19 September 2021

Link round-up for 19 September 2021

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

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Time for some doggies.

Here are some new words for modern life.

Even monkeys provide live entertainment (found via Hackwhackers).

Don't be too trusting of an intermediary.

Easily the best drug to use for having sex.

Very successful fishing trip (found via Hackwhackers).

In scool you lern to rite good.

Let creativity loose with signs and suchlike (found via Miss Cellania).


These people have 5,000 H-bombs.

When you gaze into the abyss, the abyss also gazes into you.

Some tips here on how to behave in Italy.

Could you find the stairway?

Marjorie Taylor Greene is an avatar of dumbth.

This is too much to cope with in one day.

Dance like an animal (found via Mock Paper Scissors).

Punchy Halloween decoration here.

Make-up can make quite a difference.

We can dream, can't we?

If people try to photograph you, get this scarf.

He has a union job.

Maybe we're fairy-tale creatures to other animals.

".....but I never realised.....the flowers could pick you....."

Detailed discussion and photos here on the making of the stop-motion puppets in the Ghooric Zone video, by the Lone Animator.  It needs painstaking work to get such impressive results.

Important reminder here for creative people.

Falcon punch!

God likes burnt animals and silly hats.

Blogger Carol Seidl describes a life-long relationship with Mt Ranier, with video.  Once, there was a bear.

This was Las Vegas in 1947.

This temple exists.

This is the basilica of La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.

Watch the birdie.

We had no video games.

Meet Pharaoh Sneferu, builder of crappy pyramids.

You don't need a grand ambition.

She's so happy that her daughter is gay.

Dreary clich├ęs are the hallmark of bad poetry and essays.

Kenneth Copeland has "destroyed" covid-19 for at least the third time.

You can now eat dirt and pay lots of money to do so.

Free speech goes both ways.

The top picture is real, but so is the bottom one.

No, the fact that quantum physics is weird does not legitimize various random bullshit from ancient religion/mysticism.

This hypothesis is far from a full explanation of consciousness, but it's worth reading.

For autistic people, learning is an intense and sometimes frustrating experience.

One problem, two solutions.

Believe absurdities, commit atrocities.  Then there's this nonsense (found via TYWKIWDBI).

This dog can detect covid-19 with 99% accuracy.

Everyone has failures -- don't let them drag you down.

Conspiratardia is a coping mechanism.

Same old bullshit, new words.

Same old bullshit, new tactics (found via Octoberfarm).

Space-X is, uh, different from NASA.

During the first half of 2021, more than three million Americans became first-time gun buyers.

The world has one less hate-filled, anti-vax pastor.  Good riddance.

Who made your iPhone?

No trespassing.

Stop using this ethnic slur.

Oregon faces the consequences of over-hasty school re-openings as the state's second-largest high school is forced to close with hundreds of students and staff quarantining due to covid-19 exposure.

Cancel culture is starting to devour itself, thank goodness.

After months of dud Cyber-Ninja auditing, Trump reinstatement dates, released krakens, etc, it's finally dawning on some of the wingnuts that they're stuck with dreary old reality.

The new bigotry seems weirdly similar to the old.

This Virginia man had an unusual reason for painting a Bible verse on his truck.

History shows vaccines work.

We need to think big about water shortages.  I suspect piping really large amounts of water over the Rocky Mountains is impractical, but he's right about desalinization.

Religion legitimizes abominations.

Some wingnuts are now "treating" covid-19 by ingesting betadine, a skin-care medication meant for topical use only.

One is a choice, the other is not.

Lots of data here on vaccinated vs unvaccinated covid-19 patients at numerous hospitals.

These companies have donated to the sponsors of the Texas abortion law.

Wrong, wrong, wrong.....right?

This website tracks the fates of anti-vaxers.  It's hard work being so stupid.

A pastor quit after realizing the religion he preached for decades was all lies -- and of course his co-believers immediately went into full asshole mode.

Appreciate leaders (found via Yellowdog Granny).

Anti-mask assholes harass restaurant employees even in blue Oregon (McMinnville is pretty close to Portland, only about 25 miles from where I live).

Texas Latinos are trending Republican as Democrats flounder around with clueless identity politics.

Office work has grown shittier over time.

The pandemic of the unvaccinated has effectively created death panels in Alabama and Idaho.

Abrahamic religions want to rule.

Tax enforcement on the rich and powerful has collapsed in less than a decade (found via SickoRicko).

Jericho Brisance examines a wingnut-conspiratard claim about Dr Fauci.

"Defund the police" cost Democrats some House and Senate seats last year; more language bullshit could do the same next year.

Islam openly claims the right to murder.

The US is once again the plague spot of the world.

"Talking about Karens and white feminists and terfs is the way to suck up to the bullies."

Hawaii's overloaded health-care system is threatening to sacrifice the elderly for the sake of covidiots who refused to get vaccinated.

A Republican House candidate in Florida allegedly threatened to sic a hit squad on his primary opponent (found via TYWKIWDBI).

The covidiots are now threatening and harassing hospitals and health workers.

This man does not belong in a women's prison.

In the UK, the Conservatives are becoming the only party supportive of women's rights.  This is the left committing electoral suicide.

"I believe that I will get out of this with the help of God" -- he didn't.

Don't let the Taliban cover up real Afghan culture.

How bad is the Evergrande debt crisis?

China's reckless aggression is leading to closer cooperation among three democracies.

A new company in Kenya recycles plastic into building material stronger than concrete.

More links at Fair and Unbalanced.

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My own posts this week:  some brief observations, and a fearsome alien invader.


Blogger Tommykey said...

I recall some years ago getting into a back and forth with Bob Enyart in the comments section of some Christian blogger's post about abortion.

19 September, 2021 10:48  
Blogger SickoRicko said...

So much information here. I want to thank you for the link to the animator of the Ghooric Zone.

19 September, 2021 15:15  
Blogger Mary Kirkland said...

The dog pictures are too cute.

The Red Riding Hood retelling was good.

19 September, 2021 17:01  
Blogger Daal said...

wise & weird & silly & serious -- tx for the brain go-round :)

19 September, 2021 17:56  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Glad to provide some amusement (and brain food).

21 September, 2021 00:47  
Blogger yellowdoggranny said...

I'd like to bitch slap that Boebert bitch.

21 September, 2021 03:24  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The use of cosmetics, including on the lips, was once standard practice for upper- and middle-class men in England.

So tell me why it should be only for women now.

22 September, 2021 09:07  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Granny: I'm sure that's a common opinion.

22 September, 2021 09:12  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Anon: You're confused. As best I can recall I've never expressed an opinion about men using make-up.

22 September, 2021 09:12  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's that "wrong, wrong, wrong, right?" cartoon you linked to. According to it, it's wrong to use makeup. Or am I interpreting it wrong?

22 September, 2021 21:58  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

It's clearly a reference to imitating or pretending to be a woman, not just using make-up per se. Gender non-conforming behavior doesn't, or shouldn't, mean a person is actually claiming to be the opposite sex, but some men do use it for that purpose, and that's what the cartoon is referring to.

Also, never assume I agree with every detail of everything I link to. The cartoon simply made a valid point about different reactions to what's essentially the same kind of burlesque.

23 September, 2021 03:24  

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