Thursday, October 22, 2020

Wildlife Photographer of the Year images

 As we grow older and realize more clearly the limitations of human happiness, we come to see that the only real and abiding pleasure in life is to give pleasure to other people.

— P. G. Wodehouse, born in 1881

If you notice anything
it leads you to notice
and more.

Any anyway
I was so full of energy.
I was always running around, looking
at this and that.

If I stopped
the pain
was unbearable.

If I stopped and thought, maybe
the world
can’t be saved,
the pain
was unbearable.

(Marking St Marks’ eulogies)

Profits Over Human Life? ER Doctor’s Story Is Fearful Lesson for U.S. Workers During Pandemic

Dr. Ming Lin spoke out about Covid safety and was fired. A doctor working for corporations must check his medical ethics at the door.

What do we mean when we say a piece of art is "relevant"? The characterization says less about the work than about the  audience  

Weather Photographer of the Year Winners Celebrate the Beauty of Nature.

View the Wildlife Photographer of the Year images from the current and previous years’ competitions. These images were awarded for their artistic composition, technical innovation and truthful interpretation of the natural world.”

The Photographer Who Took Original ‘Fatima’ Photo Says She’s Hurt By British Government’s Campaign

Photographer Krys Alex, on the subject, young dancer Desire’e Kelley: ““I immediately thought about Desire’e and how her face was just plastered all over social media and the internet, different news articles, and memes were created, and she had no clue. All of that really hurt me.” – Classic FM

MMXX 2020 Underwater Photo Contest | Scuba Diving

If you define "unemployed" as "a person who is looking for a full-time job that pays a living wage but who can't find one", the true US unemployment rate is 26.1%.

I Was In Charge of the Deck Chairs On the Titanic, and They Absolutely Did Need Rearranging. "When the Titanic slid beneath the waves, taking hundreds of souls with her, she did so with the most becoming, loveliest deck amenities imaginable."

Kamala versus Daenerys and the difference between mispronunciation & dispronunciation. "As far as I can tell, Americans have no problem saying 'Daenerys Targaryen.' Or 'supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.' Or 'Hakeem Olajuwon.'"

From Scientific American (for unscientific Americans): Eight Persistent COVID-19 Myths and Why People Believe Them. It wasn't lab-engineered, it's not just the flu, natural herd immunity won't work, etc.

Succession's Logan Roy and Gerri Kellman team up to advise Wisconsin voters on how to f*cking vote early, by f*cking mail, or in f*cking person. This is canon now, right?

In case you missed it the first time around, the 2nd edition of @craigmod's Kissa by Kissa book (about his 1000km walk along an ancient Japanese highway) is now available to order.