Success! I created a link roundup without COVID-19. Well, the last one is tangentially related, but not really.
In defense of Carole Baskin | Overthinking TV – I heard about this Tiger King documentary on Netflix, but rather than watching it, I found it much more enjoyable to just read the Wikipedia summary and listen to commentators like Quinton (video). I was really surprised when the commentators noted that the guy who hired a hitman was the sympathetic character, and his victim was unsympathetic. That really didn’t come across in the Wikipedia summary. Anyway, this article explains some relevant cognitive biases.
Benedetti’s Puzzle | Adam Neely (video) – Adam Neely talks about comma pumps, an aspect of music theory that I only learned when I became obsessed with xenharmonic music. There’s also a more technical introduction on the Xenharmonic Alliance. Depending on your tuning system, different comma pumps are available.
BiNet USA Falls Apart | Tris Mamone on Splice Today – In the drama category, we have a bisexual organization trying to claim copyright on the bisexual flag. Several days later, BiNet USA released a statement that sure strings some words together, but I can’t tell if they’re backing off or not. I had also collected some links on my pillowfort.
What Can We Learn From Female World Leaders? | Rebecca Watson – Rebecca points out the problems with putting female world leaders on pedestals, and praising their womanly virtues.