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.

Saturday Linkages: Juneteenth

Oakland mural by Elaine Chu and Marina Perez-Wong.

A Juneteenth of Joy and Resistance

Joe Lamp’l Rants about Mosquito Spraying Services, and 9 More Things

Here’s All the Free Online Stuff You Get With Your L.A. Library Card

How to Bribe a Los Angeles Lawmaker

Making Jam from Frozen Fruit

Ancient receipts

I’m Not Wearing a Mask

Arizona Public Media: Behind the Mask

A Brief History of Listening In on Police Radios

Saturday Linkages: Gaslighting the Quarantine Cats

40 percent of Americans have taken “extremely unsafe” measures to sanitize their food and kitchens

3 Reasons Your Chicken May Display Red Legs

Time to Get Blueberries in Your Freezer?

Strawberry Feijoa Jam

Your wedding’s been cancelled by the coronavirus lockdown? Good

Inside NextDoor’s Karen problem

What It’s Like to Get Doxed for Taking a Bike Ride

Writer Lane Moore condensed my mood in a Tweet,

is anyone else feeling gaslit all the time lately? I’m wearing my mask everywhere I go, I don’t touch it, I don’t pull it down, I go out once every few weeks for supplies only. and then I see folks not wearing masks at all, throwing big house parties, and it makes me feel insane . . .

Pretty much every second during this pandemic I feel like I’m the only one who heard scientists tell us what we needed to do and thought “This sucks, but I’ll do it.” and everyone around me is like “haha you believed that? We’re on vacay But uh people are actually dying so wtf

This moment holds possibilities for change we have never before experienced

Icon Maker: The Spiritual Cinema of Andrei Tarkovsky

Lastly, some comic relief

Saturday Linkages: Hornet-19

My neighbor Jennie just made doughnuts and came door to door with them.

Gardens Have Pulled America Out of Some of Its Darkest Times. We Need Another Revival

Jardines de Laribal, Parque Montjuïc, Barcelona

Beekeeping with Asian hornets in France

Crops from U.S. food supply chains will never look nor taste the same Again

Bougie McPrepper

What Does the White House’s Underground Bunker Look Like? Answer: like a mid-90s office

Yes, there’s a bot that tweets about aircraft flying in circles over Los Angeles

Fresh Hell

I listen to this when I need to mellow out