Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[links] Link salad for a meltdown Monday

Harpy Meals Are In — James Gurney with a curious reflection on pop culture. Plus art.

Building a Self-Assembling Stomach-Bot — Cool stuff Near-future medical tech, and especially interesting to me given my elevated levels of awareness concerning GI tract medical imaging.

The most alien-looking place on Earth — (Thanks to willyumtx.)

A Nation of Masochists — Juan Cole asks the same question I keep asking. Why is anyone a likely Republican voter this year? The GOP has thoroughly betrayed its own conservative principles, and hasn’t had anything to offer moderates or liberal-progressives since before the rise of Ronald Reagan. Who’s left except the masochists? But he asks the question better than I do, with a detailed catalog of the disasters of Republican governance.

When Atheists Attack — A noted provocateur rips Sarah Palin—and defends elitism. (Thanks to lt260.)

Jesus It’s Time For the Rapture! Please Take the Idiots to Heaven Now! — A former evangelical leader talks about the Religious Right. Money shot: “To understand the 2008 Republican ticket you have to understand that it’s driven by and supported by, self-pity. Palin’s legion of rubes (or people pretending to be rubes now such as McCain) perceive themselves as victims of all those smart people who hate God!” (Thanks to lt260.)

Body movement: 90 minute suburban walk
Last night’s weigh-out: n/a
This morning’s weigh-in: 233.2
Currently reading: FenCon workshop manuscripts

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

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