Previous “Links” posts

Meet Dr. Marijuana Pepsi 

Friday, June 21st, 2019

For almost five decades, a woman named Marijuana Pepsi has been making her way through life.

Life in Space 

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

The Washington Post has a collection of stories from 50 different astronauts, and it’s a fantastic read. Be sure not to miss the sidebar, accessible by clicking the astronaut’s names, as well as “Read more from the astronauts” prompts.

The Dapper Catcher 

Monday, June 17th, 2019

Yesterday, Kansas City Royals catcher Martín Maldanado had a special accessory to go with his usual catching gear.

[Photo credit: @MLB]

Honestly, it’s a good look.

More Than Two Years’ Worth of the Median Income in the US 

Friday, June 14th, 2019

In a purchase that simply reeks of Silicon Valley money, one basketball fan paid more than $138,000 for a pair of seats for last night’s NBA Finals game 6 between the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors. That is a truly terrible waste of money, particularly if it was a Warriors fan who paid through the nose (and mouth and ears) to see his team go down in defeat.

Take a Picture, Not a Bag 

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

A grocery store in Canada is looking to dissuade customers from using plastic bags by using shame.

Bag featuring an embarrassing ad for wart ointment

As the article notes, these might be too good. They may be better served by printing something more blunt on the bags, like “I have failed the environment”.

Love & Whiskies 

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

Do you love rats? Sure, we all do. If you’re in San Francisco and have $49.99 to spare, take some time this week to check out the Rat Bar. For three days only, or until the Health Department shuts them down, you can drink among the rats.

This picture is not going to sell folks on the concept.

I urged a friend who lives in the city to get in there, stating that I’d check it out if I could. She retorted “that’s just what people who aren’t in the vicinity of a rat bar say to people who are in the vicinity of a rat bar”. The skepticism is not unwarranted, but long-time readers may remember that I’m in good with the rats, thanks to my pal Mojo.

Alas, I’m a continent away. Still, if you drop my name at the door, I’m sure the rats will get you fixed up just right.

This Is the Sad Place 

Monday, June 10th, 2019

When a great TV show gets popular, it’ll usually then gets dragged on and on until it’s no longer great, or even good.

That will not be the fate of NBC’s fantastic show “The Good Place”. Showrunner Michael Schur has just announced that the upcoming fourth season will be its last. While I have little doubt fans will be left wanting more, I much prefer this to having the show beaten into the ground solely for the purpose of generating more revenue. Television may not often be viewed as high art, but it can still be art.

Bees Can Count 

Friday, June 7th, 2019

It appears that bees are much smarter than you might think.

1977’s Tax Dollars At Work 

Thursday, June 6th, 2019

Apparently, on at least one occasion, the FBI tested a hair and skin sample in the pursuit of Bigfoot.

Top-Notch Trolling 

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

You likely saw the recent news that the White House had asked the Navy to hide an entire destroyer named for former Senator John McCain’s grandfather and father, as well as the senator himself. This was of course utterly pathetic and worthy of not, but because it was widely covered, I didn’t write about it here. However, the British have now made good use of this latest bit of wretchedness.

This is hardly a one-time thing. From the original Donald Trump baby balloon to the exterior of the Tower of London, it’s clear that the British excel at trolling or execrable 45th president.