Monday, December 06, 2010

Good Reads/Random Cool Sites (12/6/2010)

Why don't low-income whites love the Democrats?

How did a celebration of cartoons and animation get turned into a meaningless gesture against child abuse?

Terry Pratchett on dementia: "It occurred to me that at one point it was like I had two diseases – one was Alzheimer's and the other was knowing I had Alzheimer's."

The story of Hanukkah in PowerPoint (PDF).

Panda breeding breakthrough.

What happened to you, John McCain? You used to be cool.

A lovely post by Leah on feeling like an ugly duckling.

Unbelievable: there are still Mormon bishops telling people that they'd be better off dead than acting on their homosexual feelings.

"A huge looping prominence on the Sun!"

This is not a joke:
Walmart will join the Department of Homeland Security in a program called "If You See Something, Say Something" which encourages the American public to take an active role in ensuring the safety and security of the nation, DHS said Monday.

Participating stores, eventually including 588 from 27 states, will play a short video message at select checkout locations to remind shoppers to contact local law enforcement to report suspicious activity, said a DHS statement.
Hmm. I wonder if this counts as "suspicious activity"?

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