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Jay Lake
Date: 2012-05-23 05:17
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Just What the (Bleep) Do I Think I’m Doing? – Redux — Richard Parks Is Wise on process.

The Oatmeal responds to a Forbes article criticizing the recent Tesla comic — This is freaking hilarious.

A really striking Absolut ad masquerading as a short film — This is a lot of fun. (Via [info]willyumtx.)

Italy earthquake hits parmesan productionCheese producers near quake's epicentre fear for 300,000 parmesan wheels that crashed to the ground in warehouses. Epic cheese disaster! (Thanks to Scrivener's Error.)

Gotthard Girl's Pioneering Intestine — Headline of the week. Do you even care what the story is about? (A historical map of European railroads, btw.)

Can a Surfboard-Sized Watercraft Cross the Pacific on Wave Power Alone?

News flash: Congresscritters using slightly shorter words and sentencesLanguage Log deconstructs a current, somewhat idiotic political meme.

Career Prospects in the Pain Business — Interesting bit of political media theater. (Thanks to [info]danjite.)

North Carolina Pastor: Pen In ‘All The Lesbians And Queers’ With An Electrified Fence, Wait For Them To ‘Die Out’ — Man, I can really feel the enlightening warmth of that Christian love for their fellow man from all the way over here on the West Coast.

NBC, Fox, CBS etc. Protest transparency requirement on Political Advertising — Yeah. Because why would any citizen ever want or need to know that stuff? I should think no matter what your politics, this seems like an issue.

It’s Official: Watching Fox Makes You StupiderAccording to a new study by Farleigh Dickinson University, Fox viewers are the least knowledgeable audience of any outlet, and they know even less about politics and current events than people who watch no news at all. But isn't that the whole point of Fox News, to foster a cohort of angry, low information Republican voters?

The Conservative Fantasy History of Civil Rights — Once you endorse counterfactual beliefs in any area (i.e., evolution denial), you enable them in every area. In historical terms, this may be the besetting sin of the conservative movement as it has developed in my lifetime. I can remember when conservatives were realists, but those days are long gone. (Thanks to [info]shsilver.)

Bennett Backs Off Birther Threat, Apologizes To Arizona — I wonder what this is about? I mean, it's not like Republicans have ever had any shame regarding even their most blatant distortions of truth. And btw, this guy was the Romney campaign chair for Arizona. Did you know that? Any guesses on how Your Liberal Media would have reacted to an Obama campaign chair threatening to keep Romney off a state ballot?

?otd: Patty Duke or Jerry Mathers?




5/23/2012
Writing time yesterday: 1.25 hours (WRPA)
Body movement: 55 minute suburban walk
Hours slept: 6.25 (solid)
Weight: n/a (forgot)
Currently reading: Light Breaker by Mark Teppo (except I've lost the darned book)

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Sad Pear On Mars
User: tsarina
Date: 2012-05-23 13:29 (UTC)
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That Absolut commercial has made my morning.
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User: nicosian
Date: 2012-05-23 14:07 (UTC)
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We don't get fox news here, but on a recent trip into the US, every time I passed it on the hotel room cable TV, it was twitch inducing. As far as I could see, it's perfectly geared to spang people's fear-organs in their heads, from the graphics and ticker-news scroll, to the "panic'd" newscasters declarations, and panellists who sit across from each other and as far as I can tell, just shout over each other about how everyone's out to get em.

Its a bizarre thing. and more than 90 seconds in, you can see how someone fed this stuff on steady drip would start thinking. Its perfectly crafted propaganda.

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Danny Adams
User: madwriter
Date: 2012-05-23 22:04 (UTC)
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>>every time I passed it on the hotel room cable TV, it was twitch inducing.<<

There's a restaurant I go to where it's always playing on the wall-mounted TVs, and in the time it takes me to eat a two-piece fried chicken dinner, I hear somebody say at least one thing that's either factually wrong or intentionally misleading. Usually more.
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Twilight: Daria
User: twilight2000
Date: 2012-05-23 14:08 (UTC)
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North Carolina Pastor: Pen In ‘All The Lesbians And Queers’ With An Electrified Fence, Wait For Them To ‘Die Out’ — Man, I can really feel the enlightening warmth of that Christian love for their fellow man from all the way over here on the West Coast.

My favorite response was this A Wickedly Beautiful Response to NC's Latest Gay Bashing Minister
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Elf M. Sternberg
User: elfs
Date: 2012-05-23 16:54 (UTC)
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Except he's not North Carolina's "latest." If anything, he's North Carolina's most consistent gay bashing minister. Here he is in 1978 (!) saying that "homosexuals and lesbians... the only place for them is hangin' from a white oak tree. Amen!"
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Twilight: Daria
User: twilight2000
Date: 2012-05-23 17:21 (UTC)
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Fair enough - but I still think it's the best response to people like that - fund the group they're hating on in proportion to their hate speech and let 'em know!
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shelly_rae: Are We There Yet?
User: shelly_rae
Date: 2012-05-23 18:37 (UTC)
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Heh, a vodka and grapefruit juice is a greyhound. Add a salty rim and it's a salty dog. Clever.
Anon
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mmegaera
User: mmegaera
Date: 2012-05-24 00:45 (UTC)
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I hope they saved the Parm...
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Richard Parks
User: ogre_san
Date: 2012-05-27 15:08 (UTC)
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Thanks for the link. :)
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