03 January 2021

Link round-up for 3 January 2021

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

o o o o o

Star Trek isn't the only place where wearing a red shirt is a bad idea.

Debra She Who Seeks says goodbye to 2020.  So does the universe.  By Hook or by Book welcomes 2021.

Rawknrobyn recalls a poetic welcome to a year that didn't deserve it (NSFW), and offers another to one which hopefully will.

Russians play soccer.  Americans get careless when they win.

Unpack your adjectives.

See the faces of winter.

Some nice photos here.

Most influential band ever.

Where did the hammer go?

They are lurking outside.

See the ten best lines from gay movies.

This restaurant has been closed for a while.

How do you choose what books to read?

God answers a prayer.

These rules should apply everywhere.

Three-time losers.

The New York Crank anticipates some headlines.

He should have respected her business.

Dumbest defense of religion ever.

Excellent rant here on Trump's imbecility (found via Voenix Rising).

Don't define yourself by your job.  (I've never done that.  A job to me is a source of money so I don't need to worry about money, period.)

Fleas challenge a colossus -- jargon-addled fake academics attack Shakespeare.

Do not drop the torch that illuminates the world.

Bilbo's blog readers choose the 2020 ass clown of the year.

Atheist Revolution has some tips on religious trolls.

Flying is not safe.

Just checking in.....yep, they're still stupid.

The Psy of Life reviews what we learned from the Trump years.

Republican voters don't want compromise.

"We are not having a political disagreement in this country right now, we are having deeply insane arguments (with absolute lunatics, by the way) about whether or not a human life matters."

Those who commit sedition must pay a price for it.

Here's a sample of what the wingnuts are reading and believing about the January 6 vote count.  The election has already been decided, you nitwits.

2020 saw a lot of good news on climate change (found via Miss Cellania).

Evangelical pastors have almost limitless power, but only over those who believe in them.

"Maybe it's all about you and your 'exploring'."

There may be another reason why Trump vetoed the defense budget.

Protesters block a super-spreader event in Los Angeles.

Never forget who saved us.

New year, same old right-wing bullshit.

Police culture has issues that go beyond racism.

There's grounds for hope in Georgia.

"Multi-gender" cultural norms don't mean what you think they mean.

Covidiot pastor loves Trump, denounces Biden.

This is what "canceling" looks like.

Health-care workers are being driven out of wingnut-majority parts of the US.

Trump is forcing Congressional Republicans to choose between democracy and loyalty.  Here are those who are choosing poorly.

This is not medicine.

From here in Oregon, an outrageous abuse of police power.

There is just no way to make factory farming safe.

Nazis pwned!

Argentina, a country formerly in thrall to the Catholic Church, has legalized abortion.  Enemy tears may be savored here.

Israel has vaccinated more than 10% of its population in less than two weeks.

If Dharavi can do it, so can we.

China is the kind of country Trump dreams of, where journalists who tell unwelcome truths get locked up.

Tanzania is the kind of country fundies dream of, where those who leave religion get locked up.

Here are several choices for the top science stories of 2020.

Research suggests ways to use sleep to enhance problem-solving.  I'm a bit skeptical but it's worth a read.

More links here, plus an apparent effort at self-cooking.

o o o o o

In case you missed it -- this week I posted a political look ahead, a personal win, and some dancing robots.


Blogger Debra She Who Seeks said...

Who had the stupid idea for a GLASS trophy in the first place? I enjoyed all the gay movie quotes! "The Unwritten Rules of Fandom" have been posted everywhere the last little while and are right on, IMHO. Love those "anticipatory headlines," LOL!

03 January, 2021 11:03  
Blogger Richard said...

How to survive
Don't lie
Don't steal
Don't hurt people

There are exceptions.
You can lie sometimes if the people who have enslaved you are after your dishonest ass.

#2 never steal from poor people but if you are working in a laundry for minimum wage you can easily take an extra roll of tp or a towel or two

#3 never hurt people. Don't hurt people. Leave that to the big guys. They are the pros.

03 January, 2021 20:18  
Blogger Sixpence Notthewiser said...

The gay movies quotes! Yes!
There were some I need to watch again.
As for the wingnuts and Talibangelicals, I've stopped caring. Really. It's all so incredibly dumb I feel I'm losing my mind reading their Baroque logic.


04 January, 2021 08:56  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Debra: True, making a trophy out of anything easily breakable is odd, and kind of cheap. I hope we see some of the Crank's headlines in reality.

Richard: Not sure I see the connection.

Sixpence: I'm getting pretty tired of the religio-crazies too. Maybe they'll quieten down a bit after Jan 20, but most likely they'll just move on to the next scam.

05 January, 2021 01:10  
Blogger Martha said...

I always enjoy theses posts! I end up coming here late but I always end up having fun, especially the links to funny - or crazy! - stuff.

06 January, 2021 14:25  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Glad you enjoy them! There's always plenty of crazy.

06 January, 2021 16:06  

Post a Comment

<< Home