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THE ROCKIES TAKE OVER AT 12:30 So I put together a little blog of things you should know. You know, because I'm a giver.

HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF A BRINICLE? It's described here:

Unlike frozen freshwater, ice on the ocean surface is composed of two components. During the freezing process, the water excludes most of the salt, leaving the ice crystal itself relatively pure. However, this leads to the presence of excess salt. As it needs much lower temperatures to freeze, the remaining salty water stays in its liquid form, creating highly saline brine channels within the porous ice block.
A binicle is formed when the floating sea ice cracks and leaks out the saline water solution into the open ocean below. Since the brine is heavier than the water around it, it sinks down towards the ocean floor while freezing the relatively fresh water it comes into contact with. This process lets the brinicle grow downward, creating that finger-like resemblance.

It's formation has never been caught on camera before now. Leave it to the BBC to catch one happening. Note that as it hits the bottom, it freezes all the sea life in it's path. Super creepy! Thanks to Listener Joe for sending this!

NOW A COMEDIAN WHO TALKS ABOUT ALLIGATOR BOYS And he's funny.

AND A COUPLE OF SIGNS ON A CEMETERY FENCE THAT MAKE YOU GO HMMM...

THIS COLUMN FROM THE DIRECTOR OF CUTIES IS WORTH READING And I'm not suggesting you watch her film, but she gives a lot of context to why she made the film in the first place and it's a valid and important point of view. Though we are all horrified by the way 11 year old girls are depicted, are we horrified when a child put up a tiktok video with pouting lips and sexy moves? She makes a great point. Read it here.

I'VE NEVER TOLD YOU TO GO READ AN ENTIRE TWITTER THREAD BUT TODAY IS THE DAY Go to Twitter and check out this entire thread where this dude went back and found a bunch of Democrats saying that Trump was going to cause a Middle Eastern meltdown with his "reckless" policies like moving the embassy to Jerusalem. It's EPIC.

SO JOE BIDEN WENT TO FLORIDA TO WOO LATIN VOTERS And he thought he's warm up the crowd with some cool Latin music.

And of course the internet had to respond and this one literally made me almost fall off my chair this morning. WARNING: STRONG LANGUAGE INCLUDING THE F WORD.

That's just Joe being Joe.

TALK ABOUT A VANITY PIECE Madonna is writing and directing a movie...about herself. I may have to wait until this one streams for free.

I'M LETTING DAVE HANDLE THIS STUPID COLUMN ABOUT BEETHOVEN BEING A WHITE SUPREMACIST Because it's so mind numbingly stupid that I can't even. I'm giving him two minutes to respond to this utter garbage because that's 1:45 more than it deserves.

THERE IS A DINOSAUR ON SALE AND I WANT IT I'm guessing I can't afford the T-Rex skeleton that is about to be auctioned off at Christie's in New York. He's expected to go for between six and eight million bucks.

NOW FOR SOME POSSIBLE SIGNS OF LIFE ON VENUS

NEW MATH VS. OLD MATH AND THIS IS 100% ACCURATE

ALAN DERSHOWITZ IS SUING CNN AND I HOPE THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING Now that CNN settled with Nick Sandmann over their libelous treatment of him after a confrontation with protesters in DC let's hope the floodgates are open. Famed attorney and classical liberal Alan Dershowitz is suing CNN for their treatment of his testimony about quid pro quo in Senate hearings. He's accusing them of misleading editing and disparagement by CNN hosts. I hope he wins. I hope stuff like this bankrupts CNN.

UP TO 95% OF RIOTS IN 2020 ARE CONNECTED TO BLACK LIVES MATTER And there were a whole lot MORE protests that DIDN'T turn into riots, but those that did were connected to BLM protests. Check out this article on an exhaustive study on the matter.

DUDE The world's first bionic eye is about to be inserted into a blind person to help them see again. Does this mean xray vision is right around the corner? Seriously though, this could be an aging game changer, as vision loss is a severely limiting thing for seniors. This is super cool and I hope it works.

NFL RATINGS CRATERED And they can try to blame the NBA playoffs if they want, but we all know what the deal is. Read about it here.

WATCH CHUCK TODD STRUGGLE TO GIVE TRUMP CREDIT FOR MIDDLE EAST PEACE God this guy is such a hack. I used to like him somewhat. This is just embarrassing.

NATIONAL REVIEW DOES A STORY ON SWEDEN AND LEAVES OUT A BIG FACT And that fact is Sweden has never told or recommended it's people wear masks. That is a BIG thing. But oddly, doesn't make the cut on this story.

THE FUTURE IS NUCLEAR And private business is making it happen. Read this.

TODAY'S NON POLITICAL INSPIRATION POST Because we could all use a mental pick me up.