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Jay Lake
Date: 2012-08-26 06:38
Subject: [links] Link salad blinks at Sunday
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Black Gate on Tales From the Fathomless Abyss — In which I have a story.

Let's have a meeting — Roger Ebert on "lip flap". Hilarious and to the point.

The Tacky History of the Pink Flamingo

Striper[A]rtist Simon Rouby became fascinated by the ongoing painting and repainting of traffic lines on the freeways and streets of Los Angeles, like some vast and unacknowledged readymade art project.

Martians, flying saucers discovered on Mars, report extremely unreliable sources

PhoneSat Flight Demonstrations — Cellphones in satellites? Really? Wow, the future, she is here.

Syracuse makes real lava in parking lot for kicks (and science)

Nikola Tesla gets some of the recognition he deserves, thanks to The Oatmeal's internet campaign

The dark side of light: negative frequency photonsThe impact of something we thought couldn't exist has now been detected. I've been on dates like that.

Why It Pays to Submit to Hackers

US nurse throws away kidney from living donor, ruins it

Yiddish Curses for Republican Jews — Hahaha. (Thanks to Lisa Costello.)

Plot to Provoke war with Iran thwarted by Navy analyst — In case you were still under the delusion that the Bush administration acted either morally or in the national interest.

Political Chat: Missouri Comments Echo In Northwest Politics

Tea party lawmakers torn between ideology, reality — This just in: reality fails to conform to rigid ideological preconceptions. I'm sure Rush Limbaugh could explain how simple this all really is.

Republican Convention Delayed As Isaac Approaches — Isn't this where Pat Robertson comes out and tells us that God is punishing the affected event? I guess God doesn't punish conservatives, though.

?otD: Sunday morning again?




8/26/2012
Writing time yesterday: 1.25 hours (1.0 hours of WRPA, 0.25 hours of revisions on Other Me)
Body movement: 60 minute urban walk
Hours slept: 5.0 (interrupted)
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Currently reading: Heartland by Mark Teppo

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scarlettina: LOL!
User: scarlettina
Date: 2012-08-26 14:40 (UTC)
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The comments thread on the lava articles is full of hilarious, geeky goodness. Great video, too!

Besides being an awesome article about Tesla, the potential museum, and the Oatmeal, the source is Newsday, where my brother manages community relations magnificently well. Excellent paper, but I'm not biased or anything. :-)

One of the things I love about the Yiddish curses is that most of them appear to variants on actual Yiddish curses. They give me joy, especially, "May you be reunited in the world to come with your ancestors, who were all socialist garment workers."
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chessdev: alien
User: chessdev
Date: 2012-08-26 15:48 (UTC)
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The last link ... Not sure thats what you intended?
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2012-08-26 16:16 (UTC)
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Wow, that was weird. Deleted for now. Thanks!
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threeoutside
User: threeoutside
Date: 2012-08-26 15:50 (UTC)
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The Pinterest page whereon the pink flamingo link lies also has pinned a very interesting infographic about Olympic sprinters - all the winners through history, and even up-and comers as young as 8. I'm not a sports fan, and even I found it fascinating.

Oh, and also, I found that last link confusing.

Edited at 2012-08-26 03:51 pm (UTC)
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houseboatonstyx: smaller-healing-buddha
User: houseboatonstyx
Date: 2012-08-26 17:45 (UTC)
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Maybe the Goddess has ways of shutting Tampa down.
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ericjamesstone
User: ericjamesstone
Date: 2012-08-27 16:56 (UTC)
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Obviously God has decided to spare Tampa from the hurricane because the GOP is holding its convention there.

(Just to be clear, I believe God sends rain on both the just and the unjust. More accurately, I believe God generally allows the weather to proceed according to natural processes, so I doubt the reason Tampa is being spared is due to divine intervention.)

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