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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-07-01 06:25
Subject: [links] Link salad trudges off to the infusion center
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I have apparently won the Criggo zombie contest — Braaaiiiins.

Dial-Up Modem Noises Slowed Down — Ok, this is cool. Haunting memories, so to speak. (Thanks to [info]willyumtx.)

Cosmos & Culture: A Review

Haunting Moon Photo: Shadows Loom Over Huge Lunar Crater — (Via Chris Johnson.)

A hole-punch cloud — An awesome photo from NPR. (Thanks to [info]scarlettina.)

Most asinine Beatles song ever? — The Beatles and taxes. As far as paying taxes goes, I kind of like living in a civil society myself, with roads and bridges and fire departments and schools. (Via Steve Buchheit.)

Bachmann Trail Blazes New Path for Conservative Women on Feminism

Roger Ailes' Secret Nixon-Era Blueprint for Fox News — Yep. Definitely fair and balanced. (Snurched from @twilight2000.)

Chicago Pride Parade marches on after tires slashed on 51 floats — More principled conservative action on the subject of marriage equality, I see. Nothing like reasoned debate from an objective perspective to .. Damn, I can't write that with a straight face.

?otD: Would you rather hunt snipe or snark?



7/1/2011
Writing time yesterday: 1.25 hours (Hugo script and a bit of WRPA)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 8.5 hours (solid)
Weight: 231.0
Currently (re)reading: A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin

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Jim Hetley
User: jhetley
Date: 2011-07-01 13:33 (UTC)
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Hunting snark, for sure. Barbecued snark tastes better!
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silvertwi
User: silvertwi
Date: 2011-07-01 14:13 (UTC)
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Huuh. For some reason the first link directs me back to whatever page I'm viewing this journal entry on--my friends page, or after I clicked to your journal, this same page. I'm a little puzzled.

I found it on a google search, but what is the contest? There's no explanation.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-07-01 14:43 (UTC)
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My apologies, HTML error. Have fixed.

Contest was to email in why you wanted some zombie art.
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silvertwi
User: silvertwi
Date: 2011-07-01 15:23 (UTC)
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Huh, cool.

And thanks!
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Kadath in the Cold Waste
User: kadath
Date: 2011-07-01 15:34 (UTC)
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Whichever, as long as it doesn't turn out to be a boojum.
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andelku
User: andelku
Date: 2011-07-01 18:21 (UTC)
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Sabotaging the Chicago Pride parade just backfired. All that meant was the two-hour event stretched to nearly 5 hours. People danced and played music while the floats were being fixed.
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Martin Livings
User: martinlivings
Date: 2011-07-02 02:49 (UTC)
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Not wanting to defend the Beatles here... oh, okay, I AM wanting to defend the Beatles here... but as I understand it, at the time George wrote "Taxman", for every pound the Beatles earned, they quite literally saw 5p. And that was before agency and managers' percentages and other costs. They were being taxed 95p in the pound by the British government. So when George sings "There's one for you, nineteen for me", he's not actually exaggerating. Hence the frustration. Hence the song.

There's a quote, again from George, during a press conference in the US I believe, probably around '65 or so. The interviewer asked what they were going to do with all that money, and he responded "What money?" Everyone laughed, but he really wasn't joking at that point. Most of the money the Beatles themselves made was made AFTER they were at the peak of their popularity, when they finally had some good lawyers and accountants. Of course, THEN they became obscenely wealthy. :)
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-07-02 02:53 (UTC)
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It's a fundamental tax question. I believe this county once had a 96% top marginal rate. The only people who ever paid that were people for home 4% of their income was still more than anyone else saw. Really, it's "how much is enough"? And that question applies whether the tax rate is 96% or 4%, It's only a matter of degree.
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Max Kaehn: Zonk
User: slothman
Date: 2011-07-02 04:21 (UTC)
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Keyword:Zonk
Snipe, definitely. With snarks, sometimes you load up with railway shares and bathing machines and they still turn out to be boojums.
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