Weekend Edition: 5-29

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubez

Cultures of Resentment among the Hitlerites and Trumpers (“Almost a century after Hitler came to power in 1933, some of Donald Trump’s followers remind us of Hitler’s crowds.”)

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In case you wondered, UFOs aren’t real Which news sources are the most objective? A map of the internet […]

Weekend Edition: 5-22

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What Happened to Napoleon’s Penis?

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How Washington got hooked on flying saucers Glossing over the truth about a “sundown” siren Why we get shots in the arm Decoding “letterlocking“ Sixty-five animal species that “laugh”

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How Vasily Grossman’s Life and Fate got published Whichbook says it will […]

Loco Lawsuits: Suing Yourself

Ever really regret a bad decision? Wish there was some way of making good some of the damage it caused? A few inventive people have used an idea rife with cognitive dissonance – suing yourself.

The progenitor of what some call “autolitigation” is a California case decision. It started when Oreste Lodi sued himself in […]

A selective history of eating those words

Where and when the phrase “You’ll eat those words,” the standard idiom to suggest something said or written will be retracted, originated is unknown. As far back as the Book of Revelation, John of Patmos must eat a book held by an angel (Rev.10:9). A book of proverbs printed at Cambridge University in 1670 contained […]

Weekend Edition: 5-15

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubez

Kurt Vonnegut’s Socialism From Outer Space (“A transformative social consciousness runs through Vonnegut’s works, which express an acute frustration at injustice and an intense desire for something better.”)

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The push button scared people Eleven reasons to keep wearing a mask after you’re vaccinated (predates Thursdays CDC announcement) […]