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Jay Lake
Date: 2007-12-23 08:16
Subject: [links] Link salad on the day of rest
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Tags:art, comics, funny, links, mainspring, politics, religion, science, trial, videos
Surrealist fantasy from Russian artist Jacek Yerka — Note automotive themed images here and here. goulo, who tipped me to this artist, also really liked this one.

Cat alarm clock — A video which will be familiar to cat owners. (Thanks to FB.)

There Are More Giraffe Species Than You Think — Cool biology neepery. Weirdly, I can actually follow the gist of this article, along with most of the details. I should send this woman a copy of Trial of Flowers Powell's | Amazon ].

A reader offers a thoughtful review of Mainspring Powell's | Amazon | Audible ]

Get Fuzzy ding dongs the Bard of Avon

Myth is truth — An interesting piece about "just because you believe it doesn't mean its true" as applied to science journalism.

The British War on Christmas — "More Christians have been martyred for their faith in the last century than in any other period of church history." Really? There was a Christian holocaust? What is it about so many religious and political conservatives that seems to require a sense of persecution for them to be validated?
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Chris McKitterick: psychedelic beast
User: mckitterick
Date: 2007-12-23 16:33 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:psychedelic beast
Where did I see that Jacek Yerka lizard-VW before? Was it on the cover of the latest Dangerous Visions? Something like that. Cool stuff.
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User: shsilver
Date: 2007-12-23 20:33 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I beleive Yerka and Ellison collaborated on Mind Fields, which included the lizard VW.
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Chris McKitterick: 1951 Chevy
User: mckitterick
Date: 2007-12-23 21:03 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:1951 Chevy
That was it!
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Renee Babcock: Sam and Kitsu
User: renegade500
Date: 2007-12-23 16:49 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Sam and Kitsu
Re the Cat Alarm Clock: it's like they were in my bedroom this morning! HAHAHA. I was awakened by my little heart patient Kitsu this morning who would alternately sit on me and purr, then he'd stand up and knead his paws (as my friend spielmadchen says making happy feet), purr in my ear, sit down again, paw at my face. Then when I rolled over, he was all innocently asleep on the pillow next to me. I can't be upset, because he has a little more energy today than he's had in a while so of course I then had to smooch on him. After that, I stuffed 5 pills down his throat (his morning "treat").
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russ: politika
User: goulo
Date: 2007-12-23 16:55 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Another link for you:

"A newly declassified document from 1950 shows that J. Edgar Hoover, the longtime director of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, had a plan to suspend habeas corpus and imprison some 12,000 Americans he suspected of disloyalty."

"But no known evidence suggests any president approved Hoover's proposal." (Good thing Hoover isn't still around to make this proposal to the current White House resident...)

PS: Your "british war on christmas" link is empty.

Edited at 2007-12-23 04:59 pm (UTC)
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2007-12-23 17:34 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Oops. Fixed the bad link.
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Justin Howe
User: justinhowe
Date: 2007-12-23 21:54 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Thanks for the Jacek link. Two artists you may enjoy are Neo Rauch and Nicholas Roerich.



Nice Rauch quote: "For me, painting means the continuation of dreaming by other means."

Thanks again.
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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2007-12-24 06:08 (UTC)
Subject: Amazement
Quite amazed that you found my review so quickly. Thanks for the nice comment.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2007-12-24 16:47 (UTC)
Subject: Re: Amazement
The magic of Technorati!
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