October 21, 2021

On this day in 1997 The Guinness Book Of Records declared Elton John's "Candle In The Wind 97" to be the biggest selling single record of all time. And what's 5,000 times better than one candle in the wind? MouseRat: 5000 Candles in the Wind

"I have cried twice in my life. Once when I was seven and I was hit by a school bus, and again when I heard Lil' Sebastian had passed." -- Ron Swanson

Governing is concerned about the Shrinking Opportunity for Equity in the Weed-o-Sphere."

Alas a Blog reports that science fiction conventions still exist and are still being attended by humans. Know hope!

The American Independent notes that founders of "Campus Free Speech Caucus" want to ban teaching about racism on campus -- and is anyone surprised?

Attention space nerds! Obviously *you* should never look directly at the Sun, but AIs can.

Round up by Driftglass of The Professional Left Podcast; send tips to MBRU (at) crooksandliars (dot) com.

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