Linky Friday #138: Pan-Nordica
[F1] Bangaladesh is about the get the green light on golden rice.
[F2] How the Egg McMuffin came to be. Relatedly, while I think there is something to this, I really want my all-day breakfast sandwiches. (Though, oddly enough, I have yet to take advantage of it. The only time I’ve eaten a McDonald’s breakfast since was before 10:30.
[F3] Nicholas Bagley is exasperated by the snacks being pushed on young’uns.
[F4] Yeah, I think synthetic meats may be like the flying cars (at least, until there’s a pressing need). I actually find some of the veggie-burgers and bean-burgers to be pretty okay.
[N2] “A former meerkat expert at London Zoo has been ordered to pay compensation to a monkey handler she attacked with a wine glass in a love spat over a llama-keeper.” –Sacramento Bee
[N3] It’s apparently long been known that if you put a joey in a kangaroo’s pouch, the kangaroo might adopt it. Apparently, they adopt on their own volition, too.
[N4] Rhinos were once the largest animals in the land. Tangential, but why isn’t rhino a more common sports mascot?
Resources & Extraction:
[RE1] In Greenland, it’s Farming vs Mining.
[RE2] Norway’s turn as Europe’s boomtown may be coming to an end as the oil glut takes its toll.
[L2] But hasn’t this guy heard of the NJ/PA minimum wage experiment?
[L3] Relatedly, regardless of the merits, that a majority of Republicans in Pennsylvania support raising the minimum wage ought to scare the crap out of the GOP.
[M1] Some Hungarians want you to know that they are sorry about their Prime Minister.
[M3] According to Nima Sanandaji, Sweden’s immigration strategy is reaching a breaking point.
[M4] The most educated immigrants to the US seem to be coming from Africa.
[G1] California has become a right to dry state! It’s a bit of a dilemma for libertarian-types as it pits ownership against contracts. I fall in favor of the former and consider it perfectly appropriate for California to say “Home ownership has to include this as a right and privilege.”… but I’m not a very good libertarian.
[G2] The Bureau of Land Management may be instigating a huge land grab on the Red River.
[G3] It’s a clear statement of… something… that after years and years of using taxes to incentivize the purchase of electric and hybrid cars, we’re complaining about the taxes they aren’t bringing in.
[S1] This reminds me of when all of the guns were out to explain that there was no good reason to object to a black stormtrooper when in fact there was decidedly a lack of objection to a black stormtrooper. Except about sports.
[S2] Subversive graffiti on the set of Homeland.
[S3] Freddie Armstrong writes about Dooce’s semi-retirement and the possible end of the mommyblogger.
[S4] Sonny Bunch writes about ethics in shaming.
[S5] From Christopher Carr: I’m 99% certain what the outcome would be if these kids were poor and black.
Relationships & Dating:
[RD1] Over at Hit Coffee I talk about grammar and online dating.
[RD3] I had a dream about a particular ex-girlfriend after reading this Onion article. I… suspect that a gender reversed variable would remind another ex-girlfriend of myself…