July 22nd, 2008

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[travel] Dinner in Seattle, Thursday

Hey, Seattle peeps. (And anyone passing through.) I have a book signing at University Books this coming Thursday with Brenda Cooper. That’s at 7 pm.

I’m going to be on the corner outside University Books at 5 pm, to meet whoever wants to be there, then we’re going to walk down the hill to that nice Indian restaurant a couple of blocks away. Come on by.

(And since I can’t remember the name of the restaurant, call me if you’re running late that afternoon and I’ll tell you then.)

Originally published at jlake.com. You can comment here or there.

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[links] Link salad for a Midwestern Tuesday

SFFaudio with more links to Susan Palwick and me at SF in SF

The book cover poll

Nanoradio Tunes In to Atoms — More nanotube radio weirdness. Cool stuff.

Discovery Institute Takes on Gravity Myth — “Gravity is just a theory, and a poorly-supported one at that.” Hahahahahahaha. Astronomy is next — Genesis unambiguously states that the moon is a lesser light in the sky, yet so-called “scientists” have “theories” that moonlight is actually reflected sunlight. (Thanks to danjite.)

Bad Astronomy Blog on plate tectonics and Young Earth Creationism — Of course he’s falling into the same rhetorical fallacy which often captures me, which is the whismical notion that one can use logic in a discussion about articles of faith. Like me, Phil Plait seems to expect people to listen reason.

Feministing on Purity Balls — Ick. Just reading this made me ill.

WaPo: Young Republicans, Blue About the Prospects Ahead — And it couldn’t happen to a nicer party. Part of my allergy to the GOP stems from their incessant triumphalism which began in 1994 and didn’t really trail off until 2006 (remember the “Permanent Majority”?), so I confess to a certain amount of schadenfreude at stories like this, having been in the political wilderness myself most of my adult life.

More on Obama’s birth certificate — Because teh stoopid never dies in ConservativeLand, it just gets elected. (Snurched from Pandagon.)


7/22/08
Time in saddle: n/a (20 minute walk instead)
Last night’s weigh-out: n/a
This morning’s weigh-in: n/a
Currently reading: Green by Jay Lake

Originally published at jlake.com. You can comment here or there.