October 23rd, 2009


[links] Link salad has no bananas today

Moebius and Miyazaki — A short video courtesy of art writing guru James Gurney.

Anatomy of Japanese Folk Monsters

Stop and get your free fag bag — A WWII poster illustrating, among other things, language change.

A Galilean Night — Very nice image from APOD.

Naming the exoplanets — An interesting problem.

Happy Birthday, Earth! — Andrew Wheeler notes the birthday of the world, for the Biblically literal, intellectually stunted among us.

Fox News, the White House and Conservative Hypocrisy — Money shot: And that's the whole point of the strategy, to get their followers to instinctively react to any news that is inconvenient for them by dismissing it as another example of liberal media bias. It's an inoculation against reality and it is very, very effective. Hearing conservatives whine about media bashing is like hearing Paris Hilton whine about Lindsey Lohan being shallow.

?otD: How much appeal do bananas have, anyway?

Body movement: n/a (schedule issues)
Hours slept: 6.0
This morning's weigh-in: 233.4
Currently reading: Dragon in Chains by Daniel Fox


[personal] Off to SteamCon this afternoon

Cancer scans are done with. Oncologist appointment is Monday afternoon. You may assume dread and fear, but its quiescent at the moment, and hopefully will remain so through the weekend as calendula_witch and I are going to distract ourselves with SteamCon starting this afternoon. I shall be eschewing further banana-related disasters.

See some, all or none of you there.