Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Link Log for April 28 (#2)

Fun stuff: Animals, Books, Cheerful Video, Crafts, Language, News of the Weird, Phenology, Science.

Animals 

Serval cat:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+WildographyCoUkSafaris/albums/6142746115275984049/6142746118455085618?pid=6142746118455085618&oid=103761126432637955337

Books 

There are those who enjoyed The Dubious Hills even more than Tam Lin and Juniper Gentian and Rosemary. Takes all kinds. However, I enjoyed The Dubious Hills enough that this is "hooping" good news to me, too:

http://pameladean.livejournal.com/167081.html

Cheerful Video 

If two very short videos constantly repeating, side by side, don't literally give you fits--as they do some people--you'll probably enjoy watching a patient demonstrate to a nurse that she no longer needs the wheelchair.

http://themillionhair.tumblr.com/post/117541121334/mashable-when-a-formerly-paralyzed-patient

Crafts 

New knitting patterns:

http://jileaton.blogspot.com/2015/04/new-patterns.html

Language 

Penn Jillette dislikes the word "tolerance." What about you?

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/04/27/what-is-the-commonly-used-word-that-penn-jillette-really-doesnt-like/?

News of the Weird

As if it weren't weird enough for the busybody teacher to nag the parents about the contents of the child's lunch, the teacher's notions of nutrition--and English grammar--are especially weird. "A milk" and "If they have potatoes, the child will also need bread"? ???

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/04/28/school-has-a-defiant-mother-on-their-hands-after-they-sent-her-daughter-home-with-partially-eaten-lunch-and-this-note/?

(I don't think this episode was what Lloyd Marcus had in mind, here, but his comments are cogent, not weird:

http://noisyroom.net/blog/2015/04/27/take-back-our-kids/)

Phenology (other than mine)

Flowers and cats from Minnesota:

http://pameladean.livejournal.com/166146.html

Science 

You can try this one at home, if you want to:

http://nielsenhayden.com/makinglight/archives/016227.html