Tumblr’s not working correctly for me in Chrome or Firefox.

I can load my dashboard, but I can’t make any posts, enlarge any pictures, click any links in posts, or like anything.

I had to use Internet Explorer to post this, guys. Internet Explorer. I didn’t even know I still had Internet Explorer.

Study: People of color breathe air that is 38 percent more polluted than white people’s | The Raw Story



This had never, ever occurred to me.


This is a serious and well-established problem. To save folks the time of trying to attribute it all to disparate income:

“[T]he main [factors in how polluted the air breathed in was] are race and income, and they both matter. In our findings, however, race matters more than income.”


This is within the US.

When Marshall compared the exposure gap between high-income Hispanics and low-income whites, for example, the nitrogen dioxide (NO2) concentrations were still higher among high-income Hispanics.





when you find that perfect gif but don’t know how to use it


You can reverse the flow of the hotdogs if you concentrate hard enough

oh my god you can

What I find fascinating is that they appear to go in much faster than they come out. Hank, explain this to me using science.

American slavery may have ended more than a century ago, but the theology that evolved to defend it still thrives and flourishes.
Cadillac cowboys

In Bundy’s case, he has been stiffing the federal taxpayers since 1989, using the lands we all own to produce profits that went solely to him. No doubt he also bemoans the federal deficit to which his freeloading has contributed.

Behind all the “patriot” bluster, is a kook and a taker.

His claim to a Mormon ranchstead of the 1880s is also bogus. Nevada’s 1864 state constitution predates it and pledged to “forever disclaim all right and title to the unappropriated public lands lying within said territory, and that the same shall be and remain at the sole and entire disposition of the United States.”

The right would love to see a reprise of the so-called Sagebrush Rebellion of the 1970s and 1980s. Nevada, where 84 percent of the state is owned by the federal government (in other words, all of us), was a hotbed. The protests helped energize backers of Ronald Reagan, although after he was president there was no massive privatization of public lands, James Watt notwithstanding.

It would surprise me if it happened. For one thing, so much of the West has been exurbanized and defiled, that the old disputes over permits, grazing fees and environmental effects are almost irrelevant. Land swaps, run through Congress with little transparency, helped destroy the empty majesty of such places as the Mogollon Rim.

One thing is clear. The Republicans of today have nothing in common with the conservationist ethic of Theodore Roosevelt and his forester Gifford Pinchot. Also, the enthusiasm for Bundy in “respectable” conservative circles shows how there really is no such thing.

Bundy is advocating armed rebellion against federal officers; his drama has drawn armed allies and has brought anonymous threats against others. Imagine if a left-winger did that? He or she would be in Gitmo faster than you can say “terrorist.” The fringe right has been allowed to run free with extreme violence throughout the Obama years with virtually no censure from their ideological mates.


Yesterday on a Reddit “Ask Me Anything”, Harrison Ford answered the most controversial Star Wars question as if he had never stopped playing the role of Han Solo. 



A Statistical Analysis of the Work of Bob Ross

But what is the percentage of happy little trees versus sad, angry little trees?

It had to happen eventually: Jean Cocteau made a movie I actually like.

After Beauty and the Beast and last week’s The Blood of a Poet I wouldn’t have been surprised if I never found a Jean Cocteau’s film that I could say I liked without a few pretty big “buts”. Fortunately, his 1950 adaptation of the Orpheus myth, while taking a lot of liberties with the source material, may be that movie. Sure it’s got it’s issues, and Pat sure didn’t like it much at all, but Orpheus may be the first Cocteau film I’d be willing to watch again without considering it a form of torture.

It’s this week’s episode of Lost in Criterion, give it a listen?