Daily Archives: January 9, 2016

The lamps are going out all over Europe

Burka in pool

If only the shameless harlots would dress modestly, this wouldn’t happen

Glenn Reynolds:

HMM:  Swedish pool makes splash with gender jacuzzi split.

The move follows reports by increasing numbers of women, who claim they have been groped by men as they relax in the giant bubble baths.

Sweden may have an international reputation for promoting gender equality, but the Eriksdalsbadet complex – home to one of the most popular public swimming pools in Sweden – is introducing segregated hot tubs for the first time.

The move follows reports by increasing numbers of women, who claim they have been groped by men as they relax in the giant bubble baths.

“We’ve got a lot of requests, especially from women, to split the jacuzzis,” Sara Franzén Shilwan, the head of unit at Eriksdalsbadet told The Local, but refused to reveal the number of complaints made.

However she confirmed that there had been a noticeable rise in November and December last year.

Why, whatever could have changed in Sweden that might account for this?

I blame those wicked Jews.

UPDATE: Here’s an irony: the new policy flies in the face of the push for genderless bathrooms and recognition of transvestites and women who insist that men pee sitting down. It seems you can take your liberal values and concerns to the extreme limits or you can open your borders to savage Muslim fanatics, but not both.


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So which is it?


Fish, fowl, or dead duck? You decide.

Greenwich Time is out with its weekly free advertisements for its real estate firms, this time a house in Greenfield Farms.

I’m sure it’s a nice house, even if it does look like every other spec house going up these days, but I was struck by these two, contradictory descriptions of its exterior:

The Nantucket-style house has shiplap siding ….

The cedar shakes house was built with a high level of detail throughout even in a secondary space as simple as a mudroom, a casual area of a dwelling not often seen by visitors.

Wikipedia describes “shiplap” as “a type of wooden board used commonly in the construction of barns, sheds, outbuildings and inexpensive or seasonal homes. It is either rough-sawn 1″ or milled 3/4″ pine or similarly inexpensive wood between 3″ and 10″ wide with a 3/8″ – 1/2” rabbet on opposite sides of each end. The rabbet allows the boards to overlap in this area. The profile of each board partially overlaps that of the board next to it creating a channel that gives shadow line effects, provides excellent weather protection and allows for dimensional movement.

And a shake is a shingle. See if you can tell the difference between shake and shiplap; if you can, a career as a real estate writer awaits – the competition’s pretty soft.

UPDATE: I just noticed that the reporter actually wrote, “According to the listing agent, the Nantucket-style house has shiplap siding”. The reporter probably does know better, she just wanted to expose the idiot agent’s ignorance.



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