Guardian.UK: Sex on campus isn’t what you think - what 101 student journals taught me.
I don’t know. This initial story is *very* familiar. My first college roommate was the quarterback of the freshman football team. He should have installed a conveyor belt. He was even engaged to his high school sweetheart (not in the same college), and he did this. Repugnant as this was, others on the team behaved worse. And that was the late ‘70’s. Sounds like ‘same old, same old’ to me; little has actually changed.
Guardian.UK: Thomas Hardy altarpiece discovered in Windsor church.
Guardian.UK: Scientists hope to prove pigtails belong to HMS Bounty mutineers.
The provenance better be convincing. Otherwise, this is just strange and near-unbelievable.
Political Wire: Trump Begins Preparing for Debates.
Ailes. Don’t poo-poo this. He and Atwater engineered the character assassination of Dukakis, back when Bush Sr. ran for Prez. The challenge will be keeping the messenger from going rogue; unless they use an earpiece [and even if they do], it ain’t happening.
ANN:16th-Century shipwrecks found off Cape Canaveral linked to lost French colony.
Is it a Spanish wreck with French plunder, or a French warship? Time will tell.
National Geo: Are We Losing the Grand Canyon?
My God. Nat’l Geographic, in rigor mortis. Not a peep about Colin Fletcher - or more importantly, Harvey Butchart, without whom many sections wouldn’t have been known to be passable. These later through-walkers stand on the shoulders of giants. For shame, Nat’l Geographic. For shame.
BillMoyers.com: What Would Joseph Campbell Say About Donald Trump?
“Unlike the hero who serves humanity, Trump is simultaneously serving his own self-destructive “dark side” while calling forth America’s dark side — bullies obsessed with money, power and materialistic success, absorbed with their own hubris and empire. Instead of trying to improve the system and make it better for all, he is trying to blow it up. The alternative he offers would be chaos.”
PS Mag: Here’s Why the Navajo Nation Is Suing the EPA Over Colorado’s Mining Catastrophe
Atlas Obscura: Nobuo Fujita’s Sword – Brookings, Oregon.
ANN: 40,000 shipwrecks waiting to be found off British coast, says Historic England.
NPR: Should We Be Having Kids In The Age Of Climate Change?
“Back at James Madison University, Travis Rieder explains a PowerPoint graph that seems to offer hope. Bringing down global fertility by just half a child per woman ‘could be the thing that saves us’, he says.” Broadcast this one, far and wide.
Youtube: Akademia Szermierzy - Fior di Battaglia (medieval longsword techniques).
A bit precious, but as you’ll see, accurate to the historical book.
Devolving into quotes.
I always said I wouldn’t do it. But this is a good one, given natural and political events of this week: “If this earth should ever be destroyed, it will be by desire, by the lust of pleasure and self-gratification, by greed of the green frog skin, by people who are mindful of their own self, forgetting about the wants of others.” ― John (Fire) Lame Deer, Lame Deer, Seeker of Visions
Slate: Zika is spreading in Florida, but we know how to stop it.
“It’s because of Dengue that this country’s public health officials have figured out how to control Aedes aegypti, the disease-carrying mosquito that lives in coastal areas during the summer months. We do that with Naled, an insecticide that is almost 100 percent fatal for the Aedes aegypti mosquito. The chemical is already sprayed on about 16 million acres a year in the continental U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Environmental Protection Agency.”
BBC: News site Gawker.com to shut down next week.
Guardian.UK: Clinton, rig the election? I’ve been a voter fraud expert for the GOP, and it’s fantasy
FYI. “Perhaps Trump would encourage his observers to ‘rough them up a little bit’ or ‘punch them in the face’. Sounds absurd right? No, it doesn’t. It sounds like a scenario that should be expected based on past behavior.” As I stated previously, this is ‘brownshirt’ behavior. Anyone who promotes this behavior should face charges.
Atlas Obscura: The Dangerous Origins of the Pentathlon, the Only Sport Created for the Olympics.
Just because it has a military genesis, does not mean it should be dropped. How many objects in our daily lives, how many behaviors, are originally ‘military’? I so wanted to compete at pentathlon when I was a teen. Didn’t have the cash for training.
OneHeadlightInk: “Woman Walks Ahead” Casting Native American Children and Adults.
The Atlantic: Does ‘Economic Anxiety’ Explain Donald Trump?
Pop Arch: Tree-rings reveal secret clocks that could reset key dates across the ancient world.
“In the past, we have had floating estimates of when things may have happened, but these secret clocks could reset chronologies concerning important world civilizations with the potential to date events that happened many thousands of years ago to the exact year.” Two radiation spikes at 775 and 994 CE, visible in all trees across the globe, will change dates on many major events in our history books. Huzzah!
NYT: How Imperfections Could Bring Down the World’s Most Perfect Statue.
“The most popular target for photographers was the David’s genitals. People were obsessed with them.” See Bly, Sibling Society.
Italian Ways: Lake Garda in tourist posters.
SF New Mexican: Mayor opens dialogue on Santa Fe fiestas.
“Tuesday’s meeting comes nearly a year after a group of demonstrators staged a protest during the re-enactment of the so-called peaceful reconquest of the city by Spanish conquistador Don Diego de Vargas. The protest was followed by calls from city officials for a more ‘truthful’ narrative of the city’s history.” See previous link.
Eidolon: Re-Queering Sappho.
BillMoyers: Why Trump Is In Youngstown.
“While they cheer for Trump’s promise to build a wall and exclude Muslims, they forget that in the 1920s several towns in the Mahoning Valley, including Youngstown, elected mayors and city councils who were openly affiliated with the Ku Klux Klan and who won their elections by fomenting fear and resentment of Catholic and Jewish immigrants who, they warned, could not be trusted because of their allegiance to the Pope or to Bolshevism and would drive down wages.” Those who do fail to learn history are doomed to repeat it.