Linkfest 2022-06-18: Blueberry

Tom Lennon: Moebius: Tangled up in Blueberry

I didn’t know much about this French Western from Jean Giraud, but now I want to read it.

Chief of Stuff: Weird Stuff

A reflection on having an illegible job.

The Long View: Arguing the Apocalypse

In case anyone needs help with the terminology of millennial studies, I have a glossary in my lecture notes.

Hard Drive: Man Knocked Out by Agent 47 Starts New Life After Waking Up Next to Chef Outfit

“I was walking through a back hallway when I heard a coin being dropped in a nearby secluded room,” said Guerreros. “I found the clinking noise incredibly suspicious, so I dropped everything to investigate. That’s the last thing I remember before waking up on the ground.”

Science: The Rise and Fall of the World’s Largest Lake

I enjoy how wild and wooly the past world could be.

New CRISPR-based map ties every human gene to its function

The amount of work that went into this is simply astonishing.

The Pillarist: Tragedy, Providence, and Sin in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Children of Hurin

G. R. R. Martin has said he was trying to write the opposite of what Tolkien did, but Tolkien in fact already wrote a story that is a tragic inversion of the happy romance that is The Lord of the Rings. You need to get up pretty early in the morning to get ahead of the twentieth century’s most popular fantasist.

Blake Lemoine: Is LaMDA Sentient? — an Interview

This program reminds of John J. Reilly’s horror story.

The Long View: The Stopping Problem

My favorite AI horror story.


More historical detective work from Antigone Journal.

Robert Bloch, Author of Psycho, Explains the Appeal of Jerry Pournelle

This is hilarious.