MessyNessy: A Forgotten Bowling Alley’s Steampunk Revival is a Perfect Strike.
YT: The Who, Eminence Front.
“It’s just an eminence front, an eminence front, it’s a put-on ...” First thing I thought of this morning. And I haven’t even started up the aggregator. Happy Friday!
NY Times Review: Jeff Beck’s Virtuosic Sleight of Hand at Madison Square Garden.
NY Times: The Republican Party Has Become the Party of Hate.
Too little, too late. It’s been obvious for years. None of us wanted to believe it could come to this.
SF Reporter: A top lawmaker says New Mexico is spending more than it has.
Non-renewables have been a bad investment lately. Illogical in a place with over 300 days of Sun, and almost as many days of wind a year. But you’ve heard that from me before, umpteen times ...
Archaeology News Network: Where women once ruled.
“Studies of the remains of Moche priestesses show they were physically strong and well-fed, another clue to their status and nobility, which may have influenced their positions of power in society.” Cool.
BBC: Nice attack - Prosecutor says suspect had accomplices.
Premeditated. Not good. I wouldn’t participate in public crowd events for a good while.
Vox/Ezra Klein: Donald Trump’s nomination is the first time American politics has left me trul
We know all this. Our eyes have seen it, our ears have heard it, the queasiness in our guts confirm it. So why can’t anyone DO anything about it? That’s what we, the unbelieving, wonder.
Art Newspaper: Name of mystery woman who received Van Gogh’s ear revealed for first time.
“Gabrielle, an innocent victim of a rabid dog and the temporarily deranged artist within the same year, later married and lived well into old age ...” Good for her. The tales she could tell, later on ...
Hillary wants you to ‘Trump Yourself’.
But you have to allow access to your FB setup.
Time: An Unhinged Republican Convention and the Nation’s Greatest Test.
Interesting to get Klein’s view. Esp. on the Benghazi ordeal - which echoes my own take.
JAMA: United States Health Care Reform - Progress to Date and Next Steps.
“The law has also greatly improved health insurance coverage for people who already had it.” An outright lie, in my own case. Sure, caps and preexisting conditions are gone. But I had to go from a $500 deductible to a $5,000 deductible to maintain my near-identical monthly payment. My wallet is not a fan.
BillMoyers: Disappointed By the Democratic Party Platform? Follow the Money.
“The Sanders campaign has announced it will not further contest platform planks, but as a previous report by In These Times showed, the presence of superdelegates at the convention could still water down the platform, as it has in the past. Progressives should keep up the pressure until then.”
Politico: Dead Heat In Ohio.
Note - barring some crisis or a great debate performance - this is the only poll bump he can expect between now and November.
Recode: Entrepreneur and investor Gary Vaynerchuk ‘cannot wait’ for the startup armageddon.
“I’m not going to get a job! I’ve got an idea!” Oh yeah. BOINGGGGGG.
Mashable: Brits not happy about advice to take vitamin D supplements.
Silly. Take it. Esp. if you’re male and advancing in years. Your weight will be lower, your T levels slightly higher, your mood better. Saves me from the depths of SAD every winter, too.
Ted Cruz showed guts last night.
He deserves my commendation. Important to remember, however ... even a snake has a backbone. It’s only in this election season that backbone has become rare. If Trump loses in November, Cruz will be the GOP standard bearer into the future.
Even later: “... if you go slander and attack Heidi I am nonetheless going to come like a servile puppy dog and say thank you very much for maligning my wife and maligning my father.” Actions and statements have consequences. Good.
Macworld: LiquidText for iPad review: All you need for deep research projects.
This looks like something we expected the iPad to offer, years ago. I’ll have to try it out.
CBSNews: California’s Obamacare premium sticker shock.
“Come this fall’s open-enrollment period, which starts just a week before the election, exchange customers can switch to a cheaper plan.” Yeah, the supporters of the ACA keep pushing this. Look at the copays, the deductibles. Insta-bankruptcy if you get seriously ill. Pushing ‘affordable health care’ into science fiction territory. It’s like using fix-a-flat on a tire; works, but it’s not equal to a functioning patched tire.
FishbowlNY: The Atlantic Prints 25,000 Additional Copies of July/August Issue.
MessyNessyChic: Honeymooning on the Battlefields of WWII.
Bit weird, but fascinating from our time-perspective.
Gawker: Video Shows Unarmed Black Man Pleading With Arms Raised Before Getting Shot by Police.
Oil can guitars, that is.
Techdirt: Nick Denton Bucks The Trend Du Jour, Thinks News Comments Are Worth Saving.
“Throwing out the entire concept of on-site comments because a jackass said something mean or pointed out you were wrong about something has never been much of a solution.” Um, been saying this for a decade at least.
Texas Observer: The GOP is Gaslighting America — on National Television.
Preach it, girl. Damned straight. The Tea Party movement took the gloves off originally. This is just the logical extension.