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Off topic: Yakety Rave

I’m too migrainey to brain properly today, so instead I give you some raver dudes dancing (?) to Yakety Sax. And, no, they weren’t really dancing to Yakety Sax, but I do kind of love the idea of vast fields full of people raving out to old novelty songs.

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cloudiah
7 years ago

That works really well as a soundtrack for almost anything, but I worry that it isn’t helping your migraine. Feel better!

kittehserf
7 years ago

Hope your migraine clears soon, David. 🙁

gillyrosebee
gillyrosebee
7 years ago

Feel better soon, David! Hopefully you can take a nap with the kitties; I know that always helps me feel better.

Kiwi girl
Kiwi girl
7 years ago

I have this drug prescribed for my migraines: http://www.webmd.com/drugs/drug-7741-Sumatriptan+Succinate+Oral.aspx?drugid=7741&drugname=Sumatriptan+Succinate+Oral

It works super fast, so long as I take it as soon as I feel one coming on. YMMV.

Kiwi girl
Kiwi girl
7 years ago

Forgot to add: the pills are really small, which is great when I have problems swallowing due to onset of migraine.

LBT
LBT
7 years ago

I will never not be amused by people dancing to novelty songs.

This seems a good place to leave this

bluecat
bluecat
7 years ago

Sorry to hear about your head David. Not sure you should be watching any screen, but I find a neck massage can help – or at least provide something pleasant to offset the awfulness that is migraine.

Hope you’re feeling better soon.

hellkell
hellkell
7 years ago

Sorry about the migraine, those are no fun.

cloudiah
7 years ago

More brain bleach — a Swedish man doing what we’re all meant to do (i.e. dropping everything and endangering himself in icy water to rescue a kitty):

kittehserf
7 years ago

Now there’s a bloke who really is nice, and a lot more!

I wonder how kitty managed to get stuck under the ferry?

Myoo
Myoo
7 years ago

Sorry about your migraine David. Hope it gets better soon.

contrapangloss
7 years ago

Ow, ow, ow, ow… Ow.

I hope your head stops hurting, soon!

Quackers
Quackers
7 years ago

Ugh…migraines. Do you ever get that aura in front of your eyes beforehand? that’s how I know one is coming on and start popping the Tylenols lol. Hope you feel better soon David!

Maybe you’ll make a post on this news article sometime? http://www.newrepublic.com/article/116768/latest-target-mens-rights-movement-definition-rape

Anyone else feel like reading it? because I can’t even bring myself to read it or even the comments. It’s sad how often serious topics cause my eyes to glaze over now since it always devolves into a shitstorm. Feminism vs MRM, rape vs false accusations….I just can’t anymore 🙁

I’m starting to think that this is one of the reasons why the older you get, the more you just become apathetic to social issues and throw your hands up and say “fuck it I don’t care anymore”

Buttercup Q. Skullpants
Buttercup Q. Skullpants
7 years ago

Hope your migraine feels better soon, David.

Is Yakety Sax the official soundtrack of the MRM? It should be.

weirwoodtreehugger
7 years ago

Quakers, the comments in that article are kind of hilarious. The MRAs really came out in force. There’s a ton of Godwin in there and one awesome commenter who trolled the MRA whiners.

cloudiah
7 years ago

Quackers, that story… It’s one of those “let’s lean over backwards to be extra gentle with those poor misogynists because maybe they have a point” stories. No mainstream publication would say “let’s lean over backwards to be extra gentle with those poor White Rights/Aryan Nations groups,” but for some reason it’s okay with sexist bigots.

(Well, they’ll do it with the more subtle bigots — like people who don’t support gay marriage, and standard “dog whistle” variety racists, but not openly hateful bigots of Elam’s ilk.)

cloudiah
7 years ago

weirwoodtreehugger, Let me guess — the MRAs in the comments don’t think the author was supportive enough, right?

weirwoodtreehugger
7 years ago

Yes, they called it a hit piece. I thought it was gentle with them too.

Quackers
Quackers
7 years ago

@weirwoodtreehugger

It’s like that for any article on gender or feminism, they’re always there. Man I can’t even keep up with all these articles and issues and my life is pretty boring lol

@Cloudiah

Why am I not surprised. I don’t understand the point of articles like that, because even if you can acknowledge that most of the things MRAs bring up are legitimate issues (like we’ve done here numerous times) it will never be good enough for MRAs if you criticize their tactics in any way or refuse to completely discard feminism.

Falconer
7 years ago

Those raver dudes are dancing on, what, turf? How do they get their feet to do the glidy thing? The grass must be all smashed flat from the passage of so many feet.

@LBT: I needed that laugh. Thanks.

@cloudiah: And I needed that d’awww. I couldn’t swim like that guy did coming back with the cat. I tried to show Beloved my kick a couple years ago in the pool and ended up drifting away from the side where I’d propped myself. Yes, my kick makes me go backwards.

kittehserf
7 years ago

Well, at least you can float and go somewhere, Falconer, even if it’s the wrong direction. I never even floated in water. 😀

BreakfastMan
BreakfastMan
7 years ago

Here is my contribution to the official ManBoobz Amusing Video Pile ™:

XD

Kim
Kim
7 years ago

Ugh…migraines. Do you ever get that aura in front of your eyes beforehand? that’s how I know one is coming on and start popping the Tylenols lol.

I was going to ask the same thing. Though I get more of a starring, where I have a blind spot directly where I’m looking, Makes it really hard to read anything.

But I take nurofen. Tylenol has never been a big thing here in Australia – and after hearing the This American Life story about it, I’m not suprised. It is so much more dangerous than the people selling it say it is.

LBT
LBT
7 years ago

I have found that all action movies are greatly improved by the application of either Yakety Sax to any and all chase scenes and Entry of the Gladiators to the fight scenes.

Another way to improve your movie experience is to replace all complicated orders with “DO THINGS!” and all complicated technobabble with “DO SCIENCE.”

This is why I’m terrible to watch movies with.

kittehserf
7 years ago

Reminds me of what a cruel friend once said – she wanted to get a mutual friend and me to watch historical movies together, ‘cos we’d do nothing but point out all the shit they get wrong. 😛

AbominableSnowPickle
7 years ago

Migraines must be in the air today, because I had a doozy of one earlier. Complete with auditory and visual hallucinations, phantom sensations, and superdeathpain. Thankfully, my abortive migraine meds worked and now I’m dealing with the Migraine Hangover.

Dave, I hope your migraine abates soon and you can get back to your most important work, the mocking of MRAs and their ilk. Hope everyone else is having a good evening as well!

kittehserf
7 years ago

I’m having a good afternoon – finish work in forty minutes or so.

That sounds one scary horrible migraine. Kitty hugs!

Bina
Bina
7 years ago

There are not many things that Yakety Sax can’t improve, but migraines and the MRBM are two pretty big ‘uns. Feel better soon, David!

Lids
7 years ago

I feel ya on the migraine. Feels like my brain is trying to rip it’s way out of my skull right now.

tcwill00
tcwill00
7 years ago

@LBT: I have to take occasional breaks from watching Star Trek eps from Next Gen onwards, because most of the time if the Enterprise is going to explode, Geordi doesn’t crawl in somewhere with a tool, he reroutes power.

Which is a cop out. It’s false action. Plus it gets boring when it’s not spaced out by a week so you forget it.

So far DS9 hasn’t been so bad. But it has juicy interpersonal conflicts to fill air time with, too.

katz
7 years ago

Another way to improve your movie experience is to replace all complicated orders with “DO THINGS!” and all complicated technobabble with “DO SCIENCE.”

“Industry, science, and technology! Big men putting screwdrivers into things, turning them, and adjusting them! Build your own atom storage box! Bringing you state of the art in soft-serve technology! Snap caps off any size jug, bottle, or jar! And it really really works.”

LBT
LBT
7 years ago

RE: Falconer

This seems an appropriate time to drop in the Voltaire song U.S.S. Make Shit Up. (Warning: you WILL be humming the chorus for hours afterward.)

House Mouse Queen
7 years ago

David, when you read this it will hopefully be over. I totally empathize with you because I get them every once in a while and the last one landed me in hospital with iv and 3 different iv medications to get rid of it. It was so bad I thought my neck was going to explode. I thought it was a heart problem.

They do have good meds now to take the place of morphine. My ex had them more frequent than I did and my doc taught me how to do an intramuscular shot in the arse of Demerol. We had these glass ampules of Demerol in the house at all times.

Off topic: In other news I met my caseworker today (I’m getting home care now due to my injuries (rolled off bed onto broken glass, broke colar bone and some ribs, glass in my back) So twice a week these really great women come and help me bathe and keep house) My caseworker and I are talking about long term care since my spinal injury in the late 90’s has left me permanently disabled. She’s so beautiful and kind. She has gorgeous asian eyes (her dad is Japanese) and her eyes are ice blue. She’s stunning.

It’s hard to admit to myself that I need this kind of help long term but it’s just a fact I have to get used to. It’s a really challenging time of my life.

hookergal
hookergal
7 years ago

For Australians, Tylenol is Panadol. For unknown reasons the active ingredient has a different name in America, but it’s the same compound. Ibuprofen works better for migraines as it is anti-inflammatory as well as a pain reliever. Triptans are great. Not sure if you need a script in America, you do in Australia. If you have difficulty swallowing (also with migraines your stomach stops working as well do orally taken medications take longer to absorb) there is a sublingual medication called Maxalt. Works wonders. If you can’t get a script try Voltaren (Dicolfenac) 50mg which is just as efficacious as sumitriptan.
I’m not just a sex worker. I’m a pharmacy student 🙂

Quackers
Quackers
7 years ago

@Kim

Actually you described it better than I did lol!! the last one I had was actually after a debate with an MRA or anti-feminist or whatever. I could no longer read the screen and was out for the rest of the day, then woke up with the aftermath of it with that dull throbbing on the one side of your head.

pecunium
7 years ago

That New Republic Article was horrid (actually, I find most of the New Republic’s articles to be deeply flawed; when they aren’t horrid).

The takeaway was, “The MRM is a legitimate movement, misguided in execution, but dealing with important issues; they need to be taken more seriously.”

The whole bit about “false rape” and how it ruins lives, and the associating of actual reports (between 2-8 percent: with no mention that this is the same rate as for other crimes) and then the “but most college students think the real rate is more like 50 percent”, as if this somehow calls the actual figures into question, and makes them somehow disreputable.

Also the failure to note that GWW and Paul Elam are different faces of the same cohort of MRM fellow travellers, etc.

Kiwi girl
Kiwi girl
7 years ago

Hey David, sorry to hear about the rebound. My migraines fluctuate between emotional stress related and hormone related.

I hope you get better meds from the doctor. I hope you feel better soon.

marinerachel
marinerachel
7 years ago

I feel really fortunate in that all I struggle with hormonally is acne. Seeing my friends with hormonal migraines breaks my heart. They’re just debilitating.

Kim
Kim
7 years ago

@hookergal

I’m glad you told me that Tylenol = Panadol. In the This American Life show they were referring to it as acetaminophen, and I didn’t realise paracetamol was just another name for it.

One of my favourite things I discovered lately is 24 hour Zantac. I get heartburn fairly frequently, and it makes me so miserable. It makes my jaw ache for some reason. But Zantac seems to totally stop it.

Also, my cat just walked across my bf’s computer, to where he’s sitting, stepping on the power button and turning it off in the process. Definitely a case of “pay attention to meeee.”

titianblue
titianblue
7 years ago

Hope you’re better soon, David. Migraines are horrible.

hellkell
hellkell
7 years ago

That NR article, oy. It gave the MRM way too much credit, but the comments are hilarious. Bunch of the usual suspects acting like the titty-babies they are.

freemage
freemage
7 years ago

My wife and I are both ‘lucky’ migraine sufferers. I have one very specific trigger (I’m a hardcore caffeine addict, and if I’m not careful to self-medicate, there will be consequences), but the pain and the nausea are both usually manageable, so long as I can get a Super Gulp or similar monstrosity in time.

My wife actually gets what her doctors call “migraines without pain”–she’ll get the stars in her vision, and a dizziness, but no actual pain.

Howard Bannister
7 years ago

I get sinus headaches once or twice a year that drop me to the floor and leave me totally incapable for a day or two. Those are fun*.

Re: painkillers, side effects, somebody told me recently that ibuprofen in contra-indicated for folks with bursitis because it dries out the bursa sacs. I haven’t been able to find any source that confirms that, though, leaving me wondering if it’s just another wonderful piece of internet lore floating around.

It’s not terribly important to me right now–exercise and stretching has my bursitis under control. But I’d like to know for sure.

gillyrosebee
gillyrosebee
7 years ago

I get that “migraines without pain” thing from time to time – sparkling lights (usually to the left side of my vision) and wooziness, including nausea. It’s not as bad as the full-on migraines, which I only get two to three times a year now. Used to get them regularly and it made me want to curl into a tiny ball and cease to exist. Meds helped, but I mostly needed silence, darkness and to lie as still as possible.

David, still sending good thoughts your way. Feel better!

pecunium
7 years ago

Looking at what bothers me (again) about the NR piece: It promotes the “false middle”.

The real rates of false accusations of rape are between 2-8 percent. (based on the number of reported rapes, divided by those reports which turn out to be false). It’s a concrete figure.

When they say, “but lots of people think as many as 50 percent to be false” they imply the real number is higher.

Then they toss in the fable of, “any rape accusation destroys a man’s life” and don’t spend a moment of time looking at the facts of the MRM claims. In short the entire piece serves to give the MRM credibility. It’s a textbook example of bad reporting.

gillyrosebee
gillyrosebee
7 years ago

There’s so much fail in that TNR piece, I don’t even know where to start, and then the comments are just a cesspit. I love how they start out (barely) saying that it’s just about balancing feminism with equality and then goes down from there to “stfu, you hairy, ugly lesbians!”

Maureen Johnson and Jessica Valenti had an interesting exchange with Matchar on Twitter. https://twitter.com/JessicaValenti/status/439039384462303232 Matchar doesn’t get it, though, and keeps saying that the criticism of her piece is unfair.

Anyone know how to export a pdf or something of a convo like this without just screenshotting multiples and clipping it together later?

cupisnique
7 years ago

@ pecunium

I just read that article and completely agree with your assessment. To suggest that the MRM brings any legitimate issues to the table is outrageous. How do you just ignore their misogyny that pervades everything they write and think? Just because you might find a small kernel of truth somewhere doesn’t make the other 99.99999% of it irrelevant, and they sure as hell aren’t doing anything useful to address these issues.

This part really angered me:

The MRM’s tirades and hijinks certainly don’t meaningfully add to the debate surrounding the way we handle sexual assault. But to totally ignore the issues that they raise does not further a productive conversation. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to talk about these issues in progressive or feminist circles, where discussions of sexual assault prevention can quickly degenerate into angry hyperbole and name-calling.

what. the. fuck? I just don’t even . . .

AbominableSnowPickle
7 years ago

Dave, have you thought about Botox injections? I started getting them after a four month long migraine that was so bad I was hallucinating constantly and could barely speak. Now I have about 7 migraines a month (with preventative meds and abortive meds (sumatriptan, Maxalt, and fioricet). I know that 7 would be too many migraines for most people, but for me 7 is so much fewer and better.

Botox is the only thing that killed that months long migraine and has helped me not be so miserable because of migraines. I know it’s not the best thing for everyone, but since it sounds like they’re a chronic issue for you, maybe Botox could help?

*am not Botox shill, I just love it because it’s kinda given me my life back

cupisnique
7 years ago

Also, the false rape statistic when it’s examined further demonstrates that most women that falsely accuse to do for reasons OTHER than trying to destroy someone’s life, most of the time they never name an individual and describe their rape in very stereotypical ways based on common beliefs in how rape “happens”. Typically they do it because they have other issues they are dealing with and going to the police provides them with access to people that pay attention to them and care for their well-being. Yeah, it’s not a great way to go about it, but I think it speaks to deeper societal problems than just women are sneaky conniving bitches seeking to destroy men or keep their dirty little secrets from coming out. And people that think these women need to be punished severely because they are ruining lives do not care one iota that these people need help that they are clearly not getting (which would also act as a preventative measure).