News & Links: Wednesday, November 1, 2023

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NOV. 1, 2023

UAW reaches tentative deal with Stellantis, suspending strike in Orlando and across the country
    If the Nobel Peace Prize meant anything, I'd nominate UAW president Shawn Fain. Never have I ever seen a strike so successful.

I've been to over 20 homeschool conferences. The things I've witnessed shocked me.
    Excerpt: A woman and her older mother walk into the booth. They pick up products and make comments, but neither acknowledges me.
    One picks up a journal that tells the story of Sarah Grimké. On the cover, it says “Follow Your Heart.”
    The younger woman turns to her mother and says, rather loudly: “You know what (insert daughter’s name) said to me the other day?”
    “What?” her mother asks.
    “She said in Sunday school she learned you can’t listen to your heart, only to the Lord, because your heart lies to you.”
    The younger woman finally looks at me and says: “Even my daughter gets it. She is only 9.”
    She puts the journal back, and they leave. I don’t tell her a girl’s heart is the only thing that speaks truth. ...

Why the super rich are inevitable 

Disabled man drags himself off plane after Air Canada fails to offer wheelchair 

YouTube's war on adblockers shows how Google controls the internet 

•  The world’s most popular painter sent his followers after me because he didn’t like a review of his work 

Poke around the psychedelic fortress of a self-made saint 

Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis were 'regenerated' like Doctor Who for Some Like It Hot sit-com 

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  ♫

America, Fuck Yeah — Kubat 

The Cover of the Rolling Stone — Dr Hook & the Medicine Show 

Gumbo Variations — Frank Zappa 

Paradise by the Dashboard Light — Meat Loaf 

Take On Me — Reel Big Fish 








Trevor Hill 

Frank Howard 

Matthew Perry 

Nate Pruttis 

Aaron Spears 

Natalie Zemon-Davis


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, Kottke,org, Looking for My Perfect Sandwich, MetaFilter, Miss Miriam's Mirror, RanPrieur.com, @soberscientistlife, 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, 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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