Thursday

7.  Brunch and elevenses

Pseudo-Cumberland and boiled tatties:

What culinary things are you up to?  Long time no ask.

6.  Hamilton rethink?

5.  Uh huh

https://www.upi.com/Science_News/2020/07/01/Moons-metal-rich-craters-challenge-popular-theories-about-its-origin/6701593631452/

The most popular theory of the moon’s origins contends the satellite was formed when a Mars-sized object collided with Earth, vaporizing large portions of Earth’s upper crust.

While Earth’s upper crust is poor in metals, new research — published Wednesday in the journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters — suggests the moon’s subsurface is surprisingly metal-rich, undermining the satellite’s proposed origin story.

4.  Wisdom

3. Nice

https://davidthompson.typepad.com/davidthompson/2020/07/beneath-the-planet-of-the-bedlamites.html

Following this recent item on Robin DiAngelo and her lamentable bestseller White Fragility, some of you may have been wondering, “What kind of person is drawn to and internalises this neurotically demented horseshit?”

2. This pair are sad cases

1. Simon quotes

https://theviewfromcullingworth.blogspot.com/2020/07/sorry-network-homes-land-seizure-is-not.html

Land is becoming an ever-bigger barrier to new supply. Land makes up over 70% of the value of existing homes (up from 50% in 1995) and is a high input cost when building a new home.9 As the cost of construction varies relatively little across the country, when we talk about unaffordable market homes, in many ways we are discussing the high cost of land in some areas. This is at the heart of the housing crisis.

[H/T Chuckles and haiku where applicable]