16 February 2020

Link round-up for 16 February 2020

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

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Hopefully you didn't get any of these for Valentine's Day.

A prankster in Russia posted a giant picture of Putin in an elevator, with a hidden camera to record reactions (found via Mock Paper Scissors).

Yet another cat is brought low by catnip.

Be careful what you wish for.

Elmo makes the supreme sacrifice.

Would you go to this dentist?

Behold the awesome power of the toilet brush gun.

Gillian Anderson likes rock formations.

"Help!  We're being oppressed!"

Stephen Hawking sings Monty Python.

If you order boxes from Amazon, be prepared.

Speaking of Amazon, WTF?

Chess was a recurring meme in Star Trek.  So was awesome chaos.

Smooth carrot for your soul.

I need one of these signs.

Professor Taboo romances a romantic dissertation on romance, perhaps somewhat over-romanticized.

Such is life in rural northwest Ohio.

The Trump impeachment revenge tour is under way.

If you missed it, check out the exchange between "James" and me in the comments here.

Here's why even knowledgeable people's writing is often hard to understand.

Remember Olympe de Gouges.

The FBI warns against a form of terrorism that doesn't exist.

Daniel Dwyer seems to be the victim of a serious injustice.

Aside from his taxes, Trump doesn't want to give a DNA sample.

Samantha Bee looks at Dennis Prager's fake university.

Those hot-air hand dryers in bathrooms are essentially power-farting on your hands.

This company's anti-worker tactics just backfired to the tune of almost $10 million.  More of this, please.

How can we reduce anti-atheist bigotry?

Some Republicans are starting to acknowledge global warming, but their policy proposals are still bullshit.

"The real problem is that we are a minority-ruled country now."

Southern Baptist pastors threaten to boycott their own conference because a woman pastor will be there.

Brain-workers don't like Trumpism, even from their boss.

A Christian challenges his fellows on their support for Trump (read the comments from fundies at the end, though).

The slightest examination of the Republican "vote fraud" scam shows that there's no there there.

Here's what happened to the guards at Dachau.

Prepare for coronavirus to get a lot worse in the US.

Antarctic sea ice forms a complex system.

This ancient giant galaxy thrived near the beginning of the universe.

What if we could see nature in infrared?

Trump can't even get along with Boris Johnson.

Don't tell me we can't do it when Germany has already done it.

President Macron of France speaks out for free expression, and for a gutsy 16-year-old lesbian.

The coronavirus outbreak is overwhelming Wuhan's medical resources, perhaps posing a threat to the Beijing fascist regime's aspirations.  An American living in Shanghai posts her experiences 12 days ago and more recently.

Stop listening to extremists.

Which Democrat wins matters less than you think.

Republicans no longer even pretend to play by the rules.


Blogger Debra She Who Seeks said...

Love the lawyer comic! Lawyers get no love. And I like the Stephen Hawking video too, LOL.

16 February, 2020 09:54  
Blogger Mike said...

At our local city hall, we have power hand dryers in the bathrooms and no paper towels. The reason being is people that come to city hall and are pissed off about (fill in the blank) would stuff paper towels in the toilet to clog it up then flush it to flood the bathroom.

16 February, 2020 13:00  
Blogger Martha said...

HAHAHA! The Lawyer comic :) And the one with the dentist! Made me smile :)

16 February, 2020 17:42  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Debra:I've often thought the whole hate-lawyers thing is short-sighted.

Mike: If people are that pissed off (and assholes to that degree), they'll probably bring their own paper towels.

17 February, 2020 05:51  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Martha: I dunno -- I wouldn't go to that dentist myself.....

17 February, 2020 05:53  
Anonymous nonnie9999 said...

The Puritan valentines were hilarious! I can imagine Mike Pence sending them to Mother. The heart-shaped food gift made me laugh so loudly, I scared the dog.

Interesting how many people checked to see what might have been behind the pic of Vlad the Topless.

Catnip cat is the Melania of cats (but catnip is money). The pic that made me scare the dog again was the diagram of the accident for the insurance company. Hilarious!!

I think I'll wait for the toilet brush machine gun. The guy better hurry before a Dem wins in November, and they're outlawed.

Gillian Anderson of the X-rated Files?

I like to think of Stephen Hawking floating through the Universe and singing.

That Amazon box story made me laugh. After a several-day saga of fighting with AT&T because nothing worked, I asked for a new remote from for my TV, because the old one's pause button keeps crapping out. Because their service is so fabulous (my TV just stopped working as I am typing this, I shit you not), they sent me 5.

Time to peel potatoes. More links later!

17 February, 2020 15:01  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Nonnie: Interesting that Putin doesn't seem to be very popular in Moscow. I suppose Russia may have a divide between liberal cities and pro-Putin countryside, paralleling what we have.

The toilet brush gun guy is German, so he's probably safe.

Gillian Anderson of the X-rated Files

That's a show a lot of people would watch.

Thanks for the tip on AT&T. I'll avoid them when choosing internet providers in the future. You should sell the extra remote controls on the net or something.

18 February, 2020 06:08  
Anonymous Marc McKenzie said...

"Republicans no longer even pretend to play by the rules. "

The sad thing is....they have not been playing by the rules for years. By my observation, it goes way back to the 1990s. And then there's how they stopped the recount in Florida in 2000 while also denying African-American voters their right to vote. And then there's the invasion of Iraq. And of course their anti-environment, anti-women, anti-LGBT legislation and how they basically said out loud how they wanted President Barack Obama to be a one-term President...

...Which brings us to Trump, who was elected due in part to the GOP's voter suppression tactics and Russian disinformation which the GOP pretty much was okay with, since it also helped them.

Yep, the GOP went over the edge a while ago. They intend to take the country with them, and while many are trying to stop that, others just sit back and let themselves get pulled to the edge, muttering, "Both parties are the same!" under their breath.

19 February, 2020 14:08  

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