It’s been a busy couple of weeks here at the Casa de Animal, and we’ve got some busy weeks ahead. Snow is still melting, but we’re starting to see patches of actual yard surface. Getting hit by two major winter storms in February left a lot of snow on the ground even for south-central Alaska, and with the snow’s melting comes a lot of spring cleanup.
We’re also tilling up the garden plot and prepping the greenhouse for sweet corn, potatoes, tomatoes and whatever else we can grow. Right now, given the current state of national affairs, being as self-sufficient as possible just seems like a good idea.
If possible, True Believers, I suggest you do likewise.
On To the Links!
The New York Post belabors the obvious.
Why humans sleep less than other primates. Interesting.
I’m not anxious to try Windows 11, and my big main computer is “not compatible,” but if you’re wondering how the roll-out is going, here’s where to find out.
DeSantis on Constitutional Carry in Florida.
Imagine a Darwin Award for an entire state.
Sooner or later this kind of shit is going to explode.
Joe Manchin (D-WV) endorses a Republican.
It took a Carter to bring us a Reagan.
This Week’s Idiots:
The Guardian’s Siva Vaidhyanathan is an idiot.
The New Republic’s Daniel Strauss is an idiot.
MSNBC’s Hayes Brown (Repeat Offender Alert) is an idiot.
Dr. Charles Darwin, please pick up the white courtesy phone.
Brian Stelter (Repeat Offender Alert) is a potato, and an idiot.
CNN’s David Zurawik is an idiot.
Robert Reich (Repeat Offender Alert) remains a sawed-off runt, and an idiot.
MSNBC’s C. Miller-Idriss is an idiot.
Biden deserves no respect, Juan, you idiot.
This Week’s Cultural Edification:
One of my favorite John Wayne movies for a number of reasons (at least one of which should be obvious) is the 1960 film North to Alaska, which also starred Stewart Granger and featured a great performance by Ernie Kovacs as Frankie Cannon, the slimy antagonist of the piece. Check out the trailer:
One of the best bits of this film was the soundtrack, led off by Johnny Horton’s song of the same name, North to Alaska. Here, then, is that song – enjoy!