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Jay Lake
Date: 2009-12-14 05:39
Subject: [links] Link salad shuffles back to work
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Don't forget the new caption contest [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ] — Entries will close in a day or two. And a Pinion ARC will definitely be in the prize package.

Literary Alzheimer's — Sometimes, I swear I can feel this happening to me.

Vintage Russian Posters

Night Patrol — Aerial fantasy art from x-planes.

?otD: Why did I go back to work?

Body movement: 60 minute suburban walk
Hours slept: 7.5
This morning's weigh-in: n/a (forgot)
Currently reading: Finch by Jeff VanderMeer

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User: magentamn
Date: 2009-12-14 15:15 (UTC)
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The literary Alzheimer's link was quite interesting to me, as someone who has read all Christie's books at least twice. I wonder if they realize the last two *published* books were written long before her death. I know one was written to kill off Poirot (whom Christie had grown very tired of) and saved to be published after her death pay for death duties (taxes). I rather dislike this kind of literary analysis to try to show psychological traits or something after the person is long dead and there is no way to confirm anything.

I'm really glad to see the link salad. I rarely comment, but I missed it.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-12-14 15:19 (UTC)
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Thank you. It's good to be back.
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User: yourbob
Date: 2009-12-14 16:26 (UTC)
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AotD: Insurance.
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User: muntahz
Date: 2009-12-14 18:20 (UTC)
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I really enjoyed the article/study of the Literary Alzheimer's link.
Interesting to see the frequency of repeated phrases/loss of vocabulary and with her body of work they had a great source.
I think most of us have fall back phrases and if there is a loss of vocabulary it is laziness, of the Nation and popular media, that is acting on us.
Both my husband and I have noted the vocabulary issue recently and are trying to regain our words.
In fact we purchased a really nice, read that as large, dictionary for this year's anniversary.

Why you want back to work - boredom? Lack of social interaction?

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