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MRA Comics Cavalcade: “All Male Opinions” Silenced by “Lace Curtain Dominated Media.”

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This completely reasonable and not-at-all hysterical cartoon apparently ran on a site called bastardsbible.com, which alas has gone the way of the dodo. I’m not sure if that was the original source. (I don’t think so; the hanged man’s hairstyle looks pretty 197os or 80s to me.) I’m also not sure why the members of “Today’s Lace Curtain Dominated Media” are wearing boxes on their heads. Or carrying what appears to be foliage. Or why the whole thing seems to be taking place on The Little Prince’s tiny planet.

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Howard Bannister
7 years ago

You’re welcome.

(what? You don’t welcome a little more Clooney in your day? But… Clooney!)

The Kittehs' Unpaid Help

True! 😀

melody
melody
7 years ago

I think the damage is minimal to both vehicles as it was in the parking lot.

Frankly, the damage is probably something I could pay out of pocket (though of course I don’t want to).

talacaris
talacaris
7 years ago

“(I’m hoping that if failtroll follows the links he might finally grasp the concept of humor being a bit more complicated than “boy those Scandinavians sure do eat a lot of fish, huh?)”

What??

Is this funny?? http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/full/136584/0

Howard Bannister
7 years ago

Gee, I dunno. You linked it.

That seems to mean it won’t be anything but boringly offensive.

(reads link)

Actually, I am slightly amused.

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
7 years ago

There are people who follow his links? Not sure I’ve ever been bored enough to do that…

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
7 years ago

On the Euro versus American coffee discussion, it depends. I’ve had much better coffee here than I had in Italy, but also much worse coffee. I left the UK before the coffee boom hit, so I’ve never had a decent cup of coffee there (please tell me this has changed, fellow Brits). I miss Arabic coffee, especially the kind with cardamom, but that’s not a quality issue, it’s just a different flavor. Part of the reason the popularity of Starbucks confuses me is that their coffee tends to be bitter, which most people seem to dislike. Also over-roasted to mask poor quality beans (thank you, friend who owns small coffee chain, for explaining the whole roasting process to me). Haven’t tried their lighter roasts yet, which they’re promoting, but unless they’re using better beans for it I’m skeptical.

The worst coffee I’ve ever had here came from the coffee shop that used to be in Barnes and Noble. There’s a diner in San Francisco that tends to have pretty good coffee, which is unusual for the reasons pecunium described. I think they just throw the remainder of the pot out if it doesn’t get bought quickly enough, since it tends not to have that old, bitter taste.

One of my favorite things about going to the movies here is that they’re generally happy to let you bring in coffee from outside rather than buying it there – I guess it’s easier than dealing with a bunch of enraged coffee snobs if the stuff they sell is terrible.

titianblue
titianblue
7 years ago

I can reassure everyone that there is outstanding coffee to be had in the UK. Quite a few independent outfits are sourcing and roasting their own, and it knocks spots off the big chains.

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
7 years ago

Yay! Trips back to the frozen north (Scotland) will be more bearable with some strong coffee to fortify me.

hellkell
hellkell
7 years ago

I left the UK before the coffee boom hit, so I’ve never had a decent cup of coffee there (please tell me this has changed, fellow Brits).

When I was in London I had great coffee almost everywhere, even at a Starbucks, of all places.

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
7 years ago

I’m still haunted by the memory of the coffee at the very pretty little place in Islington that tasted like something you’d make for a small child who wasn’t really allowed to have coffee yet. Like, 1/10 of a teaspoon of Nescafe, full cup of water.

thebewilderness
thebewilderness
7 years ago

That reminds me of the tea that my great grandmother served me when I was a wee one. Boiling water with a hint of tea and lots of milk and sugar.

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
7 years ago

My parents totally did that with coffee for me when I was little and objected to being left out when everyone else was having some.

Bagelsan
Bagelsan
7 years ago

Aww, kid-style “coffee.” Better than the kid-sized lattes at Starbucks or whatever the heck those smaller sizes are supposed to be. The crap that that much sugar and caffeine must do to a smaller person’s metabolism…

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
7 years ago

My parents initially thought that it would be OK for me to have Arabic coffee since it comes in very small cups. That was not a good decision.

I mean, I had a lot of fun, but I’m not sure the adults enjoy it as much as I did.

Argenti Aertheri
7 years ago

Yeah this is why I brew my own. Dark roast beans with just a hint of Cafe Bustelo, rough ground in a French press…which just dinged. Time to press!

melody
melody
7 years ago

I’m making more of my coffee at home. Easier to aviod extra calories that way.

It has been observed that I drink most of my calories (smoothies, coffee, tea, redbull ect) which is probably why I have a hard time shaking my weight.

I also like dark roast, but when buying coffee out I err on the side of caution and get a medium roast. I REALLY dislike burnt dark roast.

@Argenti I grind my own beans, but often accidently grind them too fine for my french press. It is tricky.

Argenti Aertheri
7 years ago

Melody — I err on the side of too chunky, can always just let it sit longer!

Binjabreel
Binjabreel
7 years ago

All I could think of was this:

“It’s curtains for you, Dr. Horrible… Lacy, gently wafting curtains.”

pecunium
7 years ago

Starbucks is variable. If they flush the lines often, and keep the reservoir temps lower the coffee can be decent, but it’s too dark, as a rule, which makes the least mistake in preparation painfully obvious. I’m really lucky that my local is great, some of the best coffee I’ve had since Mayorga (Silver Spring, Maryland) when I was at Walter Reed (they’ve been sold, moved and gone downhill, no longer roasting their own beans, for one).

I think I lot of the, “”x makes bad coffee) has a lot to do with what one is used to. Swedes like a much darker roast, the same way that New Orleans likes chicory in the their blend (and the Crocodile Cafe in Pasadena does the same thing). When one is away, the local tastes are different,and the comfort aspect of the coffee is harmed.

Howard Bannister
7 years ago

My parents initially thought that it would be OK for me to have Arabic coffee since it comes in very small cups. That was not a good decision.

I mean, I had a lot of fun, but I’m not sure the adults enjoy it as much as I did.

Cassandra, that is just plain awesome.

My own coffee experiences have been positive. This is because I would almost accept Instant to get my coffee fix. (note: I would not actually accept Instant just to get my fix)

And, ugh, the places where they leave the pots sitting and burning. I hate those places. My local store actually rinses out the warming pots before putting in the new coffee. I love them so very much. (though I brew my own most days, and only stop there when I’m running behind)

Mmmm, fresh-ground beans.

pecunium
7 years ago

Howard: I went from April to July of 2003 without coffee,because I refused instant. The worst thing was a buddy of mine and I had a plan; I had a can (1 1/2 lbs) of powdered greek coffee, he had the multi-fuel stove. By the time our B-bags (which had the coffee) arrived, we’d been chopped into smaller teams, and I didn’t see him again for almost a year.

Ah… Army Life.

Howard Bannister
7 years ago

Whoa. A year without coffee… that sucks.

Still not as bad as instant. 😛

pecunium
7 years ago

Nah… because I got sick, and was medevacced out of theater, I was only about three months without coffee. I’d have had a multi-fuel stove shipped to me elstwise.

But taster’s choice? Or field coffee? No thanks. Not gonna.

Bagelsan
Bagelsan
7 years ago

I drink instant… *is ashamed* But at least I don’t drink Folger’s! That tastes like shit.

melody
melody
7 years ago

I’ll do instant in a pinch. Generally, when I get called in unexpectedly to work or have to stay late at work. I carry it on me for emergencies. Its okay.

katz
7 years ago

But Folger’s is the choice if subservient housewives everywhere!

Argenti Aertheri
7 years ago

“But taster’s choice? … No thanks. Not gonna.”

That’s the shit my mother’s tried serving me and wondered why I took one sip and went “this is your shitty instant, no thanks”. Starbucks Via is tolerable if you need instant coffee NOW. (Gods did I drink a lot of that while at the law firm)

Pecunium — seriously dude, you make me glad my perpetual ability to injure myself is rarely serious (jammed my finger in a door yesterday, just when my toe is starting to heal, but hey, at least neither broke…or, you know, tried to peal the skin off my body). What I’m trying to say here is that you really have the worst luck sometimes huh?

Also, I decide I’m being a grump by not playing my violin cuz depressed, and then jam my left pinky in a door…looks like I won’t be swearing at Bach for another week >.<

The Kittehs' Unpaid Help

I drink instant – it’s what we have at work, and I’ll use it to make cold (ie all milk) coffee at home. All that work to make a cup of coffee is not my thing! 😀

Looking at the cartoon up there … is it just me, or is Mr Male Opinions wearing saddle shoes? I know they’re still around, but I look at it and think “What decade are the MRM living in again?”

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
7 years ago

Mr Male Opinions looks like Reagan to me, which is disconcerting. I keep thinking it’s a serious political cartoon and then remembering that no, it’s just these clowns again.

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
7 years ago

@ Howard

Yeah, I was running around all “wheeeee this is so much fun!” while the grown ups were sitting there going “she has to run out of gas eventually, right?”.

Falconer
7 years ago

@Kitteh’s: I once thought saddle shoes would be cool, so I got a pair.

I have never had a more uncomfortable pair of shoes in my life. I’ve still got them, somewhere, but I haven’t worn them much. Maybe they’d feel better if I broke ’em in more.

Falconer
7 years ago

Mr. Male Opinions really does look like Ahmedinijad to me.

His nose looks too wide, and the distance between nose and mouth too long, to really look like Reagan.

jenknekro
jenknekro
7 years ago

Well personally, I think-
*is lynched by Anderson Cooper and Wolf Blitzer*

The Kittehs' Unpaid Help

Falconer – owww. Breaking in uncomfortable shoes is the pits. Worst I ever had was a pair of Doc Marten’s. The stiffening at the back felt like a razor blade – it made my heels bleed. They were great looking boots but went to the op shop in record time; they were just too painful to try breaking in, even with layers of bandaids on.

I got lucky recently (I have flat, pronated feet and wear orthotics, so getting comfortable shoes is tricky) with a pair of Ziera laceup boots. They’ve broken in really quickly and are very comfortable and supportive.

Marie
7 years ago

@kittehs

Owowowoowowowowowowow. Those shoes sound evil!