Monday links

Terrifying Childcare Inventions From The Early 20th Century.

How Chemistry Can Explain the Difference Between Bourbon and a Tennessee Whiskey.

The Art of the Romanian Haystack.

The pros and cons of Reusable Toilet Paper.

The Dark Side of Peter Pan.

47 Futuristic Jobs You Were Supposed To Have By Now.

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Fire the FBI Chief

American government is supposed to look and sound like George Washington. What it actually looks and sounds like is Henry Hill from Goodfellas: bad suit, hand out, intoning the eternal mantra: “F*** you, pay me.” American government mostly works by interposition, standing between us, the free people at ... Read More
Film & TV

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