What a field day for the heat
A thousand people in the street
Singing songs and carrying signs
Mostly saying, "hooray for our side"

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Linkee-poo is high as a kite and might just stop to check you out

I'm going to make a prediction. Tonight, after the World Series is decided, in at least one of this nation's cities there will be rioting. Of course the media will cover this as "boys will be boys" or "riotous celebration" and not "drunken hooligans and scofflaws destroy private property and disturb the peace" or "angry protestors loot city". Because it'll mostly be white people doing the rioting. Universe, I want you to prove me wrong.

Some of the scariest short stories of "all time." (Grokked from Tor.com)

America's abandoned insane asylums. I'm assuming they're all just adjacent to all of America's summer sleep-over camps. (Grokked from Tor.com)

"The first volume of the series, entitled The Eternal Vigil, is dedicated to the world-famous Capuchin Catacombs in Palermo. Not a hidden and unknown place, for sure, but a necessary starting point to deal with Italy’s 'alternative' wonders." The "Capuchin Catacombs in Palermo, home to the largest collection of spontaneous and artificial mummies in the world." (Grokked form Matt Staggs)

Huhn, I didn't know the Vatican Library had it's own digitization project. And they've just released the first 500 volumes scanned. I bet Professor Langdon is wishing he upgraded from DSL right about now. (Grokked from Cat Rambo)

"Vote like your future depends on it. Because it does." A Daily KOS opinion rant that is remarkably on target. "Every month it seems like the GOP finds a new horrible strawman to shit themselves over, and inevitably it's Obama's fault. The media follows along dutifully with updates about how that scary thing that killed one or two people just might kill us all and the GOP base claps their seal flippers together as the RW punditocracy tosses it another mackerel of red meat." (Grokked from Beth Falk)

About GamerGate. You find pockets of retrograde misogyny in the strangest places. If it weren't for the very real possibility of physical and emotional injury this would be very funny. Seriously, that first photo of the club house with the "No Girls Allowed" sign is literally the first image that jumps into my head whenever I read about it. (Grokked from Jim Hines, I think)

And since it's only about "ethics", I'm sure it's not a symptom of the same culture that bred the environment where a high-tech startup CEO feels it's okay to send a female journalist a swag box that included sex toys. Yea, I'm sure it's not connected at all. (Grokked from Matt Staggs)

Also, a cartoon about the Singularity. I think I've made my thoughts about the Singularity known (it's a wet dream of some nerds). This gives it a little more cultural relevance. (Grokked from Ferrett Steinmetz)

Thirty feminist lessons in 30 years. Points. Also, in case you haven't guessed, yes, I am a feminist. I'm not perfect, but I work at it. Why? Because I love and respect women. (Grokked from Janiece)

The things we're asked to believe when it comes to sexual violence. Mostly from the "I didn't do it, but if I did it was totally consensual" realms. (Grokked from Kelly Link)

In case you're wondering why us progressive talk about how Fox News lies, this before and after graphic of the Antares rocket launch failure. Before the launch it's the private industry showing government how it's done. After the explosion, NASA is so incompetent. (Grokked from Patrick Nielsen Hayden)


Random Michelle K said...

Age is just as important as race for determining a riot I believe.



Steve Buchheit said...

Age is kinda 50/50 for what it's classified as, from my experience. There's lots of "well, they were partying and it kinda went out of control with the alcohol…" explanations.