Short ‘n’ Stubby: A grab bag o’ goodies


Ms. Manx, as I’ve mentioned earlier, is not a polydactyl. She lacks even a semblance of opposable thumbs. All the same, she likes to reach her soft paws inside the great big grab bag of the Internets and fish for goodies. Here are some of the plums she’s pulled out today, kiddies:

A terrific article (not characteristic of the Atlantic, which has really deteriorated of late) about the care and feeding of introverts. Ms. Manx, whose university counsellor found her to be an INFP in the Myers-Briggs scheme of things, could not agree more with the closing paragraphs:

First, recognize that it’s not a choice. It’s not a lifestyle. It’s an orientation.

Second, when you see an introvert lost in thought, don’t say “What’s the matter?” or “Are you all right?”

Third, don’t say anything else, either.

In other scientific news, linguists have discovered a previously unheard-of language in northeastern India, near the Himalayas. The language, Koro, is spoken by perhaps no more than a thousand people. No wonder it was never heard of until recently!

And could mushrooms clean up the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico? Some say yes. Ms. Manx says she loves mushrooms.

Ms. Manx also greatly admires the backbone of the Icelanders.

And she is very heartened to hear that long-form, investigative journalism isn’t dead yet.

And finally, for those who like their women well-proportioned, Ms. Manx has more good news from the world of science: Bottom-heavy babes are built to last. Now, if only the fashion world would smarten the fuck up and cater!

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1 Response to Short ‘n’ Stubby: A grab bag o’ goodies

  1. Slave Revolt says:

    Iceland’s woes are interesting inasmuch as the rise of financial speculation and global money flows aren’t backed by tangible assets, for example gold.
    As profits slow, the ruling elites opt for financial speculation with very obscure formulas.
    The masterful and sinister part of this is that nations can be forced to cut basic services and investments in its citizens–and the global ruling elites can parasitically suck the life blood out of many advanced industrial societies.
    Here in the US, the common refrain from both the person on the street, as well as the economic experts, is that it is Euro-socialism’s profligate ways, which punishes the valiant ‘achievers’, that need a correction.
    The roots of the economic austerity in financial speculation doesn’t even get rudimentary or passing consideration–because the ‘experts’ that have the authority and the media presence to comment on these issues further’s the scam idea that Europe’s social safety net is untenable over the long-term.
    This is a tremendous scam, but the population has been dumbed down for so long that most don’t have the requisite curiosity to investigate matters on a deeper level.
    The market is indeed akin to the ‘invisible hand” of God. Would any decent person question the logic of God?
    Crazy shit, but it is playing out before our very eyes.

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