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leftovers & links
Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Virgin Mary apparitions "not always real," says Pope 

Atlanta approves funding to build 'Cop City' despite fierce opposition 

Henry Kissinger had a birthday party at the New York Public Library, and you weren't invited 

Scientists successfully transmit space-based solar power to Earth for the first time

What happened when a Brooklyn neighborhood policed itself for five days 

Federal judge backs trans kids in lawsuit over Florida's ban on the use of puberty blockers and hormone therapy

Much of Reddit will go dark June 12-14 in protest against API changes which will essentially kill 3rd party apps 

Reddit Enhancement Suite: "We think we should be fine, but we aren't 100% sure

New York finally gets its first worker-owned cooperative cocktail bar  

'Zombie viruses': Ancient diseases climate change will bring back 

Florida's strawberry industry threatened by climate change 

Carbon dioxide soars to a new record in Earth's atmosphere as climate change continues unabated 

Dutch report warns about negative impact of climate change on health of citizens worldwide 

Carbon dioxide soars to a new record in Earth's atmosphere as climate change continues unabated 

Sheriff's deputy caught on camera slamming a handcuffed inmate's head into a concrete wall with no apparent provocation 

Cop covers for political player with sex offender past 

Cop hired after charges of sexual abuse of minor and domestic violence faces new count of reckless homicide 

Police and prosecutor re-charge man almost beaten to death by cops 

Another Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department gang member admits the department has plenty of gang members

•  Florida high school offers refunds and reprints over yearbook's "disgusting and wrong" LGBTQ+ content 

In addition to pictures of smiling students, the pages featured terms including "genderfluid," "sexual orientation," "queer," and "nonbinary," as well as the rainbow Pride flag.

Texas Governor signs legislation ending trans healthcare for minors 

Hygiene education gives conservative news hosts a dirty feeling 

Haley falsely links rise in girls’ suicidal thoughts to trans athletes 

Mystery links
There's no knowing where you're going


My browser history
without the porn

It started with shirts emblazoned with slogans like, "Live Laugh Lesbian" and "Queer Queer Queer" getting tossed to the floor and it ended with a corporation putting its Pride display back in the closet 

Marian Anderson's "defiant performance" at the Lincoln Memorial 

Visit to Sweethaven 

Advertising outlasts sponsor 

Mariners old-timers remember 116-win season 

♫♬  It don't mean a thing  ♫
if it don't have that swing

Beginnings — Chicago 

King of the Road — Roger Miller 

La Vie En Rose — Louis Armstrong 

Political Science — Randy Newman 

Tra La La - The Banana Splits 

Eventually, everyone
leaves the building

Ed Ames 

Roger Craig 

Astrud Gilberto 

Paolo Portoghesi 

George Riddle


Cranky Old Fart is annoyed and complains and very occasionally offers a kindness, along with anything off the internet that's made me smile or snarl. All opinions fresh from my ass. Top illustration by Jeff Meyer. Click any image to enlarge. Comments & conversations invited.  

Tip 'o the hat to ye olde AVA, BoingBoing, Breakfast at Ralf's, CaptCreate's Log, Looking for My Perfect Sandwich, One Finger Medical, Two Finger Magical, Miss Miriam's Mirror, Nebulously Burnished, RanPrieur.com, Voenix Rising, and anywhere else I've stolen links, illustrations, or inspiration. 

Special thanks to Linden Arden, Becky Jo, Wynn Bruce, Joey Jo Jo, John the Basket, Dave S, Name Withheld, and always extra special thanks to my lovely late Stephanie, who gave me 21 years and proved that the world isn't always shitty.

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