Link round-up for 13 September 2015
Pwned! Satan is coming to Arkansas.
What if great literary works were repackaged as trashy paperbacks?
Coolest adult toy evah.
Sleestak lays an old and silly story about NASA to rest.
Alexandra Reeves looks like an artist to watch.
Here's why you shouldn't pour water on a grease fire, and other helpful advice.
This person is, apparently, rather easily fooled.
We are the introverts.
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch doesn't faze this weatherman.
Here's a dramatic September 11 story which I haven't seen before. And from almost a century ago, a gripping history of German zeppelin warfare against Britain during World War I (found via Mendip).
New discoveries affirm the former power of the now-dead religion that built Stonehenge -- with a lesson for our own time.
The family of two of the Syrian refugees tripped and kicked by Petra László speaks out.
Is Corbyn a mistake for Britain's Labour party? Maybe not.
Republicans are trying to suppress scientific evidence that conflicts with their dogmas.
Pope Francis is about to canonize an architect of cultural genocide (found via Republic of Gilead).
Jessica Valenti makes the case for getting rid of online comments.
If you enjoyed the Labor Day holiday, remember the unions. What astonished me about this story is that 44 million US workers still don't get paid sick leave. What century is this???
Sauce for the poly goose, sauce for the poly gander?
The flower of Kentucky baggotry turned out to support Kim Davis, who is not being hateful! But she can't win, and she's just the opposite of freedom fighters like Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks (found via Republic of Gilead). The lost fight against gay marriage will cost the bigots a bundle.
Surely we have enough trouble with nitwits getting hold of guns without allowing this sort of thing.
Sane(r) Republicans worry that Trump is hardening the party's racist image and may be dangerously authoritarian. At least some conservative voters are turning against him.
Pope schmope -- on the whole, US Catholics are pretty tolerant.
From New York, news of another horrifying police killing.
Green Eagle looks at another mighty display of conservative strength.
An Islamotard stewardess goes all Kim Davis on alcohol sales, but Huckabee, for one, doesn't sympathize.
ISIS is now using mustard gas.
Religious bigotry grows in Russia, and in its Donetsk puppet region.
Is it really your opinion, or are you simply wrong?
We're now 37.9% of new entrants into Harvard, outnumbering Catholics and Protestants combined.
Mock Paper Scissors looks at Jeb's tax plan.
Christians need to realize the US isn't a Bible-based society (found via Progressive Eruptions).
I predict this "sanctuary city" concept is going exactly nowhere.
WTF is going on in Stockton, California? This sounds like barbarian hordes running amok.
A lot of the US is still suffering roasting heat in September, and I think we all know why. Though 2015 is by far the hottest year on record, 2016 will likely be even hotter. At least Obama has out-maneuvered McConnell again, and California is fighting for our survival. Republicans are also hopelessly bungling their opposition to the Iran nuclear deal.
We may now have a 100%-effective AIDS preventative.
A baboon troop in Kenya illustrates how life can change when bullies are eliminated from the group. Can we please arrange something like this for human society?