Your Morning Cup of Links

Divers in Sweden sniff out 340-year-old shipwrecked cheese

Russia has a long history of doing what they’re doing now. Oliver Stone’s JFK film was based on a KGB active measure. Here are other examples where this tradecraft succeeded.


“Meet Fancy Bear and Cozy Bear, Russian groups blamed for DNC hack”

Correct. He also won’t release them because he’s not as rich or as philanthropic as he claims to be.

Responding to catastrophe with classical music

JFC. Fuck this election to the moon and back. I hate everyone so much.

After his speech, Johnson wandered around the convention greeting voters and conducted a round of interviews. One reporter asked him about the lack of diversity in the Libertarian Party, which, as some people remember from college dorm-room discussions, tends to attract a disproportionate number of young white males. Johnson said that there was no diversity problem, and that the Party would do better in nonwhite communities as he became better known. A few minutes later, an aide directed him to a room in the convention center that was named for Harriet Tubman. “Who’s Harriet Tubman?” Johnson asked. (After the aide reminded him who Tubman was, Johnson recalled that she will appear on a new twenty-dollar bill.)

Oh good, Trump has a new insane plan to completely collapse the economy: leave the WTO.

Julian Barnes on three 19th-century Scandinavian artists

Why Putin hates Hillary

Muslim migrants angrily demand Germans stop sunbathing in the nude

Can someone please hood him like a falcon? Make it stop. So embarrassing and shameful.

“Meanwhile, one of the little Trumps (Uday or Qusay, I forget which) already is talking about running for mayor of New York City”

Before Marcel Duchamp there was Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven 

This is a manifestly dangerous man and I am so damn angry at everyone who supports him.

OMG Christie and Warren. I’m dying.

In London, people are waiting for hours for 30 seconds in a room of illuminated pumpkins. Why?

My god, Marco. Come on, man.

This is absolutely correct: “Media have a ‘cry wolf’ problem with Trump.” The media deserves a lot of blame for our current situation.

David Hockney’s portraits

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