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.
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.
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