A funny thing happened on the social media site, Mastodon. Someone made a comment about the name of the site and illustrated not a Mastodon, but a Mammoth. This was pointed out to them by someone in the know. How you tell the difference, I didn’t know, so I thought I’d have a crack at finding out, as well as how they relate to modern elephants.
Articles from THE BLOT REPORT
While many people steer clear of Twitter for various reasons, some of which are due to the mainstream media’s constant whining about how it is a ‘sewer’. This is mainly because there are some people on Twitter who consume the mainstream media intently, and they are so experienced that they can spot bullshit very easily, and are not afraid to call it out, often directly to the journalists who spout the said bullshit.
As mentioned in a previous item here, the behaviour of the Murdoch media during the Victorian election was the most appalling I have seen in my few decades of watching politics and the media’s reporting of it1.
As expected, the cookers whose favoured conspiracy theorists did not get elected in yesterday’s Victorian election have started their whining about the election process stating that it was fraudulent. I must admit I was surprised that they didn’t simply come out with the Trumpesque ‘stop the steal’ with which their fellow cookers in the US are so enamoured.
Victoria’s opposition leader, Matthew Guy, and his former chief of staff have, Mitch Catlin have been the subject of an investigation by the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) over allegations that they had tried to circumvent the state’s political donation laws1. Guy has repeatedly said he and the Liberal party have fully cooperated with the electoral commission and denied exploiting a legal loophole to stymie the probe until after the state election2.
A scientific paper by researchers at the University of New South Wale (UNSW), recently published in the journal Nature Climate Change, undertakes modelling of the weakening or collapse of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC)1.
In a previous item, I related a discussion I had with a cooker regarding one of his favoured conspiracy theories, that of chemtrails. That discussion ended when he ‘left the field of play’1.
There are a few cookers* who follow me on Twitter, probably to see what non-cookers are doing. I had an … um … interaction with one a couple of days ago.