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Date: 2012-04-21 08:09
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Magical light effects — Art guru James Gurney is talking here about paintings, but there's some pretty clear parallel applications of this principle in fiction writing.

Richard Prince’s Latest Act of Appropriation: The Catcher in the Rye — (Snurched from [info]nihilistic_kid.)

I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled — Roger Ebert on being a fogey about urban design aesthetic.

Studies Question the Pairing of Food Deserts and Obesity

Rubber Chicken Flies into Solar Radiation Storm — Squawk! (Thanks to [info]threeoutside.)

3 ATs — Another awesome APOD image. I swear, there's something about people who design observatories.

Asteroid takeout—a one-billionaire mission to bring a 500-ton asteroid to Earth by 2025

Habitable Zones in Other Galaxies

10 Things You Should Know About Hitler: Predictions From 1932

Secular or sectarian: Pick one or the otherNext question for everyone who, like Romney, rejects secularism: Which sect do you think should be established as the official one? Because if you don’t want a secular government, then you’re going to have to tell us which sect should be in charge. Freedom of religion is freedom from religion, and only freedom from religion protects all religions from whomever happens to carry the demographic majority.

The Boys Who Cried FoxOnly those with a very elastic concept of bias could interpret asking a vice-presidential nominee about her reading habits as lobbing a mortar-round rather than a softball. Warning, interesting and entertaining as it is, also as usual in Your Liberal Media, this article draws a false equivalency between the dominant beliefs and behaviors of the Right and very minor themes of the Left.

Mitt Romney: Candidate or Motivational Poster? — Ah, success.

On National Pot Day, A Speech President Obama Should GiveMore Americans today support medical-marijuana use than support the death penalty. So if Obama won't lead here, then perhaps he should follow.

?otd: How you doing?




4/21/2012
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (took the day off to de-stress)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 9.25 (solid)
Weight: 238.8
Currently reading: Somewhere Else by Sally McLennan

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theresamather
User: theresamather
Date: 2012-04-21 15:26 (UTC)
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Re: secular or sectarian: based on my experiences of witnessing the venom spewed by members of sects against other sects, I've come to the conclusion that separation of church and state exists in part to keep the sects from using force of law to attack each other. Too many religious folks assume their own sect would be the one to hold the dominion, and don't think about what would happen if it's held by another sect that despises them. That any Mormon has not thought this through given their own history is beyond me. (Hauns Mill Massacre and the Missouri state Extermination Order, etc.)
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Steve: Anton Ego (Ratatouille)
User: anton_p_nym
Date: 2012-04-21 16:47 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Anton Ego (Ratatouille)
re: "Appropriation Art"

I wonder if said critic would be as pleased and praiseful should I content-strip his site and repost it with my watermark... 'cause, so far as I can tell, that's all Prince is doing.

-- Steve has "stolen" to create art before, but at least had the decency to either cite the original source or file off the serial numbers and put on a new coat of paint.
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