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The Al Jazeera English show I’m appearing on starts in a few minutes [UPDATED: It’s over. Will post a YouTube link shortly]

The Al Jazeera English show I’m appearing on starts in about 10 minutes, at 3:30 PM

You can watch a live stream of the show (TheStream) on the Al Jazeera website here.

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Sharculese
9 years ago

@fembot, myoo, watmoonz

it actually cracks me up when these dudes think they can rattle me with that shit.

Hippodameia
Hippodameia
9 years ago

Thank you for the corgi! I had no idea they liked water that much.

Sharculese
9 years ago

oh shit, the devil cat has claimed my chest as her perch. she is so cute but she is pure fucking evil and now i cant move or she’ll try to break into my room and piss on all my shit and/or claw me in my sleep.

i think this is misandry.

also my booze is on the other side of the room and now i cant get at it 🙁

Sharculese
9 years ago

shit shit shit her front claws are right by my throat

i swear this cat spends half the day skulking in the fireplace because the sent of burning reminds her of her home in the depths of hell

Snowy
Snowy
9 years ago

I think purring cats with alcohol strapped to them should be available everywhere. Like those dogs that come to you if you’re stuck in the snow

Sharculese
9 years ago

on the other hand i am still chuckling that mikey found out i was a dude and immediately thought he could soft sell me on his misandry conspiracy shit

whataboutthemoonz
9 years ago

“i swear this cat spends half the day skulking in the fireplace because the sent of burning reminds her of her home in the depths of hell”

I literally laughed out loud, and now my (non-hellion) cat is giving me the side-eye.

Sharculese
9 years ago

manboobz needs more retrievers so heres some flatcoats

cloudiah
9 years ago

Since Sharculese is immobilized, I’m sending “her” a puppy:

Sharculese
9 years ago

Tom Martin
9 years ago

Sharculese uses the picture of a woman in his/her posts, so I thought him or her a woman. Whatever. Still a douche with a receding personality. I’m surprised he’s a law graduate and so dull. Not my experience of lawyers. Something about being a pro-abortion lawyer. Good for him.

fembot
9 years ago

Receding personality? Personalities don’t recede. Just hairlines.

MollyRen (@MollyRen)
9 years ago

Spelling it “HOOER” makes me read it in a Scottish accent. Maybe Tommy Flanagan’s?

fembot
9 years ago

Hooer reminds me of The Sopranos.

scrapemind
9 years ago

Hooer reminds me of Udo Kier as Dracula.

indifferentsky
9 years ago

This thread is entertaining and all, but I want mah link to the thing.
I’m entitled to it, or something.
For free or you pay me. Cuz I’m a hoor.

Shaenon
9 years ago

Hooer reminds me of living in Dublin, and how the Anna Livia fountain on O’Connell Street was known as the Hooer in the Sewer.

There were a bunch of other nicknames I can’t remember now. The Molly Malone statue was the Tart With the Cart.

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
9 years ago

Not a single man said women were intelligent, interesting, or funny.

Which doesn’t strike Tom as in any way sexist.

fembot
9 years ago

Not a single man said women were intelligent, interesting, or funny.

And we all know women are none of these things. Which is how we control the world and keep the mens down in an oppressive matriarchy.

Wetherby
Wetherby
9 years ago

Here’s a story to warm the cockles of Tom’s black little heart – female athletes forced to sit in less comfortable seats than the ones provided for their male colleagues.

xardoz
9 years ago

@scrapemind

It all makes sense now, Tom is a vampire unimpressed with the blood quality of today’s liberated women. Can we get Buffy the HOOER on the case?

xardoz
9 years ago

That is, if the Blood of the HOOERs doesn’t get him first.

indifferentsky
9 years ago

No link yet? Why?

doctornic
9 years ago

This might be one of my favourite threads ever.

hellkell
hellkell
9 years ago

Excuse me? I am very happy with my life; as I have previously stated I am a semi-wealthy supervisor at a successful business. I spend my free time considering entrepreneurial prospects. I have it pretty good, despite the systematic misandry that nips at my heels.

Uh-huh, uh-huh. Suuuuure you are. Cool story, dude.

captainbathrobe
9 years ago

Seriously, Tom, your research is poorly structured and utterly uninteresting. A more interesting research project would be to assess each subject’s adherence to feminism (via questionnaire or similar) and then assess degree of sexism or misandry as a function of the strength of belief in feminist ideas. This would answer the question: is misandry the result of feminism (as the MRM claims) or is feminism the antidote to misandry (as feminists claim)?

Unfortunately, you appear to be using age as a proxy for the type of feminism women subscribe to. This is just sloppy research, as all you’ve done is show that older women in your survey were less likely to say misandric things than younger woman. Also, did you do any sort of multi-variate regression analysis, or are these just straight percentages? What’s your n, R squared, and p for this data set?

Cliff Pervocracy
9 years ago

Trying to explain why a YouTube video of Tom Markin shoving a camera at random passerby and asking them “Jay Leno’s Jaywalking”-type questions isn’t “research” is like trying to explain why an armadillo isn’t a fruit. If we got into the details we’d be here all day.

(For starters: people suddenly asked to describe an entire gender with one word are pretty much always going to say something awkward or jokey. This does not mean that this is literally their most core belief about gender.)

howardbann1ster
howardbann1ster
9 years ago

Yeah, it’s SCIENCE if you say SCIENCE loud enough, right? At least that’s how Tom seems to think you make it scientific.

(…and looking up, I see I got ninjaed on that observation… ‘cargo cult science’…oooo, perceptive…)

Myoo
Myoo
9 years ago

Cliff:

(For starters: people suddenly asked to describe an entire gender with one word are pretty much always going to say something awkward or jokey. This does not mean that this is literally their most core belief about gender.)

To add on that, people suddenly asked to describe men when they have Tom Martin standing in front of them are less likely to come up with positive attributes.

Wetherby
Wetherby
9 years ago

I’m still not sure how this is supposed to net him £37,000.

I understand stealing underpants can be quite profitable.

ShadetheDruid
ShadetheDruid
9 years ago

like trying to explain why an armadillo isn’t a fruit – Cliff

I hate when you want to make an attempt to be witty and then Google image search lets you down. 🙁 All I could find was one crappy small fruit-shaped-like-an-armadillo picture.

..Maybe I should stop trying to be witty?

Ugh
Ugh
9 years ago

A more interesting research project would be to assess each subject’s adherence to feminism (via questionnaire or similar) and then assess degree of sexism or misandry as a function of the strength of belief in feminist ideas.

Actual scholars already did that. They found that feminists were less likely to have hostile beliefs towards men.

http://intl-pwq.sagepub.com/content/33/2/216.abstract

nwoslave
9 years ago

@David Futrelle
” That’s not really a standard Man Boobz insult as much as it is a description of many MRAs/MGTOWers/PUA-wannabes and “incels” who spend much of their time complaining that they can’t get dates (and that this is some sort of injustice).”

The show you were on was almost totally about internet misogyny proving worldwide societal misogyny. Since, “Can’t get a date.” is the standard insult for any who dares disagree with a woman online, this is clear evidence of worldwide societal misandry perpetrated by women.

If feminism is all about equality, and proof of societal misogyny is from negative internet comments about women, than negative internet comments about men must be proof of societal misandry. Do you agree?

drst
drst
9 years ago

Is anyone else seeing “hooer” and having their mind insert the missing “v” for “hoover”?

Which is sorta but not quite the thing Tom is trying to make it be. Except my vacuum cleaner never insists I pay for dinner or buy it attachments to prove my love.

captainbathrobe
9 years ago

@Ugh. Well, there you are. That’s pretty much what I expected.

Wetherby
Wetherby
9 years ago

Anyone tempted to confuse hooers and hoovers might be well advised to read this.

Sharculese
9 years ago

the larger point is that tom never even filmed the video, so none of this really happened

AlexB
AlexB
9 years ago

To add on that, people suddenly asked to describe men when they have Tom Martin standing in front of them are less likely to come up with positive attributes.

How many women said “bald?”

ithiliana
ithiliana
9 years ago

I see Tom is avoiding moderation by using hooer instead of the w-word!

What an asshooer.

Halite
9 years ago

@Shaenon

Hooer reminds me of living in Dublin, and how the Anna Livia fountain on O’Connell Street was known as the Hooer in the Sewer.

There were a bunch of other nicknames I can’t remember now. The Molly Malone statue was the Tart With the Cart.

My mum calls her “The Trollop With The Scallops”

ithiliana
ithiliana
9 years ago

Motion: I vote we now refer to Mikey/Varpole/Steele as SEMI-STEELE!

Who’s with me!

And TOM–whoa, rotten lousy reading comprehension there. No wonder you couldn’t handle graduate work, or suceed at your case.

ithiliana
ithiliana
9 years ago

@Myoo: people suddenly asked to describe men when they have Tom Martin standing in front of them are less likely to come up with positive attributes.

I shall have to send you a bill for drycleaning of monitor soaked in Coke Zero.

!!!

BlackBloc (@XBlackBlocX)

I am a semi-wealthy supervisor at a successful business.

Lower-middle management white collar. Wooh! Let me guess, you supervise a call center? You’re a McDonald’s manager?

I spend my free time considering entrepreneurial prospects.

I thought you said you were an entrepreneur? If an entrepreneur is one who merely “considers entrepreneurial prospects”, then gawddamn! that means I’m an entrepreneur too! Me and my brother have made a few inquiries into ideas like programming a SolidWorks material plugin or self-publishing a board game. I guess we’re Galtian supermen like Mr. Steele here! (Hey he even has a proper Ayn Rand character name to represent his Captain of Industry status!)

I have it pretty good, despite the systematic misandry that nips at my heels.

I think what you mean is “I owe even the mediocre amount of success I have mostly to my gender and race opening me doors that wouldn’t have been available otherwise, and if I’d had been born black or a woman I would be in a much worse situation even if I’d had about twice as much drive as I now have”.

Sharculese
9 years ago

twice zero is zero fwiw

Wetherby
Wetherby
9 years ago

What’s with all these “semi-” qualifications?

Surely “semi-wealthy” means “not wealthy” by definition?

Ditto “semi-attractive”, “semi-intelligent” and “semi-self-aware”.

pecunium
9 years ago

I see Varpole has gone from “successful young urban professional” to, “semi-wealthy supervisor at a successful business.”

He’s no longer an active entrepreneur, but considering becoming one.

Grad school seems to have been abandoned.

Sharculese
9 years ago

it means he’s not as wealthy, intelligent, or attractive as he would be if women werent all out to get him

howardbann1ster
howardbann1ster
9 years ago

Yeah, he’s been moving pretty quick. What was it, a week ago he was in grad school? Then he graduated and was moving fast! Now he’s stuck in a management position. What comes next week? Early retirement?

It’s not exactly fruitfly territory, but I do feel sorry for him. In his short, short lifetime he’s spent the percentage equivalent of ninety-eight of my human years on this website.

Sounds terrible.

whataboutthemoonz
9 years ago

“receding personality”

This NEVER STOPS BEING FUNNY. NEVER EVER EVER.

Wetherby
Wetherby
9 years ago

Yeah, he’s been moving pretty quick. What was it, a week ago he was in grad school? Then he graduated and was moving fast! Now he’s stuck in a management position. What comes next week? Early retirement?

God, I hope not – he’ll have even more time on his hands.

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