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  1. Rrr says:

    Even better. I think – had to look up this meaning of the word.

  2. M27Holts says:

    Cognitive Bias eh…you could have predicted the topic if you read the comments from the previous thread…

  3. M27Holts says:


  4. Son of Glenner says:

    I suppose it’s too much to hope that this week’s discussion won’t be dominated by circumcision – again!

  5. M27Holts says:

    Why? It’s no skin off my nose….

  6. M27Holts says:

    We could skirt around the edges and discuss circumference?

  7. Choirboy says:

    S o G , as your request is couched in a far less assertive and aggressive way than the barmaid’s I’m quite happy to concede that that particular flogged horse is on its back with its legs in the air.
    ( ‘what has four legs and flies? – a dead horse’)

  8. Author says:

    The barmaid and the impresario are not the same person.

  9. Son of Glenner says:

    Choirboy: Barmaid? I always thought the out-of-frame voice in J&M musical scenes was an MC at an “open-mic” night, or a judge at a talent contest, or something similar. The off-stage voice is much too “assertive and aggressive” (as you observe!) to be the delightful Barmaid, who is amazingly tolerant to J&M.

  10. Son of Glenner says:

    Author has just confirmed my supposition. He calls the off-stage voice the impresario. So J&M must be auditioning for a show. We never learn whether or not they get the slot. I think probably not.

  11. Choirboy says:

    Indeed! My bad as they say nowadays. I was too preoccupied with the point to notice the setting. Sincere apologies to the barmaid who is, of course a model of tolerance and good nature.

  12. M27Holts says:

    Ah. Barmaid = Impresario is Cognitive bias? Right?

  13. M27Holts says:

    The barmaid is like Schrodingers cat…she could be like an Angel or look like Les Dawson in drag…we won’t know till the wave form is broken…Open Pandoras box please….

  14. Son of Glenner says:

    Author: Please don’t “open Pandora’s box”, as M27Holts requests. I like Barmaid looking just the way she always looks.

  15. Donn says:

    We are Barmaid.

  16. M27Holts says:

    Bin-Glenner…sounds a bit religious to me…I suppose that the barmaid represents the voice of reason, I hate subjectivity me, leads to all kinds of confusion in the minds of the plebs…my dads bigger than your dad, my gods more real rhan your god…

  17. M27Holts says:

    Just been reading about the Taliban burning musical instruments….suppose we will have some cultural relativist sprong donkey telling us that it was Richard Wagners music that spawned the Third Reich….

  18. James R. Baerg says:

    Maybe J&M were about to sing a song about Alternating Current circuit analysis.

  19. jb says:

    “The barmaid and the impresario are not the same person.”

    I always thought the voice in the third panel was meant to be the collective voice of the audience! Maybe because the setup never changes, so the first three frames felt like a sort of call and response.

  20. postdoggerel says:

    Son of Glenner, what a brash assumption you make with the pronoun you assign to Author!

  21. Son of Glenner says:

    postdoggerel: I happen to know Author’s gender (never mind how!), so there is no brash assumption. I note that it has taken you 4 days to spot my so-called brash assumption – a bit slow, aren’t you? The Barmaid is of course female by definition, the impresario could be either male or female. Some of the contributors to these discussions have indicated their gender in their comments, some, like yourself, have not. (But I can make a guess!) For most commenters (commentators?) their gender is irrelevant to the validity of their comment.

  22. M27Holts says:

    Perhaps this site has passed the Turing Test!!!!

  23. Son of Glenner says:

    Or I could just have been lying – how could you tell?

    I could have been Daughter of Glenner all along.

  24. M27Holts says:

    Why would anybody pretend to be a stodgy old scot with short arms and deep pockets? Why not be a svelte Russian Nymphette like those that I get emails from wanting me to be their sugar-daddy? First, i havecto send them my banking details…

  25. postdoggerel says:

    Son of Glenner, it’s not for me, as a fandan, diddy, or bampot, to ken your inside knowledge. And thank you for not referring to me as a gentleman in Scottish. It’s nach deas sounding in English. Also, give my regards to the fine uasal who refused to sell his land to tRump for his raon goilf damnaichte. I should have stayed with posting doggerel. It is less bras.

  26. Son of Glenner says:

    postdoggerel: I agree you should stick to posting doggerel! Be a nice lady – please don’t bombard me with Gaidhelig – although I am Scots, I am not fluent in the language allegedly spoken in the Garden of Eden.

    I regret to inform you that, despite the refusal of your “uasal” to sell his tiny patch of land to tRump, the golf course was still built, despite being on a SSSI, and in an area already saturated with golf courses. The unsold patch of land remains as an unreconstructed “island” within the golf course. The SSSI is no longer a site of special scientific interest, just a bit of developed dune land.

    AFAIK, tRump is still breathing, much to my regret.

  27. Son of Glenner says:

    M27Holts: Don’t be seduced by Russian nymphettes, no matter how buxom! They are not politically acceptable. I believe Ukranian nymphettes are just as buxom and present no problem to your conscience. When sending your bank details, still be very careful about only giving details of that very special card, that you only use for such transactions! And don’t use your real name, maybe call yourself postdoggerel instead.

  28. postdoggerel says:

    M27Holts, postdoggerel, my moniker, is taken, but you are welcome to use its anagram, let’s grope god.

  29. Son of Glenner says:

    “postgomeral” is still available, if you know what a gomeral is!

  30. postdoggerel says:

    Good Lord, what madness rules in brainsick men,
    When for so slight and frivolous a cause
    Such factious emulations shall arise!
    Good cousins both,of Fife and Manchester,
    Quiet yourselves, I pray, and be at peace.

  31. Son of Glenner says:

    postdoggerel: I don’t mind too much being classed as a Fifer, although I do not require a long spoon for supping, but I disown any connection with Manchester! For the record I am born rural Perthshire, now resident Aberdeen.

  32. Donn says:

    Was Gaelic ever the language of that part of Scotland, Perthshire? I understand it was brought over from Ireland more or less in historical time, while some of the country went straight from their non-Gaelic Celtic language to Sasenach.

  33. Son of Glenner says:

    Donn: About half of Perthshire (West) was Gaelic-speaking (ie bilingual) in living memory (my parents’). The other half spoke only Scottish English. I grew up close to the divide, ie non Gaelic-speaking. I’m told school pupils in 19th century were punished for using Gaelic, which speeded up its natural decline.

  34. M27Holts says:

    I was born in a back bedroom in an area that was arbitraly called Swinton, Manchester, England, GB, UK, Europe, Northern Hemisphere, Earth, Solar System, Milky Way, Andromeda Group, Universe….and I have never had a domicile more than 3 miles from that locus…a local lad indeed…

  35. Son of Glenner says:

    M27Holts: But not English-speaking?

  36. M27Holts says:

    My spelling is a bit awry sometimes, and my grammar is not up to much. But my understanding of more mathematical concepts and programming skills make up for sticking apostrophes in the correct place…you wee scurrilous numpty….


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