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Jay Lake
Date: 2009-08-15 05:22
Subject: [links] Link salad apparently has a lot to say today
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Tags:cars, cool, culture, food, funny, gay, healthcare, links, personal, photos, politics, process, publishing, science, writing
An Open Letter to John C. Wright — In case you missed it, Hal Duncan is his usual brilliant self, in response to some crap I won't dignify with a countervailing link. catvalente swings for the fences on the same issue.

Food timeline — Food history and historical recipes. For those of you writing fantasy or historicals. Or time travel SF. Or whatever. (Thanks to tetar.)

The chart of fantasy art — (Thanks to calendula_witch.)

Asher on Learning by Teaching — Very much applies to our field's tradition of workshopping.

A Softer World is very funny (and slightly NSFW) — Read either literally or metaphorically, this applies especially well to genre writers.

Reviving the Lost Art of Naming in the World — Taxonomy and you.

Michael — A fascinating essay on Michael Jackson. Perspectives I'd never considered.

Embalming Without Odor: 1864 — Another fascinating image from Shorpy.

Crash for clunkers — Redneck "car launch".

STEREO: Closing in on the Lagrange points — With lots of interesting information about the Giant Impactor.

APOD with an image of the Perseids — The moon was not up in Western North America when calendula_witch and I were out meteor watching late this past Wednesday night.

The brutal truth about Americas healthcare — A British view of our healthcare system. Worth reading especially if you think USA is number one.

Maddow on Right Wing Lies on Healthcare — Conservatives in their own words. Just in case you thought opposition to healthcare reform was principled. Or in your interests.

Cheney Uncloaks His Frustration With Bush — Et tu, Dickus?

?otD: Did he die in the spring or did he die in the fall?

Body movement: 10 minutes of stretching and meditation, 30 minutes on stationary bike
This morning's weigh-in: 224.6
Currently reading: The Real Wizard of Oz by Rebecca Loncraine

Originally published at jlake.com.

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User: the_blue_fenix
Date: 2009-08-15 14:42 (UTC)
Subject: No wonder they call him Dick
So on the occasions when Bush actually listened to the opinion of the public, i.e. _his bosses who hired him,_ Cheney thought he was going soft? I'm shocked, shocked.

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