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Jay Lake
Date: 2008-09-21 07:15
Subject: [links] Link salad for a busy Sunday
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Tags:language, links, personal, politics, science

World Names Profiler — More specifically, European names. Still, interesting stuff. (Thanks to my Dad.)

O, chocolate, where is thy sting? — Hershey’s pulls a fast one. (Thanks to danjite.)

Rats sniff out the new cat on the block — Wow, this is cool. (Thanks to mikigarrison.)

Hit by a particle accelerator beam — A modern-day Phineas Gage.

Ike Uncovers Mystery Ship on Ala. Coast — This is kind of cool.

Oldest ice in North America ‘more resistant to climate change than thought’ — Quick! Call off the global warming hoax! We’re busted! (Thanks to lt260.)

Language Log on McCain on Spain — Some cool linguistics neepery concerning McCain’s recent, very public confusion on the leadership (and location) of Spain.

Are you a born conservative (or liberal)? — Um, ok. Though it would explain a lot. (Thanks to lt260.)

Doonesbury on the GOPAC memo — I haven’t thought about this for a long time. There really was a defining moment in the rise of the politics of hate, and it came straight out of the heart of Conservative America. If you haven’t read the GOPAC memo, go check it out.

Body movement: 90 minute suburban walk
Last night’s weigh-out: n/a
This morning’s weigh-in: 233.0
Currently reading: FenCon workshop manuscripts

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

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User: mastadge
Date: 2008-09-21 14:30 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
“I call it mockolate, which is basically a fake chocolate product.”
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User: autopope
Date: 2008-09-21 14:37 (UTC)
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The problem with Hershey's isn't that they've dropped cocoa butter -- it's that their product tasted revolting to begin with: they use rancid cocoa butter (a throwback to the days of unrefrigerated railfreight, when the cocoa mass was shipped trans-continental via rail and arrived unfit for human consumption).
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Kelly Green
User: saycestsay
Date: 2008-09-21 16:17 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Tea, although an Oriental
Is a gentleman at least;
Cocoa is a cad and coward,
Cocoa is a vulgar beast. - G.K. Chesterton, "The Song of Right and Wrong"
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User: renatus
Date: 2008-09-21 16:29 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Hershey’s spokesman Kirk Saville told the Harrisburg Patriot-News that “there are high-quality oils available which are equal to or better than cocoa butter in taste, nutrition, texture and function, and are preferred by consumers.”

Yeah, right. Maybe folks who have only had Hershey's sad excuse for chocolate would believe that, but anyone who's had decent quality chocolate knows what a crock that statement is.
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España Sheriff
User: cmdrsuzdal
Date: 2008-09-21 17:22 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I'm just glad Hershey's didn't get away with making the FDA change the definition of chocolate before they rolled this out.
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Brenda Cooper
User: bjcooper
Date: 2008-09-21 17:38 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
As always, thanks for the links. I've also noticed that you are on your way to weighing less than me - I better get moving! No workouts today with my cold, but soon....and hey, good for you!
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User: squirrel_monkey
Date: 2008-09-21 17:40 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Oh god. Not political scientists are doing genetics. Shoot me now.
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Hugh Casey: RED ALERT!
User: hughcasey
Date: 2008-09-22 02:11 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:RED ALERT!
RE: Conservatives being more scared than liberals.

Read this online book:


It's called "The Authoritarians" and it's by a research psychologist who's spent his career researching the thought process of people who have an authoritarian worldview. Great stuff.
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