Link round-up for 17 July 2016
Scottish epithets aimed at Trump are far wittier than his own pedestrian insults.
Don't annoy the frog.
Most terrifying luxury suites ever.
What if dogs had their own 911 emergency number?
Many American hit movies have been copied by foreign filmmakers, especially Turkish (found via Mendip). Some of these actually look interesting and the reviews are intelligently done.
Squatlo has some striking lightning-storm photos.
Baby, we made it, we're twenty-one percent.
This is why cats are the way they are.
Here's a staggeringly detailed visual analysis of the greatest SF movie ever (found via Mendip).
One picture sums up religion vs. atheism.
Malgorzata Chodakowska creates unique water sculptures.
If you use a hider app, read this.
Check out this unearthly ice cave (click pictures to enlarge) and these Antarctic ice formations.
Spelling is important.
Here's the real story of the Tombstone flying monster of 1890 (found via Mendip).
What was God thinking when he created animals?
Pray for Orlando.
It would be pretty cool to have one of these. Just imagine visitors freaking out.
There's something more dangerous than texting while driving.
This gay man is actually happy to be in Idaho.
Check out these photos of women in history.
An Orlando survivor has an open letter to the murderer.
A Republican explains how Obamacare affected him. But here's a Republican who is just disgusting.
Troglodytes get pwned by the Constitution, again.
Here's what the wingnuts have been up to.
Ironically, the Dallas police department is one of the better ones in the country.
Is it 1968 again?
Scott Lively wants to be the acceptable face of bigotry -- nobody's buying. Then there's this church (found via Republic of Gilead).
Squatlo wishes for an end to the world's worst and longest-lasting plague.
Don't shop at Macy's -- or go anywhere near it.
Since when are hate and mass murder considered Christian values? (Actually, you might want to ask the victims of the Crusades about that one.)
Americans don't get the reality of socialized medicine.
This is modern Britain.
Dogs barking, caravan moving on: Now that Britain will soon be free to make its own trade deals outside the EU, countries like South Korea, Australia, and India are rushing to get in on the opportunity. Here's some advice for the US -- and keep calm and carry on. Al-Jazeera looks at Brexit and the Arab world.
No, it isn't true that great numbers of Brits were Googling "what is the EU" and suchlike right after the vote. (Will the people who were claiming this have the grace to retract?) Brexit-bashers gloated at the fall in the UK stock market, but it more than recovered in less than a week, and is now even higher. Here's a profile of the new Prime Minister.
The British vote for independence has invigorated calls for similar referenda throughout the EU. France's most popular candidate for President is calling for a Frexit vote, while more than a quarter-million Austrians have signed a petition for their own referendum. Will the EU understand that the real issue is lack of democracy?
"My Stealthy Freedom" is a (relatively) safe way for Iranian women to defy the mullahs' dress code.
Facebook is no friend to Arab atheists.
Happy birthday to the Armenian alphabet.
Geneva may soon have a coffee shop with a difference.
If you want to be a citizen, you have to adapt.
Arrogant Christians destroy an ancient pagan temple in Mexico.
How about a bus that drives above traffic jams?
When Tim the elephant was injured by a spear, he knew exactly where to go for help.
We've lost our first mammal species to climate change.
Republicans squirm away from the meaning of Orlando.
Hillary's election will start to undo the corrupting of the Supreme Court.
Jared Yates Sexton, whose twitter report on a Trump rally startled the blogosphere, has been deluged with threats. But there's a reason why Trump is trying to tone it down.
Here's Bernie's post-endorsement message.
How nutty is the Republican platform? This nutty.
Most media have ignored the child-rape lawsuit filed against Trump in June. Here's why they're wrong.
Read the manifesto of Historians Against Trump.
Don't be this guy. It didn't work last time.