I notice these things.
I was watching Infowars live broascast yesterday, and they were showing a spoof black-and-white Twilight Zone that they’d put together. Compere Owen Shroyer played a big role in it. He seems to be quite a good actor.
I was only half-watching it when he suddenly did something very surprising.
He lit a cigarette.
It took me a few seconds to take in the enormity of it, and I only just managed to use Windows’ Snipping Tool in time to capture the event.
Lighting a cigarette on air these days is equivalent to dropping your pants and waving your free end around. Only it’s much, much worse than doing anything as innocuous as that.
I’ve already got Infowars compere Paul Joseph Watson down as a likely smoker. Now it looks like Owen Shroyer is another one.
Perhaps they all are. Including Alex Jones himself.
If so, the most subversive thing they could possibly do (subversive of Political Correctness, that is) would be for them to all light up on the live show one day.
Hat tip to Roobee for the following video clip. Seems the puritans want to ban darts competition walk-on girls next.
Puritan Sally Howard said it was “demeaning”, and wanted Formula One grid girls banned as well. It was, she said, “a social change that we’re seeing.” She also mentioned in passing that she was a “feminist.” The walk-on girls played a “decorative role” and were “making money for men.” She also said that there was a “92% gender pay gap” in the darts world. She also said that “kiss-me-quick, carry-on English culture” was “outdated”, adding that “We don’t cook with lard.”
Funnily enough, I was cooking with lard just yesterday. It’s something I’ve started doing in recent years, a bit like cooking lamb chops or pork chops, or English breakfasts, or making toast and marmalade.
The entire thrust of the puritan’s argument seemed to be that this was “necessary” social change for “outdated” English culture. I couldn’t help but think that once she’d got the walk-on girls and grid girls banned she’d be lobbying for modelling to be banned as well. After all, don’t models play a “decorative role” in fashion. For isn’t that just as “demeaning”. Goodbye Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire. And if you want to ban things because they’re “outdated”, you’ll stop at nothing to demolish an entire traditional culture. You’d ban darts and football and Formula One. And you’d demolish every single building in England, because they’re all “outdated” more or less as soon as they’re erected. Some of them are hundreds of years old. How “outdated” can you get than the Tower of London or Westminster Abbey?
The “outdated” argument is entirely empty of any substance. It’s actually completely meaningless. What does it mean to say something is outdated? That it’s past its sell-by date? Or that it’s no longer fashionable?
But at least there were no health arguments being used to justify the ban. This was an in-your-face cultural war. The war on smoking and drinking is a cultural war as well. Everything is under attack from these people. Absolutely everything.
The walk-on girls said that their jobs made them feel part of a “family”. They probably didn’t realise that “family” was yet another thing that the likes of Sally Howard want to destroy.
And I couldn’t help but think that Sally Howard was something of a Deborah Arnott clone. She had the same schoolmarmish manner, as if she was teaching 5-year-old children. And her various assertions were accompanied with vigorous you-know-I’m-right nods of the head. She was also dressed in the Arnott style: shades of blood red seem to be the Arnott war colours. She even had matching red ear pendants and lipstick. (Hey, wait, isn’t it demeaning to wear lipstick?) I somehow felt that in real life she never wore lipstick or earrings or red dresses. That would be too “feminine” for a “feminist”, I’m sure. And she probably didn’t have beehive hair either. The walk-on girls looked comfortable in what they were wearing, but Sally Howard looked like she had been put together from a kit of parts, and someone had told her, “Wear this, and this, and this. And put on some lipstick too. And say that and that and that. And nod vigorously while you’re saying it.” I somehow felt that she’d been on a 3-week course, and coached in what to say, and how to say it. Maybe Arnott herself had even been one of her instructors.
But it was “We don’t cook with lard” that somehow stuck in mind.