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Jay Lake
Date: 2008-07-06 07:47
Subject: [links] Link salad for a Sunday
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Tags:books, child, cool, culture, language, links, personal, politics

One of my favorite Calvin and Hobbes ever — Though I do love the one about being in the right place at the right time.

And on the subject of comics, Get Fuzzy takes on the Eugene, Oregon phone book — Hahahahahahah.

APOD with a stereo image of the Apollo 17 landing site — Sometimes I think about the fact that long after our species and all its works have turned to dust, the moon landing sites will still show evidence of our time here on Earth. Imagine future explorers from among the stars interpreting that — Neal Armstrong’s footprints should last longer than the fossils in the Olduvai Gorge have. I suppose this has already been used time and and again in SF, but it’s a haunting image.

Cool swing tricks — I am so not showing this link to the_child. (Thanks to Interrupting Gelastic Jew.)

The Lost Book Clubio9 on the self-referentialism of televsion. Still, I applaud. Now, how to get them reading Mainspring and Escapement….

sartorias with an amazing bit of video

“…the chains under which monkish ignorance and superstition had persuaded them to bind themselves”Language Log on Jefferson, Bush and the elision of ellipses.


7/6/08
Time in saddle: 0 minutes (still recovering from surgery)
Last night’s weigh-out: n/a
This morning’s weigh-in: 252.0
Currently reading: n/a

Originally published at jlake.com. You can comment here or there.

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Eric T. Reynolds: SF
User: ericreynolds
Date: 2008-07-06 15:30 (UTC)
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Keyword:SF
Regarding the footprints on the Moon . . . I suppose this has already been used time and and again in SF, but it’s a haunting image.

But still I'd like to see more speculation on that kind of thing. For example, what can someone tell about a human being from the shape of the boot print? And from the stuff the humans left scattered around the landing site?
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2008-07-06 15:35 (UTC)
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Oddly, off the top of my head I can't think of any major treatments of that, direct or indirect. I wrote a story called "Last Man on the Moon" which dealt with this indirectly.


You seem admirably suited to publish an antho with a title like Footprints, drawing on this theme.
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Eric T. Reynolds
User: ericreynolds
Date: 2008-07-06 15:53 (UTC)
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Great idea. Wheels spinning in my head now.
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markbourne
User: markbourne
Date: 2008-07-06 16:33 (UTC)
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Neal Armstrong's footprints should last longer than the fossils in the Olduvai Gorge have.

And so will Richard Nixon's signature.
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Ruthanne Reid
User: ruthannereid
Date: 2008-07-07 16:23 (UTC)
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Neal Armstrong’s footprints should last longer than the fossils in the Olduvai Gorge have.

Thaaat is such a fascinating thought.
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