Apocalypse Watch

A common thread with kooks is seeing art and allegory and taking it absolutely literally. Hence biblical literalism. My biggest problem with both Kubrick and the bible is that they both put me to sleep. I don’t understand the need for literalism any more than I understand the need to rehash very generationally niche avante garde cinema as if it was all you need to know about a particular society.

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Emperor penguins suffered mass breeding failures in 2023 amid record low sea ice

LONDON, April 25 (Reuters) - Record low sea ice in late 2023 led to breeding failures in one-fifth of Antarctica’s emperor penguin colonies, scientists with the British Antarctic Survey said on Thursday.

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Much harder to avoid:

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I remember this was bad. But it was even worse.

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Imagine you are at the ice-cream shop, an array of colorful flavors lie before you in a glass case. A flavor calls to you, its label reads “pistachio”.

After your purchase, you look online at the ice-cream shop’s website. Turns out, the pistachio ice-cream had no pistachios in it. Instead, it had “pistachio flavoring”, made up of “water, ethanol, propylene, glycol, natural & artificial flavor, yellow 5 [and] blue 1”.

So what do you do? You gather other ice-cream aficionados and sue the ice-cream company.

ok, yes, I’m being silly by putting it in this category, sorry. :wink:

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Did Mr Burns teach us nothing?

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