Link round-up for 9 April 2017
Don't ever be ashamed (found via Yellowdog Granny).
What really went on in the Star Trek universe?
So that's what that thing is for.
With some ads, location matters.
Sometimes, a book's very title tells you it's a classic of literature.
Here's how to park a car in Finland.
For the music for your next horror film, all you need is this instrument. Maybe you can set the film at Wendy's.
If you don't have a record player, improvise.
How big was all that stuff in Star Wars?
It's man vs. tyrannosaurus in Jurassic Parkour!
Maybe God didn't want it to be there (found via Yellowdog Granny).
This was 1969.
A useful new invention -- the anti-paparazzi scarf.
This professor pranks his students with visual aids.
If you are on LiveJournal, you need to get off it. I've seen Dreamwidth suggested as an alternative.
Artist Jeff Hong puts Disney characters in real-world settings.
Growing up in more traditional times, blogger Donna found Mae West an inspiration.
Why do women put up with this crap?
See color photos -- from 1903.
Boston's Museum of Science explores the history of chocolate.
"Unclear passages" should not be used to dodge the nasty implications of the Bible.
Republicans are desperately trying to stop the green-energy revolution, but they can't succeed. Even the Kentucky Coal Museum is switching to solar power to save money.
Alex Jones loses it -- did he ever really have it? Bryan Fischer has lost it, and he wants it back.
Mastodon is a Nazi-free alternative to Twitter, but it's having some trouble catching on.
Fundie nutters are in a snit about the new chief of the Air Force Academy (comments on the first article are worth a look too).
Fundies may no longer care about the poor, but others do care.
No, Obamacare is not "collapsing".
Trumpism is the logical culmination of the cult of ignorance (found via Mendip).
Abuse did not shape you.
The "cultural appropriation" nonsense is getting completely insane.
Noah Smith's post on attitudes toward "rationals" is worth reading on its own terms, but also reminded me of why I avoid associating with "communities".
American society is becoming not just polarized, but tribalized.
This is the far north.
75% of Germans support gay marriage (Germany is one of the few west European countries that doesn't have it yet).
Here's an unusual bridge in Uruguay.
This Presidential candidate would make a great Republican.
See what the Asad regime is doing to its own people.
The Putin regime collaborates with Islamists to oppress and kill gays, and other news.
The spirit of chabuduo keeps China backward and unsafe (and I still worry about this).
Trump has already normalized the outrageous.
This is the most amateurish government in US history, and the fault lies mostly at the top.
Women are the backbone of the resistance.
Another Trumpanzee wises up too late.
My state's Senator Merkley sums up the case against Gorsuch. But the enemy doesn't fully accept him as one of themselves.
These days, the goal of Republicanism is to be the worst asshole possible.
Maybe Susan Sarandon was right (though we don't know how bad things are going to get).
Keith Olbermann looks at the possibility, and risks, of re-doing the 2016 election (found via Politics Plus).
Trump's missile strike must be judged a failure since the airbase he hit is still operational (found via Progressive Eruptions). But he's still trying to make money off of it (found via Hackwhackers). Kevin Robbins's Congressperson exemplifies Republican hypocrisy on Syria.
Bannon may be on the way out, and for the Alt-Right, it has all the makings of an epic Dolchstoßlegende.
[79 days down, 1,382 days to go until the inauguration of a real President!]