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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Moustache





Remember when a question like: "Hey, did you ever notice that Charlie Chaplin and Oliver Hardy had the same moustache as Hitler?" might get a response like, "wow, you're right", or "yes I have" or "that's freaky"? That same question now, in our Age of Outrage Over Everything, is more likely to provoke some idiot to say, "how dare you compare Chaplin and Hardy to Hitler? Hitler killed millions of people. The other two were just comedians who only made people laugh!" even when that is not the comparison being made.

The Age of Outrage Over Everything has produced eager disciples ready to find the offense in any situation..........and if there's no offense present, you simply invent one. (The rampant stupidity I have seen flourish recently [last decade] sort of takes the sting out of living in the period of Earth's 6th mass extinction event.* But maybe it's time to wipe the slate almost clean, and start over with perhaps a less dangerous species being the dominant force on the planet?)

*Stay tuned. An entire post on mass extinctions will be coming in a few days or so. Unfortunately there won't be any spanking involved BUT perhaps I'll add spanking captions to the illustrations of the various Periods of the Earth's past? 

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  1. "Age of Outrage Over Everything" <- so true. Some of the local news here have me rolling my eyeballs over and over! Everyone is getting upset about everything. Sigh.

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    1. Nothing is black & white, and I'm not saying that the "sticks & stones" stoicism of my generation is applicable in every case, but even my daughter recently remarked that she feels the younger generations have been raised to be more fragile than resilient.

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  2. My standard response to this sort of inflated butt-hurt? People are overrated. I swear, in 15 months of isolation, I missed petting dogs more.
    Rant away. I feel your frustration.
    Funny side story: a friend has an orange cat with a small black stripe under her nose. I jokingly said that she has a Hitler mustache. Instead of flying into a rage, my friend smiled wryly and said, "I prefer to think of it as a Chaplin mustache."
    Not overreacting -- what a concept.

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    1. Nice anecdote.

      As for people vs. dogs? Wow, that's a tough one for me. Although, to be honest, I think I have to give people the edge on this one since I have actually had many great relationships with people and can't think of a single good experience with a dog.

      I prefer my "girls". No fur. No noise. No smell. You feed them once a week and play with them when you feel like it or just leave them alone when you don't. I did have cats once and don't mind them too much, but decided against any more due to their fur being on everything and other typical 'mammal issues'. Scales are so much better than fur.

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    2. Oh, as for humans being overrated, that will be the underlying gist of an upcoming post on mass extinctions.

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  3. Until the 'toothbrush' moustache became so strongly associated with Adolf Hitler and Nazism, it was somewhat less unpopular than it became in the 1940s. The author Dashiell Hammett also occasionally wore a modified 'toothbrush' moustache, I believe.

    Charlie Chaplain took advantage of his own moustache for his film role which parodied Hitler in "The Great Dictator."

    When many American politicians are peddling outrage in attempts to garner votes and money, their supporters view overreaction to minor issues as something "patriotic" rather than it being simply foolish... --C.K.

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    1. The best is how one side loves to call their opponents "snowflakes" (which is often true) but can't see their own six-pointed crystalline image when they look in the mirror.

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  4. I would like to join in on this conversation. But discussing the whole topic absolutely outrages me! I have a mustache and now I feel like I am being singled out for unfair criticism.

    I am so enraged that I can barely see my monitor for the amount of spittle dripping on the screen. This is too much! I stand firmly, resolutely, and unswerving for Tomys Rights Now!

    P.S. I have started a Go Fund Me page Send as much as you possibly can to TomysRights at GOFUNKme. I promise none of that money will be used for visiting high class disciplinarians in San Francisco.

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    1. Too bad about where the money would go. If you said it WAS going for you getting a damned good spanking, I'd cut a check now. LOL

      (This was great! Although left-handed people might become enraged at your movement's name. LOL )

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    2. My "promise" was supposed to be an obvious wink wink, nod, nod. So get your pen out. They go for about $350.

      And apologies to left-handed people. They have more than enough to contend with in society without me adding insult to injury. (When I get KDs check I promise to look for a left-handed disciplinarian in San Francisco)

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    3. Ohhhhhh, I'm so sorry. That offer expired at midnight.

      (Besides, you probably have more money than I do. LOL)

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    4. I am deeply and highly offended that you have reneged on sending me money so I don't have to do a GOFUNKme campaign. However it's not too late to make amends - and on second thought I wold prefer a package of unmarked bills as opposed to a check.

      As for the expiration date on the offer. Well, I'm sputtering and teeth gnashing because it's always the damn fine print that gets me.

      However, my butt seems to have a different opinion about all of this and applauds your renegation.

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    5. Just realize that whatever you read here is essentially "fine print".....maybe not good, but at least 'fine'....and laced with loopholes as a result.

      As for your sputtering and gnashing? Well, I feel very good that I have contributed your your overall health and well-being by providing some cardio-exercise. (You're welcome.);-)

      (And MY butt would suffer if I sent you that check (or cash) and Rosa found out!) ;-)

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    6. After consulting with my attorneys at the famous firm of Dewey Cheetem and Howe (anyone know why that firm is famous?), it seems that you are still liable and responsible for paying me in fungible assets.

      They told me that the issues of our butts are non carborundum illigitimi. So I'll leave that alone for now.

      It's regrettable that matters have degenerated to this point. I'm sure we can, if we really try, negotiate a resolution satisfactory to both parties; and without disturbing Rosa with any of it.

      And the cardio was beneficial. So thanks for that.

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    7. Knowing the link between the law firm and some stooges, I find your choice of their representation most apropos.

      Have them contact my attorney, Rudy Guiliani. (He won't be busy now.) He's very good and graduated magnum cum latte from his class.

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  5. "Dewey Cheetem and Howe" is the law firm that was mentioned along with a halarious collection of other names at the end of each episode of Click and Clack the Tappit Brothers on NPR.

    Per Wiki...Thomas Louis Magliozzi and his brother Raymond Francis Magliozzi were the co-hosts of NPR's weekly radio show Car Talk, where they were known as "Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers".


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