Link round-up for 2 October 2016
How did he get through?
Check out the art of "Cthulhu Wars".
Getting what you want isn't always so simple.
This is me.
Not much risk of vampires going anywhere near these (found via Mendip).
Underneath Kent, UK, is a tunnel decorated with a mosaic of 4,600,000 shells. Nobody knows why.
How fallen are the mighty.
There's a good reason why you don't remember the Staten Island ferry disaster of 1963 (found via Mendip).
Isn't that a Sex Pistols album?
Learn what makes a bad book cover bad.
Remember Stan Winston, maker of a hundred monsters.
Stars hatch from EGGs.
Science doesn't require belief.
Crap film wins crap award.
Which "other planets", specifically? This doofus is not making the case for third parties. Voting for him would be absurd. But at least cartoonists win.
This may be the stupidest person on the face of the Earth.
Grisly casts preserve the last moments of the people of Pompeii.
An old nuclear bunker in Poland holds a strange, eternally-dying ant society (found via TYWKIWDBI).
It just gets worse -- Wells Fargo has been screwing over the military.
A high divorce rate can be a good thing.
Look at what your god isn't doing.
This person exists, and will vote. And these people are ready to go full treason if they don't like the outcome.
HB2 is costing North Carolina a lot. And you just know these people voted for it.
Good cops need to call out bad ones.
Basic Income would not mean the end of work, assuming employers aren't assholes.
Here's another view on the question of voting-machine hacking.
People aren't going to put up with this shit forever.
Wingnuts don't much care for the new black American history museum in Washington.
Fair and Unbalanced looks at birtherism's weird roots. And Bernie has a point to make.
Texas has scandalous maternal-mortality levels -- and is trying to hide the problem.
Yes, it's possible for millions of people to be bigots.
Republicans were wrong about raising the minimum wage.
Let's make sure they never get a chance to fire that third shot.
This person exists.
The Daily Beast may have endangered some Olympic athletes.
Bernie's older brother is in politics in the UK.
Here's an interesting US-Australia comparison.
The land of Trump's ancestors wants nothing to do with him.
Trump has no clue how large our relationship with Mexico is. Spending some time there? Try a glass-bottomed bungalow or a serpent condo.
Must-see interview of the week: King Abdullah II of Jordan expresses a realist's view of dealing with Islamist extremism (found via Comrade Misfit). Jordan, population just eight million, has taken in more Syrian refugees than any European country.
AK-47-toting Syrian granny Wahida Mohamed Al-Jumaily has no mercy for Dâ'ish (ISIL).
This is real (it's China).
Learn about the turtle ships of 16th-century Korea.
In 1562, Christian fanatics destroyed almost all the written records of an ancient pagan culture. We're still trying to reconstruct it (found via Lady, That's My Skull).
PZ Myers has a good example of what junk science looks like.
There's a bizarre alien world underneath Romania.
Crazy Eddie has some great nature videos from award-winning films on orangutans and other animals.
Arctic ice is now at its second-lowest extent on record. And August 2016 was, yes, the hottest August ever.
Can anyone verify the authenticity of this photo of young Trump and his parents? [Update: Not real -- thanks to Comrade Misfit in the comments.]
Paul Wartenberg has commentary on the debate.
Hillary needs to keep making Trump run off at the mouth.
Here's one view of the debate (found via Comrade Misfit), and here's how to make the next ones pleasanter to watch.
Vote for Hillary -- lives depend on it (lots of good further links there).
This is what we'll be empowering if Trump wins. And he's allied to an anti-abortion extremist.
Hillary has a not-so-secret weapon.
The right-wing media are accepting reality too late. Now Republican leaders feel trapped in a nightmare.
Some fundies have their reasons for backing Trump-- even if their explanations are a bit weird.