06 June 2021

Link round-up for 6 June 2021

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

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Flavors for a range of Trumpanzee tastes.

Russian drivers.....

Even a monster's home isn't safe.

Excellent example of karma here.

See a dead hippo fart violently in a lion's face.

Primeval myths get the wacky treatment.

Exceptional zoological skull sketch here.

Even in June, Las Vegas gets a little relief from the heat and glare (click pics for larger).

Check out these beach illusions.

Here is the Martian night sky (found via Hackwhackers).  Update: this may be a fake -- see comment from "MJ" below.

#@$%^# great, we have woke ants now.

"I feel happiness when I eat a him."

Who should go to Hell?

This restaurant in France keeps customers entertained while they wait for their food (found via Hackwhackers).

Love wins, on paper.

Esme's Cloud poetically plots a revolt.

Old land, old song.

If you have "Amazon devices" (whatever the hell those are) in your home, you need to read this.  You have till Tuesday to fix the problem.

".....but maybe people are just sick and tired of this absolute world of shit."

Class enemy pwned.

Here's what happens when ketogenic diets are subjected to scientific scrutiny.  On so-called "paleo" diets, the picture is murkier but doesn't look good.

It's the right wine for the occasion.

"What's difficult is sharing the fact that you do actually care."

This sign needs to be de-assholized (found via Hackwhackers).

Sometimes it's good to be just a little intimidating.

Employees are quitting rather than submit to bosses' demands that they return from work-at-home to offices.  To quote a typical clueless CEO, "yes, people don't like commuting, but so what" (found via Miss Cellania).  Fuck him.

Republicans have the same answer to every problem.

One of the hardest things is losing a family member to crazy ideology.

Is incest a sin or isn't it?

Green Eagle once again plumbs the depths of the wingnutosphere's insanity -- and has a serious concern about the next few months.

Don't trivialize a solemn occasion.

Two cities, two prices.

This person apparently believes in every bad thing at once.

Stop using insults like these.

What was wrong 2,000 years ago is still wrong now.

A precedent from 1965 suggests a possible strategy against vote suppression.

California, too, is now putting male sex criminals in women's prisons, endangering women inmates.  If you can read this and still not get it, you're beyond hope.  In Canada, women inmates are being punished for objecting to the same situation.

The atheist blogosphere has lost many blogs, but it's up to those who remain to persevere.

Catholic leaders are deploying exorcism rituals to purge America of liberals (found via Miss Cellania).  Yeah, that should work.

Some responses here to common arguments attacking freedom of speech.

A recent troll comment attacked me for considering trans ideology a "menace to women" -- which means it's time to re-post this reminder and this reminder.

Racists tried to silence a veteran for speaking about the black roots of Memorial Day.

Wingnuts practice lying and whataboutism.

A new study highlights the damage done by climate change.

A victim of gender "transition" describes the nightmare he went through.  Haters don't want detransitioners to tell their stories.

An oil-pipeline project in Minnesota brings a wave of sexual assaults.

An activist frees inmates from America's modern death camps.

Here's an exhaustive discussion of the history and nature of QAnon.

Pride month is marred by threats of violence.

A Texas valedictorian speaks out against the state's attack on abortion rights.

The ancient evil of anti-Semitism is back in a new form.

Gender ideology is creating dangerous confusion in medical schools.

This Scottish island gets too much of the wrong kind of attention.

No, there's no "menace to women" here.

Ireland's adoption of the "Nordic model" for handling prostitution had the usual disastrous results for sex workers.

The bizarreness of the anti-Semitic mind:  Israelis have been accused of racism for not raping Palestinians.

Here's what one couple did on 600 hectares of land in Brazil.

Islamic terrorists have just murdered over 130 people in west Africa.

Messenger RNA vaccines, now shown to be so effective against covid-19, will have many other applications.

Monarch butterflies in Mexico are among the victims of the Texas freeze and the pandemic, somewhat indirectly.

It's a tried-and-true design, fifty thousand years old.

More links at Fair and Unbalanced.

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In case you missed it -- this week I posted Rowan Atkinson's defense of free expression, my own pursuit of health in a land of sickness, and a Whitney Avalon video on comparative religion.

[Image at top found via Hackwhackers.]


Blogger Debra She Who Seeks said...

That first cartoon is absolutely accurate, but I'm surprised there's actually water in the water bottle.

06 June, 2021 07:14  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

They probably charge a fee per sip.

06 June, 2021 08:50  
Blogger MJ said...

That Martian night sky - It's spectacular, but apparently a fake. This tweet links an explanation including a screen shot where the poster marked Mars in the "Martian night sky."
Also - not a fake from NASA, he wants it made clear.

06 June, 2021 16:15  
Blogger Mary Kirkland said...

I heard about the Amazon devices doing that but have to wonder why they thought that was a good idea in the first place.

Thank you for sharing my sky pictures. :)

I think it's great that people in Japan have things in their homes because they think that's how we decorate our homes. I listen to some Kpop and really like some of the music. I tried getting my brother to listen to a couple of songs but he wasn't interested.

07 June, 2021 10:18  
Blogger Mike said...

Martha had a good collection of memes. The one about taking the patient to the comments section was scary true.

07 June, 2021 23:35  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

MJ: Thanks -- I added a note to the link.

Mary K: Thanks for posting the pictures.

I assume Amazon does that so they can collect more information about people in some way -- that usually seems to be the goal.

Americans seem to think they understand Japan a lot better than they really do. Perhaps the same applies the other way around. I'm glad there is so much interest in each other's cultures, though.

Mike: Humor often brings the truth into focus.

08 June, 2021 05:15  
Anonymous nonnie9999 said...

I never really wanted to go to France before, but now I want to go just to sit in that restaurant and look at those tables!

08 June, 2021 12:58  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has anyone been Brexit-bashing recently?

08 June, 2021 19:04  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Nonnie: It's pretty remarkable. I wonder how much it costs to do that. The place may be pricey.

Anon: Not recently here, but since it's one of my few zero-tolerance issues, I figured it's only fair to make new commenters aware of it.

09 June, 2021 02:22  

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