The intent was to blog a ton of shit today, since Elijah had to go to the library in Amite. However, Kat got a flat tire. We swapped cars and I need to sort this out before it’s time to go in for the night shift.
How Cerebus the Aardvark explains Trump. Jeet Heer outdid himself here. Immediately people began mocking his tweetstorm, as Heer tends to do. The mockery was hilarious too, but they know damned well they are just jealous they didn’t come up with it first. Serious? Timely? Incisive? Irrelevant. It’s fucking funny.
Paul Bowles in Morocco: The Lost Recordings. Brian Eno threw a link up to this last night.
Relive the Punk-Rock Scene of 1970s Los Angeles. It’s a slideshow of photos from the old Slash magazine.
The number of FBI agents investigating the private email server of Hillary Clinton is actually less than 50, not 147. However, that’s likely more than 8 agents, which is some other disinformation that’s been floating around.
Another judge is allowing Judicial Watch to take sworn testimony from officials in relation to Clinton’s email server setup. Ugh. Did Clinton do shady, illegal shit. Hell yes. Is Judicial Watch going to act with integrity in the pursuit of justice? Absolutely not.
Extinction, Gilgamesh, Miyazaki’s Wolfchild, etc. (A Riff). Biblioklept on fire here. I doubt if I have the strength to read Dawson’s Extinction: A Radical History, but damn… i’m tempted.
The Bohemian Caverns are closing again. Bullshit.
Drone footage to the damage at Palmyra.
Curator Forced to Kill Out-of-Control Bio-Art Exhibit. Was this intended to end any other way?
Turkey might be killing journalism but they’re embracing their Byzantine heritage after many years rejecting it as Greek. Yay? By the way, I see mention today that the government has installed someone from an allegedly radical Islamist newspaper Yeni Akit as the new editor in chief of Zaman.
In Syria, militias armed by the Pentagon fight those armed by the CIA. Let’s just stick to that headline. Maybe in some small part the Syria conflict is a proxy war between elements of the United States government? Nahhhhhhhh……
New edition of Marcel Duchamp: Boîte-en-valise. Only $195?! I’ll take two.
The age of human remains and associated fauna from Zhiren Cave in Guangxi, southern China. Jaw of Homo sapiens in China 100,000 years ago. Chew on that, Out of Africa 60k or whatever bullshit.
Novel collagen fingerprinting identifies a Neanderthal bone among 2,000 fragments. 50,000 year old Neandertal bone found at Denisova Cave. It has a fingerprint on it?!
Yeah, yeah…. some of this deserved to be broken up over several posts. However, it’s this or nothing.