Friday Links

August 29th, 2:14 a.m.Skynet becomes self-aware.

The most amazing lie in history — the rather fascinating story of the guy who convinced the German army that D-Day wasn’t going to happen at Normandy.

Heh: customer has hilarious Norse mythology-themed chat with an Amazon customer-service rep.

When mom-and-dad birds have different migratory routes, kids fly right down the middle.

The dark side of the Grimms’ fairy tales.

Illustrations of animals being built and colorized by tiny figures.

ICYMI, Tuesday’s links are here, including everything you ever wanted to know about whale vaginas (and more!), if guy best friends acted like girl best friends, and the woodpecker’s guide to avoiding head injuries.

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Black Panther’s Circle of Hype

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) first infantilizes its audience, then banalizes it, and, finally, controls it through marketing. This commercial strategy, geared toward adolescents of all ages, resembles the Democratic party’s political manipulation of black Americans, targeting that audience through its ... Read More