Monday, March 28, 2022

Miss Cellania's Links

The Phenomenon of the Lazy Geoff. Those are research animals animals that don't move enough to justify the expense of tracking them.

The 2022 Razzie Award Winners.

Victims of Scotland's Witch Trials May Be Pardoned.

The Danger of Skyrocketing Home Prices: A Torn-up Contract. (via Fark)

Why well-qualified medical school graduates can’t get jobs — despite doctor shortages.

What Made Point d’Alençon Needle Lace So Special. (via Strange Company

Willie Nelson and wife Annie D’Angelo-Nelson both had trouble voting in Texas' primary. There's a lot of ridiculous new voting restrictions to negotiate. (via Fark)

The Nightmarish Animatronics Behind the Movies.

Specialty Scrapyards: Where Inanimate Objects Go to Die.

Comic of the day: Perfection.

A blast from the past (2007): Extreme Sports Destinations.


xoxoxoBruce said...

I don’t get who the Scots want to pardon, the people burnt don’t need a pardon, pardon the burners?
Of course some are quick to tag misogyny on everything, but maybe they were culling the annoying misfits.
I think everybody can think of someone they know they’d cull if they could. heh heh

The doctor training program shortage doesn’t mention the reduction in the number of hospitals as they have been consolidated by for profit corporations. I didn’t know Medicare was paying for these internships.
I can’t help but wondering if this isn’t partially the result of the every-kid-must-go-to-college.

Bicycle Bill said...

The people who were burnt were convicted of being witches, apostates, heretics, and God-only-knows what else on what were later proven to be trumped-up charges brought against them by liars, bigots, and just plain crooked officials who used them to, in many cases, seize property and land held by the 'criminals', and were upheld by kangaroo courts.

Trouble is, these charges were, in fact, the law of the land at that time and those records still stand; much as the record still shows numerous people convicted of, say, making and selling alcohol during the period of Prohibition – even though T̲H̲A̲T̲ law was overturned almost a hundred years ago.  That's why the people who were executed are being granted pardons, so the record can show that they have been exonerated.

Although, as you say, it doesn't personally do them much good now, but as is so many times the case these days, image is everything.