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Jay Lake
Date: 2009-02-22 06:14
Subject: [links] Link salad has been in Oklahoma
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Tags:books, funny, green, interviews, links, music, personal, politics, science
Bookseller Rich Rennicks says some very kind things about Green Amazon ]

Travis Heerman interviews me — Part of his regular interview series.

Carmina Buraneidolia — This is damned near wet-your-pants funny. Needs your sound to be on, though.

Ancient Black Sea Flood: Nuisance or Calamity? — Threat? Or menace? Rather like the Missoula Floods, I'll bet that was something to see.

wtf_nature with the Old Man of the Lake — Some natural Oregon weirdness. More at Wikipedia.

A Rodent's Anti-Aging Secrets — Naked mole rats, longevity, and you.

Even more on Project Orion — Grade-A, pure dee, Big Science insanity at its finest.

Governor's rift with GOP grows wider — Now playing on "As the Wingnuts Turn". Also, wasn't Governor Schwarzenegger first elected because of a tiff involving deficits and taxes? Or is there some reason this isn't deeply ironic?

?otD: Have you ever been to heaven?




2/22/2009
Body movement: 90 minute suburban walk
This morning's weigh-in: 217.4
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville; Black Blade Blues by John Pitts




Originally published at jlake.com.

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melissajm
User: melissajm
Date: 2009-02-22 15:02 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I'll never be able to listen to Carmina Burana without laughing again...
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Gary Emenitove
User: garyomaha
Date: 2009-02-22 15:33 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Very rarely when someone says something is really funny, do I find it "really funny." Carmina Buraneidolia is really funny!! I giggled all the way through.
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Kelly Green
User: saycestsay
Date: 2009-02-22 16:03 (UTC)
Subject: the governator
Schwartzenegger was elected because of the Enron crisis screwing up California's power supply so badly that our governor paid extortionate rates to keep Cal lit up and when the bill came due folks were incensed and blamed him and demanded a recall vote and the Repugs ran Arnie cuz he had great face value and they thought they could control him and when the public decided they wanted a star in office the responsibility hit him like a brick and he who is basically a smart man figured out he'd been used and has tried to use conservative methods (not right wing, mind you) and has been fought tooth-and-nail by everybody cuz he isn't what they expected.

To me, Schwartzenegger tracks as a conservative Clinton: doing the deals, getting the job done, maybe backing policies I don't believe in but for reasons that make sense.

I wonder if he'll stay in office, though, with this crisis. Dems are not mounting an "it's all his fault!" campaign like the Reps did to our previous governor; still, the voters are gonna see some pretty bad situations soon (like higher taxes and less social benefit) and will blame Arnie rather than the legislature Reps who insisted on having their way.

Of course, that's just my take. I could be wrong.
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