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By Ursula Scully | Pajiba Love | September 28, 2017 | Comments ()

By Ursula Scully | Pajiba Love | September 28, 2017 |


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This is a very good article about how the Right is using a familiar strategy against Elizabeth Warren. (The Cut)

How come the only people who rant against the current “politically correct” environment are either 1. old dudes or 2. people mad they can’t say horrific shit? I haven’t seen Blazing Saddles, so I can’t comment on the content therein, but isn’t the basic idea of correcting our ideas a good sign of progress? Like, I still find most of Delirious great, but the first 15 minutes are painful to sit through because we’ve updated and modernized societal standards and norms. How is that bad, exactly? Mel Brooks complaining that his very popular movie wouldn’t be made today sounds like lazy whining. Can’t you just enjoy the success you’ve had and, in the wise words of a cartoon princess, let it go? (Celebitchy)

Artist Makoto Murayama took the idea of the Vitruvian Man to the next level with these gorgeous blueprints of orchids. They’re begging to be framed and hung on my walls. (5Things)

Looks like Justin Timberlake™ will be performing at the Super Bowl™ Half Time™ show. Get your HashtagBewbGate™ tweets ready. (Lainey)

I’m pretty sure that the Children of the Forest are responsible for these gorgeous landscape details on the Isle of Skye. (Atlas Obscura)

The incredible Julia Louis-Dreyfus has been diagnosed with breast cancer. (Twitter) Hey cancer:
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Facebook is taking (teenie tiny baby) steps to fight back against #fakenews…in Germany. I hope this kerfuffle will end whatever political aspirations Zuckerberg had. (Wired)

This is exactly the experience I’ve had as a Woman On The Internet. It’s depressing. In addition to Teaching Consent, can we also add Toxic Masculinity 101 to the curriculum, in, like, middle school? (Lamebook)

Kate McKinnon deserves more than this. So much more. (GFY)

“Health Blogger” is not a thing that should exist, but neither should deep-fried butter on a stick, yet here we are. This particular blogger got her comeuppance after she lied to her audience about having cancer. People are the worst. (NeuroLogica)

I don’t care what kind of work Jane Fonda has had done because she looks amazing. But her Bitch, Please face? I’d pay a million dollars to have one just like it. (Dlisted)

When I was four years old, even though my city was nearly 500 miles away, we were evacuated after the Chernobyl disaster. The evacuation happened early in the morning, it was quiet, no one knew exactly what was going on, but it was weird, to say the least. Imagine being evacuated while explosions keep rocking your city. This Ukrainian military ammunition depot explosion is the exact opposite of my experience. (Popular Mechanics)

I’ve read this story before, but I never tire of it, so when I saw it posted today I knew I had to share it. The Polish Doctors Who Used Science to Outwit the Nazis (MentalFloss)

This story about Facebook, Amazon, and Google setting up “company towns” reminded me of The Circle, a book I recently read and did not enjoy. At all. These work compounds are a bad idea, right? (The Baffler)

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, and also give me your social media account information.” This is the updated poem being added to Lady Liberty, apparently. (Nylon)

Since the 80s, people have been terrified of Skynet. But you know what’s worse? Spambots. This particular one managed to collect a list of 711 million email addresses! The wooooooorst. Check if you’re on the list. (IFLScience)

Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, a graphic novel about her youth in Iran during and after the Revolution, was well received on its publication in English in 2003. The first challenge didn’t come until 2013, when Chicago Public Schools began pulling it from classrooms. After that the challenges rolled in, based on language, scenes of torture, and "being Islamic." Lollygagger "appreciated the honesty of a child forming such strong beliefs and then having to reconcile them." Cannonballers are considering reading this for #CannonBookClub next year, would you consider it an essential graphic novel? (Cannonball Read 9)

Issa Rae and Michelle Obama. I’m not jealous. Nope. Not at all.


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