Monthly Archives: May 2020

Cult of Personality

Donald Trump unmasked: Culture-war nihilism is his last line of defense Pushing back against mask-wearing is nonsensical — but Trumpian politics have never been driven by logic Heather Digby Parton | Salon I don’t think there’s ever been a U.S. … Continue reading

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Weaponized Ignorance

“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy … Continue reading

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The 17-year cicadas are coming!!

I was driving back to Montreal from Corpus Christi 17 years ago… the sound driving through the Virginias at night was unbelievable! – cPaul The bug-eyed Insects are emerging from the earth in Southwest Virginia this year, bringing a cacophony … Continue reading

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How to Make Six Different Forts Out of Ikea Furniture

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Watch this robotic sheepdog manage a flock

I, for one, will welcome our robotic overlords… – cPaul

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An imperfect TV icon reexamined.

The mad, sad, totally fab life of Paul Lynde by James Hibberd | Entertainment Weekly “I’ll take Paul Lynde.” Not so very long ago, a lifetime ago, those words took Americans somewhere wicked. In the ’70s, if that sentence was … Continue reading

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The science of digital music and why analog isn’t actually better

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QAnon conspiracy theories about the coronavirus pandemic are a public health threat

Marc-André Argentino | Concordia University via A researcher at Concordia University looks into online movements like QAnon, using a combination of data science and digital ethnography to research how extremist movements use technology to create propaganda, recruit members to … Continue reading

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Rethinking the Canada-US relationship after the pandemic

My learned friend Richard Nimijean co-authored this article for Policy Options. – cPaul The COVID crisis has made it clear that we need to examine our economic and geopolitical prospects as the “special relationship” comes to an end. Donald Trump’s … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Brian Howe (1953-2020)

The Guardian Brian Howe, the singer who fronted the British rock supergroup Bad Company for eight years, has died aged 66. He had a heart attack at his Florida home. Howe’s manager Paul Easton said: “It is with deep and … Continue reading

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