Category: Quickie

Humble Bundle Needs Librarians

As a nerd, and a human being, I think Humble Bundle is one of the best things on the Internet. The service works like this: Humble Bundle: Check it out! We’ve got these different, well curated piles of cool eBooks, software, and games! Choose a price level, or buy all of them, and money goes to charity! But hurry! You need to buy these soon because this bundle will go away and be replaced by yet another cool bundle of goodies! Me: Yeah, I’ll take three of these. But there are a couple of things that have nagged at me for a long time now, and dammit, I’m vocalizing my neurons while I have a moment. Okay, so… here’s a screenshot of some of the latest comics bundle that I’m totally buying and, keep in mind, this is at the top of the list. Saga has been on my to-read…

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McMinn County school board outs themselves

The McMinn County School Board decided to ban Maus, a multi-award winning graphic novel about the holocaust. According to an official statement posted on Twitter, Maus was removed because: “…of its unnecessary use of profanity and nudity and its depiction of violence and suicide.” I’m not sure these idiots know what the holocaust was. It seems rather inconvenient for them that it didn’t take place in a clean, white room where everybody was polite before the murdering began. But in order to explain themselves they put forth that: “We do not diminish the value of Maus as an impactful and meaningful piece of literature…” And yet, they banned it. To further illustrate the incompetence and stupidity on display here, soon after the news broke about the removal of the book, the school tweeted out a photo of the Board for School Board Appreciation Week, a time of the year that’s…

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Mississippi mayor butthurt over LGBTQIA books at the library

From the good folks at BOOK RIOT: Gene McGee, the mayor of Ridgeland, Mississippi has declared that he “…only serves the great Lord above” and, as such, is withholding part of the local library’s funding until they remove all the LGBTQIA books from their collection. Is this legal? Of course not. Is this a dangerous display of local government censorship? You bet your ass it is. Granted, this is a mayor who boasts about his “Adopt-a-Cop” programme and prides himself on all he’s done for law enforcement. It seems odd, then, that’d he’d violate the law in such a manner and trample First Amendment rights the way he’s doing. But ya know, he’s part of that party that’s all about small government. The mayor chose not to attend a library meeting about the collection which I’m certain is because he was very engaged with some other business at that time…

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Ceci est une pipe

Large pipes twisting through the landscape.

What they posted: After SPS.. the beam has reached n_TOF! #Didyouknow that this is the first time we have produced a neutron spallation target in pure lead cooled by nitrogen gas and moderated by light water and borated water? ⚙️💦 Watch more: https://t.co/DaHUh4Zerb #PhotoOfTheWeek pic.twitter.com/2ClTKM29PG — CERN (@CERN) July 21, 2021 What I see:

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