28 February 2021

Link round-up for 28 February 2021

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

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Sexy humor is the best humor (NSFW).

Watch out for the gambling granny.

Apparently this was supposed to be an F.

Leap into the snow!

Let's just do it simply.

"Other birds we think you may enjoy."

Wilkins Coffee commercials were kind of hard-sell.

The cat knows where to go (found via Miss Cellania).

Listen to your ancestor.

They stand ready at their posts.

Some shows change completely when taken to a different country (found via Miss Cellania).  I've noticed this before.

Behold the works of non-smart people.

What do you do when friends change for the worse?

It's possible to be tacky and scary at the same time.

This is why you shouldn't try to go around the gates at railway crossings.

Why does a gender-reveal party require lethal explosive devices anyway?

Go get some sleep.

Some cool photos of Antarctica here.

Explore the deep sea (scroll down -- and down).

These are giant groundsels.  More bizarre plants here.

"The real world doesn't take flight / the way dreams do."

Let nature reclaim it (click photos to enlarge).

The Perseverance rover's parachute carries a message.

FFS we've lost Fry's Electronics now.

Conspiracy theories serve as a distraction.

Sometimes you can't judge the mind by what you see on the surface.

Hackwhackers has a choice for best actress at the Golden Globes.

For Texans being gouged by huge electric bills, some of the info here may be useful.

The design for the stage at CPAC is.....revealing.

The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the coronavirus.

Yes, there is such a thing as a week for not being romanticMore here.  Also read comment #1 here.

Ignore the control freaks and just write whatever the hell you want.

It's American exceptionalism.

We can learn from the 1920s.

No one is obligated to forgive you.

Here's the problem of evil summed up in one diagram.

Do not make a fetish of "nature" (this book is definitely going on my to-read list; I've already read this one and recommend it).  I have my own thoughts on the issue.

If you want to reduce abortion, this is the right way to do it.

Sometimes people have a good reason for trying to get your attention.

Maybe right-wingers are just too emotional.

Uber doesn't sound like a good investment.

The United States is a backward, low-wage economy.

Bruce Gerencser remembers a religious education.

Our new UN ambassador, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, got where she is by overcoming the worst of America.

Texas blogger Professor Taboo looks at global warming and the great Texas snowstorm.

Video meetings are exhausting.

Men need to be open to getting psychological help (I can attest to the value of this from experience).

Loony conspiracy stuff does exist on the left, though it's far less pervasive than on the right.

If you're the wrong kind of victim, they don't want to hear from you.

Far-right ideology has been part of evangelicalism for a long time.

Natural selection strikes again.

Here are the ten worst boss behaviors (found via Miss Cellania).

DC statehood is the key to overcoming obstruction in the Senate.  There are important things to do.

Orwell warned us about twisting language to restrict how people can think.  Clear language makes the lies obvious.

A Denver program replacing police with health-care workers for certain duties is showing signs of success.

No, Biden did not "abandon" the deportation freeze (must-read, and remember this next time you see someone attack centrist Democrats).

Always wait until you know the full story.

Dangerous stuff happens in bars.  Be wary.

Good discussion here on transgenderism and women's sports.

Republicans don't care if Texas freezes so long as the right people are making money.

Don't call rage-fueled murder a "syndrome".

Governments are increasingly trying to limit what people in their territories can access on the internet.  I foresee a growing market for technological work-arounds to overcome such restrictions.

"Women saying no to males is 'vileness and cruelty'."

Here's what life is like in countries where covid-19 vaccination is already a success.

Letters from Hitler's father shed some light on his background.

France strikes a blow against the new planned obsolescence.

The slums of Casablanca show how both the worst and the best can emerge from deprivation.

Canada's parliament recognizes the Chinese regime's genocide of the Uyghurs.

One man in Malaysia has won a legal victory against Islamist repression of homosexuality.

Good overview here of some current work on aging reversal.

More links here.

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In case you missed it -- this week I posted the Perseverance landing, an assessment of Democrats' disunity on the filibuster, and a renunciation of bickering.

[Image at top:  Casablanca, Morocco, found via Cas d'Intérêt]


Blogger Hot guys said...

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28 February, 2021 03:36  
Blogger Debra She Who Seeks said...

I laughed WAY too hard at the Gambling Granny! And at the cat jumping in the snow!

28 February, 2021 06:17  
Anonymous Marc McKenzie said...

Great list, as always. Thanks for posting these.

--Sadly, yes, conspiracy theories exist on the Left, and in some cases they intertwine with the Right. We saw this in 2016 and beyond, with some regurgitating the Seth Rich conspiracy theory and even "Pizzagate". Aaron Mate and Matt Taibbi continue to bash anyone who brings up "Russiagate" (Trump getting help from Russia during the 2016 campaign), even though there is undeniable proof that it happened.

--The "Biden isn't stopping deportations!" is such...bulls#@t, and yet even when you point out what really happened--the Federal judge put in by Trump blocking Biden's moves, you still get, "Well, Biden should DO SOMETHING!!" What that is is never made clear at all. But once again, this all falls back on the harsh truth--Trump was elected in 2016 and if Hillary had won, we would not be in this situation. Try telling that though to the "I'm not voting!!" crowd who then act so shocked when things go pear-shaped under a GOP President. I'm not expecting Biden to fix everything in two seconds or less. He already told us that it will take time, and I'm going to give him that.

--Watching the footage of the Mars landing was...well, mind-blowing. Someday it will be people seeing it up close (sorry, I'm just one of those space romantics).

BTW, remember that show I mentioned months ago called FOR ALL MANKIND, which envisioned an alternate timeline for the "Space Race"? Season 2 has started and so far, so good. Here is the trailer and a "first look":



Admittedly, it's probably the only reason I have Apple TV+, but I really love the show, and it's gotten the go-ahead for Season 3.

28 February, 2021 07:43  
Blogger Mary Kirkland said...

I love how that deep sea post got darker and darker on the way down and the little lighter specks were moving. I've never even heard of a Goblin Shark. Very interesting. I can't even imagine getting in a submarine and going into the Mariana Trench. It's just so far down.

28 February, 2021 11:35  
Blogger Sixpence Notthewiser said...

Love the links!
It's always such a good reading. And the gambling granny! OMG.


01 March, 2021 05:29  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Thanks everyone! I'm not surprised the gambling granny was a hit, and I hope people will check out the deep sea graphic. It's, well, deep.

The fact that some people are already attacking Biden for coming short on this or that issue is disappointing, but inevitable. I'm hoping it will stay confined to the ideological fringes. Most liberals surely understand that a president is not a king and can't do everything he wants to do -- and that after four years of Trump, there are a lot of things to fix, and some issues need to take priority over others.

02 March, 2021 01:30  

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