* The UK Ministry of Defence Says Life in 2045 Will Be Unequal and Violent. That level of continuity with our present almost counts as utopian these days.
* I keep thinking about yesterday’s shooting down of a plane over Ukrainian airspace, especially the high number of children and AIDS researchers on board. And then there’s the geopolitical implications.
* Amy Poehler, then new to “Saturday Night Live,” was engaging in some loud and unladylike vulgarity in the writers’ room when the show’s then-star Jimmy Fallon jokingly told her to cut it out, saying, “It’s not cute! I don’t like it!” In Fey’s retelling, Poehler “went black in the eyes for a second, and wheeled around on him,” forcefully informing him: “I don’t fucking care if you like it.”
* Danish DNA could be key to happiness. Well, I’m certainly glad we solved that!
* Israel and Gaza: A Plague on One House.
* Adam soldiers on in his sustained reading of the Temporal Cold War. My inclination is always to read the threat of the future as ecological rather than financial, but otherwise I’m on board.
* Grad school as scummy subscription service. Disruptilicious!
* And Slate has an urgent report on my favorite subject in the world, the only thing that really matters, Roko’s Basilisk.
Written by gerrycanavan
July 18, 2014 at 8:27 am
Posted in Look at what I found on the Internet
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