Homophobia, Chick-Fil-A Show more
Apparently Chick-Fil-A is opening a branch in the UK, in Reading. There's a lot of controversy over their donations to anti-LGBT+ organisations, which I wasn't aware of before.
This article has a bit of background:
I'm never going to eat there.
Great music crosses language barriers. I've lost count of the number of great songs I've discovered in the past month or so. But, I had to go looking specifically for "LANGUAGE + rock". It's been so worth it, but it's a huge shame that in the UK we don't get to hear much that isn't in English.
For instance, check out Jam Hsiao's A Love Song For You https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atGbcYTjZCY - watch to the end for cuteness and questionable fashion sense.
I quite enjoyed Helen Czerski's Storm In A Teacup, but it's like a great selection of physics tasters rather than a deep dive into any one subject. It's very readable, though. I'd recommend it as a gift for the person you want to enthuse about physics. http://www.warpcoresf.co.uk/storm-in-a-teacup.php
I don't understand why these guys aren't better known. This is just one of their earworms I've been singing lately.
Tips to help you choose the right apple tree(s)
After recently doing lots of online & print research into apple trees, because no one source had all the info I needed, I've collated the key basic info into one post.
Part of me is shaking my head that it's taken me this long to discover German rock that isn't Rammstein. Blutengel and Oomph! are exactly what I need right now.
But this wouldn't have been possible without Duolingo rekindling my interest in learning German, and the amazing amount of foreign-language music and films that are now so readily available. It's never been so easy or fun to learn another language.
UK pol, GE, register to vote! (no negative replies plz) Show more
A GE is on the horizon, tens of thousands of young people are registering to vote, and the tories could be finally kicked out!! (and maybe even lose power for a generation~ :3c).
If you haven't registered to vote, doing so in the next couple of weeks will ensure you are able to vote in time for whenever the next GE comes, it's easy and it only takes a few minutes:
This is the best headline I've seen today:
Quiet village in stand-off with emu
Food Show more
This week I'm going to try making porridge with various milk substitutes. Today, Alpro hazelnut milk (sweetened). It's come out with a good consistency. The flavour is mildly nutty, but it's way too sweet for my taste - I'm used to unsweetened milky porridge without anything in it. So, that's a bust. I wonder if they do an unsweetened version?
Here's Black and Blue covering Soundgarden's Black Hole Sun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wm9Cc1Ez-ZA
I rather enjoyed Survivors by G. X. Todd:
The post-apocalyptic genre can be a bit samey, so it's good to read something that changes the setup as well as featuring interesting characters.
I'm reading Bea Johnson's Zero Waste Home, which is on offer at the moment at £1.99. I don't consider myself new to trying to cut down on waste and plastic, but Bea is astonishingly thorough and I'm picking up tips that will help me reduce waste even further. She's tried many things, from making shampoo to her own glue, and figured out what is practical and what is too extreme for most people to be able to keep doing.
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