Linkage

Blowhard, Esq. writes:

  • Women are perfectly OK with sexism that benefits them.
  • Do carbs cause Alzheimer’s? Nice to see another segment of the mainstream coming around on this issue. I remember Dr. Oz giving Gary Taubes a hard time a few years ago.
  • Tumblr of the Day. AellaGirl’s reddit page, and her Twitter. An example of her art. (All of these links are NSFW.)
  • Police in full-body armor search a house under a warrant based on a 1986 arrest and in the process seize a reporter’s confidential files. Assuming those facts are true, please explain to me how those are not the actions of a police state. (H/T Glynn Marshes)
  • Apocalypse in New York.
  • Aerial views of old London.
  • “Other animals chew the cord off shortly after birth, but as a vegan, this option did not appeal to me.” Every day, it gets harder to tell the parodists from the sincere.
  • “The chief outlet for our aesthetic interests is not ‘art’ (as museum curators suppose) but: cars, fashion, porn, and interior design.” — Alain de Botton, on Twitter.
  • This has to be one of the great Halloween costumes of all time.

cheers-halloween

About Blowhard, Esq.

Amateur, dilettante, wannabe.
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4 Responses to Linkage

  1. Sasha says:

    I don’t even know what a “lotus birth” is. That woman is flakier than a pie crust.

    (Must reluctantly give her points for naming baby Ulysses, though. Very cool.)

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  2. The “cause” of Alzheimer’s is probably old age. The final act of my employment career was working on a clinical trial for an Alzheimer’s drug. The “buildup of plaque” theory that was the most common theory for the cause of Alzheimer’s feel apart. A consensus seems to be building that Alzheimer’s is “death by a thousand cuts,” i.e., the result of an accumulation of injuries, disabilities, bad teeth and psychological losses over a lifetime. In other words, old age.

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    • Toddy Cat says:

      There’s probably some truth to that, but not everyone gets Alzheimers, and some people get it very early. There has to be more to it than just old age, I would think…

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      • Two different diseases look a lot alike, senile dementia and Alzheimer’s. There is a genetic marker for Alzheimer’s. So far, not for senile dementia.

        Yes, everybody gets old. But, everybody does not suffer the same injuries or the same degree of injury.

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