I believe in free speech, but…

How to support limiting the First Amendment without coming out and saying “America should have speech codes that protect these certain groups of thought from dissent.”

To Serve Mankind

A Nigerian “restaurant” has been shut down for allegedly serving human.

A local priest who ate at the restaurant was alarmed at the prices it was charging after being presented with a bill for £2.20 – nearly four times the daily wage for millions of Nigerian labourers.

He was told the high cost was because of the piece of meat he had eaten. “I did not know I had been served human meat, and it was that expensive,” he said.

Wow. Just wow. Wow. I think the takeaway here is don’t overcharge if you don’t want to get caught.

Using 1984 as a guide book

This is insane. The UK is looking to enforce speech codes in the name of free speech. David Cameron says:

“For too long, we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens: as long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone. It’s often meant we have stood neutral between different values. And that’s helped foster a narrative of extremism and grievance.

“This government will conclusively turn the page on this failed approach. As the party of one nation, we will govern as one nation and bring our country together. That means actively promoting certain values.”

Everyone, really, EVERYONE in Britain should be afraid of this. Muslims are going to be shut down. UKIPers are going to be shut down. If Tories are in power, Labour is going to be shut down. When Labour is in power, Tories are going to be shut down. Anyone that disagrees with whoever happens to be in control of the government at that moment are going to be shut down. As someone in the comments in the link says, “Everyone is an extremist to someone.”

RIP B.B. King

Nice hair

A surprisingly deep look at poached toast on eggs.

Useless trivia for today

Why bandaids smell like they do. Also, scotch, synthetic insulin and sharpies.

Heh.

Salman Rushdie has some thoughts for the writers that are boycotting the PEN awards over the Charlie Hebdo thing.