The shit we humans can do, when humans aren't just being shitheads, is pretty amazing.
Something I wrote after my third time through #LesMiserables:
Fiction can’t *prove* a point about about reality, but it can make you *think* about it, and consider connections or perspectives that you might not have considered before. And that’s a very valuable thing.
Expanded slightly on my blog, along with a link to another interesting bee-related article I saw this week.
The state supreme court ruled in favor, because that's technically what the law says, and pointed out that the legislature "is in a position to make whatever statutory amendments it may regard as necessary or useful" to resolve ambiguities
This is kind of hilarious
Conservation groups asked California to protect 4 species of bumblebees. The agriculture industry objected on the grounds that the state's endangered species law doesn't cover insects. But the state fish & game code, in trying to cover all its marine life bases, defines a fish as "wild fish, mollusk, crustacean, invertebrate, or amphibian."
So technically, bumblebees as invertebrates are eligible for protection as fish.
Firefly turned 20 yesterday, and I ended up watching the pilot for the first time in a couple of years. It largely holds up well, but there are glaring parts that haven’t. I had some thoughts on what the series meant to me and its place in fandom: https://transfer-orbit.ghost.io/firefly-legacy-fandom-20-years-joss-whedon/
@KelsonV voice-activated keurig pours a cup of something almost, but not entirely, unlike hot chocolate?
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