November 21st, 2009


[links] Link salad takes the last train to the coast

The Good. The Bad. The Ugly. — Kameron Hurley riffs on a recent comment of mine about copy writing vs fiction writing.

Two Lumps does steampunk

The Emerging Field of Biophotonic CommunicationThe growing evidence that cells communicate with photons is generating an exciting new field of research. Wow is that is that strange.

"RuBisCo Stars" and the Riddle of Life — Plus a really cool iPhone app. Centauri Dreams gets jiggy with the interstellar communication.

52% of Republicans think Obama was not legitimately elected — WTF? And don't try to tell me this compares to Bush v. Gore - the issues there were sufficiently legitimate to wind up before the Supreme Court, which made a self-admittedly flaky decision (viz their instructions that the ruling was not to be used as precendent). This is trial by FOX News and conservative paranoia. Not to mention which the numbers don't even begin to hold up on the face of it.

Gingrich warns GOP of dangers of extremism — Much like Howdy Doody warning of the evils of puppetry, methinks. Or possibly Joe McCarthy being alarmed about the impact of Red baiting, to use a more Republican-focused analogy. Newt bears as much responsibility as Lee Atwater and Roger Ailes for creating the psychotic mess that is the modern GOP. Now he's sorry?

?otD: Who are the three men you admire most?

Body movement: 60 minute suburban walk
Hours slept: 7.0
This morning's weigh-in: 234.8
Currently reading: Finch by Jeff VanderMeer