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Jay Lake
Date: 2009-07-12 05:59
Subject: [links] Link salad wakes up with a clear head, finally
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A reader reviews "Rolling Steel" by calendula_witch and me — Specifically, she talks about the podcast version, read by Sean Farrell and Mur Lafferty.

The soda-pop map — I used to say "Coke" generically, these days I say "soda." Where do you fall on this continuum? (Thanks to garyomaha.)

Bridge to Nowhere: a Map of Golden Gate Jumpers — Another odd one from Strange Maps.

Solar for Dark Climates — I love the headline alone, but the article is interesting as well, about hybrid solar systems for northern latitudes. Mmm, Stirling engines.

Evidence based revenge — Ben Goldacre on revenge and bitterness. Money shot: Put very simply, if we desire it, does revenge work? People certainly believe in it, from modern thrillers such as Hamlet and Moby Dick, to classics like Kill Bill and Death Wish I-V.

Get Fuzzy on American political parties — Hahahahahahahahahaha.

?otD: Soda or pop?

Body movement: 30 minutes on stationary bike, 10 minutes of meditation and stretching
This morning's weigh-in: 218.2
Currently reading: Brothers in Arms by Lois McMaster Bujold

Originally published at jlake.com.

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hani: Scythe Wolf
User: hani
Date: 2009-07-12 14:05 (UTC)
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Keyword:Scythe Wolf
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User: joycemocha
Date: 2009-07-12 14:52 (UTC)
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Dave Gallaher
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Date: 2009-07-12 14:52 (UTC)
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User: melissajm
Date: 2009-07-12 16:21 (UTC)
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Soda, all the way.
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Elizabeth Coleman
User: criada
Date: 2009-07-12 16:37 (UTC)
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I used to say pop, but now I say soda. No idea why I changed, it's not like I've switched regions.
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Intelligentrix: Streetcar
User: intelligentrix
Date: 2009-07-12 17:21 (UTC)
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Soda pop, or just soda. Down here (NOLA), there is a significant portion of the population that calls them "cold drinks," as in "Here's a dolla. Get you a cold drink."
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robin catesby
User: deedop
Date: 2009-07-12 18:47 (UTC)
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Grew up here in PDX saying pop. Spent 2 years in Boston for college and switched to soda, and it's been soda ever since. Not that I drink the sugary crap, though.
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User: dsgood
Date: 2009-07-12 20:44 (UTC)
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Soda (Ulster County NY.) Also soda in places I lived, till I came to the Twin Cities -- where I had to learn to say "pop."

And now "soda" is taking over in the Twin Cities.
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User: derekjgoodman
Date: 2009-07-12 20:50 (UTC)
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I live in a region that is right on a border between "soda" and "pop," and it's funny how defensive people will get when someone calls it by the "wrong" name. Personally I call it soda, and when someone calls it pop it feels to my ears like nails on a chalkboard.
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User: adarkjewel
Date: 2009-07-23 16:24 (UTC)
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I grew up in Chicago, where we say pop (it's even listed like that at the grocery store). Coke is what you snort, and soda comes in an orange box and keeps your fridge odor-free. *smile*
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