Monday, May 22, 2023

Miss Cellania's Links

Bad Manors, the McMansion as harbinger of the American apocalypse. A deep-dive essay by Kate Wagner of McMansion Hell. (via Nag on the Lake)

It’s Been 14 Years Since I Went to Culinary School—These are the Lessons I’ll Never Forget (via Digg)

Humanity’s First Recorded Kiss Was Earlier Than We Thought.

Raccoon Uses the Drive-Through Window.

Hospitals in Two States Denied an Abortion to a Miscarrying Patient. Investigators Say They Broke Federal Law. (via Fark)

Someone Stole Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers in 2005. Now, a Minnesota Man Has Been Charged. 

Australia once had real drop bears- 15 million years ago. (via Metafilter)

A Succinct Description of Fast X.

This Was One of the Most Famous Faces of the 17th Century. But we’re only starting to learn the facts of artist Juan de Pareja’s life.


Bicycle Rider said...

Hospitals in Two States Denied an Abortion to a Miscarrying Patient.

IMO, these hospitals/doctors are risking the life of a patient to make a political point. Imagine a doctor refusing a potentially life-saving procedure rather than standing up for what's right. Imagine if people like Joseph McNeil, Franklin McCain, Ezell Blair Jr. and David Richmond lacked the courage to disobey a law because they might get arrested. Shameful.

BTW, abortion is legal in Kansas up to 20 weeks, (22 weeks after the last menstrual period). There is a 24 hour waiting period which is waived if the health of the mother is in danger. New restrictions on abortion were proposed after the Supreme Court decision in 2022. These restrictions were soundly defeated in an August 2022 referendum.

Andy said...

Kermode and Mayo's Take is a brilliant film podcast. Mark Kermode is the critic with an encyclopedic knowledge of film and Simon Mayo is the everyman who doesn't let Kermode get away with pretentious bullshit. They bicker constantly and the chemistry is brilliant.