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

Monday, January 4, 2016

Linkee-poo first Monday back, can't I just take up competitive drinking?

"The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is sending out William Shakespeare's First Folio to all 50 states to mark the 400th anniversary of the bard's death. Published seven years after he died, the First Folio is the first printed collection of all of Shakespeare's plays." They have 6 copies, so the dates overlap. It'll be at the Cleveland Public Library June 20 to July 30.

Something(s) new has(have) been added to the periodic table.

Because someone had to, the best electric toothbrush. (Grokked from Dan)

What happens to all that stuff people return. For stores these days it's basically cheaper to just not handle it themselves.

Reachers are testing to see if a lack of sleep leads to Alzheimers. Now they just need to find humans who can fall asleep in very powerful MRI. Good luck with that.

In December of 2014, a "… woman fired shots randomly at vehicles and continued to aim her gun at vehicles even while she was being chased by police. She also pointed her firearm at police officers, but she was eventually arrested and taken alive." Why yes, she is white. Why do you ask? (Grokked from Mary Robinette Kowal)

Just how mindfucked are these "patriots"/idiots? Well, their sire, Cliven Bundy, filed a handwritten lawsuit against President Obama in 2014. It was dismissed because he forgot to pay the $350 filling fee (note to Cliven Bundy, pay your fucking bills, jackass). Among the jewels of this document are his claims "to have seen Bill Clinton cross dress in a burqa and claims to have seen Obama sell 'Muslim oils at a street vendor stand with a wig and mustache.'" And his son is leading the group at the wildlife refuge in Oregon. They aren't even in shouting distance of sanity. Well, technically "The lawsuit, which was filed by a man named David Rothrock and lists a Pennsylvania prison as a return address, was apparently sent by Rothrock in his and Bundy’s name." (Grokked from Annalen Flower Horne)

Also, when the guy with the eye patch calls your movement whackaloon, you might want to rethink. Also, it's customary to shore up your support before you go sporting for a fight. The "they made a stand and people woke up and joined them in their cause" is a Hollywood fabrication and a conservative wet dream. You line up support before you make the stand. Thank the gods for stupid criminals.

And having the guy who called Nathan Bedford Forest (of the Night Raiders fame) the first civil-rights leader call for support doesn't help.

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