Link round-up for 8 September 2013
Protect your bananas with these colorful carrying cases (found via Mendip) -- don't miss the comments.
Dang, we can't drench university freshmen with urine any more?
Dan Savage urges gay-friendly Christians to speak out, and the unfriendly ones freak out -- read the comments too -- these people exist.
When the religious crazies aren't obsessing about fags, they're fretting over getting raped by demons.
A married man with children makes a startling discovery (how often does this happen but the people involved never find out?)
Just because you can't see it, doesn't mean it isn't there (found via Squatlo Rant).
Check out the spooky art of Allen Williams (click on pictures for full-size versions).
Here's an interactive map comparing New York city of today with 1836 (found via Mendip).
According to a Kaiser Foundation analysis, Obamacare will lower premiums even more than forecast.
Can we ring in the guillotines, or at least Elizabeth Warren?
Genesis raises a few questions.
Georgia Republicans openly gloat about sabotaging Obamacare.
A lawsuit challenges the factory-farm industry's efforts to hide the truth.
This Maine conservative insists he's not racist.
Dangerous medical quackery in the name of feminism is nothing to celebrate.
The myth of the Fall colors fundamentalists' view of the world.
Scalia is astonishingly ignorant about science.
Media coverage of global warming is improving a little.
The Republican party of 1956 was very different from today's.
Ah, yes, the good old days, when discipline was firm.
Notorious extreme-right police chief Mark Kessler calls for a military coup.
Investors, get your money out of this dying industry.
Burr Deming looks at Republican obfuscation about Martin Luther King and his legacy.
Careful where you park your car in London -- it might get attacked by a skyscraper.
Lee Beaumont of Leeds, England, brilliantly pwns annoying telemarketers. Anyone know if this could be done in the US?
There's value in European countries having their own spy satellites.
Back when the West was actually religious, it was like -- well, kind of like Syria is right now.
Would you have the courage of these Bangladeshis?
Here's one of those Syrian rebel groups we're supposed to start helping. Putin is upping the ante. It's still not certain who launched the chemical-weapons attack. Why can't the Arab countries deal with it? Finally, watch out for Syrian hackers.
Tim McGaha looks at aircraft escape systems.
Sleep helps the brain repair itself and even add new cells (found via Lady Atheist).
Here's a comparison of Mars today and billions of years ago.