April 20th, 2008


[lj] Theme-o-rama

I apologize for the magical bouncing LJ theme (in the graphical sense), but my old one is busted. The one I've tried for the last few days is rather annoying. We'll see if this one works.

[links] Link salad Sunday edition

An apology from me — I managed to offend a number of people yesterday. Judging from the comments, I'm not sure I haven't compounded the problem.

The secret history of the term "superdelegates" — Interesting reading about lexicography, framing and politics.

Babyfood — Some really cool tromp de l'oeil chalk drawing. (Thanks to sheelangig.)

McCain says Hamas pro-Obama — Mmm, Democrats certainly are terrorists, aren't they?

The close relationship between military analysts in the media, and the Pentagon — This is a long, fairly technical story from The New New York Times, but if you're interested in how the media narrative is gamed by the Bush administration, it's fascinating reading.

Time in saddle: 20 minutes
Last night's weigh-out: n/a
This morning's weigh-in: 273.4 (ate too much cheese yesterday)
Currently reading: The Cater Street Hangman by Anne Perry Powell's | Amazon ]


[audio] Podcast updated 2008-04-20

There's a new podcast up today. This is a recording of me reading my short story "The Angel's Daughter". At 1,200 words, this originally appeared in the August, 2004 issue of Realms of Fantasy, then reprinted in Fantasy: The Best of 2004 Amazon ]. It was also recently featured as a free reprint here on my blog. If you like the story, please consider subscribing to Realms of Fantasy.

Direct link is here. RSS feed is here or here, depending on which one your reader likes better. The iTunes feed is here. You can also simply search for "Jay Lake" or "Lakeshore" in the iTunes store, under the Podcast category.