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Jay Lake
Date: 2008-01-15 07:42
Subject: [links] Link salad for a Tuesday
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Location:Nuevo Rancho Lake
Music:house noises
Tags:language, links, mainspring, photos, politics, science
A reader reacts to Mainspring Powell's | Amazon | Audible ] — Let's just say this one's not a likely Hugo voter. They're articulate and funny about why they didn't like it.

Korean mock funerals — Sounds like the next Con craze to me. (Thanks to danjite.)

"Canadian" as crypto-racist slang for African-American — WTF?

Paleofuture on Hydrofungal Farming — Mmm. Qorn.

Shorpy with a photo of the Great Race — Man, to go back in time and be a part of that...

Mapping behavioral genes in dogs — (Snurched from snippy.)

Russian mafia fixing tennis matches?

Campaign exposes deep rifts in GOP coalition — It couldn't happen to a nicer party.
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biomekanic: dain bramage
User: biomekanic
Date: 2008-01-15 17:30 (UTC)
Subject: It was the "to go back in time" that got me
Keyword:dain bramage
Shorpy with a photo of the Great Race

I was at first somewhat taken aback not to see a very large, cone like being. The next thought was "Oh, that Great Race."

Edited at 2008-01-15 05:31 pm (UTC)
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User: biomekanic
Date: 2008-01-15 17:43 (UTC)
Subject: Totally OT
robin_d_laws wrote a post about RPGS vs. Fiction - making characters earn their success.
He discusses how table top gamers would rebel at many of the things that occur in fiction, where random chance seems to rescue the protagonist rather than their own efforts.

A bit more about Robin here.

I thought it might interest you.
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User: mojave_wolf
Date: 2008-01-15 20:21 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I have to admit, I'm a fan of Qorn, icky sounding origins and all. =)
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User: biomekanic
Date: 2008-01-15 23:42 (UTC)
Subject: Since I don't know if you've seen this or not:
Huckabee calls for amending the Constitution to meet God's laws.

I wonder if this means an outlawing of shellfish ala Prohibition?
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