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INTERESTING STUFF – 10 October 2020

SEXIST TAKEDOWN

Thank TGB reader Ali in Seattle for this one. And hurray for the captain.

TRIBUTE TO JUSTICE RUTH BADER GINSBURG

On Monday 12 October at 8PM U.S. eastern time, there will be an online, exclusive event to honor the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Among the participants are Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Stacy Abrams, Kirsten Gillibrand, Elizabeth Warren and many more.

Anyone may attend but you must register. You can do that now here.

ONTARIO, CANADA, PROVINCIAL POLICE RESCUE

This video is short and less than dramatic in the search for a young, special needs boy lost in the forest at night. I'm impressed with the calm manner of the police in a frightening situation.

DON'T TELL CANCER PATIENTS HOW TO CURE THEMSELVES

My New York City friend Annie Gottlieb sent a story about why people should not offer quack cancer cures to friends who are sick.

I've written about this here and here and probably elsewhere. But there is a line in The Guardian story, written by Steven W Thrasher, that hit home, particularly recently as my energy wanes:

”...if you want to do something to help someone in distress, as George Carlin famously riffed, unplug their clogged toilet or paint the garage. Don’t tell a sick or injured person what they should do, because it’s a sneaky and harmful way of dealing with your own fear of death.”

These days, I am most grateful for help taking with things like taking out trash and breaking down delivery boxes for recycling and other seemingly simple tasks that can now be so difficult for me.

You should read the entire article. It is definitely worth your time.

NATIONAL ZOO ANNOUNCES THE SEX OF THEIR BABY PANDA

I know, I've been showing you baby panda pictures every week for at least a month and today is no different because – TA-DAH! Now we know it's a boy. Here's the Washington Post video of is vet exam this week:

COLORIZED AND SPEED-ADJUSTED 1886 SNOWBALL FIGHT

You know how old film footage always looks jerky and out of time? This one, a snowball fight from 134 years ago, has been colorized and speed-adjusted and now it looks almost so modern that it could have been shot yesterday. Take a look:

You can read more about it at Bored Panda.

WOMBAT AND A KANGAROO BABIES

TGB's Sunday music columnist Peter Tibbles, who lives in Melbourne, sent this video of a baby wombat and kangaroo friends.

NOW WHO'S THE SCAREDY CAT

Also from Peter Tibbles. The video is old, seven years, and fuzzy but you're going to be happy to see it.

BEAR FIGHT IN FINLAND

Youtube bills this as the best bear fight ever. I don't think I buy that – it looks to me like a couple of buddies just rough housing around one day in the woods.

WHEN A BUTTERFLY PHOTO BOMBS A LITTLE KOALA

It's the cutest thing.

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Interesting Stuff is a weekly listing of short takes and links to web items that have caught my attention; some related to aging and some not, some useful and others just for fun.

You are all encouraged to submit items for inclusion. Just click “Contact” at the top of any Time Goes By page to send them. I'm sorry that I won't have time to acknowledge receipt and there is no guarantee of publication. But when I do include them, you will be credited and I will link to your blog.

Comments

From that funny captain video to the butterfly on that koala bear’s nose (haha)—I just enjoyed all of it. (The jury’s still out on that ‘bear war’ though!) That piece on not telling cancer patients how to cure themselves... for the last 18 months I’ve been living with a severe jaw dysfunction (that after months of therapy is finally starting to get better); but the entire time have had to contend with a classmate from 45 years ago sending me bi-monthly emails saying things from “You need to start taking 2500mg of magnesium NOW” to “My cousin says you have trigeminal neuralgia” to “Have you considered fasting”. For the love of God, leave me alone.

Anyway, a great Saturday of stuff. Thank you Ronni, I think about you every day.

Wow, lots of . . . er . . . interesting stuff. Cute animals, but for some reason I especially like the snowball fight.

Love the koala and butterfly!

Lots of fun and serious stuff here, thanks Ronni! Most advice is ill advised, and annoying, or worse.

I always love the animal videos but this time the snowball fight topped them all. Childhood memories rekindled? Just people having fun together without thinking about Covid or politics or guns. Will we ever be like that again?

Every one a keeper! Lots of smiles here. Thanks, Ronni.

Captain video was spot on. lol Love the Koala and butterfly.

Cat wins (of course)!

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