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Jay Lake
Date: 2013-12-15 07:34
Subject: [links] Link salad has thunder in its heart
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The Devil is Due in Dreary — An interesting project that Donnie Reynolds brought to my attention. Go pick one up for your gift giving list or your own reading pleasure.

The creepy art of Zdzisław-Beksiński

Artist Creates Elaborate Non-Photoshopped Scenes in Her Small Studio — This is pretty darned cool. (Via [info]willyumtx.)

Why We Sing "Fa La La" Instead of "Fra Spla Spla"

He's a 'God particle' detective

Gibbous Europa — Oooh.

Is our Media Screwing us on Climate the Way it Did on Iraq? — Duh. Your Liberal Media constantly pretends that politically motivated transparent lies from well-funded conservatives constitute a legitimate challenge to overwhelming scientific consensus. Next question?

Why are Christian Militias never "Christian Extremists"? — Because of the absolute privileging of Christianity in American society. Despite the self-valorizing paranoias of many American Christianists, Your Liberal Media endlessly honors the overwhelming cultural dominance of their religion. Next question?

Pope: I knew good Marxists; label doesn’t hurt me — Come on, that’s a little hard on smug Republican Jesus, who stands for truth, justice and the American way. Just like it says in the Bible.

The real tragedy of America's gun violenceIn the aftermath of its own Newtown-like massacre, Australia changed its gun laws. The result? Homicides and suicides plummeted in the decade that followed. Of course, like all real world problems, the link between guns and violence is a complex issue. But one rarely has so much evidence pointing in the same direction. Yup. And Australia’s undeniable success at protecting its citizens by disarming itself is something you will never, ever hear any conservative politician, media outlet or voter admit to. Here in America, 30,000 deaths a year are essential for the illusion of safety that gun owners enjoy. Ask any conservative: your risk of death is a small price for them to pay for their Second Amendment rights.

Kelly: Outrage Over 'White' Santa Comment Was 'Race-Bait'Fox News host Megyn Kelly insisted Friday that her earlier comment that Santa Claus was "just white," which invited significant backlash, had been a joke -- and that her critics were just looking for an excuse to call her a racist. Ah, the old "I was just kidding" defense so beloved of racists and sexists everywhere.

Bipartisan HypocrisyEzra Klein wonders how Republicans can be such hypocrites about health care when Obamacare turns out to be exactly what they wanted all along. Um, hello? They are Republicans? Is anyone who isn’t a conservative true believer surprised by this? It’s part of the GOP’s absolute fixation with bearing false witness against liberal-progressives and all their works. Especially the Kenyan Muslim socialist usurper.

?otD: Got Kate Bush?




12/15/2013
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo brain)
Hours slept: 8.5 solid
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Weight: 240.6
Number of FEMA troops on my block forging presidential birth certificates: 0
Currently reading: n/a (chemo brain)

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Date: 2013-12-15 16:07 (UTC)
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I was just listening to Aerial, in fact.
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threeoutside
User: threeoutside
Date: 2013-12-15 18:09 (UTC)
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That "God Particle Detective" article is mind-blowing. Gee I like science. :^D

Re: "redheads" this question reminds me of Jeff Buckley's song, Corpus Christie" where some of the lyrics are:

he bear her off, he bear her down
he bear her into an orchard ground

lu li lu lay lu li lu lay
the falcon hath bourne my mate away

and in this orchard there was a hold
that was hanged with purple and gold
and in that hold there was a bed
and it was hanged with gold so red

(from MetroLyrics)

And I've seen other really old poems and texts that seem to use gold and red interchangeably. I wonder, since so often redheads have a lot of blonde/gold in their hair, if this isn't why we say "redhead"? In earlier centuries, maybe red was describing gold as often as not...
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