Link round-up for 23 April 2017
Read Ivanka Trump's babysitter instructions.
Elephants think we're cute.
Put that thing down and get away from the goddamn ocean.
Scientists and engineers analyze anime, and Japanese vs. Western views of technology (link from Marc McKenzie).
Here's how Trump operates as President (found via Yellowdog Granny) and what holds his attention. He's the one on the left. He follows a tradition of leadership (found via Yikes). Check out the current cover of Der Spiegel. MAGA!
This was "proof of God" in 1946.
Don't throw a lit cigarette in some random place (found via TYWKIWDBI).
Here are some musicals for Mike Pence to enjoy.
Tom Tomorrow looks at the future of corporate apologies (found via Mendip).
Read the true story of Joseph Smith and the golden plates.
Sometimes there is justice.
Some interesting observations here on right-handedness and medieval warfare.
A star is born -- millions of them, in fact.
It's persecution (be sure to watch the video).
Try this color psychology test and read the results carefully, and you'll see how it works.
Nope, definitely not gay.
The left, too, has dangerous idiots, though I don't think there are many. Don't miss the glossary at the end.
Solar power comes to the ruins of Kentucky's mountains.
Our culture has toxic elements.
Yeah, but some of them are pretty nasty to waitresses (found via Yellowdog Granny).
Here's a case study of how a wingnut internet witch-hunt develops (found via Crooks and Liars).
Kneel down and take it on the tongue (another example of the odd things religions obsess over). Then there's "sodomites" and "reprobates".
She was fired for giving poor kids food.
Very true (found via Yellowdog Granny).
Optimism is a necessity -- the alternative leads to defeatism.
Imagine if government treated men the way it treats women. Speaking of which, WTF?
You'll be surprised at who ranks as our second-best environmental President.
I somehow doubt that this conference will seriously consider the possibility that there isn't any life out there.
Experiments on mice have reversed some elements of aging.
If you've been exposed to asbestos, here are examples of what can result.
"If my son told me he was gay....." This is the kind of culture that produces such attitudes.
Ross Douthat has a (desperate and absurd) message for liberals.
Enough of this goddamn flag.
History's most important sea had a fascinating origin.
This is "moderate"?
The (drama) queen demands a coach ride.
The EU will suffer if it tries to "punish" the UK.
Chilean builders safeguard a hummingbird family.
Could Argentina seize the Falklands again? Very unlikely, and the UK would recover them again, even if after a couple of years' delay.
Much of Australia's Great Barrier Reef is beyond saving.
The Soviet Nedelin disaster exemplifies how authoritarianism leads to catastrophic incompetence (a gripping read, too).
In Iran's election, the choice is easy.
Trump infuriates yet another important group -- South Koreans.
Learn about Africa's hero rats (who have a better retirement plan than some American humans).
Philadelphia witnesses a massive pro-Trump march.
We need to fix the Democratic primary system to make sure this doesn't happen again.
Ossoff is ready for the Georgia run-off; now we just have to avoid the trap of ideological purism. Driftglass identifies Handel's Messiah.
Trump's policies show lack of consistency. Watch what he does, not what he says.
Nice healthcare you got there, be a shame if anything happened to it.
Here are some signs from the March for Science. But don't look for this guy there.
Forget the rah-rah we-are-so-great clichés and fight to save the country (found via Hackwhackers).
This time, it really was about race.
Trumpanzees suffer consequences. Voters increasingly feel best represented by Democrats.
Crazy Eddie looks at gerrymandering.
Bernie Sanders is becoming a problem and out of touch, repeating old mistakes (more here and here). What makes a candidate better is pressure, not ignoring the problem.
[93 days down, 1,368 days to go until the inauguration of a real President!]