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So yeah. That's a thing now. BRB, weeping profusely and lamenting the downfall of everything worthwhile in the universe.


The AP got their hands on a draft summary of a report from International Scientific Committee for Tuna and Tuna-like Species in the North Pacific Ocean, and it ... well, it's very, very bad. Specifically, the current population of Pacific Bluefin Tuna is at 2.6% of its unfished levels. That's not a typo and you're not reading it wrong; over 97% of all Pacific Bluefin Tuna have been fished right the fuck out of existence. Populations of Atlantic and Southern Bluefin have also fallen, but it's the Pacific population that's been absolutely wrecked.

We also find it incumbent upon us at this point to remind you that in the last 45 years, half the fish in the ocean have just goddamned disappeared completely (it must be noted that the personal efforts of at least one writer for yr Wonkette have certainly not been helping). Humanity as a whole is doing really, really badly when it comes to sustainability. Scientists believe a healthy, sustainable population number would be 20% of unfished levels, and with the way things are going, they estimate the chances of getting to that number to be around 0.1%.

And lest you think this is just the US screwing up (again): nope. 80% of all Pacific Bluefin is consumed in Japan, where it's the pre-eminent sushi fish. It's cool, though; I'm sure if we explain to them that they're ruining the Pacific Bluefin population or institute a complete fishing ban (as some are calling for), they'll totally agree to just stop fishing it. They have such a great track record on similar issues, after all.

We're kidding when we say a life without sushi is a life not worth living, by the way. Well. Kind of.

[AP via Time]

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'Bella" by Wonkette Operative 'IdiokraticSubpoenaKommissar'

Sunday already, which means a substantial portion of US America is preparing to be astonished/heartbroken/outraged by the series finale of that show with the dragons, while another portion is just going to stay off Twitter for three days because nothing will make any sense. Yr Dok Zoom tends to come very late to trendy things, so get ready for our own thoughts on the gamy thrones show sometime in about 2023, or never. But we'd be glad to tell you just how much we enjoy the brilliance and humanity of the Cartoon Network series "Steven Universe," which debuted in 2013 and we started bingeing on the Hulu last month, late again.

Hell, we still want to talk about that one Mrs Landingham episode of "The West Wing," which we first watched years after it aired (We finally bought our new used car yesterday, and know one thing: don't drive over to the White House to show it off to President Bartlet). We might even get around to reading Infinite Jest someday. We hear it has something to do with a superhero team and a guy named Thanos. So hey, let's talk about culture and missing out and patching together some knowledge of what's happening anyway.

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Get Me Roger Stone

Roger Stone, his wife would like you to know, is broke. And he is not dealing with it well. Once in khaki suits, gee, he looked swell, full of that yankee-doodle-dee-dum, but now no one calls him Al anymore and he has to stand on a street corner singing "Brother Can You Spare A Dime?"

Yesterday, the conservative but also kind of Never Trumper site The Bulwark revealed the details of a grifty "fundraising" plea sent out by Stone's wife Nydia, begging supporters to give money to the Stones in order to help them keep up the lifestyle to which they have become accustomed.

It was titled "I am embarrassed to write this."

"Dear Friend," begins the missive. "My husband and I have an urgent new problem and we need your help. I told my husband I was going to write you, one of his most valued supporters. I am embarrassed to write this, but I must."

"Mrs. Roger Stone" tells a tale of woe: FBI agents swooping in on them at the crack of dawn to arrest her husband, a subsequent "fake news" feeding frenzy causing friends and fans to abandon the Stones.

"He laid off all our consultants, contractors and employees, and we have 'pulled in our belts' like so many Americans in 'tight times,'" she wrote, sounding for all the world like a plucky working-class patriot, not the wife of a man who made and lost his fortune lying in the service of power.

She should have been more embarrassed.

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