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Kevin Federline-andry: The most pressing men's human rights issue of our age?

Presented, without comment — ok, besides this comment, and the comment in the title of the post — is this headline from the Men’s Rights subreddit:

Kevin Federline received $13 million from his divorce with Brittany Spears. Would he have gotten more if genders swapped?

Thanks once again to AgainstMensRights for finding this one.

Also, it’s BRITNEY. Not Brittany. Britney. One T, followed by NEY. B-R-I-T-N-E-Y. It’s not hard to remember.

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feintone
7 years ago

talking Scottish comfort food, are any of you aware of the magical creation that is the deep fried mars bar?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep-fried_Mars_bar

Argenti Aertheri
7 years ago

kittehserf
December 6, 2013 at 8:54 pm | Permalink | Reply
Don’t even read the comments on that page. They’re as ugh and [ableist term redacted] as one would expect.

kittehserf
December 7, 2013 at 2:20 am | Permalink | Reply
That’s a modded term here? Okay, sorry about that.

What the heck did you say? Idiotic? I remember one of my final straws over there was them having a fit at David (yes our David) saying idiot.

Bina
Bina
7 years ago

Zomidawg, I love Weird Al! I guess I just committed A Misandry.

Argenti Aertheri
7 years ago

AK — aw, poor puppy, hope the little one is getting lots of rubs and the GSD all the glares. The GSD smart enough to realize that biting puppy was a Bad Bad Thing?

CassandraSays
7 years ago

My final straw was the fact that there are so many threads like the one kittehs linked to.

Argenti Aertheri
7 years ago

http://www.feministe.us/blog/archives/2013/02/07/moderation-note-do-you-see-a-need-for-a-giraffe/

Mangos? Or take away the mangos? I know I’ve done comic sans and disemvowelment, but I can easily do one to add a warning.

Of course, if I add mangos to the mod filter, I won’t be able to tease pecunium, and what would be the fun in that? Hmm, I could do it manually as a response to flagged comments since only those of us with back end access can disemvowel…

Argenti Aertheri
7 years ago

Ooh, I know! http://dobrador.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/funny-pictures-unhappy-puffer-fish.jpg

Cassandra, well yeah, that combined with all the little things made it just not worth the brain cells.

AK
AK
7 years ago

AK — aw, poor puppy, hope the little one is getting lots of rubs and the GSD all the glares. The GSD smart enough to realize that biting puppy was a Bad Bad Thing?

I think he does. I’m trying to treat him normally now even though I’m still upset with him, because I know dogs don’t really think like that and he doesn’t know *why* I’m upset with him anymore, but it’s a little hard. He is laying under my feet (abnormal, usually he lays on the couch or a comfy dog bed) and whenever the puppy shifts position he jumps up and tries to lick her ear (which I have to prevent; she has an e-collar but I’m not making her wear it while she’s in my lap, although she’ll have to while not under direct supervision). I don’t know if he feels bad just because I’m not sure dogs think like that, but I know he knows she is hurt and is concerned about it.

kittehserf
7 years ago

Cassandra – ::snicker:: I didn’t mind knowing what was in the haggis; I’d just like to have been able to taste it instead of having my tastebuds burnt out. 😛

Argenti – yup, idiotic was the word I used. Not worth having a fight over, there, but I thought calling it ableist was pretty bloody stupid. (I wonder if there are any sites where “stupid” gets redacted for being ableist?)

AK – oh noes, we are stuck with someone we like commenting for the evening! 😛 But I’m very glad you’re doin’ your Dooty by the Furrinati.

feintone – ::shudder:: I’ve heard of deep-fried Mars Bars. It surprised me when I heard they’re a Scottish (or is that just Glaswegian?) invention. I’d blamed that lot up in the Deep North* or that lot further north in the Deep South**.

*Queensland
*the US Deep South

CassandraSays
7 years ago

I think most of the deep fried oddities originate in Glasgow. Lovely place except for the food, but if you’re drunk enough and it’s freezing cold you’ll eat anything that’s warm.

(Don’t ask me how I know this.)

kittehserf
7 years ago

Argenti – do you read Scalzi’s blog? He latched on to a great idea, setting the Mallet at Kitten. He replaces really gross troll stuff with comments about kittens and rainbows and whatnot. D’you want a link?

feintone
7 years ago

I have had a bite of one once. the deep frying pretty much removes the mars bar flavour, so its actually kind of bland tasting. that being said, I definitely did not feel well an hour later.

kittehserf
7 years ago

I’m trying to remember what I ate in Glasgow – sammiches and a hot chocolate, I think (I only did a day trip there).

feintone
7 years ago

@ cassandra apparently they were invented in Aberdeen, and are actually quite hard to find these days. the one my brother and I could only get one on Edingburgh’s royal mile, so basically they only sell them for tourists.

CassandraSays
7 years ago

Oh no, you can get all kinds of weird things deep fried in chippies in Glasgow, including pizza. I spent a good part of my teenage misadventure years there, and ate many a questionable item while under the influence.

Argenti Aertheri
7 years ago

Kitteh — sure, though that requires manual editing and creating the cute.

Speaking of cute, the previous batch of cory babies has at least five that’ll reach full size, and my cories are, presenting, mating. I’m trying not to watch, figure they should have some privacy!

Argenti Aertheri
7 years ago

*presently

kittehserf
7 years ago

Deep frying anything sweet makes me want to run for the hills. I’ll stick to fish and chips for that sort of thing! 🙂

kittehserf
7 years ago

Argenti – yay for cories!

Yeah, I didn’t think you’d want to add the work with that, it was just the cutest notion. Now if it could automatically replace trollishness with Cute Furrinati pics, that’d be cool (it could be LBT’s Borg drawings – the troll has been assimilated …)

feintone
7 years ago

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anstruther_Fish_Bar
if you are ever in this part of Scotland, visit this place. I can personally vouch for the excellence of the fish and chips.

WeeBoy
WeeBoy
7 years ago

Deep fried moro bar is a Kiwi invention, and it is fantastic. Because there’s toffee in an NZ moro bar it gets scalding hot and burns your mouth something fierce.

The fish and chip shop by my school did them, so I had one pretty much every week for three years. Somehow I have not died of heart disease.

kittehserf
7 years ago

::deep sigh:: I’d love to go back to the UK. There are so many places I’d like to see, or revisit. Don’t think it’s going to happen, though.

Totally OT, I got this template done at lunchtime and I’m really pleased with it. Now to find a suitable background!

CassandraSays
7 years ago

I’m not so fond of deep fried sweet things either. I like sweet things that are hot, but when you coat them in batter everything just ends up tasting really bland to me because the batter overpowers the other flavors.

My favorite hot dessert is this.

http://chinadoll-bakingdairy.blogspot.com/2012/05/sesame-balls-with-black-sesame-paste.html

You can still eat them when they’ve cooled, but they’re better hot.

CassandraSays
7 years ago

I guess technically they have a batter too, but it’s so thin that what you mostly taste is the sticky rice and the sesame. I think I’m just not crazy about thick batter in general. Even on fish I prefer it to be as thin as possible.

kittehserf
7 years ago

Christmas pud is probably my favourite hot dessert; the others would be variations on apple pastries. I like the occasional sticky date pudding or chocolate pudding, but they tend to be a bit overwhelming.

Alice Sanguinaria
7 years ago

MMMM, sesame balls! Those were part of my childhood. That and egg tarts! 😀

Alice Sanguinaria
7 years ago

^ This is the reason why I can’t ever go vegan. I’m too addicted to egg tarts.

CassandraSays
7 years ago

I’m meh on eggs in general, but sesame balls are awesome. There’s this one restaurant that we pretty much only go to because it does them well. Also black sesame ice cream.

I’m also very fond of hot fruity things like crumble, especially when the fruit part is a bit tart so there’s a flavor contrast.

Argenti Aertheri
7 years ago

Kitteh — I could upload LBT’s Borg critters to the shared upload folder and folks could manually pick one and “this troll has been assimilated banned/modd’ed”

Pick a Borg critter and paste a stock phrase isn’t nearly as complex as writing a cute little story. Still manual, but simple.

kittehserf
7 years ago

I like batter on fish to be thin enough to be crisp. We mostly have hoki with breadcrumbs, rather than with batter.

kittehserf
7 years ago

I like the idea of Borg Crittering the trolls! What do others think?

CassandraSays
7 years ago

Random for Americans – if there’s a Trader Joe’s near you, they just started making these chicken parmesana things on a stick that are really good because they’re coated in Panko rather than batter.

Alice Sanguinaria
7 years ago

kittehs – I like this idea. 😀

Maybe we should have a borgified troll SPECIFICALLY for trolls.

CassandraSays – Does it have tomato sauce in it? I’ve found that I can’t consume tomato sauce anymore due to the smell.

Alice Sanguinaria
7 years ago

Tomato sauce as in canned or whatever. Pizza is fine, but pasta sauce is not.

CassandraSays
7 years ago

@ Alice

It does have some tomato sauce. Basically think chicken parmigana, but on a stick. They were handing out samples.

CassandraSays
7 years ago

More like pizza sauce than pasta sauce – thick, so it won’t make the breading soggy.

Argenti Aertheri
7 years ago

“Maybe we should have a borgified troll SPECIFICALLY for trolls.”

You’ll have to ask LBT, but if we go for one set image and stock phrase, I can automate it.

kittehserf
7 years ago

Alice – what about three Borgified billy goats for destroying trolls? 😀

Trader Joe’s is one shop I envy you lot. ::turns green::

CassandraSays
7 years ago

Did you know that Trader Joe’s always has free coffee? There’s an urn somewhere in every store, with milk and sugar on the side.

kittehserf
7 years ago

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH!

CassandraSays
7 years ago

With the weather we’ve been having lately I’ve been tempted to hug the coffee urn.

Alice Sanguinaria
7 years ago

CassandraSays – Ah, okay, I’ll check it out. Hopefully it won’t smell.

Argenti – True. Damn it, I’m now tempted to donate, but I don’t want my mother to find out that I donated money.

kittehs – 😀 Three feminist goats.

DefJam
DefJam
7 years ago

So, Futrelle, by your logic, I suppose we can’t complain about the (alleged) discrimination against women in the United States. After all, Saudi Arabia exists!!!111!eleventy!1

hippodameia8527
hippodameia8527
7 years ago

I love the idea of a borgified troll, if LBT doesn’t mind doing one.

I’ve always wanted to try a deep-fried Twinkie. I don’t know why – it just sounds good.

LBT
LBT
7 years ago

RE: feintone

OMG ODE TO A HAGGIS. I got to go to Burns Night back when I lived in Texas. It was glorious. I want to shove Robbie Burns into the face of everyone who thinks poetry is all delicate and metaphorical and high-minded.

RE: Argenti

I am more than willing to donate my borgcritters to the cause. Especially since it looks like I’ll be drawing ten in total! o_o (Don’t worry, I can totally do them, I just didn’t expect to have so many! It’s a pleasant surprise.)

RE: Alice

Maybe we should have a borgified troll SPECIFICALLY for trolls.

I have an opening, a critter unspoken for, so I could totally do a troll! Confession, though, I’d probably do a troll in the way of those horrifying little troll dolls that were big in the early 90s.

Alice Sanguinaria
7 years ago

LBT – YAY! Also, do it do it do it do it. Borgified Troll dolls would be hilarious.

LBT
LBT
7 years ago

Borgified troll it is! But I claim no responsibility for traumatized minds afterward!

Also, hippodameia requested a dog. By necessity, this means you guys will be getting a borgie corgie.

wordsp1nner
wordsp1nner
7 years ago

I was haunting the Redpill subreddit (because LOLs) and I came across someone trying to convince the redpillers to pitch in for this:

http://www.parsemusfoundation.org/vasalgel-home/

Vasalgel is basically RISUG. Was that the contraceptive that caused high rates of sterility? I don’t recall–but then again, a more-reversible form of vasectomy is still good, if not the male equivalent of the pill.

Looking into the Paresemus Foundation, it actually looks interesting. Some of their other projects involve spay/neuter techniques for dogs and cats and a pill that may help prevent HIV transmission.

So it looks like sometimes the Redpiller stumble on something cool.

The study still isn’t funded. I wonder how much they actually will end up donating in the end.

LBT
LBT
7 years ago

I dearly hope the redpillers totally blow my mind by donating a lot and actually doing something besides complain. But I doubt it.

lana
lana
7 years ago

Y’ll made me think of pizza. I like goat cheese ,artichokes ,tomatoes ,and onions.

Thanks..