Fantasy Book Critic reviews Paper Cities [ Senses Five Press | Amazon ] — He appreciated my story "Promises: A Tale of the City Imperishable".
Telling stories on maps — This is pretty darned cool. (Thanks to Jerry Oltion.)
Fantasy and Reality: Substitutes or Complements? — Fascinating, Captain.
If You Demand Magic, Magic Won't Help — More from the same source.
Ideas and their merit — Geech on good ideas and bad. (Thanks to lt260.)
Measuring jugs — Some very cool kitchen art. (Thanks to willyumtx.)
Porn for the blind — An, erm, novel concept. (Thanks to willyumtx.)
Flying penguins found by BBC programme
If they were Klingons — My favorite is the Klingon Ernie muppet.
Faking the Rapture — A video...heh. (Courtesy of nomissnewo.)
Testing a bullet-proof vest — Shorpy proves people were idiots in the past, too.
Road to Nicholson Hollow. Shenandoah National Park, Virginia. — Shorpy with another striking blast from the past.
Infant planet, still in formation — Would that not be fetal planet? In any case, very cool stuff.
Mach Band — This was a new term to me. Interesting. See The Straight Dope on moths for an explanation of why it matters.
(Not so) Hidden Costs of the Longevity Boom — Hmm. I want to live forever, but who can afford it?
Doomsday cult members emerge from Russian cave — Technically, isn't any Christian who believes in the Rapture a doomsday cultist?
The Obama Doctrine — An analysis of Obama and foreign policy.