Anatomy of Japanese Folk Monsters
Stop and get your free fag bag — A WWII poster illustrating, among other things, language change.
A Galilean Night — Very nice image from APOD.
Naming the exoplanets — An interesting problem.
Happy Birthday, Earth! — Andrew Wheeler notes the birthday of the world, for the Biblically literal, intellectually stunted among us.
Fox News, the White House and Conservative Hypocrisy — Money shot: And that's the whole point of the strategy, to get their followers to instinctively react to any news that is inconvenient for them by dismissing it as another example of liberal media bias. It's an inoculation against reality and it is very, very effective. Hearing conservatives whine about media bashing is like hearing Paris Hilton whine about Lindsey Lohan being shallow.
?otD: How much appeal do bananas have, anyway?
Body movement: n/a (schedule issues)
Hours slept: 6.0
This morning's weigh-in: 233.4
Currently reading: Dragon in Chains by Daniel Fox