Link round-up for 13 April 2014
An artist awesomely alliterates the alphabet.
Try not to ever get stuck in an elevator with this person.
Movie titles can describe, well, pretty much anything.
Necrophile otters terrorize the Pacific coast of Canada and the US.
Our next President meets Russia's gutsiest rockers.
By their fruits ye shall know them.
Let Jesus help with your make-up.
Here's a whole lot of weird-looking animals (found via Ramona's Voices).
Max's Dad reviews Noah.
Fundamentalism welcomes, uh, not quite everyone.
Republicans debate the merits of saying stupid things.
Kate Mulgrew has denounced that geocentrist film that used her voice.
Why aren't wingnuts teachers?
Here are the real death panels.
Some people take house-hunting way too seriously.
Another day, another idiot statement from a Republican (sent by Mendip).
Bees have a haven in Eugene, Oregon.
Gene Roddenberry got it right (found via Atheist Nerd Girl).
Hrafnkell Haraldsson looks at Iowa's Governor trashing the First Amendment.
That Pew study showing that whites become more conservative as minority numbers grow got a lot of attention, but its premises are questionable.
LA police sabotage equipment installed to monitor their activities (found via Earth-Bound Misfit, who cites some choice words on Southern irredentism).
No, science and religion aren't compatible, and there's no common ground on abortion.
Shittiest Republican vote-suppression trick yet: close the bathrooms.
The bizarre persecution complex of US Christians is thoroughly delusional (found via Republic of Gilead).
This week's clashes in Nevada were fueled by lurid lies in the right-wing media.
Old-fashioned attitudes keep the South especially vulnerable to HIV.
Here's exactly what's wrong with Jim DeMint's bizarre blitherings about slavery.
A fundie evangelist fumes that the internet is destroying Christianity simply by making other views available.
Aaron Miller is running for Congress to get evolution out of the schools -- need I even say that he's a Republican?
The Day of Silence against anti-gay bullying draws a pro-bullying response.
David Koch once ran for President. Here's his platform.
Against stupidity, the best weapon is often laughter.
Jeb Bush's positions on issues make him an unlikely Republican Presidential nominee.
Public outrage works! UPS has re-hired 250 workers whom it fired for striking.
Republicans' dreadful austerity budget hands Democrats an election issue.
Jane Austen's style wasn't quite what you think.
Scientifically-illiterate Congressmen threaten global disaster.
Christian fundies, with Muslim support, are attacking freedom in Europe.
Britain's Conservative government abandons its insane austerity policies and the economy begins to recover -- and they claim this proves austerity worked!
Are they out of cartoonists? A poet critical of Islam gets violently attacked in Denmark (found via The Religious Nonsense Report).
Teabaggish craziness is on the rise -- in France (found via Republic of Gilead).
Eastern Ukraine is not like Crimea, and if Putin invades, he'll have his hands full.
Here are a few photos of ordinary Iranians. And here are some pictures of Isfahan, showplace of Islamic-era architecture (found indirectly via Margin of Error).
Kaveh Mousavi interviews a fellow Iranian atheist, who has an interesting story.
A priceless Classical-era statue becomes hostage to politics in Gaza.
Let girls take PE, and the next thing you know, they'll become hookers.
A new investigation strengthens the link between fracking and earthquakes.
This is how deep MH370 lies.
Scientists in London are making body parts in the lab for transplant, mostly noses. In North Carolina they're working in a different area.
Basic organic nanobots are being tested in cockroaches.