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[links] Link salad, hump day bonus edition

Weird Culture (Mostly thanks to danjite.)

The 'Net is a roiling cauldron of clown hatred

Area 51 designated with a new name — "Homey Airport"? Really?

Khalkhin-Gol: The Battle that shaped WW2 — Here's a cool AH seed for you WWII buffs.

Steam nomads — A nifty piece of miniature sculpture. (Thanks to the_flea_king.)

thirdworld on the myth of fannish tolerance — Specifically, Orson Scott Card, who is the sort of conservative who gives conservatives a bad name.

Weird Science (Thanks to the_flea_king.)

Prefab Root Beer Float Technology a Mystery — Mmm. Like astronaut ice cream, only better.

Mercury in color! — And here I thought it was silvery and wet.

Quality control mechanism tags defective sperm cells inside the bodyDeming was a biologist?

Ananova: Hairiest man seeks new love — Enkidu? Or Inka Dinka Doo?

New Fish Order — Money shot:
The mouth cavity is balloonable and can greatly expand its size (38x).
I can't figure out if I'd pay more money to see that or to not see that.

Virgin Galactic unveils spaceship designs — Shouldn't that be Virgin Planetary? Or possible Virgin Suborbital? Still, wicked cool. If someone wants to buy me a ticket, I shall certainly oblige with full blogging coverage.

Politics

Dr. Laura talking doll — Just what every household needs!

Surface Transportation Commission's Pro-rail Section Disappears from Report — There goes the White House, making its own reality again. Oddly, they were editing Paul Weyrich, who isn't exactly a flaming liberal. (Thanks to garyomaha.)

A discussion of the anti-contraception stance of some pro-life groups — I was recently asked for cites when I commented that I'd have more respect for the anti-choice position if it included a rational approach to sexuality. Here's one, with anti-choicers on both sides of this question cited in the article.
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