Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[links] Thursday link salad

Star Wars toys that never made it

Sentence parsing for the grammatically nefarious — A linguist gets funny with a quote. Also a very brief discussion of the anomalously anarthrous nature of the noun in the phrase "Abandon ship."

Spines, Made Extra Curvy for Women — You have to love a story that starts out with the phrase, "Pregnant women do not tip over..."

The Pope condemns the climate change prophets of doom

A Republican actually says something I agree with — McCain, in the Iowa debates today:
Suppose that climate change is not real and all we do is adopt green technologies, which our economy and our technology is perfectly capable of. Then all we've done is given our kids a cleaner world. But suppose they are wrong. Suppose they are wrong and climate change is real and we've done nothing. What kind of a planet are we going to pass on to the next generation of Americans?

Good for him.
Tags: culture, funny, links, politics, science, words

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