Tag Archives | Resistance Is Not Futile

SciFi SongFest, Songs 209-210

Two more post-apocalyptic songs of resistance:

209. Rush, “Red Barchetta” (1981):

210. Leslie Fish, “Serious Steel” (1996):


SciFi SongFest, Songs 194-195

Two more apocalyptic/dystopian songs:

194. Rush, “Red Sector A” (1984):

195. Leslie Fish, “The Day It Fell Apart” (1989):


SciFi SongFest, Songs 179-180

Two futuristic calls to revolution:

179. Leslie Fish, “Rhododendron Honey” (1989):

180. Janelle Monáe, “Many Moons” (2008):


Pulp Fact

What happens when a knife-wielding 36-year-old burglar matches off against an unarmed 65-year-old cancer survivor?


How to Get Past a Paywall

You click on an interesting-sounding news story, only to get the message “Sorry, you’ve exceeded your number of free articles.”

Bypassing this message by searching for the story via a Google search used to work, but largely doesn’t any more. There are other methods that reportedly still work, like private browsing or deleting cookies, but there’s one quicker method that usually works for me.

As the story is loading, stop it by clicking the “stop loading” button in your browser. (Search “stop loading page” plus the name of your browser to find out where that button is located. But warning: I’ve only tried this in Firefox.) You want to stop it after it’s fully loaded but before the paywall message pops up; this may take a few tries at first.

Once the story stops loading, don’t scroll down with the scroller on your mouse; that will usually trigger the paywall message anyway. Don’t even let your cursor linger over the page. Instead, move your cursor over to the right-hand scroll bar, click-hold on it, and then scroll down manually with your mouse to read the article.

Let me know if this works for you!


Alt-White Charlottesville

This piece is useful for noting a) the success of private boycotts, direct action, etc., against the Charlottesville racists, as well as b) the shocking revelation that racists are also sexists.

Note also white nationalists’ fondness for the slogan “Blood and Soil.” Who knew?


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