Wednesday, August 2, 2017


Just a few of the odd teaser links I have seen lately. I don't recommend clicking on any of them, I simply supply the links as proof for the skeptical. Except for those I simply couldn't bear to click on myself:

Scientists Stumble On 'Breakthrough' Fix for Men
I mean, we certainly need one. Sadly this article is just about hair loss.
There Are Over 200 Bodies on Mount Everest, And They’re Used as Landmarks
Turn left at the guy with yellow boots.
Would Your Dog Eat You if You Died?
Is that the sort of thing you worry about?
Liberals Have Turned Trump Into a Gay Villain Because Our Worst Villains Must Be Gay
I think this is about Trump/Putin bromance memes. But tell me, which of our worst villains are gay?
The most manly men in the world all share these ten habits.
I had a feeling that if I clicked on this I would be haunted by similar ads for a decade, and I just couldn't risk that.
Katy Perry Adds Emotional Complexity to Orlando Bloom’s Naked Paddleboard Moment
The mind boggles.
Justin Bieber Wears Women's Pants
This I feared to click on for obvious reasons. What sort of category would caring about Justin Bieber's pants put me in?
Why It's Nearly Impossible to Castrate a Hippo
Inquiring minds. . . .
Are You Overcomplicating Astral Travel?
No link because it wouldn't work for me. Probably I was overcomplicating. . . .
Watching plants grow has never been this exciting

They Had No Idea This Kitten Was Different
Part of a vast genre of internet stories about strange kittens, puppies, etc., which is interesting to me partly because such stories are ancient; European folklore is full of odd baby animals that grow into monsters
Could Space Travelers Melt As They Accelerate Through Deep Space?
Yes, actually.
Are These Birds too Sexy to Survive?
A real science article, if a tad sensationalist

1 comment:

G. Verloren said...

Everything old is new again. Yellow Journalism is alive and well in the modern day.

More and more we seem to be reviving much of what was lost from The Gilded Age of yore. Widespread poverty? Check. Highly concentrated wealth and drastic income inequality? Check. Grossly ostentatious displays of wealth, status, and power by aristocratic elites? Check. Widespread corruption? Check. Deregulated markets? Check. Lack of protections for workers? Check. A culture of greed and cutthroat competition? Check.

Anti-Immigrant sentiment? Check. Xenophobia? Check. Nationalism and Jingoism? Check. Racial tensions? Check. Police brutality? Check. Voter suppression? Check. Jerrymandering? Check. Intensely partisan politics? Check. Vote buying and political machines? Check. Populist leaders rocked by scandal? Check. Sensationalism trumping rationality and truth? Check.

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