Elsewhere for July 26, 2020

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Art, Music, and Film

decorative leaf bulletDHS threatens Netflix filmmakers to keep damning footage from airing before the election: report

Books, Libraries, Writing, and Language

decorative leaf bulletThe Only Surviving Script Written by Shakespeare Is Now Online Not a really great headline; the British Library has put the entire digitized ms. of The Book of Sir Thomas More online. Passages were written by Shakespeare, including the most famous bit wherein More addresses a crowd of anti-Flemish who object to immigrants.

decorative leaf bulletHow to put free e-books on your Amazon Kindle. This is really about how to put ebooks that aren’t from Amazon on your Kindle.

Coronavirus | COVID-19

H/T @TimWasem: decorative leaf bulletThe Influenza Masks of 1918

decorative leaf bullet‘No mask, no entry. Is that clear enough? That seems pretty clear, right?’ “Lori Wagoner, retail clerk, on trying to enforce a state requirement to wear masks.”

We locked the front door and my co-worker and I went back into the storage room. We sat there and sobbed.

The next morning, I went to the hardware store to buy supplies. I can’t handle the constant tension. It’s rinse and repeat with all these daily blowups, and I’m starting to get paranoid. We installed a doorbell so we can keep the front door locked even during business hours, and I’ve got pepper spray up at my register. This is my job now. At least I’ll be ready.

decorative leaf bulletOn metric after metric, the coronavirus pandemic has been worse in the U.S. than nearly any other country

H/T Roseanne: decorative leaf bulletOf Friends: A Librarian Reflects

decorative leaf bulletIn Baltimore, a struggling, black-owned nursing home keeps covid-19 at bay

decorative leaf bulletWhy It’s Still So Tough to Find Disinfectant Wipes


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Food and Drink

decorative leaf bulletH/T Om Malik: Inside the World of Black Market Bourbon

decorative leaf bulletPico de Gallo Use your own fresh tomatoes, cilantro, and peppers.

decorative leaf bulletPeach Sangria

decorative leaf bulletChickpea Salad Sandwiches

decorative leaf bulletSourdough Is A Social Media Star — But Those Beans Would Look Great On Instagram

History and Archaeology

decorative leaf bulletNew Dates Push Back Occupation of South Australia

Researchers from the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization and Waikato University radiocarbon dated shell middens in South Australia, and determined that a site in the Riverland region was occupied as early as 29,000 years ago.

decorative leaf bulletCambridge University Professor Cooks 4000-Year-Old Recipes from Ancient Mesopotamia, and Lets You See How They Turned Out

Science and Nature

decorative leaf bulletWhales Get A Break As Pandemic Creates Quieter Oceans The article has pictures, and Humpback whale recordings.

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope took this picture of Saturn on July 4, 2020

decorative leaf bulletStunning new Hubble image of Saturn. You really gotta see this image.


Om Malik: decorative leaf bulletIt all started with a single tweet

In fourteen years, since that fateful evening, all I can say is the medium is optimized for the loudest and strangest to get the most attention. The virulent is what gets virality. It is not just Twitter. It is also us.


Via iDownload: decorative leaf bulletWallpapers of the week: along the roads Free iPhone wallpapers.

decorative leaf bulletYour ‘Doomscrolling’ Breeds Anxiety. Here’s How To Stop The Cycle

decorative leaf bulletTwitter says at least one elected official had DMs accessed during breach Also:

in total 130 accounts were targeted by attackers during the breach. 45 accounts, many of them high profile, were accessed and used to send out tweets encouraging people to send bitcoin with the promise the money would be doubled. 36 accounts had their DM inbox accessed, and eight accounts had all of their data (including direct messages) downloaded, however, none of those eight accounts were verified.

Women’s Work

Ocasio-Cortez accosted by GOP lawmaker over remarks: ‘That kind of confrontation hasn’t ever happened to me’ decorative leaf bullet‘I Could Not Allow That To Stand’: Ocasio-Cortez Rebukes Republican For Vulgar Insult But wait, there’s moar! See The New York Times has a misogyny problem, too.

In fact, the double standards were everywhere. New York magazine writer Rebecca Traister, responding to Harris’s tweet, noted: “Women’s anger at male power abuse [is] regularly presented as path to self-advancement for the women. Voicing fury at systemic degradation is read as opportunistic. Whereas men’s abusive behavior rarely understood as fundamental to how they attained & maintain THEIR power. But it is!”

decorative leaf bulletHow to person woman man camera tv Sarah Cooper is fabulous.

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💩🔥💰 Trumpery 💩🔥💰

decorative leaf bulletTrump’s gripes about Fauci: A guide The one that I keep hearing repeatedly, from people who should know better, is that Fauci said not to wear a mask. He was talking about medical quality masks, N95 and the like, and was clear that he wanted to make sure medical staff could obtain them, when they were already in short supply.

‘Dr. Fauci said, “Don’t wear a mask.” ’
Fauci did say this, as did other health experts in the U.S. government. He says he was motivated by early fears that N95 masks needed by hospital workers would quickly run out of stock. Once science indicated that the virus was spread by people who were asymptomatic, the guidance was updated, because even fabric masks can help halt the spread if everyone wears them.

decorative leaf bulletI took a closer look at the cognitive test Trump claims to have aced “The test the president boasted about passing does not measure IQ but is typically used to check for early signs of dementia”

Pay It Forward and Make It Better

decorative leaf bullet‘I wanted to take action’: behind the ‘Wall of Moms’ protecting Portland’s protesters ‘Hundreds of mothers have attended demonstrations and stood as a human barricade between protesters and federal officers” and Portland Dads With Leaf Blowers Join Wall of Moms to Blow Back Tear Gas From Police

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Something Wonderful

西村ケント(Kent Nishimura) @guitar_shonen decorative leaf bulletHuman Nature This is Kent Nishimura’s YouTube channel.

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H/T Ari: decorative leaf bulletA doe, and a harp solo.


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.

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