Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[links] Link salad puts it in the pantry with the cupcakes

Enter the Octopus receives a review copy of Green — Unsurprising, since I sent it to him...

James Gurney quoting dioramist James Perry Wilson — Another one of Gurney's fascinating posts on art and illustration, which I find highly applicable to the processes of fiction.

100 cereal box covers — The wallpaper of our childhoods, at least those of us who grew up around supermarkets — e.g., not me. (Snurched from Found in Mom's Basement.)

Building a 1:1 scale model of a spaceship — (Snurched from Dark Roasted Blend.)

The science of fiction ...for the first time in history there is now scientific evidence that reading fiction really does have psychological benefits. (Thanks to gauroth.)

SMS: Save my language... — Language geekery by way of text messaging. Interesting confluence of culture and technology. (Thanks to brendacooper.)

Israeli PM Ehud Olmert Claims to be Able to Order Bush Around — Interesting stuff, if true. The fact that the claim even seems credible is a tragic comment on the Bush administration. Admittedly, one tragic comment in a thundering chorus of Republican tragedy, but still...

Countries that will miss George Bush — They forgot Palin's "real America" on this list. Which is to say, the part of America that thinks economic collapse is a good thing so long as taxes go down, that torture is a patriotic value which strengthens our national character, and that the only amendment which matters is the Second.

?otD: What's that you say, Mrs. Robinson?

Body movement: 40 minute ride on the stationary bike
This morning's weigh-in: 222.4
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville

Originally published at jlake.com.

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