Link round-up for 31 August 2014
Murr Brewster attends a writers' conference, encounters glitchy computers.
Now this is interior decorating! But could you live there? (NSFW blog)
Chaplain Gordon Klingenschmitt is not just a bigot, but a goofball.
Check out the post-it-note horrors of John Kenn Mortensen (found via Mendip).
Frank Moraes looks at the ending of the film They Might Be Giants.
I reposted my post on Scotland to F169, where it generated quite a lot of discussion (much of it admittedly moronic) and somebody decided to start a thread about me.
This is unnatural behavior.
Here's a photo of the world's most famous iceberg.
Struggling to look cool, Republicans release a video game.
Gays aren't the only target -- the moralist busybodies want to run your life too (found via Republic of Gilead).
The lonely Voyager space probe inspires some thoughts on life (NSFW blog).
It's curious that these weird but harmless people attract so much hatred.
Stupidest anti-union protest ever.
Obama's tan suit, the latest pretext for right-wing hyperventilation, has plenty of precedent.
A pastor is crusading against fantasy novels -- except the crummiest one of all.
Green Eagle explains why it's necessary to keep a close eye on the right wing.
Here's a good illustration of what's wrong with the libertarian concept of freedom.
Bigots whine about a "Babylonian exile" because they can't bully everyone else any more (found via Republic of Gilead).
Fuck you if you think I'm wrong to hate people like this.
A gay teenager records how his Christian family turned on him and kicked him out -- yes, this still happens.
Nihilist Republicans are fighting without a plan, whether for Iraq or domestically.
The Chairman of the House-Senate Energy Conference Committee is apparently a complete moron.
Gregory Towns Jr. was tazed to death by police.
One guy predicted the 2012 election results perfectly -- and he says we'll probably keep the Senate this year.
Think before saying grace.
British politics gets a jolt as a Conservative legislator switches parties to the nationalist UKIP.
Don't be fooled by Pope Frances -- the Catholic Church is still evading responsibility for protecting child molesters.
The EU is destroying Europe's economies using the same policies the Republicans want to enact here.
If this sign doesn't stop public urination, I don't see what can.
Bulgarian artists repurpose Soviet-era monuments in their country as mockery (found via Mendip).
Western sanctions are pushing Russia's economy to the brink of recession.
An Ayatollah denounces high-speed internet as "morally wrong" because it lets people see things he thinks they shouldn't.
An impoverished Iraqi town stands firm against ISIS/Islamic State. Yezidi women captured by ISIS are being raped and sold.
Pakistan's Hindu minority suffers abductions of daughters and forced conversions to Islam.
Hundreds of thousands of low-caste Indians spend their lives collecting excrement under degrading conditions.
The current Ebola outbreak has now killed more people than all previous Ebola outbreaks combined, and the WHO says it will get a lot worse. Meanwhile, there's been another stupid riot against health workers and a hospital.
The wandering stones of Death Valley expose the foolishness of supernatural explanations for the unknown.
History's greatest scientist left behind a vast and confusing jumble of writings (found via Mendip).