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Thursday, November 23, 2023



#385  [archive]
NOV. 23, 2023

The story of Thanksgiving and the National Day of Mourning

Could a chess match against a grandmaster be won with remote-controlled sex toys? 

Israel-Hamas war is deadliest conflict on record for reporters, says watchdog

How Facebook is fucking the news in Canada
    More than lawyers, more even than politicians, it's the billionaires who make the manufacture of guillotines seem increasingly necessary.
    We the people have been far too patient with our billionaire overlords.

Will ProPublica cross a picket line by publishing its next big scoop? 

How the Kennedy assassination helped make network TV news wealthy  

How to spot fake fucking news 

After Albuquerque victory, could all of New Mexico adopt free transit? 

Observations of a new cane user 

Big Pharma fought drug pricing reform with record $7.5M dark money donation 

We almost got a superhero movie from Exorcist director William Friedkin

Hoston public schools show students "Do your own research" video mocking climate change  

Baltimore Colts owner: "I am prejudiced against because I’m a rich, white billionaire" 

Amusing, Interesting, Outrageous, or Profound
    AIOP is my Lemmy page, for anything that's (in my opinion) amusing, interesting, outrageous, or profound. It's mostly a rough draft of this page, but you're invited to stop by.

♫♬  MUSIC  ♫ 

American Idiot — Green Day 

Death to My Hometown — Bruce Springsteen 

Dumb All Over — Frank Zappa 

The Rainbow Connection — The Chicks 

Zone — Rhythm Makers 


Viktor Belenko
Russian traitor, American hero 

John Chillingworth
Irish Republican Army  

Bob Contant
proprietor, St. Mark’s Bookshop
(they sold my zine) 

Hoosen Jerry Coovadia
HIV researcher 

James Gaines
homeless gent 

Willie Hernández
baseballer, Detroit Tigers 

Dan Walsh
went way underwater 

Mars Williams
jazzy guy, Psychedelic Furs


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 the AVA, BoingBoing, Breakfast at Ralf's, Chuff, Dirty Blonde Mind, It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time, Lemmy.world, Looking for My Perfect Sandwich, Miss Miriam's Mirror, Self-love Is My Superpower, Voenix Rising, and anywhere else I've stolen links, illustrations, or inspiration.

Special thanks to Linden Arden, Becky Jo, Wynn Bruce, Joey Jo Jo emeritus, Jeff Meyer, 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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