Lion of the Blogosphere

Yogurt soda?

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I had a can of Calpico soda with my lunch. If I had known it was supposed to be yogurt soda, I probably wouldn’t have selected it. But in fact, it tastes more like Sprite than any dairy product.

This is one of those weird foods that are neither SWPL (it’s sugary soda) nor prole (it’s from Japan). Also, I give it a thumbs down. The best-tasting soda is Sanpellegrino. Any other soda besides Sanpellegrino isn’t worth the empty calories.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

April 14, 2019 at EDT pm

Posted in Bobos

Comment about Christian types

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It’s my impression that Christian types seem just a little bit desperate to prove to seculars that they are morally good people. As the mainstream secular media redefines what’s morally good, the Christian types change to please them. The only thing they won’t compromise on is abortion. But on issues like race, immigration, climate change, even gays, they will totally cuck to the fakestream media.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

April 12, 2019 at EDT am

Posted in Uncategorized

The truth about Chinese food

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SJWs are outraged that a white woman opened a Chinese restaurant.

Let’s face the reality that the typical Chinese restaurant serves massively huge portions of food that’s overly greasy, salted, and MSGed, while using the cheapest possible cuts of meat [and drenched with thick sweet syrupy sauce]. That’s why SWPL types don’t eat Chinese food.

I am sure that the white woman, if she knows what she’s doing, can serve much better Chinese food that the vast majority of Chinese-owned Chinese restaurants.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

April 12, 2019 at EDT am

Posted in SJWs

Julian Assange context

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Julian Assange is accused of giving Bradley/Chelsea Manning advice on how to guess the password for a U.S. government computer. The advice wasn’t especially helpful to him/her/it. Assange is not a U.S. citizen, owes no loyalty to the U.S. government, and was not on U.S. soil when he allegedly gave this advice.

Bradley/Chelsea Manning, the real guilty party, had his/her/it’s sentence commuted by Obama.

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njguy73 writes in a comment:

Maybe Julian drop drop the “n” in his first name, along with his genitals. Then he’ll get a full and unconditional pardon.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

April 12, 2019 at EDT am

Posted in International

The latest polls

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https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/latest_polls/

Biden’s popularity hasn’t been hurt at all by the #metoo stuff, and Buttigieg is now definitively in third place. I have to admit that I’m surprised by both of these outcomes.

I think that Buttigieg benefited from the free publicity he got from attacking Mike Pence, and that has made leftist-SJW types (who dominate the fakestream media) suddenly like him.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

April 11, 2019 at EDT pm

Posted in Politics

Body mass causes lower life expectancy

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This study from 1992 is very interesting. It lends support to the theory that body mass, whether it’s caused by height or weight, leads lower life expectancy.

This goes against the modern tendency to demonize only body fat, while ignoring socially desirable contributors to increased body mass, height and muscle.

The study of baseball players is interesting. Because baseball players’ height and weight were in the public record, they were able to use that data and discover that heavier players died younger than lighter players when they were matched up by height. And because they were professional athletes, we assume that extra weight was muscle and not fat. The data is from the years before steroid abuse became rampant in baseball.

The reason why BMI studies often don’t show the expected correlation that higher BMI means earlier death is because it’s weight rather than BMI that causes lower life expectancy. Taller people die younger than shorter people, but taller people also have lower average BMI than shorter people. This explains why Hispanics have higher life expectancy than whites despite having higher BMI than whites. They are shorter, and shorter is better as far as life expectancy goes.

Today, Steve Sailer wrote about short-shaming. Besides being unfair to men, perhaps the biggest problem with short-shaming is that it shames people who are actually longer lived. Rich parents with short male children often get them prescribed growth hormone treatments; in doing so, are they taking years off their life expectancy?

There is a lot that’s unknown. For example, life expectancy has been increasing during the same period that height and weight have also been increasing. Is modern medicine countering the bad effects of increasing height and weight? Would people live even longer if, as children, they were given less protein-rich food like milk so they didn’t grow as tall?

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April 10, 2019 at EDT am

Does Ovid need a trigger warning?

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I mentioned Ovid in the previous post.

This was written in the Columbia University student newspaper a few years ago:

During the week spent on Ovid’s “Metamorphoses,” the class was instructed to read the myths of Persephone and Daphne, both of which include vivid depictions of rape and sexual assault. As a survivor of sexual assault, the student described being triggered while reading such detailed accounts of rape throughout the work. However, the student said her professor focused on the beauty of the language and the splendor of the imagery when lecturing on the text. As a result, the student completely disengaged from the class discussion as a means of self-preservation. She did not feel safe in the class. When she approached her professor after class, the student said she was essentially dismissed, and her concerns were ignored.

Ovid’s “Metamorphoses” is a fixture of Lit Hum, but like so many texts in the Western canon, it contains triggering and offensive material that marginalizes student identities in the classroom. These texts, wrought with histories and narratives of exclusion and oppression, can be difficult to read and discuss as a survivor, a person of color, or a student from a low-income background.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

April 9, 2019 at EDT pm

Posted in Books

The story of the daffodil

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I saw a lot of daffodils this morning on the way to work, and it reminded me of the story of their origin, as told by the ancient Roman poet Ovid (who also wrote the worlds’ first book about PUA and game).

Narcissus was this good-looking bodybuilder type. He was also gay.

One day, he was walking through the woods, and this nymph fell in love with is great looks and his buff body with six-pack abs. Narcissus told the nymph to get lost. The nymph, devastated at being rejected, this being the first time that a man had ever rejected her, succumbed to mental illness and spent the left of her life alone in the woods until she faded way into an echo.

Aphrodite was pissed off at Narcissus’ treatment of the nymph, she lured him to a pool deep in the woods where he saw his own reflection in the water. But not being familiar with how light reflects off water, he thought he saw his perfect gay lover, and looked admiringly at his perfect gym body. When the reflection refused to return his love, Narcissus melted away and turned into a daffodil.

The moral of this story is don’t be a gay bodybuilder.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

April 9, 2019 at EDT am

Posted in Books

Emerson Massachusetts poll

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https://emersonpolling.reportablenews.com/pr/massachusetts-2020-sanders-biden-lead-warren-in-her-home-state

This is Elizabeth Warren’s home state, so if she’s only in third place in her home state, she has no chance of winning the nomination. We can write her off.

Sanders pulls ahead of Biden. Reminder, Massachusetts went for Hillary in the 2016 primary, so Biden’s bad week of being #metooed has hurt him and made Sanders the front-runner. I predict that Biden will eventually announce that he’s not running, but probably not until May.

Maybe the biggest story is Buttigieg at 11%. Has Buttigieg peaked, or is this the beginning of a surge for the white male Christian centrist candidate? (Gay, but still a white male Christian.)

Can Buttigieg really go all the way? Won’t some people who voted for Hillary in 2016 just be weirded out by the idea of a First Husband in the White House who’s “married” to a male President?

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

April 8, 2019 at EDT am

Posted in Politics

Russian Doll

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It’s like Groundhog Day, but with drugs, lesbians, and lots of f-bombs. And it takes place in Alphabet City, which is pretty cool.

And it’s racist against Asian men. While one of the supporting characters is a lesbian Asian woman, and we see a few other Asian women in the background at the party, there’s not a single Asian man to be seen anywhere. Thus the show, which otherwise goes out of its way to be hyper-diverse (in contrast to Groundhog Day which was a very white movie), perpetuates the stereotype that Asian men are too nerdy and uncool to be part of this show’s scene.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

April 7, 2019 at EDT pm

Posted in Television

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