08 August 2021

Link round-up for 8 August 2021

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

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Hey, mommy has some new sunglasses.

All around me are familiar faces.....

If your car is frequently bird-beturded, you'll like this revenge fantasy.

Learn the difference between Poland and Indonesia.

Some medieval humor here.

A startling logo, but only at first.

Thank goodness he's gay! (found via SickoRicko).

A weatherman shows the path of a storm (found via Funny Links).

Nobody needed to know this.

Rawknrobyn weaves her blog comments into a new Gospel.

RO reports on unzipped flies, a bad doctor, and a big book.

The dog treats are being distributed.

Keep seagulls away from your pizza.

Finnish bloggers have the best URLs.

Uranus is surrounded by vast clouds of fart.

Who was the real villain?

Your wiener is a chick magnet.

God has his priorities.

"Why did men look like that in the 70s and how do we get it back?"

It's not too early to shop online for Halloween supplies.

You'd better give him his six feet of distance.

If you can't find your dog.....

She uses her awesome powers for good.

This dress will make you look fat later.

An evil pelican gets what he deserves.

Captain Kirk wasn't what you think.

This is psychological abuse.

There's nothing left to destroy.

At long last, she got her helicopter ride.

Take an in-depth look at that famous Abbey Road album cover.

What does it mean when you dream about water?

They re-live earlier days.

Toucans are weird.

Cat vs mirror (watch to the end).

Shrooms turn Lovecraftian.

He rescues a cat stuck in a tree.

One vertebra bone was as big as your whole torso.

This anti-vaxer came so close to figuring it out.

Back then, there were no video games.

These headlines exist.

My body, my choice!

There's a reason why characters in 19th-century novels were always falling ill.

Do you take the deal?

Perfect voice meets perfect acoustics.

Time to relax and watch the rain.

It would take a brave coronavirus to mess with this guy.

"But she's no longer in it".....

A massive scandal erupts in the Biden administration.

The real world is not fandoms and identities.

This lady has a suggestion for Elon Musk.

".....without doing your own research?"

God's ways are not so mysterious.  But he's weird.

Covid-19 has mutated.

Nothing to hide, nothing to fear.

"Respect my truth."

Are Marvel superhero movies art?

I don't think Texas has legal marijuana yet, but you can still get stoned there.

The rules must be the same for everybody.

AutisticAF's latest podcast focuses on the struggle to thrive in a world that wasn't made for you (this world focused on work and money isn't made to help any of us thrive).

Androids are becoming a thing, but their progress is somewhat uneven.

Anti-vaxers have their uses.

South Dakota's Sturgis super-spreader event returns, bringing together 700,000 people and a few zillion coronaviruses with no precautions.

Housing-industry lobbyists are infuriated that millions of people won't be forced into homelessness in the middle of the pandemic.

The latest wingnut scam is a doozy, complete with computer virus.

Social science has abandoned rigor and become more like religion.

Hackwhackers remembers labor leader Richard Trumka, a personal acquaintance.

Being an atheist in Mississippi is like being surrounded by aliens.

Some useful info here about how Dreamwidth works.

Local asshole discovers Twitter is not the real world.

Half of all the House Republicans are still not vaccinated (found via Yellowdog Granny).

Don't be a slave.

Two more covidiots wise up too late.

Sometimes you just need to stand up for yourself.

Your smartphone will soon be spying on you more than ever.  Just get rid of the damn thing.

Is the Independent Fundamentalist Baptist movement a cult?

Most of America's dumbth is concentrated in just one region of the country.

"One woman's skull was fractured, the other not.  And just so you know, I enjoyed it."

Yet another scamming preacher gets exposed.

Men -- if you fear chronic dongwilt, get the covid-19 vaccine (found via Miss Cellania).

Blogger Bluzdude supports closing the southern border, sort of.

Don't be like Scott Apley (found via Mock Paper Scissors).

Target your anger correctly.

Gallup asked actual Hispanic people about the "woke" neologism "Latinx" and only 5% of them like it.  Discussion here.

We used to be much tougher on people who helped spread disease.

Don't let menacing platitudes undermine support for vigorous freedom of speech.

"There's only 1 step between this and the Kool Aid and Jim Jones."

No one has a duty to subsidize someone else's wish to own a business.  If they want us to do this shit they better pay properly.  And a lot of businesses deserve to go out of business.

Here's how racial bullying could become perceived as "woke".

40% of new US covid-19 infections are in just three Republican-run states.

Companies and workers are now practically at war over work-from-home.  Managers hate it because it exposes the fact that many of them don't do anything productive.

California's prison system is becoming a house of horrors.

No, the two parties are not the same (found via Hackwhackers).  Nor are their rage (found via Yellowdog Granny).

The concept of "Islamophobia" is bullshit.

An ICU doctor confronts covidiot dumbth (link from Lady M).

Five women have now filed reports with the police about the Wi Spa incident.

Getting covid-19 can be expensive.

No, it wasn't higher unemployment pay that was keeping people from working.

Telling lies does real harm.

A higher minimum wage also benefits people who make more.

Tennessee's Republican governor supports paying for vaccinations, but there's a catch.

What's the real source of wingnut madness?  Kevin Drum considers several possibilities in detail, and settles on propaganda media (found via Hackwhackers).

"Until 2019, one hospital group instructed medics to withdraw treatment if a female patient refused to accept a physically intact male on women-only wards."

How can you identify a true Christian?

Here's the difference covid-19 vaccines can make.

"I think it is very good when people suffer."  More here.

Canadian blogger The Arbourist writes to Canada TV about trans propaganda.

Right-wing and Islamist terrorists have something in common.

The evidence shows that hate-speech laws don't reduce extremism, and may even help it thrive.

Miniature "Miyawaki forests" help preserve biodiversity in Europe, though I doubt they're big enough to help much with the climate crisis.

Authoritarian regimes are hiding their true covid-19 death tolls.

In some ways, South Korea is not very enlightened.

With an imploding birth rate and huge imbalance of the sexes, China faces demographic disaster.  I suspect the "lying flat" rebellion against shitty working conditions also plays a role in the labor shortage.

The Chinese regime is going to absurd lengths to make it harder to leave the country.

Democracies standing up to China:  Germany, India, and the UK are sending warships to the South China Sea, while France has sent a nuclear submarine.  Japan will deploy missiles near Taiwan and the Senkaku islands.

Afghanistan descends into Hell as the US pulls out.

There's still a lot we don't know about the origin of covid-19, but the "engineered bio-weapon" idea remains implausible.

More links at Perfect Number and Fair and Unbalanced.

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In case you missed it -- this week I posted about a new avatar pic, anti-vaxers in kamikaze mode, and tolerance and individual choice.


Blogger W. Hackwhacker said...

"Uranus is surrounded by vast clouds of fart." You're *this close* to trespassing on our trademark sophisticated comedy stylings (but thanks as always for the links!)!

08 August, 2021 04:46  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

I'll try to keep it less sophisticated.....

08 August, 2021 04:56  
Blogger RO said...

That Orangutan was so fabulous and smart! That was such a fun video, Infidel!(lol) Hugs, and thanks again for the shout out! Happy Sunday! RO

08 August, 2021 05:01  
Blogger Lady M said...

Great collection this week. Some funny, some lovely and many make me shake my head in wonder.

08 August, 2021 09:31  
Blogger SickoRicko said...

Thank you for the shout-out! I have to admit, I cannot check each and every one of these links, but the cat in the mirror was fabulous!

08 August, 2021 10:18  
Anonymous Yellowdoggranny said...

I truly couldn't believe they stoned him to death...omg..Texas you shame me and not for the first or last time.

08 August, 2021 10:36  
Blogger Mike said...

How does a "true Christian" handle the 950 direct contradictions in the Bible? Maybe trueness is unachievable.

08 August, 2021 20:35  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

RO: Thanks for the post! I think orangutans are the smartest non-human animals in the world. It's amazing what they pick up from watching people.

Lady M: It's amazing what's out there on the internet, isn't it?

Ricko: Thanks for your voluminous posts! You provide a lot of material. That mirror video was spooky. Makes me wonder what my own reflection does when I'm not watching it.

Granny: Well, he was shooting at them. It being Texas, I'm surprised no one else had a gun to just shoot back with.

Mike: You can believe all kinds of contradictory things and find some support in the Bible for them. Most fundies don't realize the contradictions because they never read the whole thing, they just accept what their pastors or priests say about it.

09 August, 2021 06:00  
Anonymous Sirius Lunacy said...

Storm path:
That's tropical storm Jonn Thomas.

09 August, 2021 12:34  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Very appropriate.

11 August, 2021 07:13  

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