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Jay Lake
Date: 2009-10-16 04:58
Subject: [links] Link salad calls him Jimmy the Saint
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The Washington Post reviews the film adaptation of "Where the Wild Things Are" — Money shot: This isn't to say that "Where the Wild Things Are" isn't suitable for children; it's just that it will probably be most enjoyable to children with a working knowledge of Bruno Bettelheim's "The Uses of Enchantment" and psychoanalytic theory.

Scrivener's Error with more bits and pieces on the Google Books Settlement — Including a link to a truly bizarre statement from Google co-founder Sergey Brin, in which Brin appears never to have heard of the Internet, or interlibrary loan, or abebooks.com.

Ragsdale Pioneer Zephyr Train — Mmm. Streamliner.

Soaked — About the great Chicago underground flood. I had forgotten this. Fascinating urban history. (Via Freakonomics.)

When saints collide — More astronomy humor from Ellis Nadler.

A Headline That Will Make Global-Warming Activists Apoplectic — Hmm. Maybe that liberal bias in reality isn't so liberal? Interesting. Though I suspect the data as a whole (ie, ice coverage etc.) will swiftly overturn this finding. It would be a fine thing if I were wrong.

Bush Preemptive Strike Doctrine Under Review, May Be DiscardedThe international environment is "more complex" than when President George W. Bush announced the policy in 2002 Actually, the domestic environment is "more sane" than when President George W. Bush announced the policy in 2002.

?otD: How much is that dogie in the window? The one with the beautiful moo?

Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 6.75
This morning's weigh-in: 229.8
Currently reading: Dragon in Chains by Daniel Fox; Demonhead by Shannon Page

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Sally Cinnamon: bucky writes
User: elizawrites
Date: 2009-10-16 12:58 (UTC)
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Keyword:bucky writes
The underground tunnels! On Wednesday, construction crews were filling some of it in with concrete, and the highway EXPLODED!

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Jay Lake: signs-flammable
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-10-16 13:01 (UTC)
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:: is boggled ::
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User: yourbob
Date: 2009-10-16 16:36 (UTC)
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AotD: $35.00/lb
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Abbie Hilton
User: fenrah
Date: 2009-10-16 23:20 (UTC)
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Hey, Jay.

This is off-topic, but I've been reading your blog for a year or so, and I was pleased to hear a couple of your stories on Drabblecast. "Clown Eggs" was received with much enthusiasm, and there's a great discussion going on about "Over the Walls of Eden," which aired recently. I don't know whether you're interested in forum threads about your stories, but if you are, it's here: http://drabblecast.freeforums.org/drabblecast-133-over-the-walls-of-eden-by-jay-lake-t818.html

I hope you got to listen to what Norm did with them, too, because he really puts a lot of sound texture into his podcasts. Thanks for awesome fiction!
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-10-16 23:54 (UTC)
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Wow, what a great discussion! Thank you for tipping me off. I'm managing the_child's birthday party right now, but later this weekend I'll drop by the board and respond.
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Abbie Hilton
User: fenrah
Date: 2009-10-16 23:56 (UTC)
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Awesome! There's a thread for Clown Eggs, too. I'm alhilton over there. Drabblecast audience hearts you. :D
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