Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[links] Link salad for when Black Friday comes

A couple of reader reviews of Mainspring, here and here

The Town That Neil Young Built — More from Strange Maps.

Patternicity: Finding Meaningful Patterns in Meaningless NoiseWhy the brain believes something is real when it is not. Pareidolia, anyone? (Thanks to lt260.)

Black people can’t swimThe Edge of the American West on Peanuts and the politics of race. Another reminder of the many past triumphs of conservatism, such as segregation.

‘The Most Dangerous Woman in the World’ — Chances are that if you get yours news and information from Your Liberal Media, you’ve never heard of Aafia Siddiqui. If you have, you’ve almost certainly heard a highly filtered version of her story. This is worth the read, especially if you think the War on Terror represents America doing good in the world.

?otD: Do you know the way to San Jose?

Body movement: 85 minute suburban walk
This morning’s weigh-in: 222.4
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville

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