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Book Thief Linky

Via many people, this fascinating story of some writers who discovered their novels had been copied is a cracking tale in its own right – I’m surprised this hasn’t happened more often to be honest.

A nice little article on the threat posed by oversensitive political correctness in higher education: there isn’t one. (via Hamish C).

1990 Nirvana concert in a tiny goth club. Choice. (via DM)

Alasdair gave the much-maligned Batman vs Superman a five-star review, and it’s a great read. (NB: he also gave it a four-star review.)

A reappraisal of Event Horizon – I saw it in the cinema and I remember really liking it, despite the reliance on jump scares and loud noises. The comments reveal how it continues to divide people – about 50/50 “thank you someone said it” vs. “you are bonkers it sucks”.

Trainwreck fans who’ve been missing gamergate will be delighted to hear there’s a new incredibly dumb online gaming ragefest targeted, in what is surely just one more coincidence in a long line of them, at yet another woman. This one’s about (“about”) game writing, which is something I do and get paid real human dollars for, so I feel I can say with at least some authority that there is no merit whatsoever to the alleged reason for this ragestorm. Maybe I’ll get frustrated enough to blog about it. (NO morgue no)

This 9-year-old crime reporter doesn’t care what anyone says. She rules.

Charts about tea, via Norman C.

I read this on Salon by d3vo suggested it as linky worthy: the end of the gig economy, or, why Uber isn’t transforming everything else after all.

And finally, also via d3vo: a writing app that encourages productivity in an unusual way: if you stop typing, it deletes all your work.

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  1. Stephanie | April 8, 2016 at 9:28 pm | Permalink

    So I don’t know if these are good candidates for a linky, but I don’t really know what to make of them and wanted to share: two American articles where breastfeeding is implicitly a form of purity culture – mothers having an instinctive Ewwww…. reaction at the thought of sharing milk.

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/parenting/baby/78693246/babies-are-still-switched-at-birth-yes-it-can-happen
    “What if the other mother has Ebola? How does the nurse know what happened in the other room when she wasn’t there? What if the mother fed her?” (emphasis added)

    http://www.salon.com/2016/02/14/i_gave_my_milk_to_another_baby_now_i_wonder_why_we_dont_all_do_this/
    “What kind of person would want a stranger’s breast milk; isn’t that just a bit gross?”

  2. morgue | April 10, 2016 at 1:18 pm | Permalink

    Cal has strong feelings about this – messaging Cal now…

  3. Stephanie | April 13, 2016 at 8:14 pm | Permalink

    And here’s another one, for a New Zealander – she’s grateful that some strangers helped her out as wetnurses, but the comments have got a lot of “But what if she’s diseased?!?” in there. http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/parenting/baby/breastfeeding/78859152/the-mum-who-let-five-strangers-breastfeed-her-baby Interesting.

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