This week in the Slacktiverse, August 10th, 2015

(posted by chris the cynic; written by members of The Slacktiverse)

The Blogaround

  • chris the cynic wrote:
    • Place meets her cousin Joss in the latest installment of Being more than a Simulacrum
    • I had a birthday.
    • On said birthday I watched Jurassic World which led to two posts.  The first post describes Jurassic World as it is: an example of trying to cram too much plot into one movie.  The second describes a series of movies, seven to be exact, that would result if we tried to give at least some of the plot as much movie as it ought to have.
    • Also discussing a movie, I’ve finally written a post I’ve been meaning to do for a while.  What makes it interesting is the vast gulf between how simple it should be (a description of the third Scorpion King movie) and how complex it is.  I remembered it as a Roman General sending a former Egyptian king to India, where there are ninja, to battle an evil Confederate.  Upon re-watching the movie I discovered that time and space are much more broken than that.
    • My sister would like me to signal boost so you can all help to save the farm somehow.  I’m on board with saving the farm and I’m not opposed to signal boosting, but the “somehow” leaves me unsure of what the boosted signal is supposed to accomplish.  Still, maybe you can figure it out, so take a look if you’re so inclined.
    • C.S. Lewis had a whip fetish, which probably explains the whipping, but when Jesus-Lion is on the side of the whipper, it might be that certain other things come to mind.  No, it didn’t really make sense even in context.

In Case You Missed This

Only Some Stardust let us know that a new species has been discovered.  For the first time in over 150 years a new canine species has been discovered, but it’s a little more complicated than that.  We already knew that the golden wolves of Africa existed, we just didn’t know that they were wolves and mistakenly thought they were golden jackals.

Actual golden jackals exist in Asia. The discovery that the presumed golden jackals of Africa are actually wolves calls into question the belief that golden jackals ever existed in Africa at all.

Things You Can Do

No submission this week.

–Co-authored by the Slacktiverse Community


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