31 March 2019

Link round-up for 31 March 2019

Various interesting stuff I ran across on the net over the last week.

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Any noun can be verbed.

It will probably elope with the roomba.

There are many visions of The Last Supper.

Debra She Who Seeks has stylish tinfoil hats and a contest (for blog followers).

Baptist services may be more interesting than we think.

Architects shouldn't drink on the job.

German TV personality pwns aggressive fans.

The Mueller report came as a shock to one foreign leader (found via Fair and Unbalanced).

A man in California is waging a mannequin war.

Good doggie, please don't get sick.

It's rush hour in Minnesota.

Morons set sail for Antarctica, plus a surprise from Fox News.

Mike at Billions posts a round-up of Trump images.

Here's what The Avengers (the recent superhero-movie ones) are called in China.

The moray is the Alien of fish.

Buenos Aires boasts this magnificent bookstore.

Sixpence Notthewiser reviews Call Me by Your Name (slightly NSFW).

One Victorian-era paper celebrated tough women.

This is twilight.

You don't need to win assholes' approval or play by their rules.

Beware of religious propaganda in disguise.

Three cheers for the FTC in this case.

A contemporary song suggests how the suffragists were viewed by the culture of the time.

Texas Republicans fight to empower bigotry.

They are what they are, regardless of the "reasons" (found via Scottie).

Always fight against censorship -- and remember that avoiding content you don't like isn't censorship.

This is the government now.

Customer-service surveys often just fuel corporate shittiness toward employees.

32 Colorado counties have declared themselves "sanctuaries" against a flagrantly-unconstitutional seizure law (found via Scottie).

And speaking of flagrantly unconstitutional.....

Get rid of your lawn.

Cute guys get harassed too.

Despite propaganda, more Americans than ever before understand the reality of global warming.

This film on Islam sounds pretty honest.

Capitalism didn't build that.

Here's a protest informed by experience.

This is how a real patriot talks.

Robert Reich explains how giant tech companies stifle innovation in the US.  Our monopoly economy is bringing the same kind of stagnation and centralized power as the Soviet system did.

This Wyoming school's responses to bigotry are scandalous (found via Scottie).

The Reefer Madness hysteria over opioids continues to have disastrous results.

This man spent 36 years in prison for a crime it's now known he didn't commit.  These two spent even longerWe must never erode or compromise the presumption of innocence and other defendant protections, no matter how tempting it seems in some cases.

This British scientist is trying to develop a safe substitute for alcohol.

A new treasure trove of Cambrian fossils has been discovered in China.

I tend to be skeptical of national happiness rankings, but these seem plausible.

A French writer living in the UK schools the Brexit-bashers on democracy and decency -- and shares a few pics from a march in London.

Imagine what we could achieve with this kind of solidarity.

A youthful nation tires of its aging autocrat.

An activist against honor killings becomes a victim.

Brunei plans to become barbaric.  Saudi Arabia already is.

No one really knows what's in the Mueller report yet, so we need to reserve judgment about its significance.

Quit futzing around and deal with the Republicans as they truly are.

Trump's promises were always bullshit.

Shower Cap looks at the Barr summary -- and Michael Bolton.

[801 days down, 661 to go until the inauguration of a real President!]


Blogger Debra She Who Seeks said...

I hate verbing nouns! Wait, what?

How lazy have we become as a society that we need moving fridges? Don't answer that.

Hahahaha, Mueller Report shocks Putin! And love those Chinese names for the Avengers!

31 March, 2019 08:28  
Blogger Mary Kirkland said...

I don't want my fridge chasing me. That's the first step before we get Terminators.
I will not be donning a tinfoil hat. No matter how cute my dog would have looked in one.

31 March, 2019 10:37  
Blogger Sixpence Notthewiser said...

I just couldn't choose one Billion's Cheeto's image. And that post about the government right now? Yes.
This White House is THE swamp.


31 March, 2019 10:58  
Anonymous Tengrain said...

Another stellar collection! I don’t know how you do it, but I’m so glad that you do!



31 March, 2019 13:23  
Blogger Adam said...

You can imagine countless prison cases like that.

31 March, 2019 14:31  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Debra: I want an AI moving teapot. It's barbaric that I keep having to get up from the computer to get more tea.

Mary: I'm afraid it's too late. Remember we already have self-driving cars too.

Sixpence: The sardonic images inspired by Trump are like the sands of the Sahara -- none can count them.

Tengrain: Just an assiduous reader. I can hardly remember how I used to keep busy before the internet.

Adam: It's the death-penalty cases like that that concern me the most.

31 March, 2019 16:13  
Blogger Martha said...

The flat earthers...*eye roll*... My husband and I watched the documentary on Netflix. I can't tell you how many times we turned to look at each other with the sheer ignorance we were witnessing. I can't wrap my head around people believing in such a thing in this day and age.

01 April, 2019 19:08  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

I don't get it either. I suspect that, like religion, it meets some deep psychological need, but I can't imagine what need that particular delusion could be relevant to.

02 April, 2019 06:09  

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