Pop quiz: Which group is protected by Facebook’s secret censorship algorithm?
Above is a picture of a fatberg under Shepherds Bush reckoned to be the size of a 747 airliner. It’s a sludgey mix of fats, cooking oil and everything else that gets flushed down our drains and toilets. The World Service programme Worldhacks have a quick profile of a firm who are collecting fatbergs from Birmingham…
RIP Michael Bond, and thank you for introducing me to Peru, the joy of marmalade sandwiches, and the ability to overcome mistakes.
How’s life treating you? Owl is sick.
The news is miserable this morning. Awful. The world is falling apart.
Thank God for instructional films in school. And Dentyne. Dating advice, 50s style.
He left behind many gifts.
My day turned out very differently than expected, but was definitely enjoyable. How about you?
This happened locally. I first heard about it on the radio and just saw the video.
20 years ao Mary Schmich, Chicago Tribune columnist and Brenda Starr cartoonist, wrote this piece. It would go on to become part of a hit song for Baz Luhrmann and an early example of how full of shit the internet is when it became widely attributed to a speech that Kurt Vonnegut never gave.
This is as beautiful and perfect as advice gets.
I’ve got a busy day today. What’s going on with you?
Fahkin’ A, it’s hawt owt!
Kentucky-based Appalachian Mountain Wrestling has graced the world with the presence of “Progressive Liberal” Dan Richards. He definitely isn’t a face.
On Monday the Supreme Court announced that it would hear President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban and decide whether the president can prevent travel to the U.S. from six mostly Muslim countries.
If you missed the premiere on the National Geographic Channel last night, fear not.... from today til July 3 you can watch their documentary on the coal industry for free on at least one of the many streaming platforms you have access to.
Advice, man. Advice.
It’s a drive by open thread! Please talk among yourselves for a few hours, as I’m between meetings this morning.