05 January 2020

Link round-up for 5 January 2020

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

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This is not the future of men's fashion.

Start the week with a few jokesMore hereAnd here.

If you're not sick of snow yet, have some snowman cartoons.

British headline of the year.

Time to trim the hedges.

Nature is ruthless.

Healthy eating can be difficult.

Shower Cap reviews the last week of 2019.

It will make you want to give even more.

Christmas isn't what it used to be.

There is a whole science of weird pants, and apparently dinosaurs had thumbs.

Somebody should have locked this door.

If you're gonna do "fake news", do it right.

Giuliani evokes figures from classic cinema, among other things.

This is what eternity feels like.

Don't get too excited about Betelgeuse.

Parrots can learn to express themselves verbally like humans (found via Mock Paper Scissors).

Blog readers choose the 2019 ass clown of the year.

With a little luck, you can swap Christmas for Halloween, in spirit.

Why don't we have Star Trek transporters?

The old meanings of words may surprise you (found via Notes to Ponder).

Even if you don't know what vault lights are, you've probably seen them (found via Mendip).

I heartily concur with what this blogger says in this post -- trolls please note.

He died a fitting death for a priest.  An abuse victim responds.

Illinois inaugurates a lucrative new industry.

Some great pithy images here for making points.

Amazon is still treating employees like shit.

Your religion was chosen for you by a politician.

California moves to protect internet privacy.

Michigan leaders respond to the Soleimânî killing.

Cop pulls stupid prank, gets fired.

You can fight back.

Good point here about genealogy.

When idiots celebrate, stay indoors.

Three cheers for homosexuality for splitting the United Methodist Church in half.

See 2020 predictions by Rubber Hose and Electoral-Vote.

End Times bullshit is a hardy perennial.

If someone uses these buzzwords, he may be a fascist (commenters on the right-wing religious sites I read talk about "cultural Marxism" constantly).

Trump is purging science from US policy-making (and that's been a Republican goal since long before him).

Movies like Bombshell and Richard Jewell are turkeying out -- apparently the media aren't as interesting as they think they are.

War crimes are now being used as a marketing gimmick.

State legislatures plan on keeping busy this year.

No, hoping intolerant beliefs disappear is not, itself, intolerant.

Liberal Christianity has made a huge mistake by not confronting the Christian Right more aggressively.

A Republican has some ideas for Black History Month.

This is utterly shameful -- Jewish people in the US increasingly live in fear.

"Please (almost) die."

Whom would you hide in your attic?

Don't mess with Texas.....churches.

One party represents the country, the other does not.  One is full of crooks, the other is not.

Trump didn't have a good year.

Bill Barr is an avatar of theocratic fascism.

Reading real books brings distinctive health benefits (found via Mendip).

Renewable energy, even without subsidies, is now the cheapest option.

This was not "a man of honor".

Natural gas inspires an encouraging case of international cooperation in the Mediterranean.

Black African migrants face racism in Egypt.

India is building the world's biggest solar power farm.

Young people in Taiwan prefer to avoid the hassles which traditional Chinese culture imposes on having children.

Sub-Saharan African countries hope Brexit will give them an economic boost, but they're likely to be disappointed.

Black voters understand what's at stake this year.

Ocasio-Cortez's House seat could disappear after the census.

Some good discussion here about Biden's "Republican running mate" gaffe.  It was tailored to the time and place.

More links here.

[1,081 days down, 381 to go until the inauguration of a real President.]


Blogger Debra She Who Seeks said...

Oh no! That kitty kicking the little duckie! I'm just so upset now that I must go lie down with a cold compress on my eyes.

05 January, 2020 08:05  
Blogger Mike said...

That first one was enough to make me run and hide for the rest of the day.

05 January, 2020 10:16  
Blogger Mary Kirkland said...

Nope, that is not the future of fashion.
I try to eat healthy-ish. I already have a pound cake so might as well have some ice cream with it. lol
I would switch Halloween and Christmas but I think Ken would move out if I had a Halloween tree instead of a Christmas tree like I wanted. lol

05 January, 2020 10:24  
Blogger Martha said...

That first one... I can never understand fashion :)

I had a good laugh with the cartoons of the snowmen!

14 January, 2020 17:51  

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