Friday, September 23, 2016

It’s a bonanza of links this Friday, to make up for the relative scarcity around here lately!

El Santo would have been 99 today, and there’s a fantastic Google Doodle to celebrate. (Well, Rodolfo Guzmán Huerta would have been 99 today. El Santo, as we all know, is immortal.)

From Julie: They’ve discovered the remains of an Anglo-Saxon palace! Or something very like it.

Also from Julie: How many books have been published in the history of the world? (Spoiler: a LOT.)

From Cassandra: a deep paper about military commissions and how they’re working out for the U.S. today.

Also from Cassandra: the University Title Generator! I am now the Deputy Manager of the Office of Neighborhood Diversity. Or I would be, if I worked at a university. And I had an automatically generated job title.

The 2016 Ig Nobel winners were announced yesterday. I think my favorite is the rock personality study.

I have just discovered Madame Clairevoyant’s horoscopes, and they’re very cool, regardless of your beliefs in astrology.

And lastly, a political note. Dedicate Your No-Trump Vote is a website in the making, and they’re looking for submissions. Do you have a story? Let them know. Thanks.

Have a spiffy weekend, everyone. See you next week.

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