Friday, September 25, 2015

Link Log for September 24

Yesterday was a long day in the content mill. No time for e-mail or socializing. Today, I have an hour. Categories: Animals, Christian, Comics, Cyberspace, Food (Yum), Music, Politics, Science, Video.

Animals 

Site dedicated to fun facts:

http://blogjob.com/interestingfactsaboutanimals/2015/09/17/a-mole-can-dig-a-tunnel-long-70-meters-for-one-night/

Christian 

Liz Curtis Higgs on honesty:

http://www.lizcurtishiggs.com/to-tell-the-truth/

Comics 

I laughed out loud when I scrolled down to the post for August 11. Where did you laugh out loud first?

http://www.dailygood.org/more.php?n=6223

Cyberspace 

Someone sent a couple of interesting-looking links to nytimes.com. Nytimes.com displayed an arrogant, annoying message saying they don't support my browser and ordering me to "UPGRADE NOW," then proceeded to crash my browser. Right. Lesson learned: This web site will no longer support nytimes.com in any way. If you want to promote the work of a good writer who, due to desperation, has sold a good piece of writing to nytimes.com, please copy the text and e-mail it as a Word file, or print the page, photocopy the printout, and e-mail it as a JPG. In order to qualify for the patronage of my Gentle Readers or me, nytimes.com will need to (1) fix their site so that it works for whatever browser their patrons choose to use, (2) e-mail an apology to anyone who deigns to revisit their site using a browser they have previously dissed, and (3) include a $100 payment for the favor of our patronage.

I feel guilty. I mentioned here that washingtontimes.com had allowed its ads to become more annoying than nytimes.com's ads were, and suggested that something in New York was not obnoxious. Obviously, nytimes.com was obligated to rectify that. New York City is profoundly obnoxious.

Food (Yum) 

Pears in a truck...I started with a comment addressed to Andria Perry, then thought of local lurkers.

http://blogjob.com/gettingoffthegrid/2015/09/25/how-many-canned-foods-is-enough/

Music 

Richard Whittaker interviews Gabriel Meyer:

http://www.conversations.org/story.php?sid=425

Politics 

Jim Babka picks up a hot potato with this temporary link:

http://us7.campaign-archive2.com/?u=6a89b73599e68a4cdf6730e21&id=f11c9d2acb&e=e038f280b8

Science 

This one is less controversial than many of John1282's posts. If the link works for your browser, it's not exactly news to pet owners--just more and freshly detailed--but interesting, I say:

http://junkscience.com/2015/09/25/differences-in-vision-cats-dogs-and-other-animals/

Video 

Dan Lewis found the full-length (three-hour) "Merlin" video on Youtube for free.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpAcztfmZUY