Things are going to be a little lean today, as I only returned from the fall turkey hunt late last Thursday and between having visiting family here, catching up on work business and coordinating some repairs on the house, I haven’t been reading as much as usual.
The turkey hunt didn’t go well. We were limited to a small (35k acres – small by Western standards) state wildlife area, daytime highs were in the nineties, and the birds were all up higher in the mountains instead of down in this fall/winter range. So we miscalculated that one rather badly – but we had a nice relaxing time camping out in the boonies for a few days, and that’s never not worth doing.
On To the Links!
This is interesting: Differences in sapiens and Neandertal brains.
Hoaxers gonna hoax. Why are these “racial slur” events almost always hoaxes?
Do we want things to get worse?
This Week’s Idiots:
CNN’s Chris Cillizza (Repeat Offender Alert) is an idiot.
The Guardian’s Ruth Braunstein is an idiot.
The Nation’s Jeet Heer is an idiot.
Juan Williams continues to beclown himself.
The Daily Beast’s Michael Cohen is an idiot.
Illinois is governed by idiots.
CNN’s Dean Obeidallah (Repeat Offender Alert) is an idiot.
This Week’s Cultural Edification:
I posted a video from the Japanese girl band Tokyo Groove Jyoshi a while ago, but it’s been a while, so here’s another. I do enjoy Japan, and not least of what I enjoy is the abundance of lovely young Japanese women. In this case, the artists mix that loveliness with talent and style – here they are with Funk No. 1. Enjoy.