A Slow Thursday Linkstew

Science confirms what we already know: Research finds wealth warps your perspective and makes you less ethical. Studies conducted by psychology professor Paul Piff found those who drive luxury cars were less likely to stop for pedestrians and that those with more money were more likely take candy from children

It’s a sign of the times: yes, “Snowden Truthers” are a thing

Christopher Allen Simcox, co-founder of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps and the group’s main spokesperson, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of molesting three young girls

How our brains fool us on climate, creationism, and the vaccine-autism link: The Science of Why We Don’t Believe Science

A shocking moment of clarity! Alan Chambers Apologizes to Gay Community, Exodus International to Shut Down

A Virginia Republican and supporter of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) pleaded guilty on Tuesday to perjury and 36 counts of voter fraud

A man has been arrested in Sacramento on suspicion of hitting a passing car with a spear

Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) on Thursday denied it was “evil” for Republicans to want to cut food stamps because poor people used the program to purchase extravagant foods. He claimed his “broken-hearted” constituents had repeatedly told him they had seen people use food stamps to buy king crab legs. The average monthly SNAP benefit for one person is $133.44.

Whether for fashion, decor, worship, or for fun, dildos (actual dildos, not tools like Louie Gohmert) are a big part of human history: The Long, Strange History of Sex Toys

The militant Islamist group al Shabaab assaulted the U.N. relief compound in Mogadishu on Wednesday leaving 22 dead. The militants live-tweeted taunts during the attack

And speaking of keeping it classy, Montgomery County (Ill.) GOP Chairman Jim Allen called Republican congressional candidate  Erika Harold, a Harvard-trained lawyer and Miss America 2003, a “street walker” and the “love child” of the Democratic party, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Wednesday. The congressman being challenged by Harold, Rep. Rodney Davis, has removed Allen’s name from a list of supporters on his website.

My favorite (defunct) zine, Crank, was published from 1994-2000 by Jeff Koyen. Blunt and humorous, it included tutorials on stalking, drunk driving and other antisocial pursuits.


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