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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Tasty

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Somehow, I find the idea of being used as seasoning less horrifying than being a main course.

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HEY! Me and Kelly are doing an AMA right now!

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lamontcg
56 days ago
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plantaris muscle
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Research Risks

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The 1919 Great Boston Molasses Flood remained the deadliest confectionery containment accident until the Canadian Space Agency's 2031 orbital maple syrup delivery disaster.
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lamontcg
59 days ago
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Seems like the people studying supernova precursor candidate stars in the local group, and the possibility of the neutrino flux sterilizing all life on earth, would push astronomy more to the right...
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daanzu_alt_text_bot
35 days ago
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The 1919 Great Boston Molasses Flood remained the deadliest confectionery containment accident until the Canadian Space Agency's 2031 orbital maple syrup delivery disaster.
snarfed
59 days ago
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made me https://www.google.com/search?q=define%3Amycology 😂
mooglemoogle
59 days ago
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Two things:
1. dentistry seems too low on the super villain scale
2. I like that Paleontology isn’t quite all the way left.
Virginia
jepler
59 days ago
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I just knew the mouserover text would be about "molasses storage".
Earth, Sol system, Western spiral arm
brico
57 days ago
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Best-Tasting Colors

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I recognize that chocolate is its own thing on which reasonable people may differ. Everything else here is objective fact.
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lamontcg
274 days ago
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My good-bad axis is almost completely reversed. I must be from bizzaro world.
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j8048188
275 days ago
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Lime should be way further to the right.
greenlava
274 days ago
agree. lime is the best color
Covarr
276 days ago
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This seems wrong. I'm pretty sure raspberry should be all the way to the right.
Moses Lake, WA
alt_text_bot
276 days ago
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I recognize that chocolate is its own thing on which reasonable people may differ. Everything else here is objective fact.
toddmichaelryan
276 days ago
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Great visual but I would have preferred to see box plots with a 95% confidence interval of the population mean.
corpse
276 days ago
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LIES. LICORICE IS AWESOME.
dukeofwulf
276 days ago
Fake news: "Licorice is Awesome"
Fidtz
276 days ago
Salted Licorice is the greatest
timothyfriesen
276 days ago
And red. It's red, not black.
corpse
276 days ago
Licorice is black. Anything else isn't licorice.
Lythimus
276 days ago
Salted licorice is good. DZ is garbage. It tastes rancid.
tsuckow
276 days ago
And where is butter flavor
codersquid
276 days ago
salmiyuck
MaryEllenCG
275 days ago
Licorice tastes the way burning tires smell.
dukeofwulf
275 days ago
At least burning tires release cyanide, so they might put you out of your misery.

Salt Mine

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This one is a little bland. Pass the saltshaker?
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lamontcg
684 days ago
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Salt Vampires
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Possible Undiscovered Planets

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Superman lies near the bird/plane boundary over a range of distances, which explains the confusion.
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lamontcg
694 days ago
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I'm not certain birds would be able to clear their own orbits...
pavel_lishin
694 days ago
I don't know, corvids are pretty smart. They'd probably find use a tool to clear the debris in their orbits.
hobbified
692 days ago
The stuff in their orbits is bugs, which birds are effective at clearing :)
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samuel
692 days ago
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An immediate classic.
The Haight in San Francisco
silberbaer
694 days ago
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Why is the Earth so far away from "me"?
New Baltimore, MI
tdarby
694 days ago
measuring from the center.
bakablur
694 days ago
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I am disappointed in the lack of "Objects formerly known as planets" on the diagram. Where is the pluto love!
Ironica
694 days ago
"Dwarf Planets" in light pink.
bakablur
694 days ago
Sure, there is a bucket for pluto, but the bucket is empty. Pluto gets jipped again!

Dismayingly Dawkins

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Richard Dawkins has done another frank and open interview. And it’s killing me. He’s just doubling down on everything.

He is, he said, not a misogynist, as some critics have called him, but a passionate feminist. The greatest threats to women, in his view, are Islamism and jihadism — and his concern over that sometimes leads him to speak off-the-cuff.

I concentrate my attention on that menace and I confess I occasionally get a little impatient with American women who complain of being inappropriately touched by the water cooler or invited for coffee or something which I think is, by comparison, relatively trivial, he said.

Richard Dawkins is a feminist like Christina Hoff Sommers, who he praises, is a feminist … that is not a feminist at all, scarcely understanding what feminism is, and detesting every feminist cause they encounter. Anti-feminists love Sommers and Dawkins because they create a lovely gray zone in which even misogynists get to claim nominal status as being all for equality, when they aren’t.

Islamism and jihadism are serious problems, no question there. But having great big problems does not diminish the smaller problems into nonexistence — that women in Africa are being burned as witches does not mean there is no pay gap between the sexes; you don’t get to use a ranking of social ills to pretend that the lesser ones are to be ignored.

Guess how much working to end workplace harassment in the West harms the the effort to end female genital mutilation in other parts of the world? Not at all. Empowering women at home gives them the clout and the freedom to act for others. So who the fuck are you to tell American women to grin and bear it when they get fondled at the water cooler, in the name of Islamist oppression? This is a right-wing tactic, to use an external fear to silence criticism and efforts to correct inequities at home, and is a formula for futility — when you trivialize local, incremental changes that people can make, demanding that they instead deal immediately with larger problems directly, you get paralysis. Hey, you, stop working in that women’s shelter and instead get a gun and go fight ISIS!

That’s just annoying. But in the light of the next little gem, it’s infuriatingly hypocritical.

I don’t take back anything that I’ve said, Dawkins said from a shady spot in the leafy backyard of one of his Bay Area supporters. I would not say it again, however, because I am now accustomed to being misunderstood and so I will …

He trailed off momentarily, gazing at his hands resting on a patio table.

I feel muzzled, and a lot of other people do as well, he continued. There is a climate of bullying, a climate of intransigent thought police which is highly influential in the sense that it suppresses people like me.

Richard Dawkins is worth over $100 million. Every book Richard Dawkins writes is a best-seller. People pay Richard Dawkins $10-20,000 to come lecture at them for an hour. When any news source wants to get an opinion from the atheist community, who do they turn to first? Richard Dawkins. Richard Dawkins gets to tell conference organizers who to uninvite from their speaker list. Richard Dawkins makes movies about Richard Dawkins.

And poor little Richard Dawkins is muzzled? After whining that American women ought to hush up about getting fondled in the workplace or harassed in an elevator, because they’re so well off compared to women in the patriarchal cultures of the Middle East, he’s claiming victimhood as a wealthy outspoken opinionated man, because people criticize him?

Jesus fuck. That’s pathetic.

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lamontcg
1122 days ago
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Dawkins jumped the shark in the late 90s and has been clearly going down a right-wing Libertarian path for a decade and a half. Calling him on all his shit has been *way* overdue.
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diannemharris
1123 days ago
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Dawkins is a feminist in the same way that Jaba is the hero.
CallMeWilliam
1123 days ago
Dawkins is a feminist the same way the Javert is compassionate.
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