Link round-up for 30 December 2012
Here's an interesting comparison of the Star Trek Enterprises and the real ships of the same name (found via Mendip).
The misogynist MRA movement celebrates a year of triumphs.
Check out HR Giger's Tarot of the Underworld.
This lawn display isn't racist, no siree, not at all.
Look at this carpet, and imagine the lungs.
What if all the time and energy wasted on prayer was spent on actually doing things?
Teabaggerdom lurches toward civil war.
An Oregon woman finds a plea for help in her Halloween decorations.
Joe Hagan reports from National Review's entertainingly mournful post-election cruise.
Are football fans really this bad?
Mark "Appalachian Trail" Sanford wants to get back into politics.
An anti-gun protest in Denver draws meager turn-out.
Religious nutters are now trying to conflate abortion and Aztec human sacrifice.
In the HSBC case, American justice openly acknowledges that the financial parasite class is exempt from the rules that apply to the rest of us.
The Republican narrative of the last few years is nothing but a series of myths.
A news website posts full names and addresses of all gun permit holders in two New York counties (which will of course create an incentive to skip getting a permit and own guns illegally); in retaliation, other sites have posted personal information on the site's publisher, editor, and others.
IHEU has issued a report on discrimination against non-religious people (sent by Leslie Parsley).
As austerity policies continue to cripple southern Europe, Spanish mothers raise money themselves for a school bus.
Here's the Gandhi quote that Facebook doesn't want you to see.
A giant aquarium in a Shanghai mall bursts open without warning.
Indian blogger Avicenna posts an impassioned denunciation of his country's epidemic of rape.
Swaziland's government idiotically tries to reduce rape by banning miniskirts.
Bilingual brains function better -- and are more resistant to Alzheimer's.
George Dvorsky looks at technological breakthroughs of 2012, of which the most significant is brain implants that improve mental function in monkeys.