Climate Spiral

This visualization shows monthly global temperature anomalies (changes from an average) between the years 1880 and 2021. Whites and blues indicate cooler temperatures, while oranges and reds show warmer temperatures. As you can see, global temperatures have warmed from mainly human activities as time has progressed.

Boston Public Library Vinyl LP Collection

BPL is digitizing their entire (?) vinyl record collection and putting it online.

Not quite sure how long this will last since there are clearly some records on there that are going to attract the attention of music industry lawyers. (ex "Thriller" is currently on the front page).

But, there's also a ton of wild and interesting stuff that must in the public domain by now.

AI recipes

Chocolate Chicken Chicken Cake

Ingredients:
-2 cups all purpose flour
-½ teaspoon salt
-1 cup of dark brown sugar
-2 eggs
-1 teaspoon vanilla extract
-2 tablespoons vegetable oil
-¼ cup milk or other liquid if needed (it will make the cake softer if it is too warm)
-1 large chicken. Mix all ingredients and refrigerate for 30 minutes or overnight. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

-Gather the chicken by holding it by the top and both sides with both hands, just like you do to make meatloaf, then gently pop it into the casserole. Bake for 40 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

-Let the cake cool completely before eating

AI recipes are bad (and a proposal for making them worse)

Right Down The Memory Hole

If Republicans learn nothing else from this election, they must learn this.

So begins a Washington Post article by one of the most prominent seditionists: cowardly trash, Josh Hawley.

This was always going to happen. The press was always going to welcome these traitors back into the fold. They just can't help but treat their Republican daddies as serious sober statesmen.

It's still a disappointment to see it happen.

And it's why I won't be renewing my WaPo subscription.

Election Fraud!

A top elections official in Milwaukee has been fired after allegedly obtaining military absentee ballots for fake voters through a state-run website and sending them to a Republican state lawmaker, Mayor Cavalier Johnson announced Thursday.

Kimberly Zapata, deputy director of the Milwaukee Election Commission, allegedly requested the military ballots through the state’s MyVote Wisconsin website, Johnson said.

Anne Frank / Jesus

The Republican nominee for Congress in Texas’ 7th district is a self-proclaimed history buff, but his take on Anne Frank is not one that most historians would endorse.

Johnny Teague, an evangelical pastor and business owner who won the district’s primary in March, in 2020 published “The Lost Diary of Anne Frank,” a novel imagining the famous Jewish Holocaust victim’s final days in the Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen concentration camps as she might have written them in her diary.

The kicker: In Teague’s telling, Frank seems to embrace Christianity just before she is murdered by the Nazis.