December 10th, 2008


[travel] Tapioca Jesus hits the road

As kenscholes reminds us, he and I are hitting the road this afternoon for San Francisco. Lots of stuff planned (and unplanned) for the car trip, but we do intend to record some podcasts. As he says:
So what would YOU like to hear from us? Any burning topics you'd like Jay and I to discuss with the sound of the highway in our ears? Any questions you think might be fun for both of us to tackle? Road trip tunes that you think will enhance our highway experience? Great places to stop for soup and pie just to the left or right of I-5?

Leave your requests, comments and recommendations here or on Ken's blog, and we'll see what the p-j's can come up with this afternoon and tomorrow.

NB: Ken and I figured out years ago that if we ever formed a musical act or comedy troupe, we'd call ourselves "Tapioca Jesus." No, you don't want to know why.

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[links] Link salad metastatizes

Another Green ARC contest [ | LiveJournal ] — Skip over there and tell me in comments why you should win a copy. Voting poll next week.

Publishers Weekly profile of kenscholes — Written by yours truly. (One of my recent Sekrit Projekts.)

Charlie Stross on one-star Amazon reviews — Hahahahah.

charles_tan on blogging in the spec fic community

scalzi on the history of emo — "No, really."

The LJ comment thread on my vasectomy post is pretty damned funny — This may be a case of the obvious striking twice, but TMI warning. Or as leahbobet puts it, a Lakism ahead.

lillypond took this marvelous photo of the_child

Somali Pirates to acquire Citigroup — Hahahah. (Thanks to Scrivener's Error.)

Asteroid Impacts Gave Crucial Spark to Early Life — I for one think "Late Heavy Bombardment" would be a great name for a rock band. Cool article, too.

Hidden Travels of the Atomic Bomb — Fascinating article on the realities of nuclear proliferation.

Race and the original Oregon constitution — Some shameful history of my adoptive state. (Thanks to danjite.)

As Markets Waver, Treasury Yield Turns Negative — Your Bush Depression, looming ever larger. Look! Over there! A liberal menace!

?otD: What is Avagadro's Number in Roman numerals?

Body movement: 40 minute stationary bike ride
This morning's weigh-in: 219.4
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville

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[travel] Stakes almost pulled up

About to head southward with kenscholes. We're going to make the trip in the KenMobile instead of the Genre car. Should be in San Francisco around 2 or 3 tomorrow. Expect intermittent light blogging with scattered halfwittery and miserudition. See some, all or none of you over the weekend there. (And then I'm off to Omaha first thing Monday.)

Y'all play nice.

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