link love

Vaccine delayers— also not really into science.  Favorite vax quote of the week:  “FACT: The anti-vaxxer movement was concocted by Big Pharma to induce people to shun unprofitable vaccinations so that they would catch the vaccinated diseases, and wind up in the hospital where they consume more profitable drugs to ease and cure the disease.  This explains everything, sheeple!”  Let’s see if this is true or just wishful thinking.  59% of the people with measles in California in this outbreak are adults.  Being an anti-braker.

Risks leading to death in perspective.

in THIS week’s f- the police  Police brutality and racism is unconscionable.

How a female founder is treated differently than her male cofounder.

Women, work, and the name change.

Women doing office housework.

An oldie but a goodie.

Here’s the answer to the question on my mind.  So maybe not racism in this case.  Though Kanye was totally right about the all the single ladies video.  The grammies are just messed up.

definition of a post-doc

the plaintiffs behind the latest challenge to obama care

A withholding calculator.



How many licks to get to the center of a lollypop.

It is possible to have a favorite page from a freezer manual.

The number of f’s you need not give.

This is hilarious.

Why cats love boxes.

poor kitteh

the complex thrill of uncut pages


14 Responses to “link love”

  1. Rented life Says:

    Thanks for the calculator. We owe state and federal this year, not tons but more than I’d like. I’d like to get closer to zero.

    The cat and boxes article also explains why I have one cat sleeping under all the blankets and another lives on one of the heat cents. And during the summer girl cat wants to cuddle right up next to me even though I’m sweaty and gross.

  2. Bardiac Says:

    I wonder if the adults getting measles in the current outbreak are vaccinated or not? Does the vaccination “wear off” somehow? Should we get boosters? We get tetanus boosters, or are supposed to. And while I had chickenpox as a kid, I only asked that after my doctor had me checked and found that I didn’t test as having antibodies, so I got vaccinated again (this is several years ago, now). (I’ve also had a measles revaccination because I went to a school that required evidence of vaccination and I didn’t have evidence.)

    The Grammies and all other awards shows are basically popularity contests. Yes, they’re racist and sexist to the extent that the voters are racist and sexist. They have no meaning beyond what they are, ways to promote whatever industry.

    • nicoleandmaggie Says:

      There’s a bunch of articles that talk about adult vaccination, but they don’t all say the same thing so we are waiting to post on that. Essentially people born before a certain date are ok because they’ve had measles. People born between certain other dates may need a booster because the vaccine is less effective with one shot that with the standard two but not everybody got the 2nd. #2 and I both got those boosters in the mid 90s.

      Re Grammies… According to the article linked, if they were a popularity contest beck never would have won.

    • crazygradmama Says:

      The link with the age breakdown of California measles cases also says, “For those individuals for whom we have vaccination status, the
      majority are unvaccinated.” Which would suggest that the adults are also unvaccinated, although there isn’t specific data provided to back that up. Rubella immunity does wear off – I tested negative for rubella antibodies during pregnancy and thus was offered another MMR (bringing my lifetime total up to 3) before leaving the hospital after giving birth.

      • nicoleandmaggie Says:

        There’s been some articles on this — most of the adults weren’t fully immunized, but the articles don’t seem to agree on if they were partially immunized (but didn’t get the second booster) or not at all immunized.

  3. Tragic Sandwich Says:

    Thanks for the shout-out!

  4. Comradde PhysioProffe Says:

    Cool post about the uncut pages!

  5. Comradde PhysioProffe Says:

    I eat a lot of lollipops. Next time I’ll count. But I don’t get why it’s notoriously difficult to do so.

  6. Comradde PhysioProffe Says:

    Atlas of Risk is super cool. It is amazing how grossly we overestimate the likelihood of very dramatic–but rare events–and how grossly we underestimate the likelihood of commonplace events. We are so terrified of terrorists, that we spent trillions of dollars and killed hundreds of thousands of people in pointless war, and continue to spend countless billions of dollars on “Homeland Security”, but don’t even bat an eyelash at the annual carnage on our highways.

  7. Mutant Supermodel Says:

    Wow I could have sworn I left a comment here with some link love of my own. Have you seen the Exploding Kittens kickstarter?? I totally thought of you guys. It has 29 hours to go and I would link to it but maybe it got flagged as spam last time because I did include a link.

  8. Revanche Says:

    Thanks for the link! (Belatedly! Much happens that way right now I have noticed… My brain will catch up to life soon…)

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