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I will put you some forbidden knowledge

The Appleby Horse Fair was held today, as it has been for three hundred something years. King James II granted a Royal Charter in 1685 allowing the fair to be held ‘near the River Eden’. So they do. They wash the horses in the river, gallop them down the ‘mad mile’ and then have a big horse sale.

It’s pretty much just a Gypsy affair now. Um, and that’s where it gets complicated.

There are the Gypsies of Romany descent, who have lived in England for many hundreds of years. There are Gypsies from Romania, the kind Adolph had a thing for. There is a traditionally nomadic people of Irish ethnicity who are also called Gypsies. And there are a number of crusties, essentially rag-tag old hippies and acid casualties who have dropped off the grid and live out of vans. And they are all, confusingly for a foreigner, called “Travellers” now. And protected by the government so hard, bald eagles think to themselves “geez, that’s a little over the top, isn’t it?”

I asked Uncle B a question about this a second ago, and he was like, “oh, god, you’re not going there, are you?” No. I’m not. This is one of those giant sore nerve-ending societal issues that the wise foreigner keeps her nose out of. I just had to explain it enough to talk about the article.

The Appleby Horse Fair is Romany Gypsies, of the kind that have been here since forever. The old farmers around here traditionally rubbed along with them pretty well. They’d let them park their wagons in the fields and hire them as seasonal labor.

So anyway, go to the article at the link and look at the horses. Notice anything?

The horses are almost all paints — that is, black with white splotches. Or white with black splotches, if you prefer. We recently watched an ancient program about the country — a relic from those long, long ago days before political correctness — that explained that Gypsies and American Indians love paints above all other horses. Because they’re both horse-stealing cultures and paints are each so individually unique and easily identifiable, it’s as good as a serial number.

So now you know.

Remember, Dead Pool tomorrow. Six sharp!


Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: June 6, 2013, 11:16 pm

UB <————– awaits knock at the door

Comment from MikeW
Time: June 6, 2013, 11:41 pm

Channeling your inner Paul Harvey, a bit?

“And now you know… the rest… of the story.”

(Ah, I miss him.)

Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: June 7, 2013, 12:17 am

Horse stealing.

Whores stealing.

Comment from EZnSF
Time: June 7, 2013, 3:52 am

Big Fat Gypsy Wedding.
As filling as a big yummy bowl of mayonnaise based fruit salad. With grapes.

Comment from tomfrompv
Time: June 7, 2013, 5:41 am

….And thats why God invented a gypsy. Paaaauuuul Harvey!

Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: June 7, 2013, 6:05 am

Ester Williams for the dick!

Wait – what? Ah, dammit…

Wasn’t Brad Pitt a gypsy in “Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels”? Irish, not Romany. I couldn’t understand a damn thing he was saying – thank goodness for subtitles.

Comment from John Rambo
Time: June 7, 2013, 7:55 am

this is John Rambo, Anti-Feminist Soldier. I am posting this on behalf of Peter-Andrew: Nolan© also now known as Joschua-Brandon: Boehm©. I am doing this because, as a young men who knows Peter well, I know he has our best interests at heart.

It is well known that five years ago, April 2008, I spent a month suicidal as I went through the process of disowning my former children. When I came out of that rather unpleasant experience I contacted other men who had been similarly affected. I realized that many men were killing themselves because of the criminal abuse of the family law courts all across the western English speaking world.

As a direct result of this experience, and my compassion for my fellow men, I made a vow in June 2008 to re-introduce the rule of law into Australia and Ireland. Naturally, at the time I made the vow I had no idea how that might be done. We call it “throw your hat over the wall”. You make the vow and “figure it out later”.

Along the way I have talked to many tens of thousands of men, perhaps as many as 100,000 men have seen at least one comment by me one way or another. What I heard from men in 2008 was that they were DESPERATE for a remedy for the crimes being committed against them in the family courts. They were DESPERATE to find a way to end the criminal effects of feminism on their lives. Because so many men told me the same thing I mistook this to mean they actually WANTED to solve the problems of the family courts and feminism. As I said. My mistake.

Through very extensive research and labour, and collaborating with the best and brightest, the remedy for both the family courts and feminism was proven on 2009-11-26. A mere 18 months after I was suicidal. The court meeting that I did on 2009-11-26 I regard as one of the finest achievements of my life. Regardless? The very men I risked my life to create a remedy for have ignored that remedy, preferring to whine, bitch, moan and complain because that is far more rewarding to them than actually solving their problems. If they solved their problems they would have nothing to whine, bitch, moan and complain about.

The remedy has now been available 2.5 times as long as it took to develop and has proved uniquely unpopular. I am hated for even talking about it. The blood of every man who kills himself due to criminal abuse in the family courts is on the hands of those perhaps 100,000+ men who have heard from me and done nothing. I did all I could. They did not. It is actually very simple.

The mechanism for men to free themselves now is the Mens Business Association. The MBA provides individual based services to get men out of the control grid. Such services may well save the mans life from suicide. Going forward? It is necessary to create second economy outside the control of any government entity. Why criminals in governments can dominate and control men via the economy they will continue to do so. There is no reason for them to stop. The MBA is the proposal of a second economy outside the control of the government. This is a NECESSARY ingredient for men to live in freedom.

Only a small percentage of men will want to live in freedom. Those men who want to live in freedom? You are invited to watch a short update on how we are going in our efforts to get the second economy going. Naturally? The second economy will grow just as quickly or slowly as men join in and contribute to it. Those who want to “stick with the government run economies”? You are welcome to do so. I wish you luck with that because you are going to need it.

best regards

your brother peter


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: June 7, 2013, 10:18 am

Can somebody read that and give me the cartoon version?

Comment from Can’t hark my cry
Time: June 7, 2013, 11:36 am

Oh, good–I thought I was seriously missing some significant item of popular culture because it made no sense at all to me (and I’m not about to sit through 43 minutes of an audio presentation with a lame visual)

Comment from LesterIII
Time: June 7, 2013, 11:37 am

The cartoon version involves counting the wrinkle marks around his neck to determine how long he has had his head up his own ass, as well as the condition of his tinfoil hat from the act.

Comment from MikeW
Time: June 7, 2013, 11:41 am

Hmm, sounds like some extreme tinfoil haberdashery to me.

The genesis of such nonsense usually is found to be something unfortunate, but quite mundane. Perhaps a childhood of always being told how special he is just left him wholly unprepared for an encounter with the true unfairness of life. After all, how old is the lament that “She got the gold mine, and I got the shaft?” Evidently the epiphany that his personage is not the proximate center of global rotation has inspired his venture in reflective millenary.

The only tragedy here is that he did not come to this understanding before procreating. How long will it be before we read another story like the following?


Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: June 7, 2013, 12:43 pm

The short version: wymen is the bitchez, and the courts gives them my a moneys. I am crazy.

Comment from Gromulin
Time: June 7, 2013, 2:49 pm

Horses? What horses?

Comment from mojo
Time: June 7, 2013, 3:43 pm

Anybody have Esther Williams? Because she’s done her last back-stroke.

Comment from Christopher Taylor
Time: June 7, 2013, 3:44 pm

Almost nobody seems to remember that gypsies were one of the main targets of the Nazi final solution. Because of their secretive nature, its extremely hard to know exactly how much of the population was wiped out, but over 200,000 were slaughtered, an estimated 25% of their numbers (about 60% of the Jewish population was killed). Some Nazis in the SS actually thought Roma were acceptable, but mixed blood should be killed.

To this day, most people despise Gypsies, although to be fair they are publicly perceived as doing things that generate such hostility, and probably with good cause. Some of the stories I’ve heard from tourists and residents are simply astonishing.

Comment from Christopher Taylor
Time: June 7, 2013, 3:47 pm

And Brad Pitt’s performance in Snatch sealed my appreciation of him as a brilliant actor. Although I did find out recently part of why he’s so good at playing really oddball, bizarre characters.

He has a brain condition that he cannot recall faces of people he’s met. He literally just cannot remember, he has to be reintroduced to them again. It has to be hell on acting to not know your costars. Its called prosopagnosia, and it probably gives him a unique insight into the crazy.


Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: June 7, 2013, 5:06 pm

54 minutes! *twitch*

Comment from beasn
Time: June 7, 2013, 5:14 pm

Do they at least take good care of their horses? Surely they have one redeeming quality.

Comment from beasn
Time: June 7, 2013, 5:19 pm

Though, staying chaste ’til marriage, is something…if that is really what they do.

*wonders how many are ‘benefits’ whores*

Comment from Bob Mulroy
Time: June 7, 2013, 5:27 pm

I agree that Pitt and Sean Penn are both brilliant actors, but they are both such political cretins that I have a hard time getting past that.

33 minutes!

Comment from Christopher Taylor
Time: June 7, 2013, 7:53 pm

Gypsies are very loyal to family and each other as well. They tend to be very devout religiously, although in a curious way. There’s a legend that is told to fellow Rom about their heritage; I don’t know how universal it is or if it is still believed these days (or if it always was just an excuse).

The tale goes that when Jesus was walking up to be crucified, a gypsy stole the nails that were going to be used to attach him to the cross (remember, all Rom trace their ancestry back to ancient Rome). Jesus on the cross blessed the gypsy and told him all of his descendants were forgiven for theft, and it was no sin for a Gypsy to steal.

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: June 7, 2013, 8:13 pm

A couple of years ago, I read Lavengro by George Borrow (1842). It’s a sort of semi-fictional memoir; the narrator spends a lot of time “on the road” in England, much of it in company with Gypsies. They’re colorful, friendly, generous, and pretty much sociopathic toward outsiders. (Except those they particularly befriend.)

Christopher Taylor @ June 7, 2013, 3:44 pm
Almost nobody seems to remember that gypsies were one of the main targets of the Nazi final solution. Because of their secretive nature, its extremely hard to know exactly how much of the population was wiped out, but over 200,000 were slaughtered…

If the Nazis had never done anything else, this would rank as one of greatest crimes in history. But as you say, it’s barely remembered.

Comment from Mike James
Time: June 7, 2013, 11:48 pm

Are they a plague, lousy thieves and rip-off artists, squatters and vandals, who make every place they go worse for their having been there? Do you read about their goings-on and think to yourself, “Hitler was right”? It really behooves you to keep your head down about these people?

You’re the one on the spot, and Uncle Badger would know, but still…

Comment from tomfrompv
Time: June 8, 2013, 4:30 am

Its a coded message to Jihadists. Its well known this website is used as a way to pass such messages. Just read some of the comments!

Comment from stina
Time: June 8, 2013, 3:37 pm

That particular type of horse has gone mainstream in the last few years; they’ve been officially declared a breed called Gypsy Vanners and are all the rage among the faddy types in the horse world. The “hot” breed used to be Friesians, although that their popularity has already peaked, at least in North America.

The Gypsy/Traveller community (at least, the sub-section that breeds horses–I can’t imagine the crusties bothering with this) has stepped up horse breeding and now dumps crap horses with flashy markings and fake pedigrees on gullible North Americans who want the latest fad horse.

Heh. Caveat emptor, people, caveat emptor.

Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: June 8, 2013, 8:33 pm

Well, I don’t want to keep shitting in the Dead Poo™

Oops, I mean Dead Pool°™ post/thread, but I gotta say, our glorious Preznit (PBUH) sure is a nasty shitbag.

Also, you NSA chucklefucks reading this: go kill yourselves after fucking yourselves.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: June 8, 2013, 8:47 pm

I don’t mind chatter in the Dead Pool, but conversation does tend to get lost in those threads.

As an immigrant, and someone who communicated across the pond for a number of years, I’ve always assumed I have a much lower level of privacy than the average American. I’ve always minded what I said in email, for all sorts of reasons (including basic common sense; if it’s written down, it’s liable to escape some day).

But now the gathering and sifting apparatus is so huge and so fine…there is so very much they can be collecting. Credit card data, one source said. Why not store loyalty cards? My tablet and my phone are telling somebody where I am all the time. This is…not good.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: June 8, 2013, 8:58 pm

Paper shopping on eBay. This is a little puzzler.

Note they will be folded for shipping.

Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: June 8, 2013, 9:57 pm

Items Returned: Sheets of paper (2) size: A4
Reason For Return: Badly creased, no longer lies flat.

Comment from mojo
Time: June 9, 2013, 2:22 am

One pound 10? For two sheets of paper?

Is it made from rare pygmy forest wood of something?

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