And, then, of course, came the start of a brand new novel thought. Sigh. Brain, I wish you'd get with the program.
Nineteen rare recording of famous authors. (Grokked from Tor.com)
Wait, Ready Player One is going to be a movie? Cool. I mean, sure, it's a Willie Wonka story, but it's a good one. (Grokked from Tor.com)
Dolls can just be creepy (it's that whole uncanny valley thing), and they often feature in horror for just that reason. But in real life they can also freak people out. That's a doll found by the side of the road in Singapore with a blindfold inscribed with "bismillah". Apparently someone removed the blindfold and the doll followed them home. Or, you know, it could be a hoax. (Grokked from Stewart Sternberg)
The world's largest underground trampoline park opens soon. Because reasons. (Grokked from Tor.com)
While some people learned everything they needed to know in life in Kindegarden, I learned what I needed to know hanging out with Senior Chiefs. Things that are none of my business, a non-comprehensive list. (While Janiece's site is on my reading list, groomed from Phiala)
While I disagree with their classifying Russia in with Europe (while St. Petersburg may have had a European focus, much of Eastern Russia focused on Asia and Asia Minor), but still a nice map of areas controlled/colonized by Europe. So when someone talks about "Western cultural hegemony", now you know what they're talking about. (Grokked from Morgan J Locke)
The problem with creating beasts is the often turn on the hand that feeds them. Some part of me thinks there is an attempt to re-establish Fox New's creds going forward, but that's just the conspiracy theorist in me.
Want to know why people have been beating the drum on climate change? Most people think meat comes from the grocery store. These two things are connected. In other words, a lot of what is discussed (warmer temps, ocean rise, stronger storms) aren't really the problem. It's what those things mean for our civilization that's the problem. (Grokked from Morgan J Locke)
"Isn’t it fun when you can discover a new wing nut… What we’re gathering from this is that Joy Pinto thinks birth control is the original sin or some such nonsense." Well, I guess we're going to make it a game, then. Given the Supreme Court this week striking down "safe buffer zones", I'm really going to hate what is coming in the next few years as we refight for abortion. (Grokked from Matt Staggs)
"Standagainstspying.org, a coalition that includes The Electronic Frontier Foundation, Greenpeace, the Freedom of the Press Foundation, and other groups, flew a 135-foot thermal airship over the million-square-foot NSA facility in Bluffdale, Utah today." Frankly, I think an army of those wavy arm blowups would have been better, but that's me. (Grokked from Morgan J Locke)