Dangerous Finds: King Tut’s boner; Paranoid Republican wingnuts; EVERY Tarantino reference explained
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Dangerous Finds: King Tut’s boner; Paranoid Republican wingnuts; EVERY Tarantino reference explained

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.

Posted by Richard Metzger
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