Kid Nate’s Off Topic No MMA Open House: Epic bear fight

Welcome one and all I've rounded up some random news to keep us talking while we wait for more MMA this weekend.

By: Nate Wilcox | 4 months ago
Kid Nate’s Off Topic No MMA Open House: Epic bear fight
iMAGO/Image Broker Brown Bears fighting

Hey y’all, welcome to our semi-regular open thread discussion post where the BE community can discuss anything and everything that doesn’t involve our regular combat sports conversations.

It’s been a heck of a week here at Bloody Elbow and we thought we’d thank you again for your support and interest with this here little open thread.

First up, this incredible nearly 10 minute long battle between two boar brown bears.

Why is it so hard to buy things that work?

Leading off my news round up with this really good post by way of Naked Capitalism from Dan Luu (check out his Patreon here):

  • Why is it so hard to buy things that work well?
    “[I]f we think about things from the vendor side of things, there’s little incentive to produce working products since the combination of the fog of war plus making false claims about a product working seems to be roughly as good as making a working product…, and it’s much cheaper.”
  • Solar panels – an eco-disaster waiting to happen? (BBC)
    “”It’s going to be a waste mountain by 2050, unless we get recycling chains going now.”
  • Odisha Train Accident: A Monumental Tragedy Madrasa Courier
    “A deadly train crash in India killed more than 288 people and injured more than 700 people.”
  • Insurers Signal Fallout From Sanctions On Russia Oil Price
    “It appears that there was one thing Western governments forgot while they were devising their sanction punch against Russian oil. What they forgot was the fact that there aren’t only insurers and shippers in the West.”
  • Searching for Meg White Elle
    “It’s been over a decade since we’ve heard from the elusive White Stripes drummer. Could renewed attention over a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nomination coax her back into the spotlight?”
  • Avian Murder Case on a Quiet Back Porch NYT
    “One day last spring when I went to check on her, I found three raw and naked eastern phoebe nestlings tossed onto the porch floor. At first, I suspected brown-headed cowbirds, famous as they are for raiding nests. But I’d observed house sparrows divebombing the back door, which I’d never seen before, and then learned that while brown-headed cowbirds often remove eggs to make room for their own, they don’t dump out nestlings.”
  • No, A Rogue U.S. Air Force Drone Did Not Just Try To Kill Its Operator (But It Might As Well Have Done) Forbes
    “The system started realizing that while they did identify the threat, at times the human operator would tell it not to kill that threat, but it got its points by killing that threat,” said Hamilton, during the Future Combat Air and Space Capabilities Summit in London. “So what did it do? It killed the operator. It killed the operator because that person was keeping it from accomplishing its objective.”
  • ‘Anita’ Review: Anita Pallenberg Gets Her Own Documentary, and It’s One of the Darkest Portraits of the Rock World Variety
    “What’s the darkest moment you’ve ever seen in a rock ‘n’ roll documentary? Up until now, I’d have said the answer was obvious: the sequence in “Gimme Shelter” where Meredith Hunter, in his lime-green suit, rushes the stage at Altamont with a gun in his hand and gets stabbed in the back, half a dozen times, by a member of the Hell’s Angels. For pure heart of darkness, what could top that? But I’ve just seen “Anita,” Svetlana Zill and Alexis Bloom’s very good documentary about Anita Pallenberg — beautiful and imperious scenester of the ’60s and ’70s, Hollywood actress and icon of scruffy-chic rock royalty, partner of Keith Richards, muse to several of the other Rolling Stones. And there’s a moment in it that made me suck in my breath in shock and horror as much as “Gimme Shelter” does.”
  • Florida man points gun at woman’s head after vehicle briefly backs into his driveway NBC
    “Terry Vetsch, 60, of Palm Coast, approached the two victims from his home on Saturday, yelling and “armed with a gun after one of the victims had briefly used Vetsch’s driveway to backup their vehicle.”

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Nate Wilcox
Nate Wilcox

Nate Wilcox is the founding editor of As such he has hired every editor and writer to work for the site. Wilcox’s writing for BE is known for its emphasis on MMA history, the evolution of fighting techniques and strong opinions. Wilcox developed the SBN MMA consensus rankings which were featured in USA Today from 2009 to 2011. Before founding BE, Wilcox was a political operative working for such figures as Senators John Kerry and Mark Warner and an early political blogger. He is the co-author of Netroots Rising, a history of the political blogosphere from 2003 to 2007. Wilcox also hosts the Let It Roll podcast on music history for the Pantheon Podcast Network.

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