Black Mirror is Fun (Suddenly)

Well here is a bit of lightness and fun!

Black Mirror has made its name depicting oppressively dark visions of our future in neat little 60-minute installments. The best moments of its genre-bending new season, however, come when Black Mirror lightens up. By far the most ambitious episode of the season, and likely to be its biggest crowd pleaser, is “USS Callister,” a feature-length…

via The best new “Black Mirror” episodes are a rom-com and a cheesy space opera — Quartz


Aaron Kernaghan

Brain Abnormalities

This hasn’t got nearly the coverage that it ought to have, even though plenty are talking about it – not very many answers forthcoming…

(WASHINGTON) — Doctors treating the U.S. Embassy victims of mysterious, invisible attacks in Cuba have discovered brain abnormalities as they search for clues to explain the hearing, vision, balance and memory damage, The Associated Press has learned. It’s the most specific finding to date about physical damage, showing that whatever it was that harmed the…

via Doctors Discover Mysterious Attacks on U.S. Diplomats in Cuba Caused Brain Abnormalities — TIME


Aaron Kernaghan

Stupid People and Disagreement

The degree of polarization in American society has become impossible to ignore. People don’t just disagree with one another about politics, guns, taxes, and freedom of speech; they also disrespect those with whom they disagree. Consider what happens when you enter “gun advocates are” into Google. The first autofill option is “gun advocates are idiots.”…

via People are going to disagree with you. That doesn’t make them stupid — Quartz

Aaron Kernaghan

This day in history!

1409 – The University of Leipzig opened. 1755 – The second Eddystone Lighthouse was destroyed by fire. 1763 – Dedication of the Touro Synagogue, in Newport, Rhode Island, the first synagogue in the United States. 1775 – The USS Alfred became the first vessel to fly the Grand Union Flag(the precursor to the Stars and Stripes); the flag is hoisted by John Paul Jones. […]

via December 2 in history — Homepaddock