessness
    b. Feminism
    c. Marketing
    d. RUN!!!

  43. When I was young, the word “girl” was verboten. “Young woman” or something more like.

    Ah, me. Times change.

  44. I thought this post was going to be about the depredations of the fiendish suckers’ shell-game that is Wall Street. No such luck. Not on this website.

  45. Jock says:

    “Fearless Girl was commissioned to advertise for an index fund that comprises gender-diverse companies that have a relatively high percentage of women among their senior leadership.”

    How has the fund performed relative to it’s non-sexist peers?

  46. A wolf walked across our property last night.

    This morning, I examined the footprints it left in the fresh snow, from the bottom of our hill, all the way up, then along our driveway and beyond. It’s been here before. One time it shitted right there in the driveway, leaving an impressive pile.

    I know who it is, or at least its close relatives, because I have seen one here in the daytime, and there are very few wolves around here at all. It is gray, and it stalks the plentiful deer here.

    Fortunately, our dog sleeps at the foot of the bed. I don’t know what would happen if the two met.

  47. JimB says:

    Well, Fearless Girls faces better odds against a bull with shiny balls than Joe Biden off his court mandated Leuprolide.

  48. Anonymous[329] • Disclaimer says:

    Okay it’s just a statue, put up by people who have no understanding of the natural world, but having come from a ranching family and spent summers on the ranch, I learned about bulls early and this statue is stupid — you never stand directly in front of a bull because that says, “I dare you to come at me!” And he will. Fast.
    Statue girl’s posture is terribly wrong. When dealing with a bull you must be ready to move instantly, so you position your body low, your feet in a running position, one slightly in front of the other, so you can be ready to dodge to either side, jump over or dive under. And you put your hands up high in front of your face, so if the bull comes at your head, you have some protection.
    But the little girl is in a stupid “power position” with her hands on her hips and feet spread apart as if she were a speaker at some motivational conference demonstrating how to assert yourself and intimidate rivals, none of whom will ever be more powerful, smarter, more experienced or more ruthless than you.
    She is standing in front of an animal that is way faster and much bigger than she is and she’s not ready to dodge and run. If some little girl is truly in front of a bull someday and pops a power position that will be a sad day for the girl and her parents.
    And, you know what? Thinking about this, dealing with cow brutes is a good way for a girl to learn about human brutes, too. Males of any species are potentially lethally dangerous and you should not provoke them or behave carelessly around them. You have to recognize your limited ability to control them because they are bigger, stronger, tougher, more violent and more unpredictable than you are or that you can probably even imagine. And you have to understand that some varieties are much more dangerous than others and you need to know which you are dealing with.
    That said, I, personally, do like bulls, the bigger and stronger the better, and I like being around them. I just know very viscerally that females-are-equal-to-males feminism is for fools.

    • Agree: Rob McX
    • Replies: @Cortes
    , @JimB
  49. Hibernian says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    I get Facebook advertising posts constantly from a Save the Wolves organization that cries constantly about state governments killing wolves to protect livestock and people.

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
  50. El Dato says:
    @El Dato

    The thought comes up that the US government doesn’t need to bother with the Harriet Tubman 20 dollar bill and can just move immediately to the USD 200 dollar bill.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    , @Lot
  51. dvorak says:
    @Almost Missouri

    It ought to be hard to believe that people in charge of managing $3.5 trillion would be so tone-deaf in advertising their incompetence and obstructiveness.

    Did the NYT approve of the stunt? Yes? Then it was a success.

    • LOL: Buffalo Joe
  52. notsaying says:

    Off Topic:

    Denmark has reversed itself on immigration. Fascinating article. I can’t help but feel sorry for the Iranian girl who feels like she is living in a different country. Kind of like the people of Hazleton PA, which went from few Hispanics to being about half Hispanic now.

    This is priceless and a shock to the system to read; it is so unlike what we hear in America:

    “Good behaviour alone is not enough. If you want to be a Danish citizen, you must have taken Denmark in,” the Liberal party spokesperson for citizenship, Morten Dahlin, explained to the conservative Jyllands-Posten newspaper. “Integration is not about building bridges. Integration is about the people who come to Denmark going over the bridge that is already here.”

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/why-denmarks-immigrants-losing-hope-140603069.html

  53. Anonymous[141] • Disclaimer says:

    1. Bill the goat, USNA sculpture, has shiny balls. They are Brasso-ed occasionally at night in “recon raids” by the Mids.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Navy_Bill

    2. Animals, along with children and cleavage, are primal signals for advertisers (regardless of product). I learned this in a marketing class.

    3. Somehow we have to discuss the “red wolf” and its uncertain speciation, along with its miscegenation with coyotes. Interesting example of people trying desperately to prevent racial mixing.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_wolf#Coyote_%C3%97_re-introduced_red_wolf_issues

    Of course, it is actually arguable if wolves, coyotes, AND dogs are really different species. They reproduce readily and frequently, creating viable hybrids of various admixture amounts. Speciation is really a human abstract distinction. But functionally, it maybe makes more sense to consider canis a species and the various types within it as subspecies.

  54. Dennis Dale says: • Website
    @Almost Missouri

    Yes. Also the Bull is there to express optimism. Feminism will have none of that. The Girl is just another ball-buster.

    But they weren’t “tone-deaf”; they struck just the right tone for the Megaphone.

  55. @Hibernian

    Wolves will be all right. They don’t need our help. As the deer population grows here, as it is everywhere else in America now, the wolves will follow and keep things in balance. That is as it should be.

    I love the wildlife we have here. I love the wolves and the deer they eat.

    It is my belief that we all would be better off if only those who write for the New York Times and other things would just live out here for a while, and if they would make friends with a few farmers. Then it wouldn’t be news when a black dumbass suddenly discovers plants and gets to write a published article about it.

    Life is nature. It IS species, and hunting, and killing, and eating, and stalking, and working, and working, and working… It is balance, always.

    It does not really exist — except in perverted form — in the urban environments that produce the propaganda and garbage Steve reads every day.

    Today, my wife and I bought our usual Sunday copy of the New York Times at a gas station down the road, on our way to Trader Joe’s in town. She insists of reading it, and I insist on using it to light fires in the fireplace.

    The front page this Sunday, right across the top:

    U.S. VIRUS DEATHS NEARING 500,000 IN JUST ONE YEAR

    The Toll: America Approaches Half a Million Covid Deaths

    Garland Faces Resurgent Peril Of Extremism

    STORMS EXPOSING A NATION PRIMED FOR CATASTROPHE
    CLIMATE CHANGE WRATH

    Crap, crap, crap.

  56. @Almost Missouri

    Alternatively, the statue represents Moloch, the True God of Wall Street, and the young girl represents a child sacrifice to the pagan bull god.

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
  57. @Desiderius

    I suppose you cannot breed successful fighting bulls because they all die in action.

    For those who don’t know Matador means killer.

    I still don’t really know the answer to the question but I suppose it has something to do with Oedipus and Jocasta.

  58. 1) Steve should be commended for recognizing the statue and the man who made it.

    2) There should be a permanent BEAR statue there too, facing down the ridiculous bull.

    The stupid, little girl was only a subtle piece of Wall Street propaganda.

    We BEARS are real, and we provide balance to the phony fantasies of investors in equities and those who profit from selling BULLshit to them.

    • Agree: El Dato
    • Replies: @nebulafox
  59. @Buzz Mohawk

    “Fortunately, our dog sleeps at the foot of the bed. I don’t know what would happen if the two met.”

    Your dog knows. That’s why he sleeps inside. (Unless that was a picture of your dog, in which case I call it even.)

    • Agree: black sea
    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
    , @Buffalo Joe
  60. Mr. Anon says:

    Life is nature. It IS species, and hunting, and killing, and eating, and stalking, and working, and working, and working… It is balance, always.

    And how better to maintain that balance than…………….snorting a little smack!

    Columbia professor: I do heroin regularly for ‘work-life balance’

    https://nypost.com/2021/02/19/columbia-prof-i-snort-heroin-regularly-for-work-life-balance/

    This same professor said that George Floyd most definitely did not die of a drug overdose:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/25/opinion/george-floyd-toxicology-report-drugs.html

  61. @Gary in Gramercy

    A German Shepherd, he is inside at night, at the foot of our bed, because I make it so. He obeys me. It is not his choice.

    I assume the wild one would win, because he is wild. Same size, though. I don’t want to find out, and I won’t ask my dog to. My best guess is they both would come out worse and it’s best not to let it happen, ever. I respect both of them, and I don’t realistically even imagine they would ever meet. I wouldn’t be surprised if the two would purposely avoid each other the way humans sometimes do. In fact, I secretly sense the wolf would run away. My dog owns this property. It is his, and he knows it. The wolf knows he is only passing through.

    • Replies: @Kyle
  62. @JohnnyWalker123

    Islam will eventually overtake Christianity in numbers and become the largest monotheistic faith in the world. I welcome the opportunity to replace my pants with robes. Unlike iSteve cultists, Muslim men are not nude under their robes.

  63. notsaying says:

    I was curious about Arturo di Modica. Here’s an obituary for him. It talks about the bull in greater detail.

    https://hosted.ap.org/theskanner/article/36193faf1857c174b942355611713653/arturo-di-modica-sculptor-wall-street-bull-dies-80

    It ends with this. I have to wonder if he would have found the money and gotten approval for his proposed final work.

    “At the time of his death, he was working on prototypes for a twin horse sculpture he planned to make for the Sicilian town. It was envisioned as a 40-meter-high (132-foot-high) work to be erected on the banks of a river.”

  64. @Clifford Brown

    This is a viable interpretation. Although Mithraism, the Roman mystery system that was eventually supplanted by Christianity, works as well. Sacrifice is required in every religion. Significant religions usually begin as cults. Will the iSteve cult develop beyond its naked-men-in-a-clubhouse origin and expand into a major religion?

  65. JimDandy says:
    @Bardon Kaldian

    I think you’re right. Is that statue still there?

    • Replies: @hhsiii
  66. El Dato says:
    @JohnnyWalker123

    He should have sais that “Islam would invite the world” instead.

    Aaaah! Praise be!

  67. OT – the RINOs and their house organs (now including the Guardian) are plotting to de-Trumpify the GOP.

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/feb/21/republican-donors-aim-move-party-away-trump-influence

    “Some four dozen Republican donors were on a fundraising conference call on 5 February with Liz Cheney, the congresswoman and only Republican House leader to vote for Donald Trump’s impeachment for his role in the mob attack on the Capitol on 6 January.

    Many of the donors on the Cheney call are expected to donate the maximum amount of $5,800 to her 2022 re-election campaign before the end of the first quarter of this year, to ward off a primary challenge to her which Trump loyalists like congressman Matt Gaetz are encouraging, said Michael Epstein, a leading Maryland Republican donor.

    “We want to show a really big cycle for her to scare off competition,” Epstein said in an interview. “We want people who make judgments based on what’s right.”

    The number of donors on the call reflects in part a growing movement among Republican fundraisers to try to fight off threats from the Trump-supporting majority, which has maintained its hold on the Republican base, despite Trump’s loss to Joe Biden in the 2020 election.

    Though still a minority in Republican political circles, Trump’s critics – and the moneyed donors who are backing them – are scrambling fast on multiple fronts to try to prise control of the party away from those loyally toeing the Trump line.

    Nikki Haley, the ex-Trump UN ambassador who is eyeing a presidential run in 2024, is hosting Zoom fundraisers on 3 and 4 March for her Pac, and is expected to draw dozens of big Republican donors attracted to her criticism of Trump during the Senate trial, when Haley told Politico she was “disgusted” and “angry” at Trump’s role in the 6 January riot.”

  68. @Bardon Kaldian

    Bardon, she looks like the little scold, Greta Thunberg. By the way, when do they resurrect her?

    • Replies: @El Dato
    , @Bardon Kaldian
  69. wren says:
    @countenance

    Yeah, I remember that. Now it looks like they are suing the girl who made it. Nice guys over there.

    https://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/2019/02/20/fearless-girl-suing-lawsuit-state-street/

    Also, this was a thing.

    Made by another sculptor to show his annoyance at the fake PR move by SSA.

    https://nypost.com/2017/05/29/pissed-off-artist-adds-statue-of-urinating-dog-next-to-fearless-girl/

    It’s a shame no one erected a guerrilla protest statue of Epstein next to fearless girl to show how screwed up wall street and everything is.

    • Replies: @TontoBubbaGoldstein
  70. El Dato says:
    @Bardon Kaldian

    At that age, kids look somewhat alike. Nothing to worry about.

  71. El Dato says:
    @Buffalo Joe

    You must keep up with the news!

    Indian climate activist arrested & accused of circulating farmers protest ‘toolkit’ shared by Greta Thunberg

    There was some trouble with the independentist Sihk movement managed from Canada instrumenting Miss Thunberg. It was too foreign to me, so I didn’t follow up. The subcontinent can solve its probems alone.

    • Thanks: Buffalo Joe
  72. @JohnnyWalker123

    Now, this is one Sarah that has balls.

    • Agree: RSDB
  73. @Buffalo Joe

    Current Nobel avoided her, but never say never ….

    By the way, “art” has been metooed for some time, without most of the world noticing it. It’s feminism, not the bull, on rampage….

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/florence-italy-change-carmen-1.4482413

    Plot twist: opera Carmen altered in anti-violence protest
    ………..

    In the classic opera, first performed in Paris in 1875, the feisty gypsy Carmen is murdered by Don Jose in a fit of jealousy. But those in the cast thought the time was ripe for a new finale given Italy’s recent, burgeoning movement to combat male violence against female partners or relatives. And so this production’s ending has the heroine shooting to death Don Jose.

    It’s a way to say to all, men and women, ‘enough of the violence,”‘ soprano Veronica Simeoni told The Associated Press before Wednesday’s performance.

    In this case, there’s a precise message against violence targeting women, a plague that has concerned all of us always, and in this moment is before the eyes of everybody.”
    …………………..

    Awwwright …… I am waiting for Russians to join in & give us old lady axing Raskolnikov….

    • Thanks: Buffalo Joe
    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  74. I like the bull. It’s not great art, but I like what it symbolizes.

    The fearless girl is kitsch and not attractive kitsch at that.

  75. @Gary in Gramercy

    Gary, there are videos out there of sheep dogs of many different breeds taking on wolves and winning handily. The biggest one I saw was from the Caucaus (sic) Mountains IIRC. Just trashed the wolf, but I don’t know if European wolves are as big as the NA wolves.

    • Replies: @Je Suis Omar Mateen
  76. El Dato says:
    @Stan Adams

    Daniel Edwards:

    Oprah Sarcophagus

    Edwards created a half-scale model depicting Oprah’s Sarcophagus at Gardenfresh Gallery in Chicago at In April 2008. The golden bronze casket lid bears an unclothed full-figure rendering of the media mogul with vertical stripes. Alongside it is the artist’s Oprah Burial Mask.

    It’s time for a Dark Drone.

  77. @El Dato

    Pres Jackson is more ladylike than Mrs Tubman.

    Specifically, Bette Davis. Robin Williams likened George Washington to Barbara Bush.

    • Thanks: El Dato
    • LOL: bomag
    • Replies: @MEH 0910
  78. Well… this has carried us on. What’s next, Steve? I realize this is your livelihood.

    Yes. That is correct. We out here are working and living in the shit you write about in your closet — there in Studio City or WHATEVER.

    You are now so far removed from American reality that it is no longer funny.

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
  79. @notsaying

    “If you want to be a Danish citizen, you must have taken Denmark in,” the Liberal party spokesperson for citizenship, Morten Dahlin.

    Isn’t Dahlin a Swedish name?

  80. Kyle says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    What’s your opinion of Rolls Royce, Is there a good reason it’s about to go out of business or would you buy?

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
  81. Neoconned says:
    @JohnnyWalker123

    In that case the black dude is right & the Pope the cuck…..

    • Agree: Redneck farmer
  82. Since 2016 I’ve felt that the 2 sculptures should be modified so that the bull has Hillary’s face and the child has Donald’s.

  83. epebble says:
    @the one they call Desanex

    Charging Bull, Fearless Girl: Who would win in a fight?

    The Bull; at least in one instance.

  84. Cortes says:
    @Anonymous

    For many years we lived in a house adjacent to farmland which most often was let out for summer pasture to local farmers fattening cattle for market. When exercising our German Shepherd there we were careful about ensuring that the farm beasts were in the furthest of the three linked fields being grazed because, as you say, these are big, heavy animals which can move extremely fast.

    For those unfamiliar with them, cattle encounters can easily become very frightening and dangerous. See

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/sep/23/farmers-union-issues-warning-after-teacher-trampled-to-death-by-cows

    • Agree: El Dato
    • Replies: @Alden
  85. @Bardon Kaldian

    “Carmen” is obviously vastly flawed and contemporary SJWs couldn’t help but improve it by making changes in it.

    • Replies: @Old Prude
  86. Lot says:
    @El Dato

    We could do without the penny nickel and quarter. Dimes and a smaller half dollar would be fine. Make it the approximate size of a nickel but heavier so vending machines can be reprogrammed but won’t need to be physically expanded.

    The US has already shrunk dollar coins and pennies from their original sizes.

    I rarely spend more than $100 in cash, I’d never use a 200 bill.

    A large share of $100 bills are used by foreigners and criminals, as Americans tend to use payments cards for transactions above $50.

    • Replies: @Stan Adams
  87. Muggles says:
    @The Alarmist

    SHE has noticeably underperformed the S&P500 since inception … it’s 54.4% return compared to 89.7% return on the SPX works out to roughly 60.1%, so I guess the gals, gays, and trannies shouldn’t whine about their pay only being 75% of that of the guys

    So not only is math racist, but also sexist?

    • Replies: @gman
  88. Muggles says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Fortunately, our dog sleeps at the foot of the bed. I don’t know what would happen if the two met.

    Wolves eat dogs. Also the title of a very good Martin Cruz Smith Arkady Renko Moscow detective crime novel.

    Somewhere in the past I read an account of some Nordic hunter who for some reason set his Norwegian Wolfhounds off in the Swedish forest to track down some wolves.

    The wolves tore the hounds to bits.

    That’s what would happen. So if the dogs wake you up from wolves, find another defense.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  89. @Lot

    Hyperinflation is coming. After a few more years of the Biden/Harris regime, Dollar Tree will have to change its name to 100-Dollar Tree.

    Incidentally, I visited Dollar Tree today on my usual Sunday constitutional. They sell the dead-tree weekend edition of the Miami Herald for a buck – three dollars cheaper than the retail price. They also sell Snickers ice-cream bars.

    The once-mighty Sunday paper is a pathetic creature nowadays, with a total page count lower than that of the A section alone 15 or 20 years ago. The main article on today’s front page is yet another tedious ass-licking piece on black – sorry, Black – history. The travel section is now a travel page.

    And yet I went ahead and bought it. If nothing else, I could justify my purchase by turning to the comics section, including the obligatory “Peanuts Classic” strip from 1974.

    Spergy trivia: In 1974, the standard width of a newspaper page was 14.5 inches. I have some papers featuring Nixon’s resignation and they’re all about that width. In the early twentieth century, the standard was 18 inches; by the World War 2 era, it was 16.5 inches; by the ‘90s, it was 13.5 inches; now it’s 11 inches. So the old Peanuts strips are squashed and distorted to fit in the smaller space.

    For many years, the Doonesbury guy – Jane Pauley’s husband, what’s-his-name – insisted that his strip be printed at the larger size. And Bill Watterson (the Calvin and Hobbes guy) once demanded that his Sunday strip be sold as a half-page feature to give him a larger canvas and more control over the layout. The syndicate was unable to enforce the size requirement, but Watterson was able to ensure that his desired layouts were printed intact. Unlike most strips, which were (and still are) drawn in multiple rectangular panels that could be rearranged to run vertically if necessary (with the first two panels optional), his Sunday strip was sold as a one-panel self-contained entity.

    Why is Peanuts still featured so prominently in the comics section? Who still reads it? Who ever did? Even as a kid, I preferred Calvin and Hobbes. Hell, I preferred Garfield over Peanuts. (Garfield was never a great strip, but 30 years ago it was a lot better than it is now.) In the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, Peanuts was silly and often stupid (“Snoopy wants cookies!”), only slightly more tolerable than Marmaduke and Family Circus. But purportedly it was pretty good back in the ‘60s.

    Supposedly Lucy – the raging bitch who never let Charlie Brown kick the stupid football – was based on Charles Schulz’s ball-busting first wife. Lucy was a real fire-breather in the strip’s early days. But then Schulz got divorced, Lucy lost a lot of her punch, Snoopy started walking on two feet, and the once-biting strip devolved into a cynical merchandising machine.

    When Schulz proposed to his mistress, she refused, saying that she did not want to destroy the innocence of the Peanuts characters. He replied, “What innocence? They’re all nasty little bastards.”

    I used to read Dilbert religiously. I haven’t checked it out in quite a while, though.

    • Thanks: El Dato
    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    , @Reg Cæsar
  90. “In contrast, the celebrated “Fearless Girl” statue facing the bull was commissioned as an advertising project by a Wall Street firm that manages $3.5 trillion. From Wikipedia:”

    Wait, is that Greta Thunberg? Her question full of outrage has become a symbolism of the pain of all children that are ignored by their high-achieving, hyper-competitive parents:

    “How dare you?!”

  91. Old Prude says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Yeah, “Carmen” is flawed. (guffaw). And let’s not even think about “Don Giovanni”. (“Tosca” passes muster: Scarpia gets the dagger…)

  92. @wren

    A guerrilla protest statue of President* Joe Biden sniffing her hair would be epic!!

    • Agree: Colin Wright
    • Replies: @wren
  93. Jack D says:
    @Colin Wright

    I have absolutely no idea what you are talking about. Even Google didn’t help.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  94. Jack D says:
    @El Dato

    As A.M. points out, if you view it as symbolism it’s even worse. The “bull” on Wall St. represents optimism – the little girl (symbolically womanhood) is fearlessly blocking the progress of optimism. Why would you want that?

    • Replies: @nebulafox
  95. Jack D says:
    @Muggles

    We don’t normally see wolves next to dogs or objects that illustrate scale so it’s easy to forget that wolves are generally much bigger than dogs. Here is a wolf next to a husky. A northern male timberwolf can weigh over 150 lbs.


    The funny thing is that dogs usually have no sense of their own size and are ready to take on all comers. They are like the females who have watched too many female superhero movies and believe that they could kick a man’s ass. I once babysat a niece’s dachshund and she tried to go after a pit bull.

  96. Hunsdon says:
    @Jack D

    So much this. A wolf is to a dog as an elk is to a deer. If you do not see them together, it is easy to think that they are really quite similar, and indeed, in many ways they are. However, the size difference, it’s just astounding.

  97. @Buffalo Joe

    “Gary, there are videos out there of sheep dogs of many different breeds taking on wolves and winning handily.”

    Not surprising, as domesticated doggies are well fed and healthy, whilst wild dogs are burdened by hunger and parasites.

  98. hhsiii says:
    @JimDandy

    Yes. A block from what used to be the Alexander Hamilton Custom House, which has been the Southern District of New York Bankruptcy Court for about 40 years and also the Indian museum for about 15. And there’s tons of empty unused space still.

    The East Coast Memorial to servicemen who died in the North Atlantic during WWII is nearby in Battery Park.

    • Replies: @JimDandy
  99. nebulafox says:
    @Jack D

    Peak Woke MBA culture: Xinjiang enthusiasts giving moral lectures. Well, OK, the Treasury is going to continue to abet intensified oligarch looting of America while cracking down on people who try to subvert them. But hey, they at least have their first woman in charge! And as the White House makes clear: Our First Female Secretary is a solution to our problems, all on its own.

    2021 is really gonna put my sobriety to the test if I don’t get somewhere without a TV for a while.

  100. nebulafox says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    The old world is ending. People are sensing it and are beginning to think about what might come next. 🙂

  101. JimB says:
    @Anonymous

    I just know very viscerally that females-are-equal-to-males feminism is for fools.

    Perhaps Fearless Girl should be renamed Futile Feminist About To Be Trampled. Or College Grad vs the Wall Street Job Market.

  102. @Stan Adams

    “Peanuts” was amazing for the 1950s – a comic strip about children that was mostly about mental health (without being terribly Freudian).

    • Replies: @slumber_j
  103. @Jack D

    ‘I have absolutely no idea what you are talking about. Even Google didn’t help.’

    I may have the title wrong. Some nineteenth century French novel about a family servant. In one scene, she faces down a charging bull, throwing dust in its eyes to make it veer off.

  104. slumber_j says:
    @Steve Sailer

    My wife’s former sister-in-law’s ex-husband David Michaelis wrote the probably definitive biography of Charles Schultz some years ago, which may be of interest:

  105. @Stan Adams

    Supposedly Lucy – the raging bitch who never let Charlie Brown kick the stupid football – was based on Charles Schulz’s ball-busting first wife.

    You mean not on his childhood neighbor Midge Decter?

  106. Alden says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    Breeding is both mom and dad or bull and cow. Aggressive moms breed aggressive bulls. This herd would be bullfight bulls, not peaceful dairy or even beef cows. Scary

  107. Alden says:
    @Colin Wright

    There’s the Zola novel Terre all about how dreadful French farmers are. There’s a young woman who inherits a bull. I believe she walks by herself with the bull to other farms to breed. Horrible, typical Zola, all the characters are greedy and cruel.

    The company who commissioned the statue of Fearless Girl is due for attacks from The Woke. First titling it girl instead of Fearless gender assigned female at birth. And then referring to it as a she. It’s kinda cute with the swirling skirt but the face is ugly.

  108. Alden says:
    @Cortes

    My brothers a dairy farmer. His cows seemed pretty docile to me. But all I ever did was attach and remove the milking machine to their teats , watch them have their babies and squirt pinkeyes medicine into their eyes.

    Once he had to rescue a pig that got into the field. The cows were butting it with their heads and feet like kids playing kickball.
    Brother says steers are not to be messed with.

  109. @Jack D

    The funny thing is that dogs usually have no sense of their own size and are ready to take on all comers.

    Yes, exactly. When I was growing up, we had a mongrel who weighed in at about 12 pounds. He was half Chihuahua, and we figured the other half might have been a terrier of some sort. He would charge any other dog that came near our yard. It was comical when he stood down one neighbor’s obese Dalmation cross — but then not quite so funny when he was tossed around and torn up by another neighbor’s collie mix.

    He survived all of his showdowns, though, and lived to be 18.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  110. Lagertha says:
    @JohnnyWalker123

    not sure. Gold is safe..so he is in for the Phase of Purity.

  111. gman says:
    @Muggles

    seems to have modestly underpeformed

    https://www.ssga.com/us/en/institutional/etfs/resources/fundcomparetool#?idType=msid&securityIds=F00000WOX5%7CFEUSA00001

    more importantly, at only $200 million in assets, SHE is tiny for an ETF and has failed to attract meaningful inflows.

  112. wren says:
    @TontoBubbaGoldstein

    Fearless Girl with Epstein on one side and Clinton (either one) on the other (each with a hand on her shoulder) and Joe sniffing from behind would be absolutely terrifying. Put a pistol in her hand or something and it might be a hit though.

    (If a Kamala statue goes up anywhere, I hope a guerrilla Willie Brown statue is not far away.)

    I saw a new one yesterday — Commie La Whorish.

    • LOL: Old Prude
    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  113. @notsaying

    Denmark has reversed itself on immigration. Fascinating article. I can’t help but feel sorry for the Iranian girl who feels like she is living in a different country.

    Of course they use an attractive, extremely White-looking immigrant as the poster girl for immigration. Physical looks like hers should be a requirement in considering immigrant candidates: Could they be mistaken, on sight, to be actual Danes? Okay then: Grant them citizenship after they’ve proven cultural compatibility and national loyalty.

    Pictured below: Short-waisted Kurdish refugee Jino Victoria Doabi.

    (Note: Her hair is artificially lightened.)

    [MORE]

    • Replies: @Jack D
    , @anon
  114. J.Ross says:
    @notsaying

    Not surprising, they were consistently the least stupid Scandinavians, and years ago already had serious language requirements, while Swedes let their police stations get blown up.

  115. @notsaying

    ‘“Good behaviour alone is not enough. If you want to be a Danish citizen, you must have taken Denmark in,” the Liberal party spokesperson for citizenship, Morten Dahlin, explained to the conservative Jyllands-Posten newspaper…’

    Why any nation feels obliged to admit any immigrants at all escapes me. I’ve done various good deeds in my life — but I’ve never felt compelled to let anyone move into my house.

    There are those who may feel differently, of course — and if they have indeed set such an example, they can urge the equivalent on the larger community. Go ahead: put a vagrant in the second bedroom. Then come to me about how we should admit immigrants.

    • Replies: @anon
  116. @Intensifier

    Males are likely massively overrepresented among the 15% of women.

    • Replies: @Intensifier
  117. @Buzz Mohawk

    Fortunately, our dog sleeps at the foot of the bed. I don’t know what would happen if the two met.

    I know what would happen.

    Keep your dog inside.

  118. @Jack D

    Just unbolt the bull, turn it round, and back it up to about a foot/six inches from the (very White) girl’s face.

  119. @AnonymousNameChange

    You may very well be right. As we know, for a variety of reasons ( mostly due to sexual kinks but there are others ) many men online choose to pretend to be female.

    I seriously doubt if more than 10% of the retail trade volume ( volume as against simply having an account ) is due to women.

    As I said above I am involved in retail trading and have NO female friends/acquaintances who do so. Fact is there are not all that many fearless girls out there. Winning is a rush but losing can be a real downer nd frankly the vast majority of women prefer to avoid risk preferring if possible to fish for and monkey branch to a high-status male who has passed the risk taking shit tests.

  120. @JohnnyWalker123

    Word is the Disney Pope, while drinking a Coke, warned him to ‘Be less Catholic.”

  121. @The Alarmist

    Bill Burr explains it perfectly around the 2 minute mark.

  122. Jack D says:
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    (Note: Her hair is artificially lightened.)

    Are her eyes artificially blued?

    • Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican
  123. fondolo says:

    “fearless girl” ought to be “Girl facing certain death” I once knew a female law student sure that men and women weren’t really that different. I asked her to imagine walking across a field in the country and suddenly noticing that there was a large animal watching her. I asked her if her reaction would be the same whether it was a bull or a cow. She didn’t think there would be a difference! (not that cows can’t be dangerous.)

    That combination of statues is sadistic and horrific for anyone with an imagination and any knowledge of animal behavior

  124. El Dato says:
    @notsaying

    About this, an incomprehensible problem-article by

    David Matthews is a writer whose work has appeared in The Sunday Times, The Mail on Sunday and the Observer, and on the BBC and Channel 4. He is the author of several books, including Voices of the Windrush Generation.

    Forget the utopian stereotype… recent events show that something is rotten in the state of Denmark

    What exactly is rotten is not said. It has something to do with:

    One day over lunch I found myself in conversation with a group of students. “Do you know why there are so many beautiful women in Denmark?” asked a long-haired fellow, apropos of nothing. Given that he and I were the only males in the gathering, which included five or six female students, a female member of faculty and one trans student [how many transsexuals are there in Denmark for this to be true?], I didn’t really know how to respond. While in theory the global academic ‘space’ should be safe for students and staff alike, the slightest slip of the tongue can put one in a tight spot of Oleanna proportions.

    “Er, I have no idea,” I replied, thinking this was some sort of trick question. “Rape,” came the answer, followed by a pregnant pause and much furrowing of brows before the student gave a quack-geneticist explanation of how the Vikings had socially engineered a race of catwalk models by “killing all the ugly women”. The female majority in the group considered the merits of this “thesis” then dismissed it for lack of evidence. I remarked, half-jokingly, that where I come from it would be “inappropriate” to entertain such a discourse, so I made my excuses and left.

    or this:

    Recent scenes of violent far-right, anti-lockdown demonstrations across Denmark further defame the nation in the eyes of a world that witnessed a burning effigy of Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen amid cries of, “She must and should be killed”. Elected in 2019 at the tender age of 41, this mother of two and doyen of Europe’s progressive Left has been hailed by the New Statesman as “rebuilding a culture of shared identity, common purpose, and mutual obligations”.

    But I still don’t know what’s wrong.

  125. I tried to share your article via Facebook Messenger with a friend who is a Brooklyn-based, Italian-American sculptor, and got a message from FB saying:

    You Can’t Go to This Link From Facebook
    The link you tried to visit goes against our Community Standards.

  126. anon[297] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    If she’s really Kurdish then likely her genitals are mutilated to some degree. If so I’m sure it’s a secret and will remain so, because that would take away from the “just like us” talking point.

  127. anon[206] • Disclaimer says:
    @Colin Wright

    Go ahead: put a vagrant in the second bedroom. Then come to me about how we should admit immigrants.

    Well…do you remember the “Welcome Refugees” signs with little hearts on them a few years back? Remember who was holding them up at the airports and train stations? Eagerly so?

    The famous Reddit thread “This is what humanity at its best looks like” where a German couple offered to take in a Syrian refugee is closed, but still resident.

    German couple offer to take in a Syrian refugee. This is what humanity at its best looks like! from pics

    The pic says it all. Maybe not 1,000 words, but it definitely says it all.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  128. @Kyle

    It’s more or less a referendum on how long the Coronavirus Circus will continue. RR is one of only a handful of companies that can make great jet engines for example. If “The New Normal”™ is to include things like aviation, civil and military, then RR is probably not going to disappear. It’s a truly great company. If you want to buy shares of it, they’re on sale now.

    There were similar questions about GE a dozen years ago, when it’s stock fell below ten bucks and became a bargain. GE wasn’t going away either, but it’s back down in the dumps now. For how long, nobody knows.

    I am not giving investment advice, and I am completely out of the stock market personally. It is grossly overpriced (with exceptions like what we are discussing.) Primarily an indexer, I have sold out of it, probably forever at this point in my life. It’s your money. Good luck.

  129. @Jack D

    Are her eyes artificially blued?

    I think they’re natural. She should cite that in her application for citizenship. 🙂

  130. @Buzz Mohawk

    That didn’t come out right. Sorry Steve. Keep up the good work. We notice it.

  131. anon. says:

    The diverse geniuses behind the SHE index fund are doing a terrific job of NOT growing the wealth of their socially conscious investors.

    https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/SHE

    Significantly trails the performance of the S&P.

    • LOL: Intensifier
  132. Art of the whitewash.

    I remember that sidewalk having a
    leech not a bull and a tick not a girl.

  133. @The Last Real Calvinist

    The Last, Wimpy guy walks into a biker bar and asks..”Who owns the Rottweiler out front?” Beefy biker slides off his bar stool and growls…” I do. Do have a problem with that?” Wimpy guy replies..”Not really but my dog just killed your dog.” Biker spits out…”WTF? What type of dog do you have?” Guy replies…”A Chihuahua.” Biker is incredulous. “How the hell did a Chihuahua kill my Rottweiler?” Guy shrugs and says…”Dunno, I think he choked on him.”

  134. @wren

    wren, on the Berkeleyside web page they are selling tee shirts with harris’ likeness on the front to raise money for the school district. On the back I think it says I prefer if you come around to the front. Could be wrong.

  135. MEH 0910 says:

    Schlitz Malt Liquor Commercial featuring Alex Karras

    SCTV – The Cow Malt Liquor

  136. Anonymous[411] • Disclaimer says:
    @GeneralRipper

    Basically a half-ton rooster. Same FU mentality. Except a rooster will just scratch up your legs not toss you 10 foot in the air.

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