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Escapement is on the Locus 2008 Recommended Reading List — So is my Clarkesworld story, "The Sky that Wraps the World Round, Past the Blue into the Black". Double-header. W00t!
The upper-case phoneme — Language Log takes on Iain Banks. Funny stuff, and interesting reading.
Get Fuzzy talks reviews — And zombies! Hahaha.
Grassy Railroads — Somehow I don't think they meant this. (Snurched from Dark Roasted Blend)
GPS-Laced Footballs to Offer Keen Play by Play — Umm...
Skeptic etiquette — I told her that the universe is wonderful enough on its own. Space, stars, planets, black holes, galaxies, suns. The fact that out of all the elemental soup, people like us have evolved to walk and talk and create art, music, white wine, patent leather stacked mary jane shoes, Cocoa Puffs cereal, truck nutz, chocolate chip cookies, surf boards, and the Neiman Marcus cosmetics department is AMAZING. All by itself. Saying, "god did it" is heartbreaking. It pisses on the sheer wonderousness of it all, you know? I don't need more.
As Obama Talks Of Bipartisanship, Definitions Vary — some Republicans are wondering whether Obama's outreach, appreciated as it was, may not extend to agreeing to the compromises they want. "We got the sense that he was very genuine," said Rep. Zach Wamp (R-Tenn.). But "if he comes and meets with us like that and it doesn't have an impact, it begins to hurt his credibility." Confidential to Your Liberal Media and to Your Republican Party: Do the impossible and stretch your memory all the way back to 2006 and visit this issue in terms of the Permanent Majority playbook. Obama is giving the GOP minority delegation in Washington an order of magnitude more credibility and attention than "I'm a uniter, not a divider" Bush ever gave the Democratic minority delegation. Hello? Ring any bells? Nah, didn't think so.
?otD: What did that voice inside your head say?
Body movement: 40 minute ride on the stationary bike
This morning's weigh-in: 221.4
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville
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