truepenny is wise (as usual), this time on the topic of short fiction
Can a Lack of Sleep Cause Psychiatric Disorders?
SAT doesn't stand for Sex Aptitude Test — Former Congressman Bob Barr (R-Batshit) on why our school achievement problems are all the fault of sex education.
Steampunk Monitor Mod — :: wants :: (Thanks to KenB.)
Doonesbury on competence — I love the punchline of this one. Also, strangely apropos of recent blogospheric set tos.
Self-Consciousness Among the Stars — Updatery of various sorts anent SETI.
Microblogging — This trend I don't get. Maybe I'm Old now. It seems to combine the downsides of instant messaging and blogging.
Another reason to dislike both football and attorneys
Misidentified black people in Iowa — This is similar to my recent error of confusing Will Smith and Laurence Fishburne.
From Bagels to Coal Fires: An Unorthodox Economist Keeps Pushing for Change — Money shot:
Underground coal fires in China alone produce as much carbon dioxide annually as all the cars and light trucks in the United States
Sources: White House cut testimony — Darn that global warming. Heck, if reality is biased against you, make your own reality! (Which, come to think of it, pretty much sums up the entire modern conservative movement.)