link love: Post 1K

Update:  Dang Nabbit!  We weren’t paying attention.  This was our 1000th post!

One of us is sick and dealing with a sick family.  The other is entertaining out of town guests.  Here’s some links anyway!

Ohio slipped abortion restrictions into a budget bill.

From reuters:  “The political battle in Texas is the latest in a national debate over abortion restrictions. While a dozen states have restricted late-term abortions, Arkansas has banned abortions after 12 weeks and North Dakota as early as six weeks.”

The abortion ban TX is debating already exists in 12 states.

More on the TX bill. Here too.

Another disappointment… apparently Mike Krahulik from Penny-Arcade is proudly a homophobe and other jerky things.  (Note to Gabe:  Gay jokes are soooo last decade.  They’re not even close to being edgy.)  Update:  he’s promised to donate money to an organization battling suicide in the LGBT youth.  This Harlan Ellison exchange is still funny though.

Maria Dahvana Headley explains where that golden color comes from.

one of the weasels that mary robinette kowell was talking about
was a weasel back in 1984!

Mike the mad biologist discusses food inflation among other things.

Weeding gone wrong in an Illinois library.

another example of real simple making things really complicated

THIS IS HILARIOUS

I don’t think there are any cat pics this week.  Please give us some in the comments.

8 Responses to “link love: Post 1K”

  1. Steph Says:

    That library story makes me boil, and this line makes me want to cry:
    “I probably haven’t looked at the collection for thirty years because that’s not my job; somebody else beneath me does that.”
    How did she get put in charge of a library if she doesn’t care about the books there? Or if she doesn’t fundamentally understand how a library operates?

  2. Kingston Says:

    Thank you for the food inflation link. I’m not sure why, but I find it fascinating.

  3. Comradde PhysioProffe Says:

    The book weeding story is f*cken horrifying. How do such aggressively incompetent motherf*ckers end up in charge of important shitte like thatte? The only situations where that kind of thing is routine involves Republican federal or state executive governments intentionally appointing incompetent right-wing political hacks to be in charge of shitte in order to intentionally f*cke everything uppe, because “government is the problem”.

    The book titles with one letter missing is so f*cken hilarious. And anyone can play: Mob Dick.

  4. Miser Mom Says:

    One thousand! Whoop!

  5. Laura Vanderkam (@lvanderkam) Says:

    I rather enjoyed the Real Simple one. At least the comments called it like they see it: If you need an article to tell you how to build a blanket fort, well…life is not real simple anymore.


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