Here’s a roundup of many things in the world that seem to attract my attention.
Best Podcast I’ve heard in a LONG time: S-Town. About a “shit town” in Alabama with so many twists and turns it’ll blow your mind. 7 episodes of “holy shit” and “I wish I knew John B Macklemore.”
The protests in French Guyana are likely a large world event you may not have heard of yet.
This religious scholar claims Jesus was a mushroom. Finally, someone makes some sense.
A few links from one of my favorite blogs TYWKIWDBI:
A modern equivalent of death by crucifixion
Questioning the Passover story
“Even if we take the earliest possible date for Jewish slavery that the Bible suggests, the Jews were enslaved in Egypt a good three hundred years after the 1750 B.C. completion date of the pyramids. That is, of course, if they were ever slaves in Egypt at all…
…one of the biggest events of the Jewish calendar is predicated upon reminding the next generation every year of how the Egyptians were our cruel slave-masters, in a bondage that likely never happened… I’m talking about real proof; archeological evidence, state records and primary sources. Of these, nothing exists.
It is remarkable that Egyptian records make no mention of the sudden migration of what would have been nearly a quarter of their population… Furthermore, there is no evidence in Israel that shows a sudden influx of people from another culture at that time.
…let us enjoy our Seder and read the story by all means, but also remind those at the table who may forget that it is just a metaphor, and that there is no ancient animosity between Israelites and Egyptians. Because, if we want to re-establish that elusive peace with Egypt that so many worked so hard to build, we’re all going to have to let go of our prejudices.”
Links from another favorite blog: Kottke:
Cute illustrations of bread birds
Experiencing grief can feel like tripping on hallucinogens
Elegantly carved birds immersed in watercolor paint
Other miscellaneous links:
Melania Has To Nudge Trump To Place His Hand Over His Heart During The National Anthem:
Alex Jones’ lawyer argues Infowars host is ‘playing a character’
Within his first 100 days, Trump has played golf, not once, not twice, but 19 fucking times.