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5. If that place isn't staffed with attractive young assistants, I'll eat my ushanka.

6. Winning boosts testosterone; see also "nice guys finish last."

So, I was in the park today. A friendly guy walks by, says hello. In one hand he had the leash to a small white dog. In the other hand he had a small bag of dog shit, and a Starbucks. In the same hand.

Even I thought he must be a Hillary voter.

Shame to sully a perfectly good bag of dog shit...

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Excellent

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lol

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That was me.

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But on 6, really. Canda wins.

https://twitter.com/DannyDutch/status/831575882972196864

Oh yeah looks like Kushner is getting CUCKED

Trudeau seems a bit wimpy, I believe his nickname is "Bambi"

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#1 - Small correction: it's The Gambia, not "Gambia".

What makes the THE Gambia instead a Gambia like all others? What sets them apart?

* makes them THE Gambia

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Because it is such a great country. It is unique. So you need to separate it from all the try-hard wannabes around it.

Like The Argentine.

And the Philippines, I guess. It seems like trying to desguise an inferiority complex. Would someone take it seriously of Pepsi Cola called itself the Cola? Why do we have to honor those guys wishes? We don't call Brazil the Brazil. We know Brazil is the forst and only. We don't need to overcompensate.

You guys apparently overcompensate by forgetting embarrassing historical events, like 1891.

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Nothing happened in 1891 except the war against the Navy mutiny and we prevailed!!

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You could not name Brazil The Brazil because the country is named after a tree. Which tree specifically? Who knows? It is impossible to know.

However naming something "the" something else is quite common in Iberian languages. Las Palmas for instance. Las Vegas. Los Angeles.

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Thiago, I don't know what the custom is in your country, but in America we try to avoid obvious lying (unless we are POTUS). Knock it off.

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We know exactly which tree it is supposed to be, the Pau-Brasil https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paubrasilia

I used to see lots of them when I was young. And some specialista believe the xountey is not named after the tree after all. We problably will never know. Somo specialists believe Brazil may be named after the myrhical island of Hy-Brasil.

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Liar! Brazil has never been defeated!

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Let's all relive the most humiliating moment in Brazilian history.

https://youtu.be/qfiVL_Ol80Y

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The important thing is, Brazil defeated the Hun and earned the coveted Olympic gold medal.

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"Small correction: it’s The Gambia, not “Gambia”."

Small correction: No one cares.

Of course not. All the cool kids are debating whether to say "the Ivory Coast".

Well, this makes sense. Not all coasts are ivory. However, if there are other ivory coasts, the cou tey should be renamed A Ivory Coast.

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Is someone from Gambia called a Gambino?

And do they like to gamble?

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You don't, but others do.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-18233844

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The same thing that makes "THE Ohio State University"

How many Ohio State Universities are there?

One

And yet there could be more. So they are the Ohio State University. How many Gambias would there be?

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Like "The Donald"? So he isn't confused with all the other Donalds.

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#3 Playboy retained just enough brand memory to be noticed briefly when it removed nudity and now, again, when restoring it. I suspect the next time will be when it stops publishing the magazine altogether.

Last summer I found a motorcycle on Craigslist: 1996 Honda Rebel with less than 200 miles. Interesting. I went to have a look and the backstory was that it was given to the Playmate of the Month in May 1996 and had sat in her garage since. It looked and ran like a brand new bike and was cheap, so I scooped it.

Curious if the bike showed in the magazine, I ordered the issue on eBay. No dice, but it was intriguing to see the content of Playboy c. 1996. Generally strong by today's standards, including a good interview with Ray Bradbury. (Punchline: political correctness will be the death of us.)

Political correctness went after Larry Flint.....I forgot who said porn is the canary in the mine of freedom of speech.

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Not for the next 4 years.

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I'll leave it to you to dig through the photos and see if you can find your bike. This site often has photos from foreign editions and other sources that didn't appear in the U.S. edition.

http://www.ilpaesedicuccagna.it/L1/L2/L3_Playmates/1996/Sand/Sand.htm

Cool resource, thanks. Brief look indicates no.

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Why didn't you just ask her, she probably had extra copies. What did her garage look like, we've all wondered if playmates are well organized.

The seller was a friend who was helping her clear debts. He had a beautiful garage full of immaculate bikes. Good honest guy who owns a gun range and knows how to use power tools. Knows less about how to find the best Cambodian food in Virginia. Probably voted for Trump, the sucker.

As for the playmate, you can quickly sort this out via Google but I can relay that the intervening 20 years were not kind.

"As for the playmate, you can quickly sort this out via Google but I can relay that the intervening 20 years were not kind."

I just had to look (having read the book).

20 years is a long time, but I think you're overstating the case. If she were single, she wouldn't have any trouble finding a date.

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I think Playboy is a pretty good stand-in for what has happened to a lot of print publications. They had:

a. A lowbrow way to attract a lot of readers.

b. Some highbrow content (some quite good) that was being cross-subsidized by (a).

And then the internet came along, and provided an immense volume of (a) for free. And all the history of really good stuff done in (b) over the years seemed worth saving, but nobody knew how to get anyone to pay for it.

I think this applies about as well to most newspapers as to Playboy.

Playboy should go back to Playboy Clubs. In the age of the Internet only live experiences can compete.

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Maybe it was the New Come Gambit?

New Coke. Autocorrect, you vixen!

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#1

Good to know going back to the Commonwealth has such a shinning track record. Pakistan!!!!!

#2

In Brazil, we call it política. We usually translate it to English as politics.
# 3
I recall reading here an explanation for their strategy. They owe me the time I spent reading it back. And what the creative officer of a "naked woman magazine" (yes, this is exactly how it is called in Portuguese, but with Portuguese words) does?

# 4

I enjoyed the movie about the Young Einstein, which was called Young Einstein. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Young_Einstein
I also enjoyed the movie about the Young Frankenstein, which was called Young Frankenstein (it is pronounced Fronkensteen, actually).
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Young_Frankenstein

# 5

If I recall it right, one of the first political fights of the yoing Trotsky happened because the local public (yes, I am aware it is not the case here) library wanted to charge six rubles as an enrollment fee instead of five. And it was an exercise in futily, because the local workers neither had six rubles nor had five rubles. The more the times change...

#6

To be honest, I have nothing useful to nore here, I just wanted to be thorough.

* note here

Congratulations, your have indeed thoroughly and honestly noted nothing useful.

I noted I can be thorough when I want. Know thyself and all that. It is not useful to other people, I fear.

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6. Political preferences are largely heritable, so if liberals are dating less and coupling less, then this means that their percentage of the population will decrease over time. The Trump-contraceptive effect would be in addition to the effects of abortion, alternative lifestyles, concern about zero population growth, and other such liberal afflictions that were already impacting the reproduction of the Left.

Haha. Your enumerated factors versus the breeding habits of the dependent class are like peeing on a structure fire. Perhaps applicable to the professor types, though.

What breeding habits are you referencing?

Just higher fertility rates, nothing kinky

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They rely 100% on imports.

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If political preferences are largely heritable, why do we observe large differences in political preferences between age cohorts?

Because age is a factor as well. It's not like people don't change their mind as they age. So for example you could have have a x% chance of being a democrat at age 20 and y% at age 40, where x and y are determined by your genes.

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...and also the leftist underclass has more children.

You misspelled "white working class". IIRC, it was urban makers versus suburban and rural takers.

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The liberal women I know are married and they're so depressed, I'm glad they're married to someone else. It's not that the warden is a prize . . .

"The warden"...on Valentine's Day? Is divorce illegal where you live?

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You know women?

I formerly knew women. Now, I can live without them. Are you one of them, gab?

No, no I'm not. And I'm not a dick either.

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#1: The following is a list of commonwealth of nations largest trading partners: Canada-USA, Australia - China, India - China, Pakistan - China, Nigeria-USA, Malaysia-China.

Whatever the commonwealth importance is, it's not trade.

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1. So the USA will be next? It has been over 200 years. Time to forgive and move on?

2. The Cold Civil War is coming to an end. The Left is no longer interested in even talking to their former voters. They want them destroyed.

4. New movie about the young Karl Marx.

Does it involve young Karl getting a job? Expressing his views on mass murder? Sleeping with the maids? The only thing that could possibly make this film enjoyable would be Karl meeting his in-laws.

5. There is no way that a library can charge that much. Not unless it is offering sex on the side. Or alternatively, now we know where those £2 million stolen books ended up. It wasn't Evil Silicon Valley Bond-style billionaire villians at all.

6. Being a liberal is associated with not working out. With being effete. Being a Republican is strongly associated with being the sort of man that women like. So the shock is that they were dating before the Trump victory. I suspect fake news.

If I got a nickel every time I heard some gal talking about how hot Steve Bannon is, I'd owe like $200

And Playboy is going to put Hillary or Lena Durham or any of the other faces of the Left in its centerfold.

I bet Steve Bannon gets groupies though. After all, Charles Manson does too.

I'm sure Hilary and Dunham get groupies too. {shudder}

I bet they get Gay men who want to pretend to be their best friends.

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Depending on whether Hillary's net worth is realizable, she could attract a certain type of gentleman. It would be blood money. Markets in everything indeed.

But, ewwww. Dunham would need to sport an eight-digit net worth.

Comparing Steve Bannon (super star) to Manson. It isn't subtle.

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Surprised they never did gags like that for the april issue. I could have gotten those bea arthur pics I've always wanted

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Conversative men are all Cucks like me

Which is why, boys and girls, you should never engage in criminal conversation.

No one outcucks me NO ON

Oh I beg to differ I'm pretty much the consummate cuck

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So Much For subtlety's 6 is one of the most beautiful troll I have seen on this blog for a long time.

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Re: #5:

The London Library is more expensive.

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#3: Duh.

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#3, #6 - I'm still not tired of winning.

Not a surprise, with something so rare for you.

Feisty today

Lotta layups in this thread.

I gotta say, it's good to see you back, msgkings!

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And still not tired of it.

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4 - There is also a planned film about the elderly Karl Marx, starring and with a script written by Mario Adorf. The film is "based on real events in the 1870s when Karl Marx, philosopher, economist and author, was urged by his friend Friedrich Engels to leave London on health grounds and finish his follow-up to Das Kapital in warmer climes. The resulting journey to and from Algiers, by way of Monaco and Paris, saw the aging economist tracked by spies and play off different governments, which had only recently been at war.”

http://variety.com/2017/film/asia/wang-quanan-mario-adorf-karl-marx-last-journey-1201985139/

I call dibs on a film about the not quitw toung, nor quite elderly Marx. It will be about when he got genital boils.

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AI is already steering our thoughts. I thought the Trump campaign was terrible but I was so wrong, it was brilliant.
https://scout.ai/story/the-rise-of-the-weaponized-ai-propaganda-machine

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#1. They just go to the confabs. None of those countries recognize the Queen as reigning.

And as a Queen myself I should know

Whereas I'm an obese witch who put a curse on Just Another MR Commenter.

Also I'm a huge cuck! I'll probably change my handle to msgcucks.

I posted the above comment

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I'm a compulsive sock puppet.

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Team Tom is clearly the best way for democrats to feel your pain.

Or have really inexperienced politicians lead national parties.

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3. I think by the time I was 16 (so around 2000) the internet was already an easier source of naked ladies than finding somebody's dad's playboys/penthouses. Its continued existence (especially after trying no nudity) is pretty amazing.

Its continued existence (especially after trying no nudity) is pretty amazing.

So you're saying some people really do read it for the articles?

Not enough people to justify getting rid of the naked women as they have just learned.

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Either that or the remaining subscribers don't understand how to cancel their subscription.

I believe people still pay for AOL.

Do they accept frequent flyer miles?

I can't say I have seen Playboy listed as an airline miles option, but if it is, that could do it. I know I wasted miles on subscriptions potentially more worthless than a no-nudity Playboy when they faced expiration.

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My brief research did not turn it up as a miles-for-subscriptions option

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5. Wow, that place is beautiful!

6. A breakdown by party affiliation and sex would've been more useful than just by party affiliation.

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If you're interested in history, here's the Vox link TC originally gave us when Playboy decided to eliminate nudes:
http://www.vox.com/2015/10/13/9523879/playboy-nudity-no

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2. Lessee. A quondam votary of Louis Farrakhan (who has dumped his chronically ill wife), a devious SJW lawfare artist; a man who has not held a non-political job since he was in high school whose other signature is making a public point of his sexual deviance; and another chap whose non-political employment sums to 3 years (and also makes a public point of his sexual deviance). That's the Democratic Party elite today.

I'm naming my band Quondam Votary

Colin Meloy probably has a song sitting around with that title.

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Playboy ended nudity both as a publicity stunt and also as a nod to the empowerment of women, which was supposed to be found absolutely everywhere after Nov 8 2016.

But after Hillary got her ass kicked in what she herself referred to as "the almost-erotically historic 2016 US Presidential election," you knew it wasn't going to last. It will be a blip in history, just like truckloads of cash pulling up to the front door of the Clinton Foundation.

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#5. The Mechanics' Institute in San Francisco is a library and chess room where membership costs $95 per year. Not as expensive as the Russian one, but roughly same order of magnitude.

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#2 seems to be contradicting itself - it talks about how there is "no debate over ideology", and "no shift as has occured in 1984" etc., yet then goes on to say "the bernie sanders wing is ascendant. Given that the Democrat's 2016 campaign was a rejection of the Bernie Sanders approach, its dominance would imply that the ideological debate and shift has in fact already happened?

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