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Jay Lake
Date: 2008-01-14 19:36
Subject: [links] Link salad, I'm not writing a book this evening edition
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Location:Nuevo Rancho Lake
Mood:bemused
Music:typing
Tags:cool, fiction, funny, links, politics, religion, tech, videos
Pursuing happiness behind the veil — A story about American women in traditional Saudi marriages. This story really challenges me.

the_flea_king has an excellent flash piece up at Daily Cabal

Escalating Ice Loss Found in Antarctica — Dang. That Al Gore has even corrupted an entire continent with his liberal lies!

jeffvandermeer and me at the South Carolina Book Festival in February — We are in da hows! Seriously, if you're in the southeastern US, come hang with us.

bloggasm with hilarious quotes from fundamentalist christian chat rooms — My favorite from this list: "I can sum it all up in three words: Evolution is a lie."

The Afterlife of Cellphones — High tech recycling and the waste stream. (Thanks to willyumtx.)

The last flying car — An eBay listing of a dead dream. (Thanks to sheelangig.)

Lost Star Wars footage, from the original film — Allegedly, at any rate. (Thanks to garyomaha.)

A Hard Day's Night — Peter Sellers in Richard III (Thanks to willyumtx.)
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nomissnewo
User: nomissnewo
Date: 2008-01-15 03:55 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
My favorite was this one:

"If the Bible is wrong when it tells us it is infallible, then it contradicts itself. If it contradicts itself, then it is unreliable. If it is unreliable, then our faith is totally shattered and Christianity is a lie. You need to seriously reconsider your logic."
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lt260: WWFSMD
User: lt260
Date: 2008-01-15 04:21 (UTC)
Subject: FSTDT
Keyword:WWFSMD
bloggasm with hilarious quotes from fundamentalist christian chat rooms

This seems to be taken from the top 100 of the website "Fundies Say The Darndest Things"
http://www.fstdt.com/

A huge amount of hilarious and scary things being quoted on that internet page. People like Mitt and the Huckster worry me but I think the Pastafarians (http://www.venganza.org/) of the Church of the Flying Spaghettie Monster have it correct for the most part: we should laugh these fools off the stage.
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robin catesby
User: deedop
Date: 2008-01-15 04:23 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Oh, that Peter Sellers link was just lovely. (And a dead-on Olivier.)
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User: dsgood
Date: 2008-01-15 05:07 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
The earliest flying car prediction I've seen: 1943. Flying cars were supposed to replace ground cars right after the War ended.
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russ: politika
User: goulo
Date: 2008-01-15 06:26 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:politika
"since the Iraq war. She's received fewer invitations from Saudis and has been startled at how the U.S. is reviled in much of the Muslim world."

I'd be startled if the US weren't reviled after the Iraq war.
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Lisa Deutsch Harrigan: Flashing Tink
User: lisa_marli
Date: 2008-01-15 06:43 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Flashing Tink
The Star Wars is not Alleged. It is real. In the original Script Book, 1977, they had the dialog. And it was even admitted that it had been filmed then cut because the movie was getting too long - 2 hours was a long time for a kids sf movie. Glad to see it make light of day. It's an interesting bit of Star Wars lore, and further explains who and why of Luke.
And A Hard Day's Night - I'd heard about that. There was much noise that we in America were losing out to a lot of Great Beatles Stuff in England. This being way before Cable and other nifty stuff. The Beatles did a lot of skits and helped a lot of others on the telly at home. And we saw almost none of it. *sigh*


Edited at 2008-01-15 06:43 am (UTC)
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lordofallfools
User: lordofallfools
Date: 2008-01-15 12:35 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
If I recall correctly, that scene was included in the audio production of Star Wars that aired on NPR in the eighties.

The audio production is amazing, by the way; it's got enormous chunks that didn't appear in the film.
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Sean P. Fodera
User: delkytlar
Date: 2008-01-15 16:54 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I have a recollection of these scenes appearing in the original Marvel comic book adapation of EpIV, as well as the NPR audio production. I can't remember if they are in the first edition of the movie novelization.
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User: jess_ka
Date: 2008-01-15 13:50 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:happycat
I made a haiku for you:

Summed up in three:
Evolution is a lie.
What you mean not three?
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