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Jay Lake
Date: 2008-11-17 06:20
Subject: [links] Link salad for a travel day
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Don’t forget the voting poll for the Post-Novel Ennui Contest [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ], here. Vote early, vote often, influence your friends!

The Campbell Award Pin fundraiser is now underway. [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ]

Fail Blog with a punctuation win — For all you GSP types.

The Guru’s Handbook on teachers and moral codes — Interesting stuff. (The term “teacher” here is used in a fairly broad sense, not specifically formal education.)

The Other — And, snurched from The Guru’s Handbook link above, a fascinating post on the Other. Worth reading from both a sociocultural perspective and a character creation perspective.

Reducing the Risk of Human Extinction — Just in case you were wondering. (Thanks to danjite.)

Ten-Minute Blood Test — A cheap chip rapidly identifies cancer proteins in a drop of blood.

More clockwork bugs — Mmmm. (Thanks to willyumtx.)

NASA Restores Historic Lunar Orbiter Image — Some weird, cool, retrotech stuff going on here. (Hat tip to io9.com.)

The Next RNC Chair: Captain Of The GOP Titanic? — Despite the amusingly snarky headline, an interesting from-outside-the-GOP-box analysis of what happens next for the Republican party.

Question of the day: What, precisely, did Billie Joe McAllister throw off the Tallahatchie Bridge?

Body movement: airport walking
This morning’s weigh-in: 224.0
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville

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

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Matthew S. Rotundo: Radioactive
User: matthewsrotundo
Date: 2008-11-17 14:06 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Oh, you know what she was throwing off that bridge. You know you know.
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Ross E. Lockhart
User: lossrockhart
Date: 2008-11-17 15:35 (UTC)
Subject: What, precisely, did Billie Joe McAllister throw off the Tallahatchie Bridge?
In the Herman Raucher novel (and the movie), it's Bobbie Lee Hartley's ragdoll.

In the song, however, it could damn well be anything.
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User: irismoonlight
Date: 2008-11-17 16:07 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
*shakes head*
Abortion wasn't available to Billie Joe and Bobbie Lee. It weren't no rag doll.
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User: dirkcjelli
Date: 2008-11-17 19:20 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Given the Democrat's triangulation strategy, unless the GOP wants to go well to the left of Obama, they've got nowhere to go but brownshirts, white hoods, and rebel flags. (Or rather, the "real America" flags with ~20 stars)
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jeffsoesbe: yeff yahoo avatar
User: jeffsoesbe
Date: 2008-11-18 00:33 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:yeff yahoo avatar
At first I thought dirkcjelli's comment was in relation to the Question of the Day. It almost made sense.

My answer: Herself. Right?

- yeff
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