June 26, 2019

"Rowling has been seen liking transphobic tweets in the past, though at the time, her rep said it was the result of 'a clumsy and middle-aged moment and this is not the first time she has favorited by holding her phone incorrectly.'"

"Now, though, she’s gone on a TERF (trans-exclusionary radical feminist)-following mini-spree, meaning she’s choosing to introduce transphobic views into her timeline. Rowling follows less than 700 accounts on Twitter, and she recently added the aggressively anti-trans YouTuber Magdalen Berns to that list. Berns, who has called transgender people 'Blackface actors' has filled her YouTube account with videos like 'There is no such thing as a lesbian with a penis' and 'Misgendering is violence? Nah, mate!' and plenty of arguments over 'genital preferences.' Her Twitter account is no different. It’s nothing but anti-trans bullshit.... Anti-trans sentiments have established a stronghold in British feminism (as the NYT recently explored) and it sure seems like Rowling considers that movement 'thought-provoking' rather than abhorrent, as one might hope.... For a lot of people, this will raise the question of what this means for their fandom. Can they still enjoy Harry Potter and the rest of that franchise?... We’re giving money to someone with a gigantic platform who is serving to normalize transphobia for her audience, many of whom are young people."

From "J.K. Rowling Leaves Little Doubt About Her TERFdom" (The Mary Sue).

I'm reading that this morning after checking my Twitter feed and finding this:

149 comments:

Heartless Aztec said...

It's a mad, mad mad world. On so many different levels.

Drago said...

The revolution always consumes its own.

But only always.

chuck said...

What exactly does "transphobic" mean?

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

All phobics should be marched to the concentration re-education camps.

Henry said...

Last time this happened it was because her body was inhabited by a giant snake.

Snakes are not used to fingers. Make many phone mistakes when possessing humans.

narciso said...

After what she did to grindewald she should lay low

My name goes here. said...

Someone pointed out (maybe here) that the whole world will get to see the 2020 Olympics wherein the policies of rightthink will have trans athletes competing in women's events. The world will get to see what the left view of trans acceptance means.

I suspect there might be more TERFs from that. Also, republican voters

I Have Misplaced My Pants said...

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Darrell said...

Rowling will come around and tell us how certain characters in Harry Potter were trans all along.

narciso said...

The first one was ok, but the second one was a mess, so I've heard

rhhardin said...

She's getting in touch with her transphobic side.

gilbar said...

Serious Question

Why non-Terf feminists want chicks with dicks counted as women?
As a Straight, White, Cis-male i'm out of my depth here, and Need To Know

rhhardin said...

What's the term for finding trans people amusing in a wow that's weird way. It affects women more because they never know who'll wind up in their bathroom on a given day. Guys don't care.

Lurker21 said...

When is she going to "explain" to us that Harry Potter was "really" a middle-aged lesbian?

Dumbledore was gay, JK tells amazed fans

P.S. Can you really believe that was over ten years ago?

rhhardin said...

The sports complaint from women means that those women don't see the intruders as women, no matter what the narrative is.

Otherwise they'd just be faster or stronger and part of the women's competition.

rhhardin said...

I'll have to look up terf someday. I'm imagining a soft synthetic lawn.

rhhardin said...

Chicks with diques.

rhhardin said...

Yan and ying, two new principles.

rhhardin said...

Chess is more complicated. The queen moves like a knight.

rhhardin said...

If you can't take the heat, get out of the weight room.

Fernandistein said...

'a clumsy and middle-aged moment and this is not the first time she has favorited by holding her phone incorrectly.'

You know who else held its phone incorrectly?!?

rhhardin said...

Does this shirt make my shoulders look wide

Leland said...

I'm surprised the UK hasn't arrested her for bigoted thoughts.

WK said...

Titania is actually a male British comedian running a parody account.

Ann Althouse said...

I don't know why transphobic isn't okay when the age-o-phobic "clumsy and middle-aged moment" is okay.

Ann Althouse said...

"Titania is actually a male British comedian running a parody account."

Everyone knows that.

Sebastian said...

So JKR is saying there are limits to magic?

Ann Althouse said...

"It's a mad, mad mad world. On so many different levels."

Gah... I got 3/5 of the way through that movie last night. #4 on my imaginary movie project.

whitney said...

LGBT has the backing of the media, the corporations, and the government. They are the mob. Anyone standing up against them is brave.

gilbar said...

rhhardin said... I'll have to look up terf someday. I'm imagining a soft synthetic lawn

Think of it more like munchable carpet, without pointy things sticking up out of it

tcrosse said...

Gah... I got 3/5 of the way through that movie last night.

What a shtick-fest!

rhhardin said...

Gah... I got 3/5 of the way through that movie last night. #4 on my imaginary movie project.

Broad comedy gags don't play well these days. Go with French romcoms with odd characters played straight.

Roy Jacobsen said...

So the people who hate those whom they have labeled as "homophobic" or "transphobic,"... Are they not phobic themselves?


Yeah, I know, they're excluded from being labeled a "hater" because SHUT UP.

E pur si muove.

rhhardin said...

I bail out of an alarming percentage of the DVDs I buy, usually for a plot difficulty that's too boring to contemplate watching the consequences of.

Guy gets girl and develops drinking problem from some historical event long ago. Just stop fucking drinking.

Acting drunk is always bad acting and goes on forever.

Clyde said...

So, this gal Elizabeth Claret who pressured her husband into taking a game off his phone, does she pee sitting down or standing up? (I won't ask about the husband, an obvious sitzpinkler.)

Larry J said...

Newton’s Third Law states that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. In the political world, unlike physics, the reaction is usually not instantaneous or even certain, but it usually happens. The trans people make up a small fraction of 1% of the population. They’re not going to like the reaction when it comes regardless of its form.

gilbar said...

Gah... I got 3/5 of the way through that movie last night.

I don't envy you trying to 'get through' that movie. I Loved it as a kid, but when i tried to watch it last year, it seemed SO LONG. Definitely a movie to fill time, not a movie to get through. Seems to take Much longer than the 2 1/2 hours it is.

John Borell said...

I cannot imagine my wife asking me to uninstall an app on my phone because the political views of the creator of the fictional characters involved in the app.

But I married well.

Oh, and J.K. learned what leftists always need to learn - the revolution always comes for you, no matter how woke you are.

The only way to win that game is to not play that tame.

gilbar said...

WHAT the HELL is with Elizabeth Claret?

She's Straight! She's Cis! She's Married! TO A MAN! WITH A PENIS!!!!

Unless her husband chops his dick off, this very minute; She's OUT OF THE CLUB!!!
pretending to be woke; but being in a 'normal' relationship; what a Fraud!

gilbar said...

The only way to win that game is to not play

How about a nice game of chess?

narciso said...

You realize Mary sue is three cups of crazy right?

narciso said...

And claret is four cups worth,

narciso said...


Where do they find these people?

https://mobile.twitter.com/elizabethclaret?lang=en

Professional lady said...

The Olympics and women's tennis, soccer, etc. is going to get really boring when the team that wins is always the team with the most "trans women" on it.

wendybar said...

Ban EVERYBODY because I am sure EVERYBODY has once said something to be banned for. This is getting ridiculous, and it will be the downfall of the left.

narciso said...

Remember the purpose if new speak was to narrow thought

Ray - SoCal said...

Every knows Titania is a parody account?

No, I would go with most, or even many, of the commenters here.

I’m surprised he/she/zhe has not been shadow banned or even kicked off Twitter yet.

sykes.1 said...

By erasing sexual categories, transgenderism makes impossible any kind of feminism. Any truly woke feminist has to be transphobic.

Caligula said...

"We’re giving money to someone ..." Really? Is buying a product, "giving money to someone"?

Life must be hell when you need to evaluate the politics of every potential purchase.

HoodlumDoodlum said...

Rowling follows less than 700 accounts on Twitter,

Fewer, surely?

Ann Althouse said...Ann Althouse said...
"It's a mad, mad mad world. On so many different levels."

Gah... I got 3/5 of the way through that movie last night. #4 on my imaginary movie project.


It's a classic; one of my favorites as a kid even though I probably didn't recognize half of the cameos. My Dad had it on VHS--it was at least 2 full tapes (might have been 3)!

Michael said...

John Borell said...
I cannot imagine my wife asking me to uninstall an app on my phone because the political views of the creator of the fictional characters involved in the app.


Reminds me of the great Sam Kinison but where a beta make husband wants to hang out with the guys but first has to ask wifey if he can take his penis along

HoodlumDoodlum said...

Ann Althouse said...I don't know why transphobic isn't okay when the age-o-phobic "clumsy and middle-aged moment" is okay.

Yes you do; there's a hierarchy. Old straight white people, even (former) "allies," are towards the bottom. Rowling is so wealthy I'm not sure any of the normal rules apply to her.

Swede said...

Once she's been made to see the error of her ways, she'll cross her arms and blink her eyes ala I Dream of Jeannie and POOF!

Just like that, Hagrid was a trans woman all along.

The Cracker Emcee Refulgent said...


'a clumsy and middle-aged moment and this is not the first time she has favorited by holding her phone incorrectly.'

Why even attempt the blatantly bullshit excuse? Why not just tell them to fuck off? I understand that Rowling wants to move in those circles but they’ll never respect you after they’ve made you grovel.

I Have Misplaced My Pants said...

I cannot imagine my wife asking me to uninstall an app on my phone because the political views of the creator of the fictional characters involved in the app.

Many women are the defacto enforcers of the religion of the household, whether it's Methodist Christianity or wokeism. Many men submit to this. I ask my husband why, usually when I am rolling my eyes at one of my men friends resharing some woke bullshit on social media, and he says that in many marriages it's the unspoken agreement. She'll touch his penis on the regular if he respects the religious framework of the household.

Michael said...

Althouse
Ageism is way way down in the intersectional sweepstakes. Behind feminist but ahead of white males. Way ahead since white males are leagues behind the next victim group. At the moment trans are leading the contest since they are hated a tiny tiny bit more than black people and a lot more than run of the mill gays who have lost their edge completely by letting T on their letter train.

tim in vermont said...

I can’t wait until the trans women hit the LPGA and the tees have to be moved back and the greens made faster and the rough longer so that they don’t keep scoring 30 or 40 under par.

tim in vermont said...

I got 3/5 of the way through that movie last night.

Sigh, and you, a professor of constitutional law!

SGT Ted said...

They're not chicks with dicks. They're guys with tits.

William said...

Cutting off your penis is a permanent solution to what very might well be a transient problem. There are a lot of cons and very few pros to cutting off your penis. It does seem strange that it's presented as an unmixed blessing.....Why is it possible to discuss the pros and cons of bariatric surgery but not cutting off your penis?....I would think that going on a diet is a more elegant solution to morbid obesity than the surgical removal of your colon. In like way, I would think that there are more elegant lifestyle solutions to transgenderism than cutting off your penis.

Ann Althouse said...

"Broad comedy gags don't play well these days."

Oh! The destruction!

I remember being 12 and thinking Jonathan Winters's destruction of the gas station was hilarious. Now, I just watch stone-faced. As a young person, I really felt the destruction. It seemed real and disastrous. Now... it's just a movie... watch while it happens and then there will be something else to watch. When I was young, I felt the problems as if they would actually need to be solved. Not that I didn't understand it was a movie and the destruction was fake, just that the suspension of disbelief happened and I worried about the people. How would Arnold Stang and that other guy ever rebuild their little business?

Jeff Brokaw said...

“Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminist”? We need an acronym for 0.001% of the world?

These people need to get new hobbies.

Or, any hobbies.

chuck said...

I’m surprised he/she/zhe has not been shadow banned or even kicked off Twitter yet.

Titania is a trans woman :)

buwaya said...

"LGBT has the backing of the media, the corporations, and the government. They are the mob. Anyone standing up against them is brave."

I am still trying to figure out why there is such backing. Part of it no doubt a fad among the caste that matters, along with the homogenization of that caste. But there is big money involved and therefore rational calculation. The "what do they mean by that" question.

tim maguire said...

Darrell said...
Rowling will come around and tell us how certain characters in Harry Potter were trans all along.


That's what I was thinking. After post-interpreting what's his face as a gay man and claiming there was a Jewish wizard because she gave one of the 2-dimensional chorus members a Jewish name, I figure it's only a matter of time before it comes out that some barely mentioned girl was actually a boy in a dress.

Craig Howard said...

Gah... I got 3/5 of the way through that movie last night.

I first saw it in 1974 when it was shown in the Campus Center at university.

I thought is was sooo old.

tim maguire said...

rhhardin said...Acting drunk is always bad acting and goes on forever.

Classically trained British actors can do drunk. Pretty much nobody else.

William said...

On Amazon Prime, they're currently showing Peter Hall's 60's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. I don't recommend it. The colors are all faded and there's too many jump cuts. It does have a distinguished cast, however. Judi Dench plays Titania wearing a body suit and green pasties. She certainly at that moment in her life had the gravitas to wear green pasties, but there just seems something wrong about looking at Judi Dench in pasties. Helen Mirren and Diana Rigg play the ingenues. They're both okay, but they were never meant to be ingenues. David Warner looked more like a serial murderer than a distraught lover....Many of the casting problems in Shakespeare's plays could be solved if we went back to the practice of casting transgendered men in the key roles. David Warner in a wig would probably be better than Judi Dench in the Titania role.

tim in vermont said...

When the LPGA gets hit by the “wave” of trans athletes, the cis women will become the “cissy(pronounced ’sissy') short knockers."

Professional lady said...

Maybe they'll have to start handicapping all of women's sports so that the biological women actually have a chance.

Calypso Facto said...

Does anyone really look to people with cartoon wizard games on their phones for adult counsel?

buwaya said...

One has to wonder about the motives of someone like Rowling.
She has f*** y** money, and vastly more than that.
Compared to any but a very tiny minority she is a free woman.
She can do what she likes, she is invulnerable.
Why kowtow to anyone?

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

TERF wars

'terf' came up, along with others, when searching 'feltch'

We never really wanted to have to go past 'MILF'

Professional lady said...

I really liked the Julie Taymor production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

narciso said...

She used to work for amnesty and I think the guardian all hive instincts die hard

tim in vermont said...

Won’t it be great when Team USA replaces the cissy women with trans women?

I also think it would be great if the first woman president was trans. That would be so laugh out loud funny I might even vote for her!

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

oh FFS-- it must go on forever--

SWERF

Acronym for "Sex Worker Exclusionary Radical Feminist". A person who espouses to be a feminist but who does not believe that women engaged in ANY form of voluntary sex work should be included in the fight for equality, especially in employment or salary parity. This rabid exclusion of an entire class of women is usually a belief based on misplaced uptight morality.

tim in vermont said...

just want to say I'm proud of my husband today. I told him about JK Rowling being a terf, we needed to remove the wizard game from our phones. He hemmed and hawed about it at first. Apparently though, he spent a lot of time this afternoon looking into the allegations and...

"Then she made me sing 'Who’s afraid of Virginia Wolf, Virginia Wolf, Virginial Wolf....'” - The Husband.

tim in vermont said...

Professional lady said...
Maybe they'll have to start handicapping all of women's sports so that the biological women actually have a chance


It might be more interesting to leave women’s sports alone and handicap mens sports and let them play there. One more obstacle for the men to overcome. Any good writer knows that you can never put too many obstacles in the path of a hero.

MayBee said...

She better watch it or she won't be able to have a Ravelry account anymore.

Where, btw, I learned there is a trans flag now too. Much like the rainbow flag, but in baby shades of blues and pinks. Because the rainbow flag is perhaps not inclusive enough? ISTM there is danger in asking for too many flags, because even the woke can't string a whole slew of them up all the time. And this: "LGBTQIA+" also seems like it's getting a little too clumsy. Too much inclusivity becomes exclusivity again.

MayBee said...

I mean, who is really all that interested in learning LGBTQIA+, terf, cis, etc? Only the people already entrenched in it. Only the people who want to wear the empathy like a weighted backpack.

I Have Misplaced My Pants said...

MayBee, regarding the flag: did you see that some Democrat congressmembers have replaced the traditional MIA flags with trans flags?

wildswan said...

JK Rowling is a radical feminist against trans-gender ideology. At least, I think that is what TERF means because TERF slogans include 'There is no such thing as a lesbian with a penis'

Here's who E Claret is.

"About Me
I am an experienced creative artistic nude model, who also has done work in glamour, fetish, traditional mediums and conceptual works. I currently work within the Seattle/Olympia area, and am very open to travel, with cost compensation.

My rates are as follows:

$20 for traditional mediums (drawing/painting)
$75 for non-fetish works.
$100 for bondage and light fetish works
Rates negotiable within reason"

http://elizabethclaret.daportfolio.com/about/

So, a mad, mad world? I got around to watching the Absent Minded Professor which I never saw till two nights ago. It was banned under my parents' Movie Code because it implied the possibility of perpetual motion and my father was not spending money on physical impossibilities and bad science. So the younger kids didn't go although it was Disney, and I didn't go as their babysitter, and I certainly did not go as a proudly-above-Disney college student. But I know what Althouse means about taking movie situations very seriously as child. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea was filled with situations to ponder upon when I was twelve. Now it's just slow.

Professional lady said...

I guess I'm not the only person irritated by this whole gay pride rainbow flag thing. As I've mentioned before, I have two transgender people in my extended family. I love and accept them but I am also very concerned and afraid for them. I cannot bring myself to wholeheartedly encourage their confusion and the amputation of healthy body parts. My biologically female relative has already undergone a double mastectomy. Many people who undergo sex reassignment surgery later regret it. As far as gay pride goes, what exactly and specifically am I being asked to be proud of? I would like to know.

Matt said...

This is one of the most fun parts of the whole "THE FUTURE IS FEMALE!!!1!!1!111" thing.

The females pushing that are the same ones pushing for men to be women - which will still make the future male! Ha!

People say 'terf' like its a bad thing but if you actually do believe in female equality, you better be one.

The Ls, Gs and Bs need to drop the Ts. They're going to lose all they've gained pushing this BS.

Howard said...

Is trans-phobia the ability to transcend phobias? Seems like the key to mental health.

PM said...

"We're here and we're querulous!"

tim in vermont said...

“The future is female” originated with a lesbian separatist movement, believe it or don’t.

tim in vermont said...

I think the whole trans thing is going to end up like one more torpedo circling back. It’s just taking a longer arc.

Howard said...

trans woman erotic rocking kester (Twerk)

stevew said...

Is it just me or are all these outraged folks misusing the words "phobia" and "phobic"? I'm not seeing that Rowling has a persistent, excessive, unrealistic fear of transfolk. She appears to me to be agreeing with, by following and retweeting, folks that question the legitimacy of the idea of transsexual humans.

traditionalguy said...

Could it simply be that women who identify as real women do not want their vote diluted by men who identify as fake women? What we need is DNA analysis. Not imaginary delusion analysis.

wwww said...

UK feminists in-fighting & JK Rowling is involved. Doubt very much American parents are going to tune into this debate.

I find it interesting that Althouse frequently posts about the UK. Americans are interested in certain aspects of the UK but notably uninterested in equivalent stuff happening in Italy or France or Japan or the rest of the world.

Fernandistein said...

Berns, who has called transgender people 'Blackface actors'

Holy smokes. Berns will surely garner attention with that one.

'There is no such thing as a lesbian with a penis'

Yikes. That statement is based on the deeply accepted meanings of common words.

'Misgendering is violence? Nah, mate!'

Well, like Joe Biden said "If you want to keep someone away from your house, just misgender them through the door."

Fernandistein said...

The trained hubby seems to be ready to tackle his verbal agility course:

"Also, I just want to acknowledge my ridiculous amount of privilege to be able to have a well thought out, calm, "rationalizing" discussion about this with him. I'm very proud of him for making the effort to understand why this was wrong and why we should remove the app...

...but our privilege is definitely showing through this. And we both pointed that out to each other as well."

Awww, they're pointers!

narciso said...

it's only a a matter of time, before the full freakshow manifests, usually from Oregon east,

Fernandistein said...

Harriet Pottery reminds me of Harry "Snapper" Organs.

Fernandistein said...

"When you spend all morning in a state of restlessness and feeling weird and finally realize you just never took your meds."

Not guilty by reason of insanity.

Rick said...

Where do they find these people?

They don't find them, they make them.

Fernandistein said...

Perhaps coming in 2021, "Harriet Pottery and the Order of the Taco Bowl".

n.n said...

Transphobia is a projected condition that transversal physiological or mental attributes will not be perceived as normal.

Gunner said...

Rowling is a crazy Trump/Romney/McCain/Bush hater and she still isnt good enough. When will these liberal morons realize that SJWs hate you because you are white and even semi-normal?

Jupiter said...

So, lesbians have penises? Is that the issue?

Darkisland said...

Blogger Ann Althouse said...
"Titania is actually a male British comedian running a parody account."

Everyone knows that.


I think most people know by now since he has publicised it. But I suspect there are still some people that are not as au curant as some of us.

The problem with Titania McGrath, is that "she" is well within the range of normal. There are lots of real people posting stuff like for real.

For example, is Elizabeth Claret real or parody? Sounds like parody to those of us who live in the real world. But I also know that there are people wierder than her on Twitter so I have no idea whether she is real or parody from reading that thread about how she made her husband remove the Harry Potter game from his phone.

Do you know? If so, could you enlighten the rest of us?

John Henry

n.n said...
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MayBee said...

Pants- no. I had not seen that. I wonder how many have trans people on their staffs?

tim in vermont said...

Here I am agreeing with radical feminists. Transgenderism makes for strange bedfellows.

whitney said...

Here is something fun to do. Google 'men can' and then just let it auto fill.

GatorNavy said...

All this "Trans" talk makes me want to listen to Neil Young!

buwaya said...

"Americans are interested in certain aspects of the UK but notably uninterested in equivalent stuff happening in Italy or France or Japan or the rest of the world."

I am! It helps to be an Imperialist.

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The Minnow Wrangler said...

I'm sure this will totally ruin her career, thinking that men and women are different! So controversial LOL.

DavidUW said...

Trannies will destroy women’s sports. I hope it doesn’t take the Olympics for people to realize that but it probably will. I hope it leaves enough time for my daughters to continue to compete against other biological women.

I think people get it for weightlifting and power sports. I don’t think people realize the differences in track and similar sports yet. That a 0.5 or 5 second depending on the event is actually a huge margin. Or that mediocre male college athletes like I was would be world record, not just world beating times as “women.” And they don’t understand yet that a medium quality high school boy’s team would beat all the World Cup women right now.

n.n said...

So, lesbians have penises? Is that the issue?

Transversal sexual orientations do not grant physiological advantages.

stevew said...

"That a 0.5 or 5 second depending on the event is actually a huge margin."

Correct. When I looked it up a while ago I saw that the difference between the Men's and Women's records in the 100m was a bit more than a second; the men being faster. One second doesn't mean much in most of our lives, but note that you have to get pretty far down the list of top male runners to get to the one that isn't faster than the women's record holder.

Allow men to compete as women in sports and you will no longer see biological women champions.

Rosalyn C. said...

I've been accused of being a TERF because I don't support transwomen athletes competing in professional sports. I think the biology is clear that men have different physiologies because of natural development which are not fundamentally altered by hormone replacement therapy. BTW, transwomen athletes are not required to have sex reassignment surgeries in order to qualify for competition (they can keep their dicks); the regulations vary and are constantly changing regarding the length of time hormone replacement therapy is required: one year or two. Still a lot of debate about the fairness of testing testoterone levels.

I had a discussion about this with some ladies who are pro-transwomen athletes. Their strongest argument was that some African tribes produce better runners, so should they be excluded from marathons because of their genetic advantages? IOW, all sports are unfair, so why not be nice and let transwomen participate? Bogus argument. When I looked at the records of the NYC marathon as an example I saw the difference in times between the mens' and womens' races is, of course, huge. In 2018 the mens' winning time was 2:05:59, the womens' time was 2:22:48.

rcocean said...

I thought everyone in Harry Potter was Gay. But now they're Terf's?

Confused.

tim in vermont said...

Remember when the women’s baseball team sponsored by Coors, the “Silver Bullets,” supposedly were the best women baseball players in the world played minor league men’s teams straight up? They started out reporting the results with “Life isn’t a fairy tale.” They should have stopped there.

rcocean said...

"Gah... I got 3/5 of the way through that movie last night. #4 on my imaginary movie project."

Good Lord Althouse. No intelligent adult in 2018 is expected to watch the mad, mad, mad, mad, world all the way through - in one sitting!

Or you FF through the middle third. And everything with Buddy Hackett and Micky Rooney.

J. Farmer said...

@Fernandistein:

"When you spend all morning in a state of restlessness and feeling weird and finally realize you just never took your meds."

Not guilty by reason of insanity.


Ha. And her diagnosis of cyclothymic disorder is questionable, too. The criteria is essentially Bipolar Disorder but without ever experiencing a major depressive episode or any episode of mania or hypomania. I've never quite been sure how you differentiate cyclothymia from the normal mood swings that accompany the vicissitudes of life.

rcocean said...

Like the title Mad, mad,mad,mad, world is too overblown, too long and too repetitive to watch in one sitting. I can't imagine sitting through the whole thing in a movie theater!

So many good scenes. And so many boring scenes. hackett/Rooney and the airplane = dull. Sid Ceasar trying to get out of a basement = dull. J. Winters demolishing a service station = dull.

But the film comes alive every time Terry-thomas or Phil Silvers comes onscreen.

J. Farmer said...

wwww:

I find it interesting that Althouse frequently posts about the UK. Americans are interested in certain aspects of the UK but notably uninterested in equivalent stuff happening in Italy or France or Japan or the rest of the world.

Sharing a common language helps, too.

rcocean said...

I haven't been following the whole transgender thing. This was the new battleground after the Left won the gay marriage fight. As far as I can tell, the Left has won the Transgender thing without a fight, probably because transgenders are so rare and so bizarre.

What's next up? Polygamy?

J. Farmer said...

@rcocean:

But the film comes alive every time Terry-thomas or Phil Silvers comes onscreen.

I've never seen the film, but I am a sucker for the whole ensemble cast goes racing for money genre that it helped spawn.

Nick said...

The future will look at 21st-century as the Epoch of Imbecility.

Roy Jacobsen said...

Darkisland said...
Blogger Ann Althouse said...
"Titania is actually a male British comedian running a parody account."

Everyone knows that.

I think most people know by now since he has publicised it. But I suspect there are still some people that are not as au curant as some of us.


Hell, there are people who haven't caught on that @sean_spicier is a parody account. I mean, look at the spelling, people! And the profile: "I'm not him but @YahooStyle @UnivisionNews @BillKristol @WashTimes @HuffPost @JonahNRO @kurteichenwald @Toure & @mollyjongfast think I am."

n.n said...

What's next up? Polygamy?

It's not politically congruent ("="). Liberals and "moderates" seem to be stuck on the number two, even after hacking its biological root. Still, Pro-Choice. The dream lives.

madAsHell said...

'There is no such thing as a lesbian with a penis'

How inclusive!!

tim in vermont said...

The future will look at 21st-century as the Epoch of Imbecility.

Once these people have selected themselves out of the gene pool, sure.

tim in vermont said...

Darwin never sleeps.

JaimeRoberto said...

I look forward to the storyline in the next book about the dudes taking over the female quidditch team.

rcocean said...

"How would Arnold Stang and that other guy ever rebuild their little business?"

That whole sequence is boring, because J. Winters was NOT a physical comedian (ala Chaplin or Harold Lloyd) and Kramer knew ZERO about comedy.

In fact, almost all the physical comedy in MMMM-World is lame for the same reason. Sometimes the car chases are EXCITING, but they still aren't funny. Some of the sight gags are funny, Silver sinking in his car and the hat floating away. Or winters bicycling on a kids bike.

Clyde said...

Having followed Wildswan's link from 6/26/19, 10:10 AM, apparently Ms. Claret is indeed a biological female. I'd still bet that in the name of equality, all penetrative sex between her and her husband is 50/50, with her allowed to use the strap-on of her choice.

Clyde said...

wwww said...
I find it interesting that Althouse frequently posts about the UK. Americans are interested in certain aspects of the UK but notably uninterested in equivalent stuff happening in Italy or France or Japan or the rest of the world.


Americans find information about the UK more accessible because they speak our language. That makes it much easier to read the primary sources than it would be for countries that don't.

Ken B said...

Does Rowling like lesbians who ejaculate semen faster that 27 mph?

Fen said...

it's only a a matter of time, before the full freakshow manifests

That awkward era where one hopes they do NOT reboot your favorite movie or book, because you know SJWs like Kathleen Kennedy will make a hash of it.

Star Wars - mary sue junk
Star Trek Discovery - I don't even
Marvel Universe - the Toxic Avenger hates white dudes

Just. Leave. It. All. Alone.

Fen said...

If we can get through this PCBS, in about a decade we can reshoot the last 6 episodes of Star Wars the way they should have been done, and file the SJW junk behind Aquaman and the Batman with nipples.

"Let the past die. Kill it if you have too."

The arrogant bastards probably never thought it would be applied to their own drek.


Howard said...

My 7 & 9 yo grandsons loved It's a MMMMW. They especially liked Drunk Thurston Howell III pilot and Jonathan Winters tearing down the gas station. I was impressed by what good shape Ethyl Merman was in... love the bloomers. My 13 yo granddaughter said meh and didn't watch it.

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gerry said...

Wasn't Titania a titmouse in A Funny This Happened on the Way to the Forum?

gerry said...

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Dammit.

bgates said...

There is no such thing as a lesbian with a penis

Not with my penis, anyway.

I am not Laslo.

n.n said...

Rowling is transgender? Transversal sexual orientation? Does she support selective exclusion ("=")? Why are the transphobes attacking her?

Lindsey said...

I'd love to see these questions at a presidential debate: Can men get pregnant? Do lesbians have penises? If the Democrat says 'yes' to either, he's a national laughing stock.

tim in vermont said...

There is no such thing as a lesbian with a penis

I think you meant to say “there is no such thing as a lesbian who doesn’t enjoy a penis from time to time.” At least that’s my experience.

wwww said...

"Americans find information about the UK more accessible because they speak our language. That makes it much easier to read the primary sources than it would be for countries that don't."

Other English-speaking countries aren't paid much attention. There's not much American attention paid to the Australian health care system, or politics, cultural debates or trade policies. English is a bridge language in many countries. Take Israel for example: there's 1 topic that's covered but health care, internal politics, or tech growth are all things that are rarely written about in American papers, despite lots of information published in English and accessible in on-line Israeli papers.

Michael The Magnificent said...

This whole thread should be archived for posterity; It is one laugh riot after another!

sdharms said...

It is not transphobia. Unfortunately, those of you who pander to "trans" are exploiting their mental illness. It is sad for them that they are mentally ill and even sadder and should be criminal for those who reinforce them.