Wednesday Reads: Fvck!

 

Hey, sometimes one fuck just isn’t enough….

 

Yeah.

I wanted to share this with you:

The British Heat Wave and Aerial Archeology | The New Yorker

The U.K. is experiencing its driest summer in fifty-seven years. It’s not been great. A British summer is usually a doubtful, fleeting thing. Sunshine and heat arrive in bursts from June until September, as if you were walking down a green-shaded path with occasional breaks in the canopy. When the sun does come out—during Wimbledon, say, or for a spell in August—British people go reliably mad, take their tops off, and barbecue frantically for a few days, until the skies cloud over again. This year hasn’t been like that. The country warmed up in June and has baked steadily since, like an oven that has reached its cooking temperature. Between late June and early July, Britain endured sixteen consecutive days when the temperature hit eighty-two degrees. Last month, eastern England had four per cent of its usual rainfall. In London, a city not known for its air-conditioning, the parks turned brown, the road surfaces went mushy in the afternoon ferment, and the nights became unbearably still. Foul, sweet smells hung in the air. This unusual British summer has been accompanied by terrible wildfires in California and Greece, a balmy Arctic, and dozens of heat-related deaths in Japan. Even when it finally rained, late last week, it didn’t bring much relief. Last Friday, Britain was hit by an estimated hundred and thirty thousand lightning bolts—enough electricity to boil a billion cups of tea—as summer storms played havoc with the nation’s roads, railways, and airports. August is going to be even hotter.

But at least the archeologists are happy. “It’s a bit like kids in a candy shop,” Robert Bewley, an aerial archeologist at the University of Oxford, told me, a few days ago. The freak conditions have made this summer one of the best in living memory for what archeologists call “parch marks”—ghostly, pale outlines of vanished castles, settlements, and burial sites that materialize on the land when it dries out and grass and crops die off. In recent weeks, archeologists in light aircraft, hobbyists with drones, and even people walking through their local parks have discovered Iron Age farms in South Wales, a Roman road passing near Basingstoke, burial mounds in Ireland, and the outline of Second World War bomb shelters on the lawns of Cambridge. Seen from above, the parch marks have a magical quality, as if a giant had doodled them from memory, but they are also disconcertingly real. They are only there because something else was.

Parch marks—and their less dramatic form, crop marks—are fairly common clues for archeologists who are working in places with long, dense histories of human habitation. (Bewley also works in North Africa and the Middle East.) The buried remains of Roman foundations or medieval walls will cause “negative” crop marks in a field of grass or wheat, because the roots of the plants on top of the ruins have less soil to work with—a phenomenon that becomes more noticeable when water is in short supply. The opposite is also true: filled-in ditches and moats, with their deeper soil, can lead to taller, greener plants and “positive” crop marks. The first aerial image to really excite British archeologists was taken in 1906, when British Army officers photographed Stonehenge from a balloon and noticed a darker ring of grass around the stones—the trace of an ancient ditch. “You go to a site to photograph what you know is there, and then you see something next to it,” Bewley told me. “That happens virtually every time we go flying.”

 

It is very interesting….please check the rest of that article out.

Now.

This first cartoon is surely something we all will see one day…I am telling you:

Matter Of Time: 08/07/2018 Cartoon by Paul Fell

Cartoon by Paul Fell - Matter Of Time

3D Jeff Sessions/Dr. Evil Trump: 08/07/2018 Cartoon by J.D. Crowe

Cartoon by J.D. Crowe - 3D Jeff Sessions/Dr. Evil Trump

Religious Liberty Task Force: 08/04/2018 Cartoon by Adam Zyglis

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - Religious Liberty Task Force

Buried: 08/07/2018 Cartoon by Ed Hall

Cartoon by Ed Hall - Buried

Freedom of speech: 08/07/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - Freedom of speech

LeBron v trump: 08/04/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - LeBron v trump

LGBT TASK FORCE: 08/03/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - LGBT TASK FORCE

Freedom Of Press: 08/02/2018 Cartoon by Deb Milbrath

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - Freedom Of Press

08/07/2018 Cartoon by Nate Beeler

Cartoon by Nate Beeler -

Nick Anderson cartoon: 08/07/2018 Cartoon by Nick Anderson

Cartoon by Nick Anderson - Nick Anderson cartoon

Nick Anderson cartoon: 08/04/2018 Cartoon by Nick Anderson

Cartoon by Nick Anderson - Nick Anderson cartoon

08/06/2018 Cartoon by Jimmy Margulies

Cartoon by Jimmy Margulies -

08/03/2018 Cartoon by Signe Wilkinson

Cartoon by Signe Wilkinson -

PRESIDENT TRUMP paints hiself in a corner in Mueller probe: 08/04/2018 Cartoon by David G. Brown

Cartoon by David G. Brown - PRESIDENT TRUMP paints hiself in a corner in Mueller probe

08/02 Mike Luckovich: Trumproach

08/03 Mike Luckovich: Open door policy

08/05 Mike Luckovich: Flesh the press

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I had to end it with that one….this is an open thread.

BTW, I am heading down to Atlanta today…to pick up my skates and stuff. So I will not be around, I hope everyone has a good day.

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15 Comments on “Wednesday Reads: Fvck!”

  1. joanelle says:

    Excellent, JJ!

  2. dakinikat says:

    Okay, the one with the imbeciles got me laughing! Thanks!

  3. dakinikat says:

    Blue Wave!!!

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  7. NW Luna says:

    Great cartoons, JJ.

    The “My Preciousssss!” made me laugh. I’ve been listening to an unabridged audio recording of The Lord of the Rings, so immediately Gollum’s whiny, sneaky, vicious voice was loud in my head. “Precioussss! I will be Lord Smeagol…eat fissssshhesss!”

  8. NW Luna says:

    Ratfcking 3rd-party “progressive” voters, handing Rethugs the win.

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