31 October 2021

Link round-up for Samhain 2021

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

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Escape the stark horror of the leopard woman.

It's not easy being funny.

Get your exercise even when your friend doesn't want to.

Hot pursuit = heart attack.

This church denounces fornication, warmly.

Chinese "tofu-dreg" construction again? (found via Funny Links).

An emoji should be carefully designed (NSFW) (found via Workmen and Rednecks).

See muppets perform Mr Blue Sky.

This filth should not be on PornHub -- it's obviously aimed at young people.

Left and right have different visions of the future.

Explore the claim that eating pineapple makes your semen taste better.


This man does not allow his cat to misbehave.

It's such a bore when boorish boars bore through your neighborhood.

Which monsters actually taste good?

Potentially a useful idea.  Texas?  But they wouldn't make everything blue.

At last, a practical use for a crucifix (or part of one).

Reflect on Schrödinger's cat.

Don't drop that fizzy soda bottle!

It's not quite what it looks like.

In Manitou Springs CO, skeletons help get out the vote.

Wednesday was National Black Cat Day.  More Halloween cats here.

There's a reason why horror-movie haunted houses have a certain look.

The fucked-up deer is always a bad sign.

You can find some good Halloween stuff at local vendor markets.

Lo Imprescindible looks at some horror movies with gay subtexts.

Bohemian Valhalla presents residential control freaks, some skeletons and carved pumpkins, and a fake vagina.

Rotten Tomatoes lists the 200 best horror movies of all time (found via Miss Cellania).

JesusWeen is the latest cringey fundie embarrassment.

Meet the critters that could have beaten the shit out of a T-rex without breaking a sweat.

Bees have gods.

The statement "all art is political" is the bullshittiest bullshit ever bullshitted.

I guess this is a new kink of some kind.

Color experts Nutsacktorturer, Ineffectualdemon and others discuss the mystery of how the ancient Greeks perceived color.

Burning witches would be unwise (also definitely read the comment by Bicycle Bill!).

Elon Musk is bringing trickle-down to outer space.

American science-fiction movies are basically dead.  I wonder how we get out of this.

Some elaborate pumpkin work here.

Check out the spooky art of Hysteria Machine.

Oregon should reach herd immunity to covid-19 around the end of this year, as most workers comply with employer vaccine mandates.

They opened an OnlyFans account to post nude pics.

The Romans built to last.

If God created sheep, he goofed up and humans had to fix them.

This is Highgate cemetery, London.

Brittany, the Celtic enclave of western France, has some interesting traditions around Halloween and death (found via Cas d'Intérêt).

Watch a time-lapse view from the Moon's south pole.

We now know of thousands of planets in other solar systems, but NASA has now confirmed one in another galaxy.

A big part of why the US exists in its present form is that king George III was a jackass.

Blogger Paul W looks at the workers' mass revolt against shitty jobs.

Covid-19 vaccines are Satanic.  We know this because an actual demon said so.  Who can argue with that?

Halloween is also Satanic and fundies shouldn't participate (wow, these people are easily spooked).

Cas d'Intérêt has a round-up of items from France including covid-19, the biggest trial in the country's history, some cartoons, and a very French trade dispute.

Workers are wising up about the misery and stupidity of "careers".

See tips on how noise registers to autistic people and making life easier for an autistic person.

Never forget most people are the guy on the right, not the guy on the left.

Let people live their own lives their own way even if it's not what you yourself would have chosen.

Don't You Want Me Ladies, a cotton-ceiling satire video made by a proud "Karen", is this week's must-watch.

Green Eagle brings us another massive report from the right-wing internet's cesspit of lunacy.

Becoming shallow and trendy derailed the gay movement into the current LGBTQXYZWTF nonsense.

Here's the reality behind Stockholm syndrome.

A new documentary tells the story of Giuliani's Four Seasons Total Landscaping press conference.

Stop using words to mean things they don't mean.

As a young man at Harvard, Louis Brandeis repeatedly pwned an anti-Semitic professor.

Covid-19 greatly increases the risk of developing chronic dongwilt.  Guys, get that vaccine!

More responses to Margaret Atwood here.  These people are absolute psychopaths.

A new free speech organization focuses on free expression in the workplace.

Religion is all about controlling people, especially women (read the comments too).

These are some of the books that Texas legislators consider possibly inappropriate for school libraries.

Reading real literature is empowering, so be suspicious of those who try to take it away.

Sarah Silverman responds to the filth in Congress who voted against funding for Iron Dome (a purely defensive system).

No, those "keep parents out of classrooms" signs in Virginia are not real McAuliffe campaign signs.

Republican anti-vax mania is ridiculous and self-defeating.

Fundies don't like being called out over child abuse.  They can dish out attacks but can't take them.

The worst thing Facebook ever did was to normalize the renunciation of internet anonymity.

The Loudoun county trans bathroom sex attacker has been found guilty; he is still awaiting trial for another sexual assault at another school.  Students at several schools have held walk-outs to protest the county's cover-up of the assault.

Youngkin has now pulled slightly ahead in the polling average in the Virginia governor's race (though remember it's unclear how accurate polls are these days) -- which may be what's motivating the sudden outbreak of media gaslighting and damage control about the widening Loudoun scandal.

Robert Reich says the US is going through an informal general strike.

Fundie Liberty University blames and silences women who complain of sexual assault (found via Miss Cellania).

If you don't have sex with me, you're worse than Hitler.

Let Minnesota keep the flag.

"How's your new job?"

It's better to get some of what Biden wanted and work on getting more later, than to demand all or nothing immediately and get nothing.  See my comments on the post as well.

Our state government has been so slow to dispense rent assistance money that thousands of renters who qualify for it are now at risk of eviction, still not having received a cent.

Darwinfish 2 dissects some more wingnut hypocrisy.

Pay attention to what independent voters care about.

Reactions here to the BBC "cotton ceiling" report.

Surely the police have better things to do than go around notifying the public that a few people aren't interested in sex.

Brazil is poised to hold Bolsonaro accountable for his disastrous handling of covid-19.

Iraqi notables call for peace and reconciliation with Israel.

Why would any country want Israel as a friend?

Iranian hackers are using electronic billboards to pwn the regime.

Islamist ideology and modern economics don't mix.

India has successfully tested a nuclear-capable missile with the range to reach any target in China.

Earthbound Misfit isn't buying the hype about China's hypersonic missile.  More here.

More links at Fair and Unbalanced, The Blog Fodder, and Miss Cellania.

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My own posts this week:  Halloween pics, a spooky music video, more Halloween pics.

Update:  The trans-troll comments have been off the charts today.  I've even gotten my first two that arguably constitute death threats.  So I wonder if that means that I, myself, can now self-identify as a woman -- since they normally only send death threats to women.

All I do on this issue is link to people who tell the truth.  Every load of shit these fuckheads throw at me just makes me even more determined to keep on doing so.  You wanted a determined enemy, you've made one.

29 October 2021

Almost Halloween

Halloween is almost here!

Whether you plan to hang out with friends.....
.....or do a bit of shopping.....
.....or take the trip of your dreams.....
.....or wait for the Great Pumpkin.....
.....however it may manifest itself.....
[you knew I was going to use that one again didn't you]

.....or go about your normal business.....
.....or just stay cozy at home.....

.....perhaps doing some studying.....
.....it's a time to celebrate.....

.....and remember the past.

27 October 2021

Video of the day -- on the way to the gig

Musicians on the way to a performance find themselves traversing an increasingly spooky hellscape.

25 October 2021

The spooky season

The big day is less than a week away now.....
.....party time!

On every street.....
.....especially if there's a good light show.

If you've still got warm weather, then once you've finished walking the dogs.....
.....you can have a barbecue.....

.....and don't forget to invite Broken Peach!

Just remember there's always the one horny guy who gets so drunk he doesn't know what he's doing.

Since it's always raining in Portland, at my place.....
.....I'll just be reading quietly as usual.....
.....next to a warm fire.....
.....contemplating the true reason for the season.

Follow your own path.....
.....whatever it may be.

May enlightenment be yours.....
.....and above all, have fun.