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Friday Links

Fans of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Don’t panic — May 25th is Towel Day!

Napoleon’s Looted Art: He and his troops pillaged art on a vast scale. What did they take and what happened to it?

Why do some countries drive on the left and others on the right?

The Tactical Order of Dressing: An Illustrated Guide (as taught to military and emergency personnel). Related: Because it’s important to always be battle-ready: How to Poop Like a Samurai.

The pistachios that need police protection.

You Can Now Legally Compost Dead Family In Washington State.

ICYMI, most recent links are here, and include turning everyday items into improvised weapons, treating depression by smoking psychedelic toad milk, and why car keys stopped working in one small Ohio town.

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Politics & Policy

O’Rourke’s America

With apologies to Margaret Atwood and a thousand other dystopian novelists, we do not have to theorize about what an American police state would look like, because we know what it looks like: the airport, that familiar totalitarian environment where Americans are disarmed, stripped of their privacy, divested of ... Read More
World

Kurdish, Syrian, and Turkish Ironies

Outrage met Donald Trump’s supposedly rash decision to pull back U.S. troops from possible confrontational zones between our Kurdish friends in Syria and Recep Erdogan’s expeditionary forces. Turkey claims that it will punish the Syrian Kurds for a variety of supposed provocations, including aiding and ... Read More
Sports

LeBron James Looks Like a Fraud

So, LeBron James claimed that Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey was simply “misinformed or not really educated on the situation” when he tweeted his support for pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. “I don’t want to get into a feud with Daryl Morey, but I believe he wasn’t educated on the situation at ... Read More