The eternal fascination of OK — Etymological history, rather cool stuff.
One language fits all — A book review in which we find a fascinating discussion of English as a world language, and the importance of non-native speakers.
The Neuroscience of Illusion — How tricking the eye reveals the inner workings of the brain. (Thanks to lt260.)
Clinton Defends Michigan Ballot Stand — "'It's clear, this election they're having is not going to count for anything,' Clinton said Thursday..." Of course, that was October, 2007, when the Clinton campaign was still following the rules they helped create, and well before the "cynical disenfranchisement" theory was created in an effort to move the goalposts. Has Hillary's campaign not recognized how much they have become like the Republicans?
Do Florida And Michigan Primaries Really Reflect The Will Of The People? Nope. — And some really interesting stuff on disenfranchisement. Shorter version: about 1.5 million Florida and Michigan Democratic voters stayed home from the primary polls because they were told by the DNC and the Clinton, Obama and Edwards campaigns that their votes would not count. Seating the delegations as voted, pace Clinton, disenfranchises the voters who were following the rules as stated at the time.
Time in saddle: 0 minutes (still recovering from surgery)
Last night's weigh-out: 0
This morning's weigh-in: 263.0
Currently reading: The Alchemy of Stone by Ekaterina Sedia [ Amazon ]