Weekend link dump for February 23

“On Feb. 14, 1990, NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft captured one of the most iconic photographs of the space age; to commemorate the moment’s 30th anniversary, NASA has digitally dusted off the image.”

High Fidelity, which was released in 2000, doesn’t just reflect back on Cusack’s breakthrough movie. It functions as the close of an unofficial trilogy that begins in 1989 with Say Anything and continues through 1997’s Grosse Pointe Blank. In all three, Cusack plays a man who’s trying to figure out his life, not just who he is but what he stands for, and the later in life the story catches up with him, the more dire his situation becomes.”

“In one sense, femcels are similar to male incels in that they claim to have trouble finding someone to have sex with or date because of their looks or personality. But while everyone feels that way from time to time, femcels believe the physical, mental and cognitive inadequacies they have are unique and extreme.”

“The environmental impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico a decade ago was much worse than previously believed, according to a new study.”

RIP, Tony Fernandez, former MLB player who won a World Series with the Toronto Blue Jays.

“Let me begin by explaining the Wyle-Schwartz Theory of Political Primaries, so named for the political scientists Sherwood Schwartz and George Wyle, who are possibly better known for writing the theme song to Gilligan’s Island.”

“When we think of bad New York Times coverage of the 2016 campaign, we normally think about their obsessive coverage of her emails, but more generally they were also incredible gullible and generous in their coverage of Trump.”

“So… yeah, what should be done to federal judges accused of misconduct is a hot button issue in the legal industry.”

I too would ask Brian Cox to tell me to eff off in the voice of Logan Roy if I ever met him.

“Mysterious radio signals from space have been known to repeat, but for the first time, researchers have noticed a pattern in a series of bursts coming from a single source half a billion light-years from Earth.”

RIP, Kellye Nakahara Wallett, actor best known as Nurse Kellye on M*A*S*H.

Being Susan Collins. Furrowed brow and deep concerns optional.

There’s a Staples near my house, and if they put a podcast recording studio inside it, I’d have to give some serious thought to using it.

“Remember when AG Loretta Lynch recused herself from the Clinton email investigation after a few minutes idle chitchat on the tarmac with Bill Clinton? Haha, suckers!”

RIP, Ja’Net DuBois, Emmy Award-winning actor and singer, who composed and performed the iconic theme song to The Jeffersons, “Movin’ On Up”.

“Trump does everything bigger and bolder than any predecessor dared — and all nakedly in the open, fearing no consequences from a Republican Party he fully commands.”

The sign-stealing scandal is a perpetual motion machine, a sordid, self-sustaining story that’s uniquely engineered to make more headlines, both now and for the foreseeable future.”

RIP, Sy Sperling, founder and president of the Hair Club for Men.

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6 Responses to Weekend link dump for February 23

  1. SocraticGadfly says:

    If you’re thinking about using that podcast studio commercially, think again. It’s even harder to make any real money off a podcast then off a plain old website.

  2. Bill Daniels says:

    From the Loretta Lynch article:

    “My fellow lawyers, the state of our profession is FREAKED OUT. President Trump’s wholesale attack on non-partisan law enforcement and the independent judiciary has reached a crisis level, with members of the bar scrambling to sound the alarm and demand the resignation of Trump’s loyal enabler, Attorney General Bill Barr.”

    First, you can look at that “non partisan list of names, the same names that keep getting recycled for various and sundry attacks on Trump, by the way, and find that that group is NOT non partisan.

    Second, I don’t recall that group having the vapors when it was announced that the FBI/DoJ actually HAD abused the FISA court and illegally spied on the President and his people. They weren’t upset that the American public was lied to repeatedly when they were told that of course Team Trump wasn’t spied on. Nope, no faux outrage there, nothing……radio silence.

    I wish people would just be honest. This is a team sport, and the article writer, and anti-Barr signatories are on the other team. Although, given the complete lack of indictments, I suspect that Barr IS on that team, there’s just a lot of make believe and pretend going on. Unless some of the coup plotters and participants start getting arrested in pre-dawn SWAT raids, maybe tone down the theatrics. I get that leftists enjoy being camp, but come on, maybe a little less obvious?

  3. Ross says:

    Bill, are you actually trying to argue that Trump is NOT attacking the independence of the DoJ and the judiciary? That’s a pretty weak position to take, since he is always attacking the justice system when there’s a result he doesn’t like. Trump is a narcissistic piece of shit who wants to be dictator. Anyone who thinks he is a good President needs to reexamine their beliefs.

  4. Bill Daniels says:

    Trump is counter attacking AFTER he himself has been attacked, and he’s been attacked constantly since 2015. Trump has every right to defend himself against people willing to collude to lie, illegally spy, bring false criminal charges, etc.

    Team Hillary/Team DNC paid for and promulgated a completely fake Piss Dossier, and Team Obama used it as a cudgel against Team Trump for 3 years, knowing up front it was fake. That’s criminal behavior, organized crime, actually.

    Ross, you’re saying the equivalent of, “The relatives of the Tuttles, who were murdered by HPD have absolutely no right to try and seek justice for their dead relatives, because the Tuttles deserved to be executed for [insert reasons].”

    Is Trump a narcissist? Maybe. That doesn’t mean he is wrong, or that he was not wronged. I truly hope Trump’s reputation for getting even is deserved, because there are a bunch of people who need to be in prison and have their lives destroyed.

    Your team drew first blood, and hasn’t stopped. I hope Trump is able to purge the DoJ and the rest of government, and make good on his campaign promise to drain the swamp. He must. I think by this time, he truly understands that if he does not get these agencies cleaned up, he and his family will never, EVER be safe again. It will be a fight to the finish, because personal destruction is the way the left rolls.

    Look at what they did to Flynn and Stone. The FISA abuse revelations prove everyone knew there was no “there there,” that Trump/Russia collusion wasn’t just a specious argument, it was completely made up. But that didn’t stop Weissman’s merry band of attack dogs from going after a decorated general to eventually FAKE process crimes. “Gee, we lost the 302’s,” Pienska says he didn’t think Flynn lied, and more to the point, they already had a tape of Flynn’s call to the Russian ambassador. Any legitimate questions they may have had could nave been answered by listening to the wiretaps. But legitimate questions wasn’t what that was all about, was it? It was about perjury traps, and when Flynn didn’t lie, they went after Flynn’s kid, bankrupted Flynn, and got him to cop a plea for lying, which was actually Flynn’s only lie.

    There’s enough criminal behavior for Trump to go after that he doesn’t NEED to do the same kind of thing Weissman’s crew did, but you know what? I hope Trump does exactly what you’re accusing him of. I hope he does go dictatorial, goes after his enemies and really does it with gusto. Maybe then y’all will understand why you shouldn’t have ****** with Trump first.

    We’ve seen our country’s first non peaceful transfer of power in over 200 years, and that’s not Trump’s fault. All Trump did was win an election he was not supposed to win, and attempt to faithfully implement the policies he ran on.

  5. Bill Daniels says:


    Oh, lookie here, Trump is close to fulfilling ANOTHER campaign promise, coincidentally, one that Obama made too, but was unable to fulfill.


    If he ends the Afghan war, I’d say it’s a lock for him in 2020. I also expect him to order pot to be descheduled by the DEA, and possibly to have him sign a companion federal legalization bill. That combo should demoralize the Bernie bros and keep them from voting after the nomination is stolen from Bernie again.

  6. Bill Daniels says:

    Hey Ross,

    Here’s another Trump policy yielding good results for blue collar America:


    Sad when even the globalist Economist magazine admits that keeping out hordes of unskilled, uneducated poor people raises wages for American citizens. Talk about an inconvenient truth.

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