October 18, 2014

"That evening, this woman was tickling Dusty’s tummy and it just looked so inviting...."

"Just after I got into the water, Dusty left the woman she was with and went ballistic – I found out afterwards that she’s very territorial when she is with somebody. Her tail was flapping wildly, and at first I thought it was a display, but then something twigged: maybe she’s angry. I knew I had to get out of the water, so I swam towards the pier, but within microseconds Dusty had ploughed into me with her snout. It was very powerful and painful, and the speed was amazing. I went hurtling forwards....."

People, can you just leave the dolphins alone? They don't want to swim with you, despite the "expression" you see on their faces. The love you think you are experiencing is nothing more than self-love. Stay home, save your money, and stare in a mirror until you get a deep, accurate assessment of how true your self-love is. Is there a fixed smile on your face? I hope not, but if there is, it's not because you share the spirit of the dolphin. The dolphin is "smiling" because nature played a dirty trick on him, drawing idiot humans into his domain. Get out. Leave the dolphin alone.

ADDED: I just read the last paragraph of the linked article:
After the man pulled me out of the water, Dusty swam away, but then she came back and was bobbing vertically next to me, looking at me. We locked eyes and I felt there was complete remorse in her. She was a totally different dolphin; the anger had gone. The people on the pier were in awe.
The people on the pier were fools. You felt there was complete remorse. Sheer nonsense. She was a totally different dolphin. But you were the same fool you have always been.

Tell me again about how people travel to broaden their minds and gain insight and understanding. And this is a travel story. That dolphin Dusty "starred in an Irish tourist board ad campaign." Oh, here is is:



Yeah, go to Ireland for the dolphins. And toss your tiny daughter in the water with a powerful, unpredictable beast. Because Ireland really wants a huge pile of your money, and what says Ireland more than dolphins? Good lord! Take your kids to a beach closer to home if you must inject excitement into their lives. I continue to believe that a soothing, calm environment is best for children. Give them a place to discover their own ways of having fun. That pleasant room where the girl in the ad sits in a chair and imagines where she could be is exactly where she belongs so she can imagine her own things, not some damned list dreamed up by the Irish tourist board.

106 comments:

Patrick said...

After the man pulled me out of the water, Dusty swam away, but then she came back and was bobbing vertically next to me, looking at me. We locked eyes and I felt there was complete remorse in her. She was a totally different dolphin; the anger had gone.

Still delusional.

EDH said...

Sounds like a fluke occurrence.

Scott said...

The brain-to-mass ratio of a dolphin is in the same league as man's. But they're not ambulatory and they can't speak any language that we can understand. It's safe to say that dolphins won't initiate contact with humans because they are not equipped to do so. So if contact with these beings is to be made at all, man has to make it. Period.

We can assume that some dolphins don't want human interaction. But we can assume also that some do.

Narcissism and anthropomorphism are not nice, and can lead you to get hurt. But it doesn't hurt the dolphin.

I think Ann is trying to articulate that every species should know it's own place. Separate but equal.

Except for dogs.

Anonymous said...

One thing to note. Whether you masturbate or mate a fin, male or female, always spend time with them afterwards. Cuddle them, rub them, talk to them and most importantly, show them you love them. This is essential, as it helps to strengthen the bond between you.

Rob said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again: a world without dolphins would be porpoiseless.

Ann Althouse said...

"We can assume that some dolphins don't want human interaction. But we can assume also that some do."

These tourists aren't making any serious contact with the other species. They are using them for a fantasy of their own. It's completely disrespectful of the animal.

But let's say there were serious scientists who wanted to make contact. How could that do that without essentially enslaving and exploiting individual dolphins?

The Crack Emcee said...

I love it:

You beg for DOLPHINS.

Black people? Meh.

The Whiteness Project needs you,...

Ann Althouse said...

Thank you, betamax. I learned a lot at that link, and I understand why the tourist board deploys female dolphins in its extracting-money-from-fools scheme.

Bob Boyd said...

"We locked eyes and I felt there was complete remorse in her. She was a totally different dolphin; the anger had gone. The people on the pier were in awe."

If dolphins had a middle finger this woman might have a different read on what it was "thinking" after she made it out of the water.

After the attack, woman continued projection of her own emotional needs onto the dolphin in a way that reminded me of how some abused women keep returning to their abusive mate, blaming themselves and concluding his violence shows how much he truly loves them.

The Crack Emcee said...

Dolphins are damaged by contact with humans.

But blacks with whites - even with this history?

Then Bill O'Reilly has the facts.

Jesus, Ann,...

CWJ said...

"How could that do that without essentially enslaving and exploiting individual dolphins?"

Reparations? I did a quick back of the envelope and came up with 3.5 trillion fish.

Lucien said...

"The Dolphin's Remorse" might be a good name for a bar, though. Probably not in Ireland,though.

The Crack Emcee said...

Oh ait, I get it:

You're white.

You determine who gets hurt and why.

And it's never you,...

EDH said...

Male dolphins, I find, tend to prefer the base of the penis to be gently massaged and squeezed, as well as gently rubbed along it's length.

Well, in that case you can call me Mr. Limpet!

rhhardin said...

She's delusional like women voters are delusional.

The Crack Emcee said...

Reparations for dolphins!

An idea Ann can get passionate about.

I'll type slower - so fewer can die "as we speak," right Ann?

White compassion,...

Lem said...

Good lord! Take your kids to a beach closer to home if you must inject excitement into their lives.

I first read that as excrement...

Scott said...

These tourists aren't making any serious contact with the other species. They are using them for a fantasy of their own. It's completely disrespectful of the animal.

But let's say there were serious scientists who wanted to make contact. How could that do that without essentially enslaving and exploiting individual dolphins?


Wow.

Elitism and credentialism: You can only interact with dolphins if you have, or are under the supervision of, someone with a relevant postgraduate degree, such as a scientist. In almost any other situation you are a selfish malefactor. In fact, we should just wall off the ocean and the wilderness and leave them as the exclusive preserves of the anointed.

Slavery metaphor: Yes, Sea World sucks. But this is out in the animal's milieu. It's inapposite.

Cheesy socialist metaphor: Exploitation! But you're dealing with another mammal who's as smart as you and can (and in this story does) make choices. It's not like, say, interacting with domestic dogs, who are in fact exploited -- and nobody gives a rip about that.

Anonymous said...

The Vagina as Fascist State rejects true intimacy with men, and replaces men with non-procreational items: giant yellow polyurethane double-headed penises, lava-lamp-sized butt plugs, organic Whole Foods cucumbers, etc. Of course, all of these lack the warmth that the living spirit provides, so it is only obvious that the next step will be with non-humans: the dolphin, the horse, the dog, the ferret.

Usually the cross-over to other species begins with sex with the beta male, supplicant as a house pet hungry for affection. However, sexual relations with beta males leads inevitably to shame and remorse, and the subsequent rape allegations: hence, the dolphin, the horse, the dog, the ferret.

The benefits of sex with animals to women of The Vagina as Fascist State is plentiful: a relationship that is devoid of other forms of human interaction, cuddliness, and -- depending on the species -- penis size.

Is it any wonder the men that have not succumbed to The Vagina as Fascist State gratefully remove themselves from such a society, content to watch film of women with giant yellow polyurethane double-headed penises, lava-lamp-sized butt plugs and organic Whole Foods cucumbers? The removal of procreation leaves the women as an object that the largest, thickest butt plug cannot fulfill.

Ann Althouse said...

"Elitism and credentialism: You can only interact with dolphins if you have, or are under the supervision of, someone with a relevant postgraduate degree, such as a scientist."

I think my statement is clearly understandable to mean that I don't accept the scientific work either, because I don't see how it can be done. In human subject research, there are standards. If the dolphin is considered to possess equal dignity, there is no way to get informed consent.

I'm working on a second post, to go up soon, titled "If 'yes means yes,' the nonhuman animal never says yes."

Rob said...

The woman says she suffered from PTSD and had to close up her health food store, but was healed by craniosacral therapy, osteopathy and massage, and is now building up her own osteopathy practice. Dusty may be a wild animal, but she had the insight to identify a carbuncle on the ass of society and seek to eliminate it.

Scott said...

I will be interested to see it.

The Crack Emcee said...

If blacks were dolphins THEN Ann would want to save us.

Is there much difference between white women who want to swim with them and those alarmed enough to want to "save" them?

Both are focused on the damned fish,...

Scott said...

Extending the campus rape definition creep to dolphins. If you can do this without self-parody you will have achieved something.

rhhardin said...

Alien species in the family room right now.

Ann Althouse said...

"But this is out in the animal's milieu. It's inapposite."

I don't think Dusty is free to swim away and chooses to hang out by the pier. There's got to be some enclosure.

pm317 said...

"Leave the dolphin alone." How about the lion?

Ann Althouse said...

Crack, on the other hand is not contained in any sort of enclosure. He's hanging out right by the pier. He doesn't have a nature-fixed smile on his face, but he's putting on various expressions in an effort to elicit some desired response from us, probably some mixture of camaraderie, play fighting, and mockery, because those are the fish that are getting thrown off this pier.

The Crack Emcee said...

Ive started taking photos of all the people out here in the streets before sunrise.

Ima put them on a post called dolphins and see f that changes attitudes,...

Scott said...

"Where Do Dolphins Live? Near Florida Fishing Piers!"

And probably Irish fishing piers too. They're opportunists, like seagulls. They'll go wherever there's something they need, like food. Or in the case of a mammal with such a large brain, some intellectual stimulation, perhaps.

Maybe the Khan Academy could address the needs of marine mammals next...

Ann Althouse said...


"Recent studies of Australian scientists indicate that Atlanteans, the people who lived on a legendary island first mentioned by Plato, may have been the ancestors of dolphins."

A picture: here.

Ann Althouse said...

"It's not like, say, interacting with domestic dogs, who are in fact exploited -- and nobody gives a rip about that."

I do! This is part of what the new post I'm working on says (and was before I read your challenge).

The Crack Emcee said...

Snark for humans waiting in line for a meal - compassion for dolphins.

Yep - you've got your priorities right.

You and Bill O'Reilly are examples to whites everywhere.

The Whiteness Project come to life,...

The Crack Emcee said...

Now she feels for dogs, too!

I am overwhelmed,...

Scott said...

Atlanteans: Mermaids: A feminist perspective on Disney's The Little Mermaid.

Scott said...

Walking up to the diner. Craving a tuna sandwich.

Anonymous said...

Re: ""It's not like, say, interacting with domestic dogs, who are in fact exploited -- and nobody gives a rip about that."

I do! This is part of what the new post I'm working on says (and was before I read your challenge)."

RE: "... the dolphin, the horse, the dog, the ferret."

Althouse: Don't forget the horse and the ferret. Please don't forget the horse and the ferret.

Rusty said...

Rule#2
Don't fuck around with the wildlife unless you intend to eat it.

Hammond X. Gritzkofe said...

"... within microseconds ..."

- a time interval likely more conveniently expressed in megamicroseconds.

Anonymous said...

Chilean dolphins, Cephalorhynchus eutropia (Gray, 1846), aka white-bellied dolphin, black dolphin, and Chilean black dolphin, are small cetaceans with a stocky body shape and blunt beakless heads.
How about we compromise and talk about black dolphins?

Anonymous said...

Is "stocky body shape and blunt beakless heads" racist?

Michael said...

i love it when humans find out the hard way that animals don't love them, that animals aren't smiling, that they bite and sometimes eat the gullible loving humans who think they are Dr. Doolittle.

Dolphins often drown the humans communing with them. Because Dolphins are wild animals who do not care what you think or believe.

The Crack Emcee said...

Come on, Ann, do The Whiteness Project:

I can't wait to see your take on yourself and the commenters here.

The rest of us are appalled,...

traditionalguy said...

What's this about? Another Female Mammal having jealous emotions about an pretty white girl who probably cannot swim?

We men had enough competition before the lesbians came to take the available women, and now inter-species bonding is one upping us too.

Anonymous said...

Re: "Come on, Ann, do The Whiteness Project"

Or just:

"Come on, Ann, do The Macho Response Project."

Michael said...

Crack

I agree with you. It is presumptuous of Althouse to set the topics on her blog and to veer away from the really important topics that are on your mind. Sad. It is like she is a Dolphin that won't coopeerate, that won't commune.

Christy said...

Don't dolphins have a long history of seeking out people? Aren't there Sea Tales of dolphins racing sailing ships?

Makes sense, though, that some descended from the kidnappers Dionysus turned into dolphins to help man would have a few violent behaviors.

LarryK said...

I've never written this before, but I love this post. People project all kinds of silly feelings onto dolphins and make fools of themselves in the process. I remember the last time I was at Sea World in FL...there's a pool where dolphins swim, and people were crowded around the perimeter looking in, except for one relatively small section where they couldn't stand. Without exception, every single person standing on that perimeter had their hand plunged into the water, trying to pet one of the dolphins as they swam by. And every single dolphin swam deep enough to avoid those hands. When they got to the part of the pool where humans weren't allowed to stand, they dove out of the water to get air, then plunged back in and continued swimming in the circle.

It was an amazing sight, but it was obvious the dolphins considered people a pest, like the way we look at mosquitoes. The dolphins were graceful and dignified, but they just wanted to be left alone.

Anonymous said...

I read these letters all the time, but I never thought they were real until it happened to me.

I was in Hawaii, just relaxing in the water, watching the women in their skimpy bikinis and masturbating when this dolphin came right up to me! Now, I never thought of a dolphin this way before, but -- I swear! -- it had a 'come hither' look in its eye. Before I could think of a response it started to hump my hard giant cock! Really! It just started humping my hard giant cock, faster and faster, faster and faster, until I exploded my Sea Monkeys! Then the dolphin swam away and I noticed my penis was torn and bleeding. And that is how I remember Hawaii.

Quaestor said...

Welcome to episode #1579 of Crack's NeverEnding Rorschach Test.

When I was 10 years old I made a minor mark in cetology. I may be the first human to witness the mating of Amazon River Dolphins.

My parents took me to the original Marineland in Key Biscayne, Florida. At that time they had a small tank with two or three Amazon Dolphins in it, the first ever in captivity. These animals' natural habitat is the extremely turbid, slightly brackish water of the Amazon delta. Consequently, their eyes are very tiny and their skin is quite fair and sensitive to sunlight. Marineland naturally wanted to keep these attractions live and reasonably healthy if for no other reason than the money. Therefore their tank was full of turbid brackish water and was roofed over. The only light came from some fixtures inside and from a long narrow glass observation window on one side of the cylindrical tank, which was about 25 feet across and ten feet high.

You couldn't see much in that tank except a greenish glow and moving silhouettes. You could only see the dolphins directly if one happened to swim right by the window. If they swam by more than five feet from the glass they were just a dark shape. Most folks got quickly bored with watching the Amazonians, but I decided to watch for a while, because they were so odd looking compared to the Bottled-nosed variety. Then I saw one swimming upside down just beneath another one. Then suddenly a long conical shaped like a carrot came of the inverted swimmer's body and entered a slit in the underside of the top swimmer, the female. I knew the facts, and I had seen enough mares covered by stallions to recognize sex when I saw it.

"Their mating!" I shouted to a nearby guide (You could always tell the guides. They wore a sort of French sailor's outfit with a flat cap with a red ponpon on top, white bellbottoms, and a tee-shirt with thin horizontal blue stripes.)

He ignored me. "Hey, mister guide!" I shout again. "Your Amazon Dolphins are fucking!" In those days a ten year old who said FUCK! at the top of his voice got attention.

The guide came over and said, "What?"

"Your dolphins are mating. I saw them."

The guide dashed away. By this time a small crowd had gathered by the tank. They were looking at me , wondering whether I was a hooligan or something for yelling the f-word where other good children could hear. Then my parents came. My mom had that blanched look of shock. My dad wore his typical poker face.

Then the guide returned with two older people in normal clothes. They looked in the tank. I decided they were marine biologists, so I piped up. "I saw your dolphins mating. The male swam under the female and stuck his penis in her."

"Thanks, that's interesting," said one of the two. "Folks we're going to close this exhibit now. Would you all please step back?"

When we stepped away some of the guides closed two curved steel doors that completely covered the observation window, and latched them.

"We were hoping for some mating behavior to happen here. So we're going to give them some privacy," said the biologist

The other guests didn't regard me with such scorn as before. A few of them asked me to describe what I saw. They were impressed with the little boy who cried Fucking!

MayBee said...

It was a beautiful summer evening and I decided to go for a swim off Doolin pier in County Clare, Ireland, where I moved two years ago. There was a woman in the water with Dusty, a dolphin who has a great relationship with a group of people she regularly swims with.

The woman wasn't a tourist.

MayBee said...

Dusty was not in an enclosure, and has since moved on.

exhelodrvr1 said...

No, that forced the dolphin to take responsibility.

Anglelyne said...

Tell me again about how people travel to broaden their minds and gain insight and understanding. And this is a travel story.

No, it's a story about stupid people. "Tell me again about how people go to college to broaden their minds and gain insight and understanding. And this is a story about education." Just insert one of the millions of examples of foolish people wasting money while learning nothing of value at all and having their folly affirmed and polished to a fare thee well, or educational institutions that have become little better than rackets selling the gullible an expensive bill of goods. QED only fools seek education.

Why does the fact that there's a tourist board or a travel company involved mean that there is something about the interaction between stupid people and this particular human activity, that doesn't apply to just about any other human activity? The only difference is that you've got a bug up your butt about this one for some reason.

If “[h]e that would bring home the wealth of the Indies must carry the wealth of the Indies with him", doesn't mean that it's pointless to go to the Indies. Regardless of the existence of Irish Tourist Boards.

Ann Althouse said...

"Reparations for dolphins!"

Obviously, the dolphins could only want to be free and have no use for anything more than that.

Here's the Frederick Douglass passage that Justice Douglass quoted in Grutter v. Bollinger:

"“[I]n regard to the colored people, there is always more that is benevolent, I perceive, than just, manifested towards us. What I ask for the negro is not benevolence, not pity, not sympathy, but simply justice. The American people have always been anxious to know what they shall do with us… . I have had but one answer from the beginning. Do nothing with us! Your doing with us has already played the mischief with us. Do nothing with us! If the apples will not remain on the tree of their own strength, if they are worm-eaten at the core, if they are early ripe and disposed to fall, let them fall! … And if the negro cannot stand on his own legs, let him fall also. All I ask is, give him a chance to stand on his own legs! Let him alone! … [Y]our interference is doing him positive injury.” What the Black Man Wants: An Address Delivered in Boston, Massachusetts, on 26 January 1865, reprinted in 4 The Frederick Douglass Papers 59, 68 (J. Blassingame & J. McKivigan eds. 1991) (emphasis in original)."

FleetUSA said...

Amen for Frederick Douglass. MLK was touting the same message.

p.s. Ireland is great for golf and Guiness. For get the dolphins.

FullMoon said...


Blogger Ann Althouse said...

"But this is out in the animal's milieu. It's inapposite."

I don't think Dusty is free to swim away and chooses to hang out by the pier. There's got to be some enclosure.


"A bottlenose dolphin known to have attacked several swimmers in Clare last year has relocated to the Aran Islands, with fears she could do the same there.

Dusty had frequented beaches in north Clare since 2000 and, in recent years, had been a huge attraction at Doolin.

Having been teased and mistreated by some swimmers, she became aggressive in recent years, and attacked and hospitalised at least four unsuspecting people.

Since major works, including blasting, began on a new pier at Doolin in April, the dolphin moved across to Inis Oírr where she is now entertaining locals and tourists.

Renamed Sandy by islanders, she shows no fear of humans and is reported to be “actively seeking out swimmers” to interact with. "

Lauderdale Vet said...

"I don't accept the scientific work either, because I don't see how it can be done."

We've visited this place down in the keys several times. We prefer it to the usual tourist traps because they focus on behavioral research.

If you have questions, they might be a good place to start.

Ann Althouse said...

"We've visited this place down in the keys several times. We prefer it to the usual tourist traps because they focus on behavioral research. If you have questions, they might be a good place to start."

How is that more unusual than the usual tourist traps?

I'm opposed to swimming with dolphins and don't have any questions that could be answered by a place that is in the business of selling $25.00 tickets and has a "Dolphin Theater." The fact that it's organized as a nonprofit doesn't mean people don't make money running it.

Stanley Smith said...

So black people got together, moved back to Africa, and formed that lovely country....Liberia.

How's that working out for you?

Quaestor said...

Some dolphin aficionados are seriously fucked up. Behold this brief clip from Penn & Teller's Bullshit episode on the subject. It's so pathetic it's painful to watch. Do seek out the whole program, it's worth it.

Stanley Smith said...

Ann, read "The Mind of the Dolphin" by John Lilly. Then spout off about scientific research on dolphins.

The Crack Emcee said...

Ann,

That's a great quote - too bad whites didn't follow that advice:

Now they're on the hook for everything,...

The Crack Emcee said...

Stanley Smith,

So black people got together, moved back to a place we have no experience with and formed that lovely country whites fucked with the whole time....Liberia.

And then they have the nerve to ask, "How's that working out for you?"

Their cruelty is only equaled by their ignorance,...

The Crack Emcee said...

"Their cruelty is only equaled by their ignorance,..."

Oh - and the thought that we're as ignorant as they are to the many facets of what they've they've been doing - even behind their own color's back.

Really - whites thinking they're smart is probably the one constant source of laughter blacks get in this country.

We once even believed it,...

Stanley Smith said...

Crack: How's black government working out for folks in Guinea? Sierra Leone? South Africa?

Sorry. I'm just really tired of your one-note victimhood. It's old. Really old. Don't like America? Move.

Fernandinande said...

What I ask for the dolphin is not benevolence, not pity, not sympathy, but simply fish. All I ask is, give him a chance to stand on his own fins! And fish.

Quaestor said...

Ann, read "The Mind of the Dolphin" by John Lilly. Then spout off about scientific research on dolphins.

Wow. Timely, unintended irony. How delish. John Lilly, the most discredited scientist of the 20th century.

Quaestor said...
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Fernandinande said...

“I am not, nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the Cetacean and Anthropoid. I am not nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of Dolphins, nor qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with Humans. And I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the Cetacean and Anthropoid orders which I believe will ever forbid the two orders living together on terms of social and political equality. … And inasmuch as they cannot so live, while they do remain together there must be the position of superior and inferior and I as much as any other man am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the Anthropoids.” – Babebraham Lincoln in his fourth debate with Flipper.

Lauderdale Vet said...

"How is that more unusual than the usual tourist traps?"

They're different to me because all the other dolphin places down here seem to cater to tourists in the front and anything that resembles "academic" is done behind the scenes.

If you visit the DRC it seems to be managed day to day by students and teachers. They seem quite earnest in their desire to promote awareness and understanding and I agree a great deal of it is romanticized.

I didn't think you would like them any better. It just seemed relevant and local to me, so I just tossed it in.

The Crack Emcee said...

Stanley Smith,

"Crack: How's black government working out for folks in Guinea? Sierra Leone? South Africa?"

All places where blacks had to fight whites to get their lives back - and whites have used the wealth they extracted from those places to fight them still - you're acting like that has no effect on the results.

Just insanity - go to The Whiteness Project and listen to yourself.

"Sorry."

No you're not - you're white - and the foundation of your nation and culture is cruelty. You can't help yourself. Attacking blacks, for not being happy in our oppression, is as normal to you as breathing. Don't pretend otherwise:

You're doing it now - where I can see you. There's no shame or anything - it's simply what you do.

"I'm just really tired of your one-note victimhood."

Because I'm supposed to be happy being oppressed - that's what whites said during slavery and they've never changed their minds.

" It's old. Really old."

White oppression is 400 years old. We can agree on that. And you are a perfect representative for it.

"Don't like America? Move."

Take our money and then expect us to have the resources to move - to one of those lovely places you mentioned that whites already fucked up.

What a mindfuck y'all are,...

Gahrie said...

I continue to believe that a soothing, calm environment is best for children.

Maybe for girls...but boys need noise, chaos, dirt and challenges.

For the 10 millionth time...boys and girls are different.

Gahrie said...

So black people got together, moved back to Africa, and formed that lovely country....Liberia.


You want to know what the true irony is?

The first thing the freed slaves did when they got to Liberia was enslave the Africans that had been living there.

PuertoRicoSpaceport.com said...

I wonder if the sea was angry that day, my friends? You know, like an old man sending soup back at a deli.

One of the things that struck me from the article, besides the author's overwhelming stupidity and cluelessness, was this line:

Then another man appeared and said he was an orthopaedic surgeon who specialised in marine trauma.


It reminded me of this story:

So I started to walk into the water. I won't lie to you boys, I was terrified! But I pressed on and as I made my way passed the breakers a strange calm came over me. I don't know if it was divine intervention or the kinship of all living things but I tell you Jerry at that moment I was a marine biologist!

John Henry

Stanley Smith said...

Good job hijacking the thread, Crack. It's your raison d'etre.

You're so "oppressed" you have a computer and the internet. Would you if you'd grown up in Liberia?

Quaestor:

Lilly is discredited? Elucidate please. I know he was eccentric and unconventional.

PuertoRicoSpaceport.com said...

Crack,

You used to be entertaining in an rather bizarre way. It was kind of fun to wind you up. I've been as guilty as anyone of partaking in this guilty pleasure.

Now you are just boring.

John Henry

The Crack Emcee said...
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Chef Mojo said...

Crack has devolved into one of those late night comment spammers that Meade has to delete first thing in the morning.

"Best deals on wigs! Best deals on R0l3x watches! Check out this one weird trick that's rattled Internet using white people at the Whiteness Project!"

The Crack Emcee said...

Stanley Smith,

"Don't like America? Move."

Here's an email, from a white guy, reacting to The Whiteness Project - notice the REAL "victim" mentality at work - emphasis mine:

"When will "they" stop chasing Whites around like rabid dogs? We're not the Blue Eyed Devils, we just want "them" to leave us alone. We don't want your women, leave ours alone. We don't want your neighborhoods, leave ours alone. We don't want your jobs, leave ours alone. Don't like our banks, groceries, sporting events, our Culture because you FEEL left out...develop your own, and leave ours alone. Get it?"

[He conveniently leaves out that, when blacks did create our own towns - and they turned out nicer than white's - whites burned them down,...]

Who comes up with the notion that we should INCLUDE you in our society?"

Not white people, THAT's for "All Men Are Created Equal" sure. And let's not forget this:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3108582/

And this:

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2013/06/racial_empathy_gap_people_don_t_perceive_pain_in_other_races.2.html

And this:

http://www.scienceandreligiontoday.com/2010/04/28/empathy-and-racial-identity/

Just in case you need context for your comments:

Since I know how little whites like history,...

Ann Althouse said...

"Come on, Ann, do The Whiteness Project...."

I don't know what it is. I clicked on the link you sent me, saw some photos of unpleasant-looking white people and was asked to choose one to click on. I didn't find it clickable. So... blah.... I don't care. Didn't suck me in. What the hell is it and why should I care? To show that I care? To feel that I care? Blech.

rhhardin said...

Vicki Hearne explains animal rights pdf

It turns up on the web from time to time until the publishers find it and take it down.

The Crack Emcee said...

PuertoRicoSpaceport.com,

"Now you are just boring."

Because "interesting" (or the pressing issues of the day) to white folks after slavery (but not homeless black guys) is - in order:

The color of the leaves turning on a grey day. (Lakeside orange")

The "sniff parlor" In Tokyo.

How Judge Randa got the new anti-John-Doe investigation case. (When a guy with a racist staff is in charge - who Ann's supporting) I simply can't tell you how important THAT is,...)

The possible end of anti-pitbullism.

Animal consent.

White ladies masturbating dolphins - Ann's real worked-up over that one - the average homeless person? Not so much.

An announcement Texas is still racist.

But I'm boring?

Shit, talk to the average homeless person and you'll find the average junkie has more interesting things on their minds when passing out from starvation,...

The Crack Emcee said...

Ann Althouse,

"I don't know what it is."

It's white people - like you and the others here - speaking their minds on race.

"I clicked on the link you sent me, saw some photos of unpleasant-looking white people and was asked to choose one to click on. I didn't find it clickable. So... blah.... I don't care."

Those links I posted, above, about white's lack of empathy might help you work through your "I don't care" issues.

You sure seem to care about dolphins.

"Didn't suck me in."

Or jack you off?

"What the hell is it and why should I care?"

To see your attitudes aren't unique to you - that whites are all saying the same ignorant things and, when seen together (as here) you're pretty "unpleasant-looking white people" whether in person or online.

"To show that I care? To feel that I care? Blech."

Like I said, whites and empathy are a psychological problem.

You already can't smell or taste - is not feeling a goal, too?

Are you human?

I was going to add "anymore," but realized I don't have much evidence it was ever true, so,...

Quaestor said...

Lilly is discredited? Elucidate please. I know he was eccentric and unconventional.

Try this first.

Then check out his wiki page. Lilly stop doing reproducible work not long after "The Mind of the Dolphin" appeared.

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The Crack Emcee said...

Ann,

Shit - I just got it:

If you don't have to listen to the ""unpleasant-looking white people" in The Whiteness project, then you never have to acknowledge BEING one of the ""unpleasant-looking white people".

Problem solved.

And you can play the whole thing off in the "colorblind" manner:

As a white person, you're not avoiding the most important issue in America, you're just bored, or don't care for some "project," or you - Ann Althouse - are just too above it all, right?

You play a lot of mind games - on yourself - for a lawyer,...

Rob McLean said...

People, can you just leave the dolphins alone? They don't want to swim with you

You mean Jane Wiedlin lied to us...?!

richard mcenroe said...

The bottlenosed dolphin, tursiops truncatus dba "Flipper" is a nasty, territorial piece of work, basically the wife-beater of the sea (there's a reason all the "Flippers" were female and they had to have several on hand for the series for the time when the working one would get fed up with the monkeys). They will aggressively attack smaller porpoise soecies and have even been seen confronting sperm whale pods.

I much prefer the Pacific common dolphin, which are a delight to watch in the wild.

I also recommend Cap'n Dave's Dolphin Safari out of Dana Point in CA. It's a wonderful non-invasive cetacean experience and as one of the leading authorities on whale/drift net rescues Dave deserves your support.

Anonymous said...

Re: "you'll find the average junkie has more interesting things on their minds when passing out from starvation,..."

1. maybe if the junkie uses his or her money for food instead of drugs the starvation problem will be lessened.

2. I've known a few junkies. Slightly more interesting, conversation-wise, than a meth-head.

CWJ said...

richard mcenroe,

Reading your comment, I couldn't help imagining a male bottlenosed dolphin wearing the requisite undershirt.

The Crack Emcee said...

betamax3000,

"1. maybe if the junkie uses his or her money for food instead of drugs the starvation problem will be lessened."

That's dumb - junkies take drugs because they're hungry and the drugs make it easier to go long periods without food.

"2. I've known a few junkies. Slightly more interesting, conversation-wise, than a meth-head."

Meth-heads can go for a week without food.

And, it just occurred to me, Ann's call for panic over Ebola explains why "hysteria" is the greek word for uterus,...

The Crack Emcee said...

"I think Ann is trying to articulate that every species should know it's own place. Separate but equal."

Scott Walker and the other cons are already trying to divise a way to keep them from voting,...

Michael said...

Crack

The black part of Tulsa was definitely not as great as someone has told you. I know a bit about the town, the riot and the aftermath. You are deceived if you think envy had any motive in the destruction of the town.

You are not even close to an expert on slavery, race riots, white supremacy, KKK, reparations or any of the other topics you bore us with.

I am not an expert on Renaissance music, for example, even though I am white and like it.

The Crack Emcee said...

Michael,

"You are deceived if you think envy had any motive in the destruction of the town."

Sure, I'll take your word over blacks, Mr. white person with a history of getting things wrong.

"You are not even close to an expert on slavery, race riots, white supremacy, KKK, reparations or any of the other topics you bore us with."

But I am black - which you're not - so I'm closer to the source than you are, which means I won't listen to you.

"I am not an expert on Renaissance music, for example, even though I am white and like it."

I know - you're an idiot. I told you that:

That's why you're still yammering like I'd respect you.

That's what idiots do,...

The Crack Emcee said...

Things not-boring to talk about, other than America's Number One Problem, according to whites:

The fan under Charlie Christ's podium.

The weather - any weather.

How many angels can fit on the head of a pin.

Coloring books about lesbians.

PANIC! over nothing (Ann's got that one covered already,...)

Michael said...

Crack

You are quite wrong to think that being black makes you an expert on black history in the U.S. you are no closer to the source than I am. Your skin color has nothing to do with your knowledge. Unless, of course, you are a fan of Charles Murray.

You can read all about the reasons for the Tulsa riot and envy over the quality of the black part of the city had nothing to do with it. You have asserted, wrongly, on more than one occasion that whites burned it down because it was better than their part of town. You are wrong.

There is at least one horrible example of a black town destroyed for its real estate value and it wasn't in Oklahoma.

I am sure you can tell us about that town since you are black.

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John said...

Yeah crack, boring. You used to come up with ne ideas and present them in sort of interesting ways. Often wrong and usually bizarre but interesting much of the time.

Now it is just the same old thing over and over. Nothing new. Nothing interesting. Just boring.

You might want to take some classes in black hiztory and/or slavery. You seem profoundly ignorant on the subject. Not even interestingly ignorant any more. Just boring

John henry

averagejoe said...



"1. maybe if the junkie uses his or her money for food instead of drugs the starvation problem will be lessened."

That's dumb - junkies take drugs because they're hungry and the drugs make it easier to go long periods without food.

LOL! and BS! Even for this idiot, that comment is ridiculous. Yeah, junkies get high because they're hungry. Instead of eating when they'e hungry, they get high- so they don't have to eat as much... See, they save money on food by buying drugs- plus they get a buzz! Can't get a buzz from meat and potatoes. Plus, you'll just get hungry again... Whereas if you shoot up, you don't need to eat, so it saves you money and it's just as good for your health as food! Plus, you get a buzz!... Yeah, stick to your racist bullshit, moron. Anything else makes you look like an imbecile AND an asshole.

The Crack Emcee said...

John,

"You seem profoundly ignorant on the subject. Not even interestingly ignorant any more. Just boring"

As long as we're winning and whites are whining, it's all good. What'd the white man say?

"When will "they" stop chasing Whites around like rabid dogs? We're not the Blue Eyed Devils, we just want "them" to leave us alone. We don't want your women, leave ours alone. We don't want your neighborhoods, leave ours alone. We don't want your jobs, leave ours alone. Don't like our banks, groceries, sporting events, our Culture because you FEEL left out...develop your own, and leave ours alone. Get it?"

White girls suck my dick voluntarily.

You'll hand over this society the same way,...

The Crack Emcee said...

That's because you're a bunch of little bitches when not making others do your work.

Been a long time now - and it's not going well,...

Michael said...

Crack

Wrong again. Things are going great. Have a lot of people doing my work. To this day.

Not a problem.

The revolution in your head is what is not going well.

Whites arent whining and you aren't winning. Buy a paper.

Anonymous said...

Let's not forget that Orca's are also dolphins.

Gahrie said...

I continue to believe that a soothing, calm environment is best for children.

Yeah, young boys just looove soothing, calm environments......

Gahrie said...

Ooops..I already made that comment back in 2014...