17 April 2022

Link round-up for 17 April 2022

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

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Appropriate placement is everything.

No slut-shaming, please.

This store display exists.

It's a fierce battle for survival.

Got your costume on backwards, I think (found via Hackwhackers).

OK, but why did they look there?

Doctors must validate kids' identities.

This cat is unstoppable.

Stir carefully.

She found the job she was destined for.

Well, it probably did get rid of the ants (found via Hackwhackers).

Clearly the troll is the victim here.

We all sometimes feel like this couch looks.

See the last picture of the Russian ship Moskva.

Visual gimmicks in headlines are sometimes a bad idea.

Elevating oneself above others can come at a cost.

Encourage the young hunter.

Praise Jesus!

See things from a queen's point of view.

Being highly determined isn't always good.

Vampires are inefficient.

These dogs don't mind water.

"Peeps" work well in "Easterween" crafts.  Just don't eat the damn things.

Jacksonville airport has weird bathrooms.

For Easter, Far Corner Café commemorates the resurrection of Jesus.

Take intellectual steps.

Isn't this Mordor?

It's still more than six months, but plenty of artists and events are celebrating "halfway to Halloween".

A heroic secularist cat joins the struggle against religion.

This is what English would be like without all the foreign loan words.

Giraffes in Kenya walk under a bridge.

An NFT is perhaps not such a good investment.

Sauce for the goose, sauce for the gander.

Tremble before these bunnies of terror.

Daal at Happiness between Tails is calling for guest posts.

Their dreams came true -- or did they?

Sixty-nine is good.

The right toys can help your kid prepare for the class struggle.

I'll keep my bullshit-free 1999 car, thanks.

He represents us all.

Russian soldiers just ain't what they used to be.

Books are safe.

This person exists.

The Finnish language is pronoun-proof.

In a relationship, be ready to respond to "emotional bids".

I'm so glad I got out of academia.

This is what machismo looks like.

Why are these places so great?

God sent prophets to every nation.

In 1783, two portraits of Marie Antoinette elicited odd public reactions.

The Ukrainian goddess of death awakens.

Salvia can send you on a temporary trip to Hell.

Here's why you can't monetize works on AO3.

People don't want to work?  Why would they?  (found via Yellowdog Granny)

Stop using Airbnb to help Ukrainians.  There's an issue with the Red Cross as well.

The pope is a weirdo.

If you wanted to keep using it, you shouldn't have gotten rid of it.

These assholes exist.

Only one side is allowed to use threats.

God, or at least this preacher, is bizarrely obsessed with women's hairstyles.

It's a perfect confluence of sex and stupidity.

"Cock rings" can cause serious injury (very NSFW pics, as one might expect).

They raped a lizard???

Anti-shippers are an example of convergent evolution.

She fell two miles, spent ten days alone in the jungle, and survived.

I think a store manager who received this letter would take notice.

Tips here for dating a person with chronic pain.

Real tyrannosauruses were much slower and more ridiculous-looking than Jurassic Park led us to believe (found via Miss Cellania).

This is nothing to do with the KKK.

Apparently there is such a thing as "critical social justice" -- it's about as bad as it sounds.

If you're vaccinated for covid, then even if you get the disease, you'll be much less infectious to other people.

The "Satanic panic" hysteria of the late twentieth century led to awful psychological cruelty to children.

Bruce Gerencser debates a pastor who can't even be honest about his own academic credentials.  He also addresses anti-abortion crazies, with links to some more abortion-related posts.

Quit bitching about Merrick Garland being too slow pursuing Trump (found via Progressive Eruptions).

Even in Massachusetts, parents are now suing over gender grooming of their children in school.

Wear your damn helmet when riding a bike or motorcycle.

There's a range of views on how to treat teenagers.

The fiasco of René Blondlot's "N-rays" exemplifies how science is a self-correcting enterprise.

At least two inmates in New Jersey's state prison for women have been impregnated by a male prisoner also housed there.  Then there's this guy, who was just placed there.

"You believe in DNA?"

In the US, homelessness is increasing among the elderly because our system is fucked up (found via Miss Cellania).

Autistic people value the rich world of the imagination over dreary reality.

Ideological control freaks want to stop this book from being publishedMore here.

The first post-covid TED conference focuses on defeating government censorship of the internet, including Russian censorship of Ukraine war news.

Women voters over fifty -- almost a third of consistent voters -- are largely undecided and unhappy with their options.

Rhode Island is considering ways to decriminalize sex work (found via The Honest Courtesan).

Putin isn't the only one who overestimated the Russian military.

Wokespeak-to-English translation guide here.

You can do something about politicized churches.

Being held accountable is "triggering".

God is a war criminal.

68% of Americans blame the oil companies for high gas prices; 71% blame Putin, 51% blame Biden.

Florida, long a haven for women from neighboring states who need abortions, has imposed a restrictive new law of its own.  It's part of a widespread Republican campaign.

This racist horror from twenty years ago illustrates the roots of the problems we have today.

Wall Street is seeing a battle between the past and future of work.

The craven toady grovels before the oppressor.

A 19-year-old should not have been allowed to do this to himself.

Believers value belief, not people.

Tribalism and name-calling don't solve problems -- or win elections.

Life expectancy in the US continued decreasing in 2021, though it recovered in other advanced countries.

They charged her with murder for having an abortion -- but then dropped the charges.  The glare of publicity does help to curb such outrages.

Don't support books that trivialize the Holocaust.

Democrats' previously-strong support among young voters is getting shaky.

Worldwide, people who tell the truth about Islam face imprisonment or murder.

The "Vision Zero" plan for reducing traffic deaths works in Europe, but not in the US.

Never underestimate women's ability to organize, especially under severe provocation.

The same vermin who opposed Brexit are now bitching about Boris Johnson's trip to Kyiv, for some reason.

House-price greed kills communities.

What's a little teenager rape among friends?

Men who are mad at a woman often childishly resort to insulting her appearance.

As a voter you have every right to vote for your own interests.

Sweden, at least, has stopped performing Frankensteinian surgical and hormonal modifications on delusional minors.

In Finland, popular support for joining NATO has gone from 25% to 60% since Russia invaded Ukraine.

Spain has banned harassment of women entering abortion clinics.

Collection of photos from the Ukraine war here.

Ukraine's neighbors understand, due to their own history.

What would happen if Russia invaded Finland?

Here's an eyewitness report from a resident of Bucha.

One rural mother's story exemplifies the horrors Russia has brought to Ukraine.

A Russian soldier's girlfriend encourages him to rape Ukrainian women.

Families of Russian soldiers are selling loot from Ukraine.

Will the Donbas campaign be Putin's Waterloo?

An American blogger living in Shanghai reports on the increasingly chaotic covid lockdown there -- which is not working to contain the disease.

More links at Fair and Unbalanced.

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My own posts this week:  some humorous images, China's demographic disaster, Marine Le Pen coming out as too supportive of Putin, and a Lone Animator video based on a Lovecraft poem.


Blogger Lady M said...

Those dogs swimming are funny - the labs all jump into the water but the Husky is like meh - nope. Thanks for including my humble offerings in your links. I feel so loved.

17 April, 2022 05:50  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Thanks for keeping the spirit of Halloween alive, here on the far side.....

17 April, 2022 06:27  
Blogger Lady M said...

Boy I would hate to be a Scorpio male - the helicopter looks impossible.

17 April, 2022 07:16  
Blogger Annie Asks You said...

Could not stop watching the Unstoppable Cat! Loved the musical and data accompaniments.

17 April, 2022 09:49  
Blogger SickoRicko said...

I was sooo happy the frog got away!

I downloaded the memes and Googled the forms for IRS Form 13909, just to spread it a little further.

17 April, 2022 12:09  
Blogger Martha said...

I always enjoy the links you share! I especially loved the unstoppable cat. That was amazing!

17 April, 2022 18:34  
Blogger Jack said...

Thanks for including me! Loved the Halloween art made from Peeps. It is nice to know those things have a purpose after all.

18 April, 2022 04:03  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Lady M: I think half those "positions" were just made up so they could get to a total of 12, frankly. Anyone attempting them would either hurt themselves or collapse in a fit of laughter.

Annie: Amazing that that cat was so diligent about not knocking the cups over. But nobody could hold him back.

Ricko: I bet the frog was glad too. I'll be including your tax info post in next Sunday's round-up. These churches are getting away with way too much of this crap.

Martha: Thanks! The cat was as elegant in jumping as he was determined.

Jack: Thanks for your posts! I wish all the gruesome stuff which is put out as "food" had some practical purpose.

18 April, 2022 07:46  
Blogger yellowdoggranny said...

I can't pick a favorite...but the cat one..hah

18 April, 2022 09:35  
Blogger jono said...

On slut-shaming. Long ago (50 years, or so) the girlfriend was taking a semester at Cambridge in the U.K. She needed a haircut and walked in to a local salon and asked for a shag. You can imagine the looks a comments she got.

18 April, 2022 13:31  
Blogger Daal said...

so much heart wrenching news -- thanks for the glimmers of light, as well as for adding my blog...

18 April, 2022 17:15  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Granny: The cat seems to be a hit!

Jono: I heard of a British innkeeper, years ago, who asked an American woman guest if she wanted him to knock her up in the morning (in Britain, "knocking somebody up" means knocking on their door to wake them so they won't be late for something). Nowadays I think people in both countries are a little more aware of each others' slang.

Daal: Yes, the world is a nightmare and a comedy at once. I hope you get some good guest posters.

18 April, 2022 21:36  
Blogger jenny_o said...

I can't keep up with all the links you post, but I enjoy trying!

Just going to mention one that I felt was particularly good - the Politico one about the young Democratic voters.

19 April, 2022 09:51  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

This particular link round-up is actually one of the longest ever, so you're not imagining things.

They do need to be concerned about losing young voters, but despite a couple of recent exceptions, that group usually doesn't have a very high turnout. I wish they'd focus more on the loss of support among Hispanics and women. That's really alarming.

20 April, 2022 00:24  

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