22 May 2022

Link round-up for 22 May 2022

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

o o o o o

She really loves Jesus.

An evil wizard would make a shitty manager in the real world.

Undoubtedly, many guys have been photographed with this cactus.

Read the tale of the tall grave.

Other options exist for cryptocurrency bros after the collapse.

None of these people are having a good time.

How long are typical Scandinavian place names?

Working with horses carries certain risks.

Fireworks and dogs don't mix.

Kids go to the zoo and learn about animals.

Some just don't like rules.

You can have fun even on a minimum-wage job.

I never realized Barad-Dûr was in Pittsburgh.

Consider a challenging new job.

This house exists.

Small dog, big nuisance.

Chimpanzees discover capitalism.

A burqa can make it hard to recognize someone.

Validate her identity!

Some bloggers need this bracelet.

He did it with her doggie style.

A high-speed police chase is interrupted.

See a baby react to a waterfall.

It takes some thought to deal wisely with childhood fears.

".....The other catching a later train / Back to the stars."

Art pulls you away from the dreary and miserable routine of work-centered life.

Don't let bad people in your past force you to suffer in silence now.

Protect your brain from cognitive decline.

Every blogger has encountered this commenter.

Purity isn't a personality trait.

Feel motivated to work.

He decided his wife was a bad investor.

The internet is full of people like this.

Give yourself the childhood you never had.

This question is no more answerable now than in 1975.

What a %$#!@# stupid idea.

Everyone is an artist until the rent is due.

A truly great library.....

Here is the explanation (link from Mike) of that cat-stealing-a-dong picture I included in this post.

Marcel Proust's last party was an elegant, strained affair.

If you're interested in Celtic pagan mythology, be careful what sources you use -- the internet is full of misinformation.

No, there is not a "doorway" on Mars.

These are the lighthouses of Europe.

Here's an unusually-clear video of the effects of a tornado (in Andover KS).

Our growing knowledge of the Ediacaran period of life on Earth helps explain the subsequent "Cambrian explosion".

Hear a black hole sing.

Same psychology, different politics.

Different politics, same bullshit.

How do you feel about child-free people?

Watch out for job ads.

".....sanctimonious woke parents who think activism is virtue-signaling on Instagram."

Cristina Garcia gets things done.

SickoRicko captures capitalism in images.

Sorry, this is a dangerous mental illness.

Religion has utterly failed to make its case.

Banning things usually has the same result.

One gets the job done, the other doesn't.

This asshole will be no loss to Congress.

Some crimes can never be forgiven.

Idealists can learn a lot from the Fruitlands commune of the 1840s.

Find out if you qualify for $30 off your internet bill.

The eight-hour work day is not about productivity.

Autonomous robots in the streets pose a threat to disabled people.

This video from after the 2020 election has valuable advice for this year, which the activist/blogosphere element will dismiss because they'd rather lose elections than face reality.

Withdraw your implicit consent from internet ads and data mining.

Republicans in different states respond differently to the coming end of Roe (includes an interesting tip about Oklahoma tribal lands).

"Those who are determined to be offended will discover a provocation somewhere.  We cannot possibly adjust enough to please the fanatics, and it is degrading to make the attempt."

Intel's shift to accepting work-from-home will pressure other Oregon employers to do the same.

With such a dull and unimaginative world-view, and such transparent manipulative methods, it's no wonder that fundamentalism is losing members.

Detailed review here of a book by a Christian doctor who performs abortions.

This YouTuber's channel offers a case study on transitioning.

May 20 was Draw Muhammad Day.  "There are some actions which are unnecessary to do -- until someone tells you you can't do them."

Cryptocurrency is imploding.  A computer scientist explains why it was a terrible idea and needs to die as fast as possible.  It was basically a Ponzi scheme for Randroids.  No sympathy for the marks who fell for such an obvious scam (but take precautions if your spouse might be one).

Even when creationists use math, they don't know what they're talking about.

Sometimes the government really is just wasting our money.

Shades of Lysenko -- the ACLU chooses ideology over science.

Here's how the Bible respects women.

Republicans vie to impose the most cruel and inhuman abortion bans possible.

It's not normal to know, and worry about, every problem in the world.  For most of history there was far more horrible stuff going on all over the world than there is today, but people didn't worry about it because each person only knew what was happening in his or her own locality.

Classic example of bizarre religious logic here.

"You are trapped in the wilderness with a man who won't stop talking about his penis.  This is not good.  This is not normal."

An abundance of Muslim religious texts affirm that Islam has been, and should be, spread by force.

Markeda Ann Cottonham is a rather unusual Republican.

Don't let your family force you to deny your true self.

The 1965 Griswold ruling laid the groundwork for Roe v Wade (found via Miss Cellania).  It is interesting that, at that time, the strongest support for birth control was in the South -- rooted in fear of a rise in the black birth rate.  One wonders if the same fear may eventually lead to more support for abortion rights there.

The moderate conservative site The Bulwark argues that Republican primary voters' rejection of Madison Cawthorn isn't such a good sign as it appears.

Must-watch video of the week -- people have the right to challenge an ideology that promotes medical experimentation on children (link from SickoRicko).

Discover magazine is no longer trustworthy, at least on medical topics.

Never forget this vile sadistic monster who fooled the world.

A "nose-holding Trump voter" explains his position.

Remember the Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire of 1911.

What a religion hates most of all is apostates.

Reject the religious totem of "holy lands".

Bruce Gerencser shows near-infinite patience with an obsessive troll.

The Supreme Court is now merely a political tool in the hands of the shrinking fundamentalist minority.

McConnell's visit to Ukraine threw down the gauntlet to the MAGA isolationists.  The issue is creating a split in the party.

The problem with Islam is.....Islam.

If you don't think women prison inmates should be locked in with male sex criminals, you're "human filth".

A feminist gathering in Manchester UK was attacked by menacing, masked thugs.  Police told one woman that if she got attacked again, she'd be arrested.  I'm not sure even Orwell anticipated that one.

"It is already too late for some. Right now, in Australia, there are children, teenagers and adults among us who have been committed to this lifetime of medicalisation. I want to make sure there aren't any more."

Even in Switzerland, support is growing for closer ties with NATO due to Putin's war on Ukraine.

These people actually threatened to burn down a bookstore because they objected to a book being featured inside.

Putin has destroyed any goodwill toward Russia that might once have existed in Ukraine.

Russian troops freed up by the fall of Mariupol may not be much help in Donbas.

A former spy says Putin needs constant medical treatment which is undermining his ability to rule.

Massive protests in Iran against rising prices are re-focusing on the country's hated theocratic regime.

In Afghanistan, secret schools continue to educate girls in defiance of the Taliban.

Muslims are far less numerous than they claim to be.

Here's what Islamists do when women are disobedient (disturbing images).

This couple in India is suing their son for not having children.

More here on the Nigerian student who was beaten and burned to death for blasphemy this month.

More links at Fair and Unbalanced and Miss Cellania.

o o o o o

My own posts this week:  a collection of cat pictures, some hopeful speculation on Ukraine, and how sex is being ruined by porn.

In these times, blasphemy is not a right -- it is a duty.


Blogger SickoRicko said...

Another very good collection of happy and sad things. I try not to dwell on the sad things so I'll let you know that that suspended house was fabulous!

22 May, 2022 10:55  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Just imagine living in that house..... every slightest creaking noise would bring on a panic attack.....

22 May, 2022 12:03  
Blogger yellowdoggranny said...

that first one cracked me up.

23 May, 2022 18:29  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Nothing better than that sweet Jesus blood!

23 May, 2022 19:22  
Blogger Daal said...

that tornado...!

23 May, 2022 21:05  
Blogger Daal said...

oh, & many tx for including my post here :-)

23 May, 2022 21:06  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

The video certainly shows how destructive tornadoes can be! Thanks for the post.

24 May, 2022 00:33  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The idea of an evil wizard being a manager reminded me of my fast food days. So, there I was, taking out the garbage, when this guy asks me to open his ketchup packet. I told him I was busy and directed him to someone else, since, you know, hands full of germs. He got mad and told the manager.

Manager took my side, but that was five minutes of annoyance. And things like that were common. There were customers who made it a hobby of trying to get people fired, especially people of the wrong hue. My favorite was someone who wanted a bacon double cheeseburger with fries and a Coke for the price of a single with nothing, saying that's what they always charged. (When? In 1960?) Cluster B personality disorders, thy name is fast food.

But some managers are far worse, and an evil wizard would be better.

24 May, 2022 05:12  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Anon: Fast-food jobs seem to be the bottom of the barrel.

You might well have been violating some kind of health regulation if you'd opened a ketchup packet (he couldn't do that himself?) after handling garbage. What a stupid thing to go to the manager about.

Some of the managers I've heard about in that field are evil, but not even approximately wizards. As for the customers, some people just like bullying somebody who can't talk back.

24 May, 2022 06:40  
Blogger Lady M said...

From the cat and the dong analysis "celibacy instead resulted in corrupted perverts doing nothing but hunting sexual outlets" I think that is about right.

24 May, 2022 06:58  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Lady M: And it's still happening, as many altar boys could affirm.

24 May, 2022 07:56  
Blogger Mary Kirkland said...

I heard about the couple in Indian suing their son for now having kids. They are a little crazy, wow.

Dogs should not be outside around the fireworks. That could have ended badly.

25 May, 2022 13:13  
Blogger jenny_o said...

The difference in those Scandanavian place names! lol
Interesting links as always - thanks for sharing them.

25 May, 2022 21:40  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Mary K: I guess some cultures have a very different concept of family obligations. What a nightmare, to never be free of your parents' expectations even as an adult.

I'm amazed that dog's fur didn't catch fire.

Jenny_o: The first name is Finnish, the second is Norwegian -- those languages work very differently. Of course, most Norwegian place names are more than one letter, otherwise there could only be 26 places in the whole country!

26 May, 2022 00:00  
Blogger Martha said...

The first link was hilarious! And the one about the cactus! HAHAHA Another wonderful round of links to enjoy!

26 May, 2022 04:40  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

I'm sure it's a popular cactus.....

26 May, 2022 19:03  
Blogger Mike said...

The tornado video just proves most houses in the midwest should be built of poured concrete. There are homes in Florida being built to withstand 250 MPH winds.

29 May, 2022 02:45  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

I'm not sure that would work. Tornadoes don't blow houses down by sheer force of wind the way hurricanes do -- they lower the air pressure outside, so that the houses are blown apart from the inside by the sudden difference between lower pressure outside and higher pressure inside. In cases I've seen where buildings survived that, it was because they had huge windows all over which enabled the pressure to equalize instantly by blowing out the windows instead of blowing the structure apart.

29 May, 2022 10:09  

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