Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake
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[links] Monday link salad

Ray Bradbury and the future — (Thanks to willyumtx.)

McSweeney’s with Selections from H.P. Lovecraft’s Brief Tenure As a Whitman’s Sampler Copywriter. — (Thanks to willyumtx.)

The Guru’s Handbook talks about patience — Interesting stuff.

iRobot Connect-R — Creepy. Really creepy. (Thanks to MG.)

Historian suggests Southerners defeated the Confederacy — Speaking as a Southerner with strong antebellum roots, I have never understood the ongoing fetishization of the disastrous loss of a profoundly unjust war. There’s nothing romantic about slavery and insurrection. (Thanks to danjite.)

A Teacher on the Front Line as Faith and Science Clash — Evolution in the classroom. More culture war stuff. (Thanks to lt260.)

Your guide to America’s next vice president — Hahahhahahahahahahaha. (Thanks to MK.)

Language Log on censorship and stupidity — The issues around The Jewel of Medina are already complicated. There’s also a sidebar question here about the “race to the bottom” in making social decisions based on who will be the most offended. That’s the calculus which underlies much of American politics, thanks to our friends on the Right, and it’s also a path to madness.


8/25/08
Time in saddle: n/a (40 minute brisk walk)
Last night’s weigh-out: n/a
This morning’s weigh-in: 239.0
Currently reading: n/a

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

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