Elsewhere for September 10, 2017

You should read this for 9/10/2017:

Science

The remains of a mastodon discovered during a routine freeway excavation in San Diego shows there was human activity in North America 130,000 years ago — or about 115,000 years earlier than previously thought. “The bones and several teeth show clear signs of having been deliberately broken by humans with manual dexterity and experiential knowledge,”

Beachgoer’s Guide to Lake Michigan Fossils and Rocks

Food and Drink

Bakery-Style Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Geekery

 

Words

Even Racists Got the BluesThis is an interesting demonstration of the ways that Neo Nazis distort language; in this case, someone who thinks he’s Irish makes a fool of himself in his attempt to use Irish and make a racist assertion. From a linguistic POV, speaking as a Celticist, the usage and meaning of color names in Medieval Irish is one of the more fascinating aspects of the language and literature.

Gorse, Furze, and Whin

 

💩🔥💰 Trumpery 💩🔥💰

Via NewsweekTrump’s Claim That Obama Wiretapped His Campaign Is False: U.S. Department Of Justice

Via The Atlantic: Ta-Nehisi Coates The First White President: The foundation of Donald Trump’s presidency is the negation of Barack Obama’s legacy. “In Trump, white supremacists see one of their own. Only grudgingly did Trump denounce the Ku Klux Klan and David Duke, one of its former grand wizards—and after the clashes between white supremacists and counterprotesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August, Duke in turn praised Trump’s contentious claim that “both sides” were responsible for the violence.”

About the author

She plays o’ the viol-de-gamboys, speaks three or four languages word for word without book, hath all the good gifts of nature, knows a hawk from a handsaw, and can see a church by daylight. The rest is subject to fancy.