Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
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[links] Link salad for a Sunday

A reader reacts to Mainspring Powell's | Amazon thb | Audible ] — It’s a care package of small reviews.

A review of Reading the OED by Ammon Shea — Fascinating stuff.

Uptalk anxietyLanguage Log goes pretty deep into linguistic geek funnies on this one. For example, in ascribing certain regional British speech features to Viking populations, “Let’s note in passing that 9th-century Viking warriors were not stereotypically insecure or in need of approval or affirmation from their interlocutors.”

Searching for meteorites in AntarcticaAPOD with another stunning image, and a pretty nifty cutline.

WorldOMeters — World statistics updated in real time. I like the Web page load time stat, personally. (Thanks to lt260.)

Theocrats to Pray for McCain’s Death — Mmm, what would Jesus do? Imprecatory prayer, apparently. (Snurched from mevennen.)

Time in saddle: 0 minutes (hiking today)
Last night’s weigh-out: n/a
This morning’s weigh-in: 237.8
Currently reading: Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl

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