What the Hell is Going on in the World? LINKS 02/17/18

What the Hell is Going on in the World? LINKS 02/17/18

  CALIFORNIA Elizabeth Nolan Brown on the condition of some of California women’s prisons: Women imprisoned at California’s Santa Rita Jail say they’re being housed in filthy conditions, denied basic hygiene products, pressured to have abortions, subjected to incessant strip searches, and forced to endure many other manners of cruel and inhumane treatment from guards …

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Happy Valentine’s Day to My Baby, MJ

Happy Valentine’s Day to My Baby, MJ

This Valentine’s Day, I felt it was time to try something a bit different. So I summoned the prowess of legendary entertainer Clownvis, who came through in the clutch and tailored this video specifically for my babe, MJ. Happy Valentine’s Day, MJ!! Love, MC

RADIO CADE — Episode 3: Brett Van Donsel

RADIO CADE — Episode 3: Brett Van Donsel

Episode 3 of RADIO CADE features Chicago musician Brett Van Donsel. Radio Cade caught up with impossibly gifted multi-instrumentalist Brett Van Donsel to discuss music, friendship, recording with Steve Albini, and more. People, places and things mentioned in this podcast include: Crapola Ambiante “Beware the Shrike“ Deerhoof Electrical Audio Elvis Costello & the Attractions Fishbone …

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What the Hell is Going on in the World? LINKS 02/11/18

What the Hell is Going on in the World? LINKS 02/11/18

AMERICA Justin Raimondo on the United States’ perpetual attempts to create false bogeymen nemeses: The United States currently has no rivals worthy of the name anywhere on earth. Not Russia, not China, not anyone or anything can compete with the US as the premier superpower – the one and only “hyper-power,” as the French have …

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Dogs are Amazing

Dogs are Amazing

I’ve assembled a small list of music videos featuring dogs. Please share with dog lovers. Bonus: Check out this ANIMAL PLANET segment with Shellac drummer Todd Trainer and his Excellent Italian Greyhound, Uffizi (segment begins at the 2:54 mark).

What the Hell is Going on in the World? LINKS 02/06/18

What the Hell is Going on in the World? LINKS 02/06/18

  ANIMAL INTELLIGENCE Is the magpie the world’s smartest bird? Many sources that study animal intelligence scientifically (in contrast to just writing cheap, non-researched blog posts about it), will tell you that not only is the magpie the most intelligent bird known to them in all of the world, but also one of the 10 …

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ASK AN EXPERT: Daniel Kalder (Anti-Tourism)

ASK AN EXPERT: Daniel Kalder (Anti-Tourism)

Daniel Kalder is the author of two of my favorite books of the 21st Century: Lost Cosmonaut: Observations of an Anti-Tourist and Strange Telescopes: Following the Apocalypse from Moscow to Siberia.  His newest book, The Infernal Library: On Dictators, the Books They Wrote, and Other Catastrophes of Literacy, will be released on March 6, 2018. In …

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Information Chaos

Information Chaos

Some of the best writing on “sensemaking” online comes via Jordan Greenhall, who runs an assortment of blogs at Medium. Greenhall’s “Situational Assessment” posts are a must-read for anyone attempting to understand the information chaos of our day-to-day lives. The gist of Greenhall’s position seems to be that World War III has been underway for …

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What the Hell is Going on in the World? LINKS 01/29/18

What the Hell is Going on in the World? LINKS 01/29/18

    MYSTERIES This piece is a little old (from last spring) but interesting: Cicada 3301: The Mysterious Recruiting of the Intellectual Elite. Cicada 3301 is ultimately a think tank. They do no advocate illegal activities, nor do they involve themselves in hacking of any kind. The group is exclusively dedicated to researching and developing …

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What the Hell is Going on in the World LINKS 01/27/18

What the Hell is Going on in the World LINKS 01/27/18

  BILLIONAIRES Elon Musk is making $600 flamethrowers.   CHAOS AND ORDER Quillette interviews Jordan Peterson. An excerpt: Q: How do I go about meditating on my shadow? A: I think you consult your resentment. I think you can do it in the normal confines of your life. There are things that confront you, that …

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TWITTER ROUNDUP 01/27/18

TWITTER ROUNDUP 01/27/18

Kai Ziehl, Intersection#500pxrtg #landscapephotography #500px #blackandwhitephotography pic.twitter.com/xBRELP1LRq — BOO (@shoelessnewt) January 27, 2018

What the Hell is Going on in the World? LINKS 01/26/18

What the Hell is Going on in the World? LINKS 01/26/18

  GOOD vs. EVIL Why is modern-day pop culture obsessed with good vs. evil themes? Good guy/bad guy narratives might not possess any moral sophistication, but they do promote social stability, and they’re useful for getting people to sign up for armies and fight in wars with other nations. Their values feel like morality, and …

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