A video trailer for the Seeds of Change anthology — This is interesting.
Olympic link to early ‘computer’ — Speaking of real life clockpunk, a rather odd new theory about the Antikythera Mechanism. (Thanks to my brother.)
Scientists Confirm Liquid Lake, Beach on Saturn’s Moon Titan — Vacation weekend! (Thanks to lt260.)
NASA confirms water on Mars — Now if they could only find those whiskey mines.
Preacher killed wife, stuffed body in freezer, police say — This story hits several of my hot buttons, so I’m just passing it on without further comment. (Thanks to goulo.)
Rap music Obama — This is a funny but ridiculous political story about Obama’s “problem” with being endorsed by members of the rap community. Considering the high skew of rap listers who are white, it’s hard to call this a black thing.
Eliminationist rhetoric in mainstream conservative discourse — This is one reason I find conservatism so profoundly repellent, frankly. While I’m sure my conservative friends can point out counterexamples, the left generally doesn’t talk or think this way, and certainly not on a wholesale level in national media. It’s this kind of rhetoric that leads a food stamp recipient to shoot up a Unitarian church because “the liberals are ruining America.” Remember when the Right wanted to hold all of liberal America directly accountable for John Walker Lindh? (Hat tip to The Edge of the American West.)
Time in saddle: 0 minutes (long city walk forthcoming shortly)
Last night’s weigh-out: n/a
This morning’s weigh-in: n/a
Currently reading: Launch Pad Workshop class materials