Slow Apocalypse, Texas Style

It’s weird to be sitting through what feels like the intro setup for a post-apocalypse movie.

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What I read on Tuesday (week 2)

I need a new title for this content roundup thing I seem to be doing now, as there’s an increasing ratio of videos being included. Nothing has come to mind yet. Laughing Squid: President Barack Obama and Zach Galifianakis Insult Each Other on ‘Between Two Ferns’ So good. It is this marketing professional’s opinion that viral videos about putting off going to the doctor for months while your spider bite wounds fester is the way to advertise the Affordable Care Act to younger people. Youtube: How Wolves Change Rivers Fascinating video on the interconnectedness of environments. American Anthropological Association: Take a #StandForScience “The original COMPETES Act established a vision for revitalizing the nation’s… Read More

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What I read on Friday

Friday is here.  To celebrate I am including two anecdotes about my day. A coworker showed up with amazing chocolate cupcakes. This makes me self-conscious because I’m planning to get up early tomorrow to make chocolate cupcakes for my boyfriend’s birthday party (but they’re not traditional cake cupcakes, they’re going to be my ridiculous dark chocolate pumpkin bread in cupcake form).  Coworker’s cupcakes have beautiful, perfect, home made frosting in a delightful pink shade balanced with chocolate chips.  My frosting execution tends to look like something about to creep, and leap, that one should generally beware of. Anyways, here’s some marketing stuff, an article on how cool volcanoes are, a… Read More

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What I read on Tuesday

Continuing the experiment of noting how I waste my time. Today’s reading includes edible unspeakable horrors, the secret eldritch ceremonies of those who control the internet, Apple CEO Tim Cook telling climate deniers to suck it, and a real magic ring you can buy on Kickstarter that works with your smartphone. The Guardian: Tim Cook tells climate change sceptics to ditch Apple shares “When we work on making our devices accessible by the blind, I don’t consider the bloody ROI,” Cook said, adding that the same sentiment applied to environmental and health and safety issues. He told Danhof that if he did not believe in climate change, he should sell his Apple… Read More

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