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Jay Lake
Date: 2013-03-03 03:54
Subject: [links] Link salad wakes up in Austin, vows never to eat again
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The Case of the Copula Overdose, or, Why I’ll Never Write (or Read) the Same Way Again — Was "was" a problem? (Via Steve Buchheit.)

Brain scans of artists while drawing — I've long speculated that brain scans of writers in the act of writing would show that we possess multiple language centers. My fiction is very much unlike my spoken diction.

Manhattan Art School Confiscates Refrigerator Full of Semen From Student — (Via [info]danjite.)

Grand Canyon Star Trails — A truly lovely photo.

Münster’s Monster Mash — Where be dragons?

[GOP Senator] Grassley's accidental pro-choice principles"No. First of all, nothing can be done to your body without your permission. So, it'd be a violation of the constitutional right to privacy if that were to happen." That is, of course, correct. But as Kaili Joy Gray noted, there is a certain irony in hearing a conservative Republican lawmaker with a 100% rating from the National Right to Life Committee talking this way. More of that justly famed conservative intellectual consistency.

Woodward vs. White House: Washington at its weirdest

QotD?: Barbecue or Tex-Nex or both?




3/3/2013
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Currently reading: Pyramids by Terry Pratchett

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russ: lyles constant
User: goulo
Date: 2013-03-03 12:11 (UTC)
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Keyword:lyles constant
About the semen art project:
"A considerable issue has come up surrounding your piece," DeLuca wrote, noting that "the distribution of human tissue, or in this case your sperm cells, whether dead or alive is not permitted by the law outside of a medically directed facility"

This makes me wonder about hair and nails - are they "human tissue"? I doubt that in practice art using them would be illegal (and I'm sure I've seen such art, certainly art with hair). A bit of googling leads me to believe hair is dead human "tissue" and it's more ambiguous about nails, but I Am Not A Biologist...
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2013-03-03 12:22 (UTC)
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This has actually cropped up in my own life, with respect to the liver and colon tissue samples in my possession.
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russ: lyles constant
User: goulo
Date: 2013-03-03 12:36 (UTC)
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Keyword:lyles constant
Oh, and of course teeth! Teeth are often seen in all sorts of public situations (art, etc) without people panicking or claiming it's illegal, yet some googling suggests that at least part of a tooth is considered tissue. (I read that the dentin is calcified tissue.)

Edited at 2013-03-03 12:36 pm (UTC)
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