December 18th, 2007

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[links] Link salad, Tuesday has come again

Culture, Books and Writing

UPS to eliminate left turns — Um, wow.

Automobile color choice by word region — Article is in Hebrew, but the color charts are in English.

Robot controlled by moth brain — I for one welcome our new lepidopteran overlords.

lonfiction takes on Trial of Flowers Powell's | Amazon ]

Meteorite With Image Of Jesus — Um, do you suppose the rock evolved that way?

An Asperger Dictionary of Everyday Expressions

'Exodus' to virtual worlds predicted — I've observed before that we're probably losing part of our next generation of writers to online role playing.

Politics

Don't take populism too far — Conservative David Frum rediscovers reality-based thinking, manages to blame liberals for thirty years of conservative mishmash.

Huckabee's theology degree — Is lying bad only when liberals do it? Is lying about your theology credentials a sin?

A bit more on the Right's Huckabee panic

Liberman endorses John McCain.
Sen. Lieberman in 2006:
"I want Democrats to be back in the majority in Washington and elect a Democratic president in 2008. This man [Ned Lamont] and his supporters will frustrate and defeat our hopes of doing that."

Sen. Lieberman in 2007:
""Let's put the United States first again, and John McCain is the man as president who will help us do that."

Integrity is job one! Thank you, Connecticut.

Princeton Student Admits to Staging Attack, Police Say — This was a new conservative cause-celebre in the making. Oops, just faking it! Remember, kids, character counts. That's why we hate liberals: because they make good conservatives do bad things to themselves.

Doonesbury on God's will in politics

Slow going for Rove memoir auction — He maimed an entire political system for a generation in the name of narrow partisanship, surely that's worth a book contract or two.
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[links] Link salad, lunch break edition

Jet From Supermassive Black Hole Seen Blasting Neighboring Galaxy

Synthetic DNA on the Brink of Yielding New Life Forms

Toshiba builds personal scale nuclear reactor

Reasonable Agreement T-Shirt — The answer to all those one click licensing agreements.

The Hobbit Blog — Peter Jackson is baaaaaack.

Moral relativism on the right — A defense of torture from a conservative. Apparently conservatives are all about principles when it's liberals who can be accused of relativism.