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Jay Lake
Date: 2008-11-15 08:34
Subject: [links] Link salad listens to Pearl Jam
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Tags:contests, conventions, cool, culture, iraq, personal, politics, polls, science, writing

Don’t forget the voting poll for the Post-Novel Ennui Contest [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ], here. Vote early, vote often, influence your friends!

Jonathan Strahan on World Fantasy — What he said.

Centauri Dreams talks about the New Scientist article on the future of science fiction — “I’ve long believed that science fiction is less predictive than diagnostic.”

Vintagraph with the world’s best BBQ stand — I want one of these in my neighborhood.

Exploring Old Rome Without Air (or Time) Travel — Google Earth access to Constantine’s Rome. (Thanks to my Dad.)

How rocks evolve — Or how rocks were intelligently designed, if you have a room temperature IQ and an unduly credulous nature. (Thanks to lt260.)

Viewpoint: Bad case of Baghdadophobia — An Iraqi employee of BBC talks about life in Baghdad. I wish every conservative in America would read this, except I don’t suppose they would believe it anyway.

Question of the Day: How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could operate a Madill model 1800 log loader?

Editorial note: This blog is now open to suggestions for Question of the Day. Prizes may be forthcoming.

Body movement: 30 minutes on stationary bike
This morning’s weigh-in: 222.2
Currently reading: Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett

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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2008-11-15 15:48 (UTC)
Subject: Re: How is a raven like a writing desk? :P
I presume Zen koans ("If a tree falls in the forest," etc.) and various ad slogans ("Have you driven a Ford lately?") are too trite?

Oh, not necessarily. I am not immune to irony and cultural misappropriation.
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User: selfavowedgeek
Date: 2008-11-15 16:04 (UTC)
Subject: RE: Question of the Day
"How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could operate a Madill model 1800 log loader?"

A: Chuck if I know.

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User: kzmiller
Date: 2008-11-15 18:53 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Question of the Day suggestions:

*What do you do to stay physically healthy? (Now I'm thinking about Fezzik from "Princess Bride" tossing aside the boulder. "I don't even exercise.")
*What do you do with all the catalogues now coming out for the holidays?
*Photo albums used to be the thing. Now people keep memories via Photobucket, scrapbooking, blogs, etc. What's your mode?
*Best vacation spots?
*What are your favorite colloquialisms, and if you know them, the origins.
*What's your most frequently employed reference material?

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