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A Tune for the Times 0

Rocky Mountain Mike creates a paean to Donald Trump’s strategy for combating sea level rise.

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Lair of Liars 0

Julie Kim explores how “social” media enables frauds and scammers. An example:

There was also the male poet who entered and won a major writing prize by pretending to be an Asian woman with his pseudonym Yi-Fen Chou, stolen from a high school classmate’s name.

More examples at the link.

Aside:

It has always puzzled me–I know I’ve said this before–that persons will believe stuff they read on a computer screen when they wouldn’t believe the same stuff if it happened right before their lying’ eyse.

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Facebook Frolics 0

The “intelligence” may be “artificial,” but the stupid is real.

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A Flair for the Obvious 0

And this surprises you how?

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Devolution 0

The slide back into the primordial ooze continues apace.

A Kansas man has asked an Iowa court to grant his motion for trial by combat so he can meet his ex-wife and her attorney “on the field of battle where (he) will rend their souls from their corporal (sic–ed.) bodies.”

More primordial ooze at the link.

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Phoning It In 0

Although I can’t approve of this, I can certainly understand it.

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Reality of Television 0

Three television sets.  Two are tuned the legitimate news channels broadcasting legitimate news.  The third is broadcasting gossip,

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Phoning It In 0

Frame One:  Woman says to man,

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Afterthought:

When we go out to a meal, I often see a group of persons sitting around a table, all of them buried in their “devices.” I can’t help but wonder, why did they even bother?

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Tilting at Windmills 0

Yastreblyansky marvels at Donald Trump’s fact-free feud against wind power.

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Flushed with Excess 0

You have likely seen or read of Donald Trump’s recent–and absurdly baseless–rants on how many flushes low-flow toilets require. Celia Rivenbark tries to figure out this obsession. A snippet; follow the link for the complete article:

One wag suggested Trump is probably upset at how many flushes it takes to get the entire Constitution down the drain. Indeed.

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Fly the Fiendly Skies 0

Don’t play possum with Jet Blue.

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Twits on Twitter 0

A legal twit.

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A Cereal Offender 0

Honest to Betsy, you can’t make this stuff up.

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Facebook Frolics 0

Holiday hijinks.

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Gainful Employment 0

Heaven forbid that professionals should receive remuneration for practicing their profession.

Whatever was she thinking?

Where oh where is my fainting couch?

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Smart Phones . . . 0

. . . dumb people.

Using emergency-room data gathered from 100 hospitals by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the authors identified 2,501 patients who suffered head or neck injuries as a result of cell phone use between January 1998 and December 2017.

Extrapolating from that sample, the researchers estimated that at least 76,000 such injuries had occurred nationwide during the 20-year period — with more than 9,000 cases a year in 2016 and 2017, the most recent years available.

The moral of the story is, “Look where you’re going.”

(Details at the link.)

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Facebook Frolics 0

Facebook jail frolics.

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Fly the Fiendly Skies 0

More stuff you can’t make up.

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What’s with a Name? 0

PoliticalProf wants to know.

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Twits on Twitter 0

Twits who have been cowed.

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