Saturday Linkages: In a Jam

My shop uniform.

To unite the country, we need honesty and courage

Why the Internet Is Blowing Up About LA’s Most Infamous Jam Maker

There’s No I in Jam: Sqirl Wrestles With the Sticky Question of Who Really Owns a Recipe

The Billionaire Behind Efforts to Kill the U.S. Postal Service

Bear whisperer out of a job

Jet engine becomes unique camper

An alternative to Ipé

Museum of Material Failures

Saturday Linkages: The Kirghiz Light’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades

A Winged Figure, Abbott Handerson Thayer, 1904-1911.

Comet NEOWISE Dazzles at Dusk

What to do With Blackberries

Poll: Who always wears a mask in public—and who doesn’t?

CoronaShock and Socialism

‘Not just weeds’: how rebel botanists are using graffiti to name forgotten flora

Extreme atmospheric rivers: what will California’s strongest storms look like in a warming climate?

The Sacro Bosco of Bomarzo

Saturday Linkages: Super Spreader

Thanks to @jimmy.chertkow for this spicy meme.

New York’s hungry rats torment alfresco diners after lockdown famine

Electric Crypto Balkan Acid Test

Dry Canning Raw Vegetables is an Unsafe Practice

‘Landscape of fear’: what a mass of rotting reindeer carcasses taught scientists

Warming trend in California, but most intense heat remains across the interior Southwest. And what about the autumn to come?

On the Exceptionalism of Books in an Age of Tweets

Free and liberated ebooks, carefully produced for the true book lover

Experiments in Anachronism

A Call for Community-Based Seed Diversity During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Beer Mats of the 1970s

Saturday Linkages: Hot Takes

Kolomon Moser, Summer’s Evening.

View tonight’s lunar eclipse

How to stop your glasses from fogging up when you wear a mask

Incompetence and Errors in Reasoning Around Face Covering

David Beckham leads the way as men flock to ‘cottagecore’ look

Twin Peaks: The Return, or What Isn’t Cinema?

Pentagon War Game Includes Scenario for Military Response to Domestic Gen Z Rebellion

The True Cost of Dollar Stores

It’s ‘Our Fault’: Nextdoor CEO Takes Blame For Deleting Of Black Lives Matter Posts

I’m Black and Afraid of ‘White Fragility’

The Mystery of John Titor: Hoax or Time Traveler?

Tweet of the week

Saturday Linkages: Quarantine Movie Suggestions

Rather than the normal links this morning I thought I’d post a few quarantine movie suggestions from Connor Kilpatrick’s movie list in the most recent issue of the Jacobin (behind a paywall but worth the price of admission). We’ve been making our way through Kilpatrick’s golden-age of Hollywood sub-list. So far we’ve watched:

Scarface (the 1932 version)
The Big Sleep (Don’t worry about the plot it makes no sense at all–just enjoy the scenery)
His Girl Friday (You can watch this one for free on the YouTubes)
The Sea Wolf (This one is kinda like a relentless, brutal film noir at sea and, remember, the sea is dope)
I Walked With a Zombie (Way better than you’d think given the lurid title)
Out of the Past (One of the best movies ever made)

Happy viewing.