“Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem.” The Daily Timewaster. Now More Than Ever.
daily timewaster: William Stinson Soule (American, 1836 – 1908). Kiowa Chief Trotting Wolf [Gu-ee-ah-pay, Coyote Walking] and wife, 1869–1874.
Civilizationalism | This civilizational angst is what lies at the heart of the war in Ukraine. The Russians see themselves fighting a war for the survival of their civilization. Volunteers from all over the Russian Federation are now fighting in the Ukraine because they see themselves at war with a West that threatens their existence. Washington is not threatening genocide, but something almost as bad, the erasure of their national identity. The Chechens like being Chechen and they will die for it.
This civilizational sensibility is hard for Western people to grasp. America, of course, has no real identity. It is a collection of economic and political slogans that holds together a continent full of strangers. Europe still has some vestiges of national identity, but that has been anathematized by the ruling elite of the continent. Nationalism is now a synonym for fascism. In its place is the concept of European which is even less meaningful than American sloganeering.
In America, totally not a third world country, totally not a banana republic, judges face intimidation to rule in favor of the regime. https://t.co/4fcWbcw38I
— PEG (@pegobry) May 8, 2022
The Story Behind “It’s a Small World” – The National Recording Registry has inducted 25 new songs into its registry this year, one of them being “It’s a Small World.” The song was never a radio hit, but it’s been played more than 50 million times- all in the theme park ride at Disney theme parks. All you have to do is see the title and it starts playing in your head, no matter how much you hate it.
How a Master Maze Maker Gets You Lost – Atlas ObscuraGo to the link and Click to download a PDF of the Atlas Obscura maze! You can go up stairs, but not waterfalls, and you can’t cross rocks.
Exploring the Mysterious Allure of Mazes and Labyrinths But all labyrinths share one trait: “The labyrinth is not a puzzle to solve,” a woman tells me. “The puzzle is you. And you solve it by walking the labyrinth.”
— 🤫 (@lobsterJamez) May 8, 2022
What the World’s Largest Organism Reveals About Fires and Forest Health – Atlas Obscura UNDER THE BLUE MOUNTAINS OF Oregon lurks something massive and prehistoric. Yet the largest recorded organism on Earth, weighing more than 200 blue whales and dwarfing even Pando, Utah’s famous grove of quaking aspens, is nearly invisible to the untrained eye. It’s a single, genetically identifiable specimen of honey mushroom, or Armillaria ostoyae, that has been growing for thousands of years. Nicknamed the Humongous Fungus, it covers nearly four square miles within Malheur National Forest and weighs perhaps 7,500 tons (some estimates range as high as 35,000 tons). The fungus likely attained its record-setting dimensions in part thanks to conditions created by 20th century forest management. And it continues to grow, expanding mostly underground in networks of thin filaments called mycelia.
In addition to the penguins, Port Lockroy, as the tiny settlement on Goudier Island is known, is home to the world’s most southerly functioning post office. In pre-pandemic times, approximately 18,000 tourists visited the remote location annually. But for some, a short tour of the world’s most isolated mail drop isn’t enough. Each year hundreds compete for four jobs at the post office, for a chance to live on an island the size of a football field for five months at a time, without internet, cell service, or even running water.
Mac Shop owner John Mac Isaac reveals night he met Hunter Biden “My password is f–ked up. Don’t be offended!” he said, before announcing that it was “analf–k69” or something to that extent. His inebriated condition made it difficult to understand is speech. My eyes widened a bit, and I told him that maybe it would be best if he tried to log in himself.
Taliban bring back the burka: Afghan women must wear all-covering head-to-toe garment once again | WHOA! Who saw that coming?!
“It’s hard to win an argument with a smart person, but it’s damn near impossible to win an argument with a stupid person.” ~Bill Murray
Nowhere to Run Nowhere to Hide Twitter Executives Were Caught in a PV Sting & Ran When Asked For Comment. Who would have thought that running from the truth was going to be the most exercise that guy’s had in a while?
“THERE WILL BE NOWHERE THESE PEOPLE CAN HIDE.” The streets won’t be safe for them. And they deserve EVERY SECOND of what’s coming after what they’ve done to the American people.
Oh, nbd, it’s just GRANDMA POSING WITH A TOMMY GUN IN FRONT OF A CUSTOM 1937-38 FORD DELUXE PHAETONhttps://t.co/Z9ac3nL6xf
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) May 8, 2022