10 October 2021

Link round-up for 10 October 2021

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

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Zoological cartoons here.

Oh dear, it must have been a long time.

Men -- if you annoy a llama, be sure you have your pants on.

Be this fish.

It's disco kitten time.

Evidently an honest motel.

Chris and Walnut, a strange and beautiful romance.  On the other hand, Mike Pence.....

"Then why is it called morning wood?"

That's pretty much what uploading to the cloud amounts to.

Excel can be used for evil.

If a bully asks why you're fat.....

Facebook offline?  Who cares?

An ensemble performs the Banana Boat song.

See the faces.

Naked women here, but you may not be able to tell.

Not sure who would even want a toy coronavirus.

Lady M observes vegan Halloween.  Even Shakespeare's witches were more vegan-friendly than you think.

Esme posts bright woolly wares.

Witchy things here, including some unusual candles.

A little (language) knowledge can be a dangerous thing.

Ninth-century description of a cat here.  It's too bad this guy didn't have a blog.

The Dr Who show could get pretty snarky.

House of the future?  Well, it's got more style than what we ended up with.

The kitten night adventure is a Halloween perennial.  Links at left to the artist's sites.

It always helps to have a fresh eye take a look at an idea.

The Manitou Springs CO skeleton craze is under way -- more here including a mermaid.  Some places even have gay skeletons now.

If you find a job doing what you love.....

From Beyond?  The world is full of disgusting creatures you can't see.

Don't knock it till you've tried it.

Looks like a good place to go on a date.  We need more spaces like this.

Little Red Riding Hood has been a popular tale for centuries, with several versions and interpretations (and a cool song).

Here's what it looks like inside a car tire while driving.

Hey Christians, you're doing communion wrong.

Into the memory hole it goes.

Fascism is what?

English is not an easy language.

Your indoor cat might appreciate a catio.

Six facts here about Samhain / Halloween (found via Miss Cellania).

There's a time for dragon slayers.

Halloween movies can be fun, but don't waste your time on crappy sequels.  Also, tons of spooky Halloween-y images at the post.

She has a valid point (seriously, what the hell happened?).

AO3 is a safe space from bullies.  Bullies don't like that.

Get off Facebook.

"Black light" is the latest twist in anti-vax conspiratardia.

The cryptocurrency world is run by bunglers.

Watch a blue whale eat (use fullscreen).

How many neanderthals were there?

The galaxy, framed by trees.

There's hope for a vaccine for rheumatoid arthritis.

Eggs are vegetables!

Can men cure chronic dongwilt with food?

Religion stops you from asking legitimate questions -- and apparently so does Twitter.

This might help reverse global warming, but I can see some drawbacks.

Always stay seated until the train stops.

Fundies don't understand atheists -- or bad marriages.

Work-arounds here for paywalls and sites that block ad-blockers, and another option here.  I haven't tried these myself.

Language is under attack by "woke" Newspeak.

A large majority of Americans oppose the new Texas forced-birth law (found via Hackwhackers).

Why didn't Jesus stick around?

Every person has an absolute right to say no to sex.

Video reports here on Facebook's bad week.  When it goes down, it goes down all the way.

If you attended a Christian school, there's a hashtag here to share your experiences.

This is trickle-down economics.

We shouldn't be surprised at evangelicals' political leanings.

Sometimes it's damn hard being a mother.

This is outrageous harassment.  If the law can't stop it, the law is garbage and needs to be changed.

Never forget what unions accomplished.

Some serious truth on late-term abortion here.

Johnny Profane had a long and tortuous road to his eventual autism diagnosis.

Bluzdude dissects some more dumbass wingnut rhetoric.

Masks make you more free.

"Like lol we get it you got raped no one cares....."

You need to use DuckDuckGo for searches, not Google.

Legality isn't a guide to morality.

Reports here from the Women's Marches last weekend; pics here from New York.  Rallies took place in over six hundred US cities, with total attendance estimated at 70,000 to 120,000.

What happens when the demand for racism exceeds the supply?

Kellogg's workers are on strike.  Limit your food purchases accordingly.

Death from covid-19 is much more horrific than most people realize (found via Miss Cellania).

Good explanation here of the debt ceiling deal.

Bullying and threatening women wasn't enough -- they're doing it to kids now.

75% of black voters in Minneapolis oppose reducing the size of the police force.

Different groups give different reasons for limiting free speech, but ultimately the underlying mentality is always totalitarian.

Here's what would happen in various states if Roe were overturned.

Dave Chappelle is a breath of fresh air.

False accusations of pedophilia are harmful to children too.

"But women talk in the shadows about the truth."

The Supreme Court is increasingly unpopular, and probably doesn't care.

Decades of work restoring California's Talbert wetlands were wiped out in one day by an oil spill (found via Hackwhackers).

Here's an example of cancel culture -- basically witch-hunting -- in action.  Here's another.  But in this case the victim found allies and fought back.

Covid-19 in the US is now largely a disease of the South.

This is a nuclear explosion up (fairly) close.

Religion teaches the poor to know their place instead of fighting for a better life.

"We can do better, we have seen it done well."

CrossBones is London's graveyard and memorial for sex workers and other outcasts from centuries past.

A moron British politician's dismissal of women as "dinosaurs" who are "hoarding rights" provoked an amusing protest.  More dinosaur protest links here.

Lars Vilks, a hero of free expression, has died in a car crash.

French clinicians take a stand on gender ideology run amuck.

An investigation of the Catholic Church in France found thousands of child-abusing priests -- and perhaps hundreds of thousands of victims.

Nobody really wants to help the Palestinians.

What if Israel withdrew from the West Bank?

One province in Iran has mandated that pregnant women be reported to the government to make sure they don't get abortions.

India is helping Australia defeat the effects of China's coal boycott, with more trade cooperation in the offing.

The US, UK, Japan, and other democracies are starting two weeks of large-scale naval exercises in the South China Sea, as a warning to you-know-whom.

Fascism is humorless by nature -- the Chinese regime once flew into a snit because citizens were comparing Xi Jinping to Winnie the Pooh (link from commenter NickM).

Taiwan's defense minister estimates that China will have the capability for a full-scale invasion by 2025.  Taiwan needs to have its own nuclear deterrent arsenal, non-proliferation be damned.

The Beijing regime is now trying to force Tibetan Buddhists to use Mandarin instead of Tibetan for religious purposes.

An Uyghur victim -- and a Chinese cop -- describe the tortures inflicted on detainees in Xinjiang.

China is suffering massive floods again, but the regime is trying to downplay the problem.

More links at Fair and Unbalanced.

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My own posts this week:  a hunter's fate from The Lone Animator; a look at the Chinese regime's threats to Taiwan; the need to understand politics from the bottom up rather than from the top down; and the story of a dinosaur on the last day.


Blogger Lady M said...

That horse quote being attributed to Ronald Reagan is actually Winston Churchhill.

10 October, 2021 10:27  
Blogger SickoRicko said...

The Disco Kittens made me smile.

10 October, 2021 11:00  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Lady M: I kind of hope Pence never finds out. It would kill him to know he underwent horse sodomization under false pretenses.

Ricko: You could see them going bonkers with so many light spots on the walls to chase.

10 October, 2021 13:06  
Blogger Mike said...

I can't keep up with all the new terms. I now know what terf means.

10 October, 2021 16:02  
Blogger Richard said...

I enjoy these collections so much. I think my favorite this time was the one about Halloween movies.

10 October, 2021 18:58  
Blogger yellowdoggranny said...

I was so sure I had pissed facebook off again that it never occurred to me that it was just down...

10 October, 2021 20:36  
Anonymous Percy said...

Do you have a favorite comic strip?

Mine is Phoebe and Her Unicorn.

10 October, 2021 21:56  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Mike: That's one of the more relevant ones these days.

Richard: Much more Halloween content coming!

Granny: Ah, well, pissing off Facebook is a noble goal in itself.

Percy. Not really. Used to be Dilbert, but it kind of went off the rails and the guy who drew it turned out to be a Trumpanzee.

11 October, 2021 00:43  
Blogger Mary Kirkland said...

Everyone was so upset that FB was down for a while. I just read a book and it was back up later.

I liked the witchy things and candles. I'm sure my daughter would love that incense burner.

11 October, 2021 13:09  
Blogger Daal said...

I wish more people understood how oppresive religion is...

11 October, 2021 16:47  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do you reconcile your support of Israel with your desire to see Judaism vanish from the face of the earth? I saw that slash through the Star of David on your blasphemy day post.

11 October, 2021 20:27  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Mary K: I've never gotten why Facebook is such a big deal to some people. It's like they're addicted to it.

Daal: So do I. Well, I'm doing what I can to wake people up.

12 October, 2021 00:25  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Anon: One must distinguish between the Jewish people and culture and the Jewish religion -- just as one must distinguish the Arab, Persian, etc peoples and cultures from the Islamic religion, or distinguish between the American nation and culture and the Christian religion. The majority of Jews in Israel are not very religious and many are outright atheists -- it's the state of the Jewish ethnic group, analogous to other ethno-states like Japan, France, Greece, and in fact most of the world's countries. Israel is more de facto secular than most countries in the Middle East.

I want to see the Islamic and Christian religions disappear, but I have nothing against Iran, the US, etc as nation-states. Same principle with Judaism and Israel.

12 October, 2021 00:32  

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