24 October 2021

Link round-up for 24 October 2021

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

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Suggestions here for Halloween costumes.  Avoid the February 10 people.

At last -- the fart cannon has been invented.

They're bugsThey're all just bugs!

A Christian family lives here.

No doubt this landscaper knew exactly what he was doing.

"They've creamed Crisco twice!"

Cat ass medallions are now a thing.

Japanese impressions of Europe here.

True meanings of some emojis here.

We can dance if we want to.....🎶

More from the Manitou Springs CO skeleton craze here, here, and here.

This might make guys more diligent about washing their hands.

Imagine a horror movie where the characters aren't utter morons.

Here in Portland, even the zoo elephants get pumpkins for Halloween.

Bat stew?  Baked brain?

We must not allow cats to thwart our conquest of space.

Since when is fashion inspired by straitjackets?

Her teddy bear looks unexpectedly useful.

See some Victorian-era Halloween postcards.

Watch a 1,200-pound pumpkin get dropped 100 feet.

I don't think anybody goes to Heaven.

It's a brutal but honest map of the US.

This is the season of the witch.

If you think you are smarter than the previous generation.....

I can't escape the feeling that this is what Hell really looks like.

A few wise words from authors here.

Are you cool enough to dwell in the mammoth bone hut?

Country music has changed.

#@!^%$ cross traffic.

AutisticAF could use some help if you can spare a few bucks.

Fundies want to turn Halloween into JesusWeen.

You don't often see an orange car, but.....

Le Manoir du diable (1896) is considered the world's first horror film, though by our standards it's more comical than scary.

I Am.  Am is I.

What would Halloween be without Broken Peach?

Daal presents audiobooks, carrot cake, and the tango.

Visit our scenic state, Studio Ghibli version (yes, this is an official agency).

These creatures exist.

Voenix Rising remembers the 1989 San Francisco earthquake.

Just imagine the droppings this thing would have left on your car.

Savanna-dwelling chimpanzees offer hints about how humans became a distinct species.

Anti-vaxer pwnage here (found via Hackwhackers).

Yep, that's management.

The universe is huge.

Millions of years from now, Earth may have giant bugs and seagoing rats (found via Miss Cellania).

Favorite Moon photos here.

This is how native speakers actually speak English.  And this is why we don't try to spell words exactly how they sound -- every word would be spelled several different ways depending on context.

Religion is stupid and this one guy was especially stupid in 1633.

Worst soup ever (note: gruesome image).

This manager exists.

Freedom-loving Trumpanzees must defy the tyranny of the CDC.

Get off Facebook.

Trae Crowder weighs in on the working-class revolt.

This is pre-planned junk.

What a charming man.

Ideologies don't have human rights.

Three video reports on the Great Resignation here.

A fake exposé of fake news is exposed by a fake journalist.  I think the blog post is real, though.

Think your commute is bad?  Check out how this guy gets to work.

They were fired because of their race.  Yes, it happens.

Anti-vaxers are morons, and it's getting tiresome.

Not a plan -- reality.

It was Reagan who messed up the US economy (damning data graphs).

Darwinfish 2 debunks more wingnut economic bullshit.

Humanity progresses by ignoring religion.

Yes, the Romans did have aqueducts and sewer systems (I thought everybody knew that).

"I have thought about it -- I choose to ignore it."

Investors seem unimpressed with Trump's new social-media company.  It's so inept it features a mirror-imaged picture of the Earth.

The Alec Baldwin shooting happened after union workers walked off the set due to bad safety conditions, leaving inexperienced non-union workers in charge.

Those robot "dogs" the police and military are starting to use would be fragile as hell under real-world conditions (found via Miss Cellania).

Our celebrated new "woman four-star general" -- is a man.

Rasmussen polling has issues.

This is non-socialized medicine.

Microfiber is not an eco-friendly alternative to cloth towels (found via SickoRicko).

Evangelical Christianity promotes child abuse.

Maybe what we're seeing isn't exactly a labor shortage.

In this case, I would vote for the Republican.

Religious exemptions from vaccination are a form of discrimination and violate the separation of church and state.

The Great Resignation is finally forcing companies to deal with worker burnout, sort of.

Trees are a formidable tool for cooling our overheated cities -- but for fighting global warming, the picture is more complex.  Another option is converting CO2 to mineral form, though I wonder whether the cost of processing billions of tons of it can ever be brought low enough to be feasible.

Margaret Atwood makes her point.

We're beating the pandemic with more sticks and less carrots.

Blogger Paul W visits the Appomattox Court House, where general Lee's surrender ended the US civil war.

Next year's Arizona ballot will be filled with flaming nutballs.

An offer of support from one historically-persecuted people to another.

Rape is rape regardless of who does it.

The DOJ gets to the core problem with the Texas forced-birth law.

Our country's global reputation is recovering from the implosion of the Trump years.

Most authoritarian regimes fall due to their own mistakes, which their nature makes them prone to.  It could happen in Russia and China eventually.

Fun report here from the feminist dinosaur protest in London.

Attacks on academic freedom in the UK are beyond cancel culture and getting into Brownshirt territory.

Looks like the Northern Ireland police are messing with the wrong woman.

An Australian leader replies to Ted Cruz about covid-19.

A Portuguese diplomat saved thousands of refugees during the Nazi invasion of France (found via Miss Cellania).

Russia's true covid-19 death toll is probably three or four times the official figure.

Some Arab countries increasingly recognize the value of cooperation with Israel instead of endless fighting.

Turkey's Islamist regime illustrates how religion and economics don't mix.

India has reached a milestone -- one billion doses of covid-19 vaccine administered.

Evergrande is just the beginning -- China's real bad-debt time bomb is probably in the trillions of dollars.

Responsibility for rising tensions in East Asia lies entirely with the Chinese regime.

More links at Fair and Unbalanced.

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My posts this week: a musical vision of a harmonious neighborhood, my criticisms of pornography, and a brief video of how to treat a god.


Anonymous Johnny Oridane said...

Thank you. I hate relying on technology.

It always betray you.

And eats your entire movie collection...

But the Dell did last 10 years ...

24 October, 2021 04:11  
Blogger Damyanti Biswas said...

Thanks for collating all the links!

24 October, 2021 08:45  
Blogger Paul W said...

Thanks for the link, Infidel! I hope you're having a safe and healthy Hallows Eve!

24 October, 2021 09:32  
Blogger Mary Kirkland said...

The emoji meanings is too funny.

The moon photos are cool. I like seeing pictures of what people with powerful telescopes can get and post on social media.

24 October, 2021 12:04  
Blogger SickoRicko said...

It's difficult for me to NOT check everything you link to. I feel very drained afterwards. So I'll just comment on the shark fin video. It made me very sad.

24 October, 2021 17:49  
Blogger Richard said...

Thank you, i love these links. Christian family who doesn't give handouts- okay fine. Whatever floats your boat. You don't have to participate. Bless your hearts, and stay sweet.

24 October, 2021 19:46  
Blogger yellowdoggranny said...

I cant wrap my head about the Rust shooting at all.

24 October, 2021 20:04  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Johnny: Too bad it's a bit difficult posting to the internet with quill pens and parchment. I hope you can get a new computer soon.

Damyanti: You're welcome! Glad people find my internet hobby of interest.

Paul W: And you also. Thanks for the post!

Mary K: Those emojis made me laugh out loud. We have a lot of Moon photos, but I thought those were exceptional.

Ricko: Doing that kind of thing to sharks is disgusting. Not much chance of banning it, but at least we can call attention to it.

Richard: Lots of people don't do Halloween, but people like that always have to be in-your-face about it, parading their piety.

Granny: Considering how much guns are used in movies, I'm surprised such incidents are so rare. Apparently the production had a pattern of being sloppy with safety and that's why the experienced union workers walked off -- which may have contributed to the accident.

25 October, 2021 04:27  
Blogger Daal said...

as always, so much great stuff here -- am especially partial to the great author bookmarks! - many many thanks for featuring my blog post here -- am quite impressed by how many admirers you have! wishing you a happy day :)

25 October, 2021 11:34  
Blogger Lady M said...

Wow - I can't watch that guy climb the transmission tower - it is giving me vertigo. Thanks for the mention. Hope everyone is enjoying the skeletons of Manitou.

25 October, 2021 15:15  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Daal: Thanks! Great authors do tend to have a way with words. Glad if you got a few extra visitors.

Lady M: I found that video highly uncomfortable. The skeletons are far less scary, and more entertaining. Manitou Springs seems to be Skeleton Grand Central!

27 October, 2021 00:08  

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