Quickies: Locate Your Nearest Airport Protest, Trump as Gul Dukat, and Lo-Fi Gaming

  • Airport protests against the Muslim Ban – If you are looking for your nearest place to protest, check out this site! From Jamie.
  • The Undeniable Beauty of Lo-Fi Gaming – I definitely prefer lo-fi gaming (old school Space Quest and Chex Quest–the cereal-themed version of Quake), so I’m happy to see this having more of a comeback.
  • All of Trump’s tweets are being redone as Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’s Dukat – “A new Twitter account, @realRealDukat (so you know for sure that it’s real) has been rewriting all of Trump’s tweets over the past few weeks as if they were posted by Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’s primary antagonist, the Cardassian war criminal Gul Dukat. If there are any similarities between Dukat (a ruthless, self-absorbed, authoritarian leader determined to be recognized as being on the right side of history despite all facts to the contrary) and Donald Trump (the other guy), it’s up to the individual reader to decide.”
  • From Hospital Gowns to Paper Couture: The Unlikely Origins of ’60s Disposable Dresses – “The concept of a cheap, disposable garment offered a perfect billboard for commercial products, as Campbell’s had realized with its iconic dress. Political campaigns also latched onto the disposable dress, particularly heading into the 1968 party conventions, when several presidential candidates were featured on paper dresses, including George Romney, Richard Nixon, Robert Kennedy, Nelson Rockefeller, and Pierre Trudeau in Canada.”
  • Trump Went Apeshit Anti-Science This Week, Let’s Fight Back – “Trump has been in office barely seven days now, and his administration’s anti-science activities alone are absolutely horrifying. With everything else going on, it’s hard to stay focused on a single area of atrocity — but that’s what they want, I think. To overwhelm us and exhaust us with the chaos.”
  • This Tiny Submarine Cruises Inside A Stomach To Deliver Drugs – “Oral antibiotics are commonly prescribed life-saving drugs. Once an antibiotic is swallowed, it takes a trip to the stomach, where there’s lots of acid. That stomach acid can break chemical bonds in the antibiotic and deactivate it. To keep that from happening, doctors often prescribe acid-reducing medications like Prilosec or Prevacid. But they can cause side effects such as headache, diarrhea and fatigue. So scientists at the University of California, San Diego, came up with a device designed to both reduce stomach acid and deliver medication without the side effects.”

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Mary Brock works as an Immunology scientist by day and takes care of a pink-loving princess child by night. She likes cloudy days, crafting, cooking, and Fall weather in New England.

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