02 February 2014

Link round-up for 2 February 2014

Star Trek offered us a galaxy of fashion carnage (found via Mendip).

Your kids will love this old-fashioned children's book.

Translations should be double-checked.

Here's one way to fix the media (found via Squatlo Rant).

I hope none of these home-made cryptocurrency "mining" computers are set up anywhere near me (click any pic for larger version).  More adventures in trying to convert bitcoins to dollars here.

All these otherworldly places exist right here on Earth.

Airport security discovers a Scottish weapon of mass destruction, but German cows seem more dangerous (both found via Mendip).

Celebrate Superb Owl Sunday.

Check out this bioluminescent beach.

What if companies used honest slogans?

This guy takes the selfie fad to new heights.

Here are bees as you've never seen them before.

Will this rhetoric (see comments 27-34) help Republicans appeal to women?  How about this guy (found via Progressive Eruptions).  Maybe they skipped gaffe academy.

This and this sound depressingly familiar.  But we're making progress (NSFW imagery).

Right-wing "moderation" on abortion is a strategic trick (see comment 22 and following)

Amanda Marcotte pwns Sean Hannity.

Ex-Republican Jimmy LaSalvia says the party is beyond fixing.

Funny thing about bankruptcy laws (found via Squatlo Rant).

Some liberals aren't fooled by the Pope.

Gin and Tacos looks at the proliferation of Republican SOTU responses.

Here's one way to school a homophobe.

Elements of the Christian Right advocate Islamic-style child marriage in the US.

Tyranny?  Obama has issued fewer executive orders per year than any other President in the last century (found via Politics Plus).

Fetus fetishism could turn deadly in Alabama.

A conspiratard website offers impenetrable gibberish about swastikas (found via Green Eagle), and apparently Satanism is everywhere.

The libertarian/Randroid dream takes form in Utah.

Pastor Michael Abromovich chooses an unusual strategy for combating homosexuality.

With Christie and other 2016 hopefuls turkeying out, Republicans look to a fresh new candidate.  Or, there's still this guy.

Read this if you still think the Keystone XL pipeline might possibly be a good idea.  Same here for "clean coal".

Immigration reform has the Republicans right where we want them -- at each other's throats -- see comments here and here.

Something's missing from the Ten Commandments.

Progressive Eruptions looks at food-stamp cuts in the poorest county in the mainland US.

Pearl-clutchers rush for the fainting couch at the Grammies (see comments).

It's been cold in the US, but not in Australia.

Hip replacements:  Spain vs. US (found via Squatlo Rant).

The ex-Soviet countries have some cool architecture -- and Moscow now has the tallest building in Europe.

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny targets Olympic corruption, while Putin tries to keep the lid on.  As for gays, they don't exist.

Maybe Putin should focus on the true biggest threat to the Russian people.

Tunisia's new constitution looks promising.

Some ancient Semites weren't as repressed as their modern descendants.

India's Asha Mirje might make a good Republican.

Oh, great -- flying snakes.

At least some Europeans 7,000 years ago were dark-skinned.

It's an exciting time in the field of brain research.

Australia's besieged Great Barrier Reef faces a new threat.

Climate change is killing off baby penguins in Argentina.


Blogger Ahab said...

Those images at Bored Panda were magnificent. Such beauty! The bioluminescent beach was also a wondrous sight.

Wait. They did WHAT to the duck before it exploded? o_O

The bee photographs were lovely on one hand, and terrifying on a deep, primal level on the other hand. Yes, I'm terrified of flying stinging insects.

02 February, 2014 06:24  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Ahab: Amazing, aren't they? Those stone pillars in the Tianzi mountains look almost physically impossible.

On the Chinese signs, one funny thing is that on the "No shitting" sign, the Chinese characters actually do say that. I wonder where such a sign was needed.

I think we can all be grateful that insects aren't any bigger than they are.

02 February, 2014 08:21  
Blogger Shaw Kenawe said...

An especially delicious array of goodies on Superb Owl day! (I stole from that and posted, with h/t, on my blog.)

And now my dreams will be haunted with a flying snake. Isn't it enough for the fellow"s "notice sudden is*" in the grass? I have to look, up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a flying flat snake!

Thanks, Obama!

*Emily Dickinson

02 February, 2014 08:51  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Shaw: Try to imagine the superb owl swooping down and catching the snake in mid-air, then flying off with it to have for lunch. He may even show up in those dreams.:-)

02 February, 2014 10:29  
Anonymous Blurber said...

I liked the bee pictures. I've always admired and been amazed by these little creatures, so essential to us humans.

03 February, 2014 10:05  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Blurber: They are, and unfortunately they're under a lot of pressure from environmental changes these days.

04 February, 2014 02:23  

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