Link round-up for 22 February 2015
Some NASA guys know how to have fun.
Only one of these stories is silly?
Jono Ottosson posts a photo series ranging from humor to philosophy, and a little NSFW.
See the striking diorama art of Ali Alamedy and Satoshi Araki (both found via GoodShit).
Here's a very NSFW memo from an inventory manager in response to a badly-filled-out shipping request (found via Mendip).
Check out this map of how religious the various US states are -- sigh, once again Oregon can't quite match New England (but we're getting this right).
P M Carpenter has a good quickie assessment of the Republican Presidential hopefuls.
This may be the stupidest company in the United States (found via Mendip).
Can we afford free community college?
Bullshit, this was no mere accident.
Rosa Rubicondior has an intriguing new view of the Biblical story of Jesus and the temple money-changers.
Really, Mr. D'Souza? "Boy"???
Air travel -- if the terrorists don't get you, the scorpions will.
Now that the fundies have lost their fight against gay marriage, here's something else for them to bitch about. And now that their campaign against Fifty Shades of Grey has imploded, here are some more books for them to freak out over (found via GoodShit).
Right-wingers hate federal regulation, suffer the consequences.
Catholicism in the US is imploding, and disgruntled Catholics aren't shy about voicing the reasons.
Shaw Kenawe remembers Lesley Gore, an early pop singer with a secret.
Ohio exemplifies Republicans' intensifying attacks on women's freedom.
Pushing back against slut-shaming means fighting the anti-abortion thugs too.
A Christian doctor in Michigan rejects a baby as a patient because its parents are a lesbian couple (an example of why I call Christianity the religion of exclusion).
Here's the most dangerous terrorist threat facing the US.
Leonard Pitts Jr. looks at Judge Roy Moore, Alabama's modern Wallace in the schoolhouse door.
Enforced fear-mongering is ruining childhood (found via Mendip, who is exasperated).
Why would a preacher with deep knowledge of the Bible abandon Christianity?
Even Megyn Kelly is shocked by Giuliani's vomitous Obama-hatred.
Must-read: Jim Wright turns his rhetorical flamethrower upon the ghoulish hypocrisy of the "pro-life" fanatics.
Here's an interesting chart of US religious groups by average age and education (found via Republic of Gilead).
Jeb Bush won't have an easy time with his party's wingnuts.
Pope Francis seems to be dropping the façade at last and letting his true evil shine through.
Britain doesn't have many hard-core Christians any more, but the ones they do have are nasty bigots just like here.
After an anti-Jewish terror attack in Denmark, young Muslims in Norway hold a human-chain vigil in solidarity with Jews.
First reports on the deal between Greece and the EU sound ominous. If electing an anti-austerity party isn't enough to roll back austerity, it's hard to see what other options remain except violence.
Sanctions against Iran continue to harm innocent people who don't support the theocracy.
Three words: "Hamas TV scientist". And the man's views are every bit as bizarre as his title.
What will be the fate of these Kurdish fighters taken prisoner by ISIS?
Egypt strikes back hard after the murder of 21 Christian Egyptians by ISIS sympathizers in Libya.
So, Islamotards, if you don't like Muhammad cartoons, how about a manga adaptation of the whole Koran?
The dawn of the computer age was more complicated and interesting than popular accounts suggest.