Linklog for October 5: Right-wing terrorism, air conditioning, nudity and Sydney’s war against trams

I’ve not posted a new linklog since July 25, but I have been collecting links. As with my art, I want to make sure the labour involved in collecting valuable links for others and sharing them doesn’t just benefit the platorms I post them on, but myself as well. Already I’ve found that I’ve referred …

Linklog for July 21: Does work dominate your life?

Shit, it’s July 21 already? Time just slips through my fingers. Here’s some links I liked or found engaging in the past few weeks. I felt extremely called out by If work dominated your every moment would life be worth living? by Andrew Taggart at Aeon.com. Some of these considerations have been at the back …

Linklog for June 29, 2019: Massive Link Dump

I haven’t done linklogs in a while, but I have been storing and retracing links, so have a massive link dump: I try not to linklog paywalled posts, but this Patreon-only post from Colleen Doran is worth it to me: Consistent Focus, Consistent Action. It is the first of a series in which she discusses …

Linklog for March 14: Lawns, honoring historical antifascists, shining a light on fascist motherfuckers and more

McMansion Hell’s Kate Wagner on lawns, which are a plague. Nothing in here that I didn’t already know except for the scale of ecological and social destruction they wreak. Lemmy of Motörhead famously said that they were the kind of band that, if they could come live next to you, would cause your lawn to …

Links for January 24, 2018: Venezuela, “the most pro-Black President”

I’m supposed to be on vacation, semi-incommunicado at a campsite in southern Spain. But because of the snowfall, we could not travel so me, my spouse and the dogs are still in the Netherlands. I’ve been scheduling posts and drawing comics, and now here’s another batch of links. Verónica Bayetti Flores pleads for nuance and …

Links for December 20: Sealioning, the far right on Tumblr

Epic Twitter thread by Secret Gamer Girl about how people claiming to be Just Asking Questions are almost never doing so in good faith, which is also noteworthy for its form, which breaks down paragraphs and sentences across multiple tweets to discourage Quote-Tweeting out of context. There should be a fancy acronym for that, like …

Links for January 13: Cars, non-indoctrination in academia, recycling, fucky furniture and more

I skipped a few days of linklogging, but that was mostly because I didn’t have much to talk about. I am not dropping the habit. “They Saw It Coming: The Car Was Always the Cause Of All The Problems In Our City” is mostly about the early history of parking congestion in New York, but …

Link for the day: Kate Bush puts “Tory” rumor to bed, hopefully for good.

Here’s Kate Bush’s response on THAT interview: I read some articles that included a number of inaccuracies and usually I don’t respond. However I do feel I need to address one story which came from a phone interview I did two years ago. I was very disappointed that the use of a quote out of …

The Year in Fascist and Extreme Right Violence

From Antifa International on Tumblr: Our antifascist social media collective has been trying to document the most egregious acts of violence committed by fascists and the racist extreme right over 2018. In the past year, we’ve documented more than 300 incidents of fascist violence, including 59 shootings, 32 arsons, 33 stabbings, 21 bombings, 11 car …

Joey Manley on the Tennessee “Don’t say ‘gay'” bill.

My old friend Joey Manley has something important to say about the Republican scum that are trying to introduce a “Don’t say ‘gay’” bill in Tennessee, and their ‘moderate’ enablers (quoted in full with his permission): The only reason for a law forcing teachers and counselors to out gay teens to their parents? Increase suicide …