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Pohls apart

 
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Saw the news headline "Frederick Pohl ...trying to lure young girl for sex..." and went um, what?

Turns out it is some sad (allegedly) pedo who worked in disneyland.

One life choice , you can be the Frederik Pohl who cranked out some really good SF or the Frederick Pohl who took a trip down a very dark path.

not_morrison_rm, May 24 2019

Frederick Pohl https://www.nbcnews...irl-sexual-n1009466
[not_morrison_rm, May 24 2019]

Lee Child https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Child
Author of the Jack Reacher stories. [8th of 7, May 25 2019]

There's this reaching out https://www.literot...om/s/reaching-out-8
Only title referenced but if we reach out into the stars, humanity will start all behaviours from square one. [wjt, May 25 2019, last modified May 26 2019]

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       The linked story says "NBC News reached out to Disney for comment" - what the fuck is it with "reaching out" these days? Especially since the Disney employee was arrested for reaching out inappropriately. Every bloody organisation or company I email starts their reply with "thanks for reaching out".
MaxwellBuchanan, May 24 2019
  

       Better than reaching in, I guess? Which seems like what he was busted for.
RayfordSteele, May 25 2019
  

       [not_morrison_rm] Now you bring it up, I seriously hope the entity Time isn't trying to point out some wrongs to right.
wjt, May 25 2019
  

       Perhaps "Reaching out" is an oblique reference to the novels by Lee Child <link>
8th of 7, May 25 2019
  

       //reaching out// Only Americans "reach out" so it's a useful warning of attempted contact with some variety of idiocy to occur.
xenzag, May 25 2019
  

       Is there a useful pre-warning for when we're about to encounter you?
RayfordSteele, May 25 2019
  

       //Lee Child   

       Surprised he didn't write all that stuff in Brumagen dialect.
not_morrison_rm, May 25 2019
  

       Probably the cost and difficulty of translating it into English; the written form of Brummie being typified by crude ideograms made on cave walls with coloured dirt. More advanced tribes would use a burnt stick, but since the use of fire is unknown this is not an option.   

       Apparently the Brummie cave art has a certain naive charm, although noone is sure as they haven't grasped the essential point of making their wall paintings using dirt of a colour that contrasts with the background ...
8th of 7, May 25 2019
  

       So, London, Wales and Birmingham. Your intra-UK travel choices are becoming rather restricted.
MaxwellBuchanan, May 25 2019
  

       London is not really part of England any more; smelly, crammed with foreigners, and choked by traffic, it stumbles on in a sordid, baleful alternate reality all of its own.   

       wales is OK (if you like rain, sheep, mud, rocks, mud, rain and rain) as long as it's possible to avoid meeting any actual welsh natives. That usually is fairly easy as they flee from the approach of mechanical ly-propelled vehicles.   

       We quite enjoy Birmingham, in the same way that humans find the antics of chimpanzees risible. In fact it's instructive to take troupes of chimpanzees to Birmingham; they find the Brummies hilarious too.
8th of 7, May 25 2019
  

       Well, Sturton finds you amusing. Make of that what you will.
MaxwellBuchanan, May 26 2019
  
      
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