Recordings reveal that plants make ultrasonic squeals when stressed

Someone on the internet called me an idiot for not knowing geography and then proceeded to call Taiwan “a city.” (sigh) Thank god for the block button.

Irish living in the world’s best city: ‘I miss the Irish weather’

Blood and Soil in Narendra Modi’s India - The New Yorker

Only once did I encounter another dive bar where the owner, an older woman who seemed to be in her seventies, referred to Big Brother Zeng as “Little Zeng” (小曾), and I came away quite impressed.

Why Leftists Should Support Hong Kong’s Fight for Democratic Rights

Update from WT.social: “If you see something inappropriate, you can report users in the subwikis ‘spammers’, ‘vandalism’, and ‘report a post’, which are being monitored by the administrators to catch issues” (Not very elegant, but better than nothing!)

Google fired us for organizing. We’re fighting back.

Uber Office Had Separate Bathrooms for Drivers and ‘Employees’

See How the World’s Most Polluted Air Compares With Your City’s

China Uses DNA to Map Faces, With Help From the West

No one benefits from simplistic whataboutary. Whataboutary is nothing but a technique of distraction and a call for inaction. It is also perfectly possible to condemn multiple forms of oppression at the same time while still respecting their differences.

David Graeber another Jewish voice on antisemitism and Jeremy Corbyn

Totally addicted to the Romance of the Three Kingdoms Podcast, a chatty retelling of the novel with sarcastic asides and historical footnotes. (He also has one on The Water Margin. Both are in English.)

Me on the couch with the dog: I need to go hang out with other humans.

Me with other humans: I need to get back to the dog and the couch.

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Jimmy Hoffa and ‘The Irishman’: A True Crime Story?

Horrifying Series Of Unspeakable Actions Result In $39 Crock-Pot Being Delivered To Man Same Day

There are no humans in Star Wars, so what are the creatures we are watching?

The most unrealistic aspect of The Irishman wasn’t the anti-aging CGI, but the fact that the old people didn’t have plastic covers on their furniture.

Hong Kong deports writer and migrant worker Yuli Riswati

Foucault on K-Pop: “The temporal elaboration of the act refers to not only the tempo of marching to a drum, but the exact way each step is made. How the foot, and the arms and the legs coordinate with each other and the drumbeat”

I actually consider it a sign of a thriving democracy when politician’s looks are considered more important than their policies. “Do Taiwan’s hottest politicians get your vote?

All the ways you can follow Kerim's Micro Blog

Unfortunately WeMe and wt.social don’t yet offer a way to auto-post my micro.blog, so it isn’t available on those platforms yet.

《From 2016, this article is an important footnote to Scorsese’s The Irishman》How the Teamsters pension disappeared more quickly under Wall Street than the mob

HELL YOU TALMBOUT - Janelle Monae f. Wondaland Records