Hello, friends! While being laid up with some sort of malady that seems dead set against me consuming anything that isn’t a completely ridicubutts amounts of peppermint coconut milk tea, I have collected the following news items and curious things for your perusal:
Irving 9th-grader arrested after taking homemade clock to school: ‘So you tried to make a bomb?’ — There isn’t really much that’s “curious” about this. This is blatant Islamophobia. Absolutely every teacher and official involved in handcuffing a 9th grader should be both ashamed of themselves and removed from their posts. More children should be encouraged to explore their creativity and scientific curiosity. What kind of example is this setting? Would this have happened if Ahmed was a white Baptist?
Pagan Books Stolen from Mail, Replaced by Hymnal — I don’t even really have an intelligent response to this. Screw the dilholes responsible for it. Double-screw the fact that the owner of the books is likely to face a long, annoying, ultimately fruitless process to bring the perpetrator(s) to justice.
The Last of the Granny Witches — Anna Wess writes an intriguing, poetic look at the Appalachian granny witches.
Medieval skeleton bursts out of the ground after centuries-old tree is ripped up by storm — Storms blew over a 215-year old beech tree outside Collooney, Sligo, Ireland, and then a skeleton popped out.
10 Strange and Wonderful Finds from Christie’s Oddest Auction — Some choice selections from Christie’s yearly “Out of the Ordinary” event.
Supersized art: 10 radical muralists transforming cities around the world — I’m particularly partial to Nychos and INTI, myself. And, while we’re on the subject of art…
Artist paints excellent Donald Trump portrait with her menstrual blood — The artist says her ultimate “”goal is to auction it off and give the money to an organization that helps Mexican immigrants in the U.S., because ol’ Don would hate that.”
Real-life Harry Potter location-clock works via mobile app — Have you ever wanted your own Weasley family clock? Here y’go!
Sperm Whales’ Language Reveals Hints of Culture — Whales, as it turns out, have local dialects. How cool is that?
Zen Foxes: Photographer Documents Wild Foxes Enjoying Themselves — Just in case the book-stealing and reminder that Donald Trump exists might’ve gotten you down, here are some very relaxed foxes.
And, lastly, I leave you with this song: