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Dangerous Finds: Nazis speed freaks; Computer predicts your chances of dying; Robots take your job
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Slipping far back in polls, can Jeb Bush bounce back in the next debate? I don’t see how. He came off last time like the fat kid to Trump’s schoolyard bully. Let’s just say expectations for Jeb are low. As in low energy. Jeb sucks. (Washington Post)

Narco Nazis: New Book Sheds New Light on Hitler’s Drug Use, ‘Amphetamine Blitzes’: Der Fuerhrer had his own personal Dr. Feelgood shooting him up with prescription speed, and Nazi soldiers. gobbled down amphetamines by the millions. Speed and the secret pharmacological history of Nazi Germany. (AlterNet)

DEVO’s Jerry Casale Throws 9/11-Themed Wedding Party: DEVO co-founder and his bride had a wedding cake modeled after the World Trade Center, with their images on top of each tower. Guests got real box cutters as party favors. Too soon? (TMZ)

No snow: Californian water source at 500-year low: Measured on April 1, the natural, frozen reservoir was barely five percent of the 1950-2000 average, threatening tens of millions of Californians and the state’s $50-billion agriculture sector with chronic water shortages. (Yahoo!)

Bernie Sanders Challenges Liberty University Students To See Inequality As A Moral Issue: Sanders began his speech by immediately acknowledging that he believes in marriage equality and in a woman’s right “to control her own body.” But he went on to argue that on issues like income inequality, childhood poverty, youth unemployment and access to health care, he and religious conservatives should be able to find some common ground. (Huffington Post)

Must Read: What Do You Say to a Roanoke Truther?: Trolls told Chris Hurst that his grief over losing his girlfriend in the Roanoke murders was a lie. But I’ve known him for years. Maybe, I thought, I could get them to listen. “But what if you’re wrong?” (The Daily Beast)

Computer predicts your chances of dying: ER computer assesses whether or not you’ve got a prayer before the doctor even gets to you. (BBC)

What are the REAL risks of Bioweapons research? The Pentagon accidentally mailing plague and anthrax, it turns out. (Popular Science)

Republicans are becoming the party of climate supervillains: They’ve moved beyond pure domestic policy obstruction to sabotaging international negotiations. (The Guardian)

Woman whose husband died of a heroin overdose smiles for a photo by his casket with their two young children ‘to show the reality of addiction’: Mike Settles, 26, died of a heroin overdose in Cincinnati, Ohio, September 2 (Daily Mail)

Robots are going to steal the jobs of chefs, salespeople and models, researchers say as they unveil full list of likely robot professions: 35% of all jobs eliminated within twenty years according to the authors of “The Future of Employment.” (The Independent)

Missouri mom charged after two kids found living in a cave: A 24-year-old mother is in custody Saturday after her two young children were found barefoot, dirty and living in a wooden shipping crate in an underground cave on the eastern edge of Kansas City, Missouri. (Associated Press)

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds perform a simply staggering “Stagger Lee” live at the Henry Fonda Theater in Los Angeles:

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Dangerous Finds: Shitty ‘Under the Dome’ finale; Subway jerk-off photographed; Alex Jones unhinged
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Horrified Woman Snaps Photo Of Man Masturbating On NYC Subway: Conductor ‘Rolled His Eyes Annoyed’: Rattled straphanger complained that the train conductor seemed uninterested in the problem. There’s a time and a place for everything, but I don’t think the NYC subway system should ever be used for the purpose of a “morning jack.” (CBS New York)

Forget his 9/11 truther tirades — Here are 7 of Alex Jones’ most unhinged conspiracy theories: While many Americans will spend Sept. 11 remembering the people killed in the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, others will presumably take the occasion to revisit their preferred conspiracy theories regarding them. Instead let’s take a tour of the best/worst/most deranged “theories” of Alex Jones. (Raw Story)

Legendary experimental composer/singer Meredith Monk receives National Medal Of Arts: Meredith Monk was honored with the National Medal Of Arts by President Obama at the National Humanities Medal Ceremony today. The medal is the highest honor in the United States specifically given for achievement in the arts. (FACT)

A Carlin Home Companion’ for the hippest guy in the room: ‘He was born when the world was ready for him – he never took that for granted’ Salon talks to the legendary comedian’s daughter Kelly about her new memoir and growing up with George Carlin. (Salon)

This Is Art: James Franco Does Himself While Dressed Up As Walter White And Carrie Bradshaw: The image of James Franco doing James Franco in bad drag is stuck in the deep parts of my brain. (Dlisted)

Peter Capaldi wants David Bowie and Keith Richards to guest star in Doctor Who: Actor also reveals he is a big fan of ‘new wave music and rock and roll.’ (NME)

Scott Walker plunges in the polls in Iowa: The Wisconsin governor, once at the top in Iowa, is now badly trailing Trump, Carson and many others. THREE PERCENT! Yeah, once voters got a better look at this fucking idiot, who could possibly take this goober seriously as the leader of the free world? Funny how that works. (Politico)

Shitty Under the Dome finale marks the end of the stupidest TV series since Heroes: In the end who gives a shit about all of the unanswered questions and loose ends? This show sucked! (AV Club)

Genetically modified vegetables might end food poisoning: Producing antimicrobial proteins to kill E. coli (Popular Science)

Bernie Sanders: ‘Not Acceptable’ To Jail Young Pot Smokers And Let Big Bank CEOs Walk: He thinks it’s time to start locking up the real criminals... (Huffington Post)

Love and Death in New Orleans, a Decade After Hurricane Katrina: Ten years after the storm, there’s still a city at the mouth of the Mississippi. Just not the same one. Must-read, award-winning journalism from Charles P. Pierce. (Esquire)

Kim Davis is the new face of the religious right extremism: Angry, marginalized and increasingly desperate: As their numbers dwindle and their cultural influence wanes, Evangelicals are seizing power any way they can. (Salon)

6 GOP Candidates To Speak At Event Hosted By Conservative Who Believes Women Belong In The Kitchen: A Republican presidential nominee hasn’t won the women’s vote since 1988. While most of the candidates vying for the GOP nomination this year say they support women’s rights, a large number of them will speak at an event this weekend hosted by a group that opposes feminism, equal pay, and allowing women in combat. (Think Progress)

Below, an episode of Rich Fulcher’s Questionable Science asks “What If Sneezing Were Racist?”

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Dangerous Finds: Sandra Bullock & the Dog Shit Vigilante; Man eats wife’s nose; What else: TRUMP
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Remembering Jabberjaw, the kitschy coffee house and defiant music venue: Beloved LA indie music institution gets the coffee table book treatment with It All Dies Anyway: L.A., Jabberjaw, and the End of an Era from Rizzoli. (Los Angeles Times)

The War on Women Is Over—and Women Lost: While you weren’t watching, conservatives fundamentally rewrote abortion laws. (Mother Jones)

Inside John Lennon, Keith Moon And Alice Cooper’s Legendary Hollywood Drinking Club: What did it take to join the Hollywood Vampires, besides a death wish and an inexhaustible bar tab? (NME)

The GOP’s new Iran deal plan is cynical, dishonest, and politically brilliant: Republican lawmakers, having lost the battle to block the Iran nuclear deal in Congress, appear to be considering a new strategy: turn the deal into a never-ending political circus. (Vox)

Trump Brings His Breathtaking Cynicism to the Gathering of the Unhinged: He surely knows the assortment of loons and nutcases at Wednesday’s rally for what they are, but he toed the line all the same. (Esquire)

28 Republican Men Threaten Government Shutdown Over Planned Parenthood: They won’t vote to fund the federal government if the bill includes any money for the family planning provider. (Huffington Post)

The terrifying reason Donald Trump is winning: The infantilized conservative base wants rage, not ideas: Jeb thinks he can beat Trump by attacking his liberal past. He clearly doesn’t understand the nature of this beast. (Salon)

Sandra Bullock’s New Boyfriend Is A Dog Shit Vigilante:  Do not abandon doggie feces in front of Bryan Randall. If he sees you not picking some up, he’ll pick it up for you and then smear it all over your door. (Dlisted)

Implanted sponges soak up cancer cells: Better to stop cancer before it spreads. (Popular Science)

Stop Comparing Donald Trump And Bernie Sanders: A lot of people are linking the candidacies of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump under headings like “populist” and “anti-establishment.” Most of these comparisons are too cute for their own good. (FiveThirtyEight)

Three children found dead in van across street from Los Angeles school: Three children were found dead on Wednesday in a van across the street from an elementary school in Los Angeles, and a man at the scene with stab wounds was taken to a hospital, police said. (CBS Los Angeles)

GOP House Speaker John Boehner will have a rare private one-on-one meeting with Pope Francis during his visit to the Capitol: Boehner, a devout Catholic, has been on a 20-year mission to bring a pope to address Congress. What will he do if the Pope tells him that he thinks Republicans are evil? (Politico)

Husband bites estranged wife’s nose off and eats it after she fails to return his calls: Enraged, her husband stormed into her work the following day and attacked her, biting off her nose and then swallowing it. (The Independent)

Thief Steals Andy Warhol Paintings And Replaces Them With Fakes: The problem is, the swap could have taken place at any time since the late 1980s. (CBS Los Angeles)

Mike Kelley’s “Little Friend” commercial:

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Dangerous Finds: Man catches wife in bed with her dad; Loser Republicans and Why Trump will win
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Police: Man Finds Wife Naked In Bed With Her Dad, Gets Stabbed By Father-In-Law: Now that is what you call very bad luck. (CBS Detroit)

Top Ten Reasons Trump Wins the GOP Nomination: He’s the best horse in an extremely weak field. The rest of them are midgets compared to him and they know it, he knows it and everybody else knows it, too. (AlterNet)

Warren Buffett: I ‘admire’ Bernie Sanders: Sen. Sanders (I-Vermont) has a something of a surprising new fan. (Business Insider)

New research suggests that nearly half of all U.S. adults have diabetes or prediabetes: 40% of Americans have elevated blood sugar levels that could lead to full-fledged disease. The instance of the disease in the general population has skyrocketed since the 1980s. (Associated Press)

Hillary Clinton Turned Down An Offer To Appear On Colbert’s Premiere: In favor of doing Jimmy Fallon? WTF? (Talking Points Memo)

Boehner’s future as speaker in doubt: The Republican leader faces a grueling next few months, and even allies believe this will be his last term atop the GOP conference. (Politico)

Chris Christie: I would bring back stop-and-frisk: The more I hear from the NJ governor, the more I hate him. (CNN)

Donald Trump removes the punctuation from Jeb! in blistering new campaign ad: “Need some low energy?” Trump’s ad asks before recommending Jeb “for all your sleeping needs.” Is this the first time a candidate’s virility has been ridiculed in a political ad? Mean, but funny! (Salon)

Does the Sanders surge pose a serious threat to Hillary? Howard Dean weighs in: “Bernie is a real phenomenon, not just a quirk of the polls.” (Washington Post)

Why Capital Is Fleeing China: The Crushing Costs of Systemic Corruption: What China will be left with is a poisoned land stripped of talent and capital. (Of Two Minds)

Homeopathy conference ends in chaos after delegates take hallucinogenic drug: Broadcaster NDR described the 29 men and women “staggering around, rolling in a meadow, talking gibberish and suffering severe cramps”. Tests on their blood and urine revealed they had all taken hallucinogenic drug 2C-E, which is known as “Aquarust” in Germany and has been illegal there since the end of last year. (The Independent)

Brian Johnson Discusses Possibility of AC/DC’s Retirement: AC/DC survived the sudden departure of co-founding member Malcolm Young, but that doesn’t mean they haven’t considered calling it quits. “Y’know, retirement is like anything,” Brian Johnson says. “A good footballer, a good ice hockey player, they don’t want to retire, but unfortunately sometimes there’s a time when you have to call it quits.” (Ultimate Classic Rock)

Below, the video for Lionlimb’s “Turnstile” single out September 18, 2015 on Bayonet Records. The first 100 copies of the Turnstile 7” come with an original drawing by Stewart Bronaugh (aka Lionlimb) as seen in this clip.

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‘Free Kim Davis’ website actually funds LGBT rights group
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Fans of Kentucky county clerk/would-be martyr Kim Davis should keep an eye on their wallets, because not all of their allies are who they seem to be. An anonymous prankster purchased the seemingly pro-Davis URL, which directs visitors to donate to the LGBT-rights group Human Rights Campaign.

Davis was imprisoned on September 3 on the order of David L. Bunning of Federal District Court for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Bunning’s father Jim is a Hall of Fame pitcher and represented Kentucky in the U.S. Senate as a Republican for many years. Earlier today, Bunning freed Davis on the grounds that he was satisfied that her office was “fulfilling its obligation to issue marriage licenses to all legally eligible couples.”

On Sept. 3, the same day Davis was incarcerated, some enterprising and devious person registered the domain and has directed it to the HRC donation page. Ordinarily this might not be that big a deal, but fundraising sites like GoFundMe don’t allow campaigns to raise money for people who are in prison, the move may have redirected donated funds more than would otherwise have been the case.

Once you get to the website—at least as of today—the user is immediately directed to, where relatively little attempt to deceive anybody occurs. The page claims to be for “marriage equality”—obviously—and a large banner in the middle of the page celebrates the June 26 ruling from the Supreme Court outlawing any restrictions on marriage based on sexual preference. For what it’s worth, the Marriage Equality page claims to have raised $13,335, as seen above. It’s impossible to state how much of that resulted from the misdirect, of course—probably not very much.

According to TPM, a fair bit of fun was had on Twitter by opponents of Kim Davis using the #freekimdavis hashtag immediately following her arrest.

A spokesperson at Human Rights Campaign today denied the organization’s involvement and emphasized that Human Rights Campaign had no connection to the domain.

Some conservative groups, such as the group “Liberty Counsel,” have falsely claimed on Twitter that Human Rights Campaign itself was responsible for the misdirection, as seen here:


via The Daily Dot

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Dangerous Finds: King Tut’s boner; Paranoid Republican wingnuts; EVERY Tarantino reference explained
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Quentin Tarantino: The Complete Syllabus of His Influences and References: From Reservoir Dogs to Django Unchained, the master list. (New York)

‘It’s now or never’: Texts reveal teen’s efforts to pressure boyfriend into suicide: Michelle Carter knew that if anyone found her text messages to her boyfriend Conrad Roy III, she might go to jail.“[If the police] read my messages with him I’m done. His family will hate me and I can go to jail. File under “deeply disturbing.” (Washington Post)

Paranoid history of the GOP: How conspiracy theories poisoned the Republican Party: Wingnuts have become increasingly reliant on reality-defying paranoia. Here’s how it happened. (Salon)

Meet the Republican Who Launched the ‘Ready for Kanye’ PAC: ‘A party that can openly accept Donald Trump has room for Kanye West,’ says 24-year-old Ready for Kanye founder Eugene Craig. (Rolling Stone)

Mystery ‘zombie’ drug used in Paris muggings: Two women have been arrested after allegedly using a substance with similar effects to Colombia’s infamous Devil’s Breath ‘zombie drug’ to rob elderly Parisians. That substance contains scopolamine, a toxin found in plants of the Datura genus found in the South American country. It can cause severe and frightening hallucinations that last for a long, long time. What a fucked up thing to do to old people. (The Local)

Death of Justin Bieber-lookalike reveals a sadder tale: Man who had surgery to look like the pop singer was found dead in a San Fernando Valley motel room. (Los Angeles Times)

Bernie Sanders to appear on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: I’ll tune in for that. Poor Martin O’Malley can’t even get booked with James Corden. (Deadline Hollywood)

Carbon dating suggests ‘world’s oldest’ Koran is even older than the Prophet Muhammad: Tests suggest that the book was produced between 568 and 545 A.D., said scientists at the University of Oxford, but Islamic scholars generally believe Muhammad lived between 570 and 632 A.D. (The Raw Story)

Jeb! To Trump: You’re Not A Real Republican: The inevitable Jeb v. Trump action is heating up. Prediction: This will not end well for “low energy loser” Jeb! Bush. (Talking Points Memo)

Kentucky clerk defies US Supreme Court and denies marriage licenses to same-sex couples ‘under God’s authority’: The top court ruled Monday evening that Kim Davis, the Rowan County clerk, could not be excused from following the law on religious grounds. Isn’t it time for the Governor to step in and simply fire this ugly, lemon-faced Christianist bigot? WHY does this clown still have a job? (The Raw Story)

Tutankhamun’s penis was fully ERECT when he was mummified so he would look like a god in afterlife: The world’s most famous mummy was buried with his penis standing at a 90 degree angle. It is theorized that the upright penis broke off after the discovery of the tomb, despite speculation that it was stolen. And then later the dickless boy king’s cadaver was displayed for millions of moderns to gawk at. (Daily Mirror)

Steve Martin performs his 1978 novelty hit “King Tut” on Saturday Night Live. I’m guessing he’d have added another chorus about the missing phallus had this been known at the time.

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Dangerous Finds: Transgender porn boom; Trump and the whole Hitler thing; Goths more depressed?
10:41 pm

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Young goths ‘at risk of depression’: Young people who identify as goths may be at increased risk of depression and self-harm, a study suggests.
Researchers could not fully explain the link, but suggest a tendency for goths to distance themselves from society could play a part. (BBC News)

The Way of the Doofus Warrior or ‘The Art of the War,’ Trump style: Donald Trump, military genius or crazy like a fox, or both? (Talking Points Memo)

Trump Kept Hitler’s Speeches by his Bed: Says Only Short Jews Can Count His Money, Not Blacks: “If I had these speeches, and I am not saying that I do, I would never read them.”(Ring of Fire)

Vatican’s No. 1 Pervert Priest Dies Suddenly in Vatican City: After raping boys and keeping child porn at the Vatican, Josef Wesolowski was set to stand trial for his sins. Now his fate will be left to a higher power. (The Daily Beast)

Business owners try to remove all voters from business district, but they forgot one college student: University of Missouri student Jen Henderson, alone, will get to decide whether or not to approve the a sneaky sales tax increase. (Daily Kos)

Transgender porn quickly growing in popularity: While many Americans might say Caitlyn Jenner’s much-watched interview with Diane Sawyer was their introduction to the transgender community, the adult entertainment industry says transgender porn has been a big seller for years—and it’s getting bigger. (CNBC)

Sanders to push Dems to rebel against establishment: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) plans to tell the Democratic National Committee (DNC) that the party needs an anti-establishment approach to be successful in 2016 elections. When the presidential candidate speaks at the DNC’s summer meeting Friday in Minneapolis, he will tell them that “if Democrats want to keep the White House and recapture Congress and make gains in statehouses, then establishment politics won’t do it,” according to CNN. (The Hill)

Jindal Letter To Obama: Please Don’t Mention Climate Change On Katrina Anniversary: If someone punched Bobby Jindal right in the face, I would laugh. What a fucking idiot. WHO told this fool he could become President? God? (Talking Points Memo)

Hawaii’s Governor Dumps Oil and Gas in Favor of 100% Renewables: An unlikely partnership between Hawaii’s local government and the US military makes the island a leader in energy policy. (The Nation)

The Troubling Decline of Financial Independence in America: If you can’t work for yourself and afford health insurance, something is seriously messed up. (Of Two Minds)

Marco Rubio’s trickle-down nonsense: Tax cuts for the rich make sense because his father was a bartender! His tax plan will make the rich richer and worsen inequality, but his dad was working-class so it’s okay? (Salon)

Below, the Flying Lizards do “Money (It’s What I Want)” on Holland’s TopPop TV show:

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Dangerous Finds: Burning Man will be ‘a police state’; Ashley Madison’s other secret; Why NOT Trump?
05:57 pm

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Nevada Sheriff’s Department Promises to Turn ‘Burning Man’ Festival into a Police State: The new sheriff is concerned about “non-violent crime” at the annual desert bash. What could he be talking about? (AlterNet)

Working with men is bad for your health, study shows: Ladies, take note: new research has found that working in a male-heavy environment is bad for you. Researchers from Indiana University Bloomington found that in industries which are highly sex-segregated such as science, tech and engineering, ‘token’ female employees showed chronic dysregulation in their levels of cortisol, the stress hormone. (The Independent)

Welcome to the naked city: sun, swingers and very little shoplifting: Modernism and naturism meld at the world’s biggest nude town, Cap d’Agde in France, which swells to 40,000 people in summer. Nothing exists on this scale anywhere else in the world. (The Guardian)

Miley Cyrus Goes Undercover to Find Out How Much People Hate Her: As one man told the singer, “The whole fabric of America is falling apart and she’s not doing anything to try to keep it together.” (Mediaite)

Why not Donald Trump?: Yes, Trump is basically executing a hostile takeover of the Republican Party. Is that supposed to make the civic-minded shudder? Does the Republican Party strike you as a particularly civic-minded organization? Is there any organization you can name more deeply deserving of being hostilely taken over in this manner? (The Week)

Almost None of the Women in the Ashley Madison Database Ever Used the Site: And I’ll just make a wild guess and say that the ones who do are probably doing so for professional reasons? (Gizmodo)

Ohio’s controversial abortion bill puts supposedly moderate Republican Governor John Kasich in an awkward spot: Would outlaw abortion for mothers carrying babies with Down syndrome but aborting a healthy fetus would still be legal, a confused notion if ever there was one. (The Economist)

Is porn addiction really a thing? Or it an attempt to medicalize religious dogma that forbids normal and healthy interest in sexual fantasies? (Slate)

What some of the richest people in America say about the poor when they think no one is listening: A Facebook page for tony Manhattan residents is a cesspool of racist vitriol and complaints about the homeless. (Salon)

Chris Christie Is Doing So Poorly That The Chris Christie Anti-Super PAC Just Folded: A Super PAC created just to oppose Christie’s bid for president has shut down its operations because Christie’s campaign is losing spirit and performing so horribly all on its own! Everybody hates Chris. I gotta tell it like it is. (Esquire)

Below, the Bee Gees do “Alive” on Dutch television’s long running TopPop series in 1972:

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Genesis Breyer P-Orridge on Caitlyn Jenner: ‘She hasn’t got a clue!’
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In the hour-long podcast embedded below Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace and Genesis Breyer P-Orridge discuss the notion that Caitlyn Jenner—rich, white, honored at awards ceremonies, etc—should be wary of referring to herself as a spokesperson for the transgender community, considering that she’s got precious little in common with trans people of color and lower-income situations.


“Apparently Caitlyn is already saying things like, ‘It’s so difficult being a woman and having to decide which designer gown to wear when you go out at night’… That’s not being a woman, that’s being a glamorous Hollywood figure and that’s not how it is for most people. There are lots of teenage kids on the streets of New York who are hustling and risking AIDS because they need to get money to transition, and they’re prepared to risk their lives because it’s such a deep need, and they don’t have that back-up system.”

“We’re not saying Caitlyn isn’t courageous in terms of the personal experience, but the way it’s being presented by the media could end up being really, really damaging. We actually saw one thing on the news and Caitlyn’s going, ‘I feel like I can be a spokesperson for the transgendered community.’ And later on she says, ‘I actually don’t know any transsexuals.’ What the fuck, she’s going to be spokesperson? She hasn’t got a clue! She’s been living in her own bubble with her own issues, dealing with them, but she doesn’t understand what it’s like for the ladyboys in Bangkok, or the transsexuals in Japan or people in Russia. She doesn’t know! Stop being a spokesperson.”

Later in the show Genesis opines:

“Binary systems are the critical problem, the either/or, the black/white, gay/straight, Christian/Muslim, you name it. Maybe the problem is that we haven’t evolved into a unified being; not male or female but both. The human body is not the person. Identity is the way the brain operates; it’s memories, it’s sensory input and output. The mind is the person.”

Listen to entire podcast below:

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Dangerous Finds: A peek inside Mr. Robot’s toolkit; Weaponized drones for cops; Republicans like pot
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A peek inside Mr. Robot‘s Toolbox: The USA show concludes its powerful first season tonight. UPDATE: Mr. Robot‘s season finale will NOT air tonight after all, according to a statement of the show’s Facebook page: “The previously filmed season finale of Mr. Robot contains a graphic scene similar in nature to today’s tragic events in Virginia. Out of respect to the victims, their families and colleagues, and our viewers, we are postponing tonight’s episode. Our thoughts go out to all those affected during this difficult time.” The finale will air on Wednesday September 2. (Wired)

‘Dictator’ Jim Bob Duggar teaches his sons to repress their lust using THIS weird code word. This family is fucking nuts. (The Raw Story)

It’s not just Trump: Latinos should boycott the Republican party en masse: Donald Trump’s treatment of Univision’s Jorge Ramos is just the latest reason why Latino voters should unite to bring the party to its knees. (The Guardian)

GOP voters strongly favor marijuana reform, poll finds: See, Republicans are just like everybody else. Just stupider. (The Hill)

Schizophrenics have different throat bacteria: This could be helpful for new treatments, faster diagnoses, and figuring out what causes the disease in the first place. (PopSci)

The incredible animatronic sculptures of Thomas Kuntz: Fantastic animatronic mechanisms that recreate scenes from the best nightmares you’ve ever had. (bOING bOING)

Kansas seeks to block release of voting machine paper tapes: The top election official in Kansas has asked a Sedgwick County judge to block the release of voting machine tapes sought by a Wichita mathematician who is researching statistical anomalies favoring Republicans in counts coming from large precincts in the November 2014 general election. I wonder why? (KSN)

Why Fox News’ Defense Of Megyn Kelly Is Going To Backfire: Their viewers tend to be old, male and misogynist? (Talking Points Memo)

Slenderman Stabbing: If 12-year-olds Anissa Weier and Morgan Geyser knew that the Internet character they worshipped was a fantasy, why did they want to kill their friend for him? Fascinatingly strange article, a “must read.”(New York)

Why so many Christians blame pornography for other sins like adultery: Because of Jesus? Kirk Cameron? It’s a super convenient excuse? (Vox)

North Dakota First State to Legalize Armed Drones for Cops: Free to fire tasers, tear gas from air. What could possibly go wrong? (The Daily Beast)

Bobby Jindal: No, I’m Not An ‘Anchor Baby’: Just a fucking idiot. (Talking Points Memo)

“Fadeout Killer” video from the latest release from Slim Twig, Thank You for Stickin’ with Twig, one of my very favorite albums of 2015 so far. In the top two. This guy is the real deal:

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