Ordinary Sunday Brunch is Ordinary Times cultural quick links for you enjoyment. This week; music, art, history, food, architecture, and religion, with music to read, share, and discuss.
Spider-Man. The pre-review.
(If you want to avoid spoilers entirely, just get it. It’s worth getting.)
A few words from a momentarily homeless editor emeritus.
On becoming good citizens.
A fraught attempt to transduce an eighth century Chinese poem into passable English.
Linky Friday is Ordinary Times’ Friday tradition of bringing you various links from across the web and around the world. This week, a special Hurricane Florence edition with music interludes and plenty to read, share, and discuss.
Some weeks you wake up on Friday and yell “wait! I’m not ready!”
Some weeks you wake up on Tuesday and ask “wait, is it Friday yet?”
Hurricane Florence is an unfolding storm slamming into the North Carolina coast. This thread will allow for ongoing updates about the storm.
I drove a few hundred miles to trade my two youngest children for a generator, gasoline, and 3 Walmart bag of batteries and various illumination devices. Though it might sound like the plot to the next Mad Max movie, I deemed it a responsible parenting decision.
Should I buy a car from Larry’s Automobiles, a dealer known colloquially as Larry’s Lemons?
Live life in a tech world.
Many Americans consider it boorish to bring up politics or religion outside of sanctioned times and places. One simply does not talk politics at the dinner table. It won’t do.
But the gaming table is not the dinner table. Ideally, you play games with friends. Or if your close friends don’t share your hobbies, then at least your regular group is acquainted well enough that political differences of opinion are unimportant enough to keep you from playing together. Or if that isn’t the case, then at the very least you all retain enough courtesy to stow your partisan inclinations while the game is underway.
If the left see Avenatti busy about the work of the resistance while elected officials only talk about it, with little to show for it, the opening for an outsider might be an Avenatti-sized hole in 2020.
Planetary light shows!
… and worse and worse…
Word came today that an agreement has apparently been reached between the Senate presiding over the impeachment trial and two of the justices, Margaret Workman and Beth Walker. The two judges have purportedly agreed to be censured, but will keep their seats on West Virginia’s high court.
Terrorists, Towers, Sailors, Spies….
When do sex offenders stop paying for their crimes?
Amber Guyger shot Botham Jean to death. She survived her subsequent encounters with the police.
Drug court cannot solve the epidemic we face. No one thing can. But as we continue to lose an entire generation to the scourge of opiates and meth, something is better than nothing
Science, social science, speculative science…
The Anonymous Writer to the New York Times is not a Patriot, but he’s not a Coward either.
What Makes Spider-Man Work?
Ordinary Sunday Brunch is Ordinary Times cultural quick links for you enjoyment. This week; music, art, history, food, and religion, with music to read, share, and discuss.
I have no way of knowing where the overlap of Tucker Carlson the man and Tucker Carlson the brand occurs. But we have enough body of work on the latter to know what he is implying and to what audience it is aimed, and it is not to be a positive towards people of differences.
The old “bait and switch”. (On The Spider-Man video game graphics controversy.)
And never code in plus, plus C
Linky Friday is Ordinary Times’ Friday tradition of bringing you various links from across the web and around the world. This week, “An Airing of Greivances,” with music interludes and plenty to read, share, and discuss.
The changes to the schedule.
Nike’s latest ad campaign, featuring NFL player Colin Kaepernick, is a sign of our times.
Concussion concerns for the other football?
Without my feminist foremothers, I could not vote, own property, practice law, effectively decide the size of my family, etc. American women owe a lot to feminism, whether they admit it or not. Nevertheless, I admit to finding myself bristling- and rolling my eyes- at much of what passes for feminism today.
Get what you can before she blows!
When youth styles affect parenting.
The more I turn over [Bush’s] record and compare it to where Trump is going, the more it becomes obvious that this isn’t just about a personal animus for Trump. At every turn — the environment, the budget, trade policy, immigration — Trump is shaping up to be worse.
Hero dogs, mayor dogs, and stranded crocodiles.