August 23rd, 2010

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[links] Link salad's wayward son carries on

Predicting the Death of PrintTwo years ago print was going to soldier on another 10 years. Now it's five--or fewer. Uh huh.

The Language of Leaks — (Thanks to my Dad.)

Ten Infamous Islands of ExileEstablished to banish dissidents and criminals, these islands are known for their one-time prisoners, from Napoleon to Nelson Mandela. (Thanks to lt260.)

Alien hunters 'should look for artificial intelligence' — Everybody sing: ♫ "'Cause there's bugger all down here on Earth." ♫

A Milky Way Shadow at Loch Ard Gorge — Mmm, gorgeous photo. From APOD.

What would Martin Luther King Say? Mosques and the New Jim Crow in America — Juan Cole with a great deal more to say about the shameful political opportunism and race-baiting of opposition to the so-called "Ground Zero Mosque".

Who are you callin' unassimilated?The Edge of the American West with another take on the same topic.

?otD:

Will there be peace when you are done?




8/23/2010
Writing time yesterday: 0.25 hours (WRPA, mostly took the day off)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.25 (solid)
This morning's weigh-in: n/a
Yesterday's chemo stress index: 3/10 (fatigue, peripheral neuropathy)
Currently (re)reading: Destroyer by C.J. Cherryh

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[contests] Results of the steampunk caption contest voting poll

The Baby Killers by Jay Lake

I have now closed the steampunk caption contest voting poll, which has celebrated the release of my steampunk minim opus, The Baby Killers. The contest was for a caption to best fit the following photo:

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Pipe, Lime, OR. © 2002, 2010, Joseph E. Lake, Jr.

First prize is an inscribed copy of The Baby Killers, going to madrobins for:

"I admit to its utility," said Miss Penderghast. "But the steam-powered corset-laundry will not catch on until it can be rendered small enough for the ordinary household." with 15% of the polling, or 12 Votes.

Runners up are:

shelly_rae: Fortunately the colonoscopy scope has improved in the modern era and no longer requires a team of horses. It just feels that way. (11%, 9 Votes)

cjmarsicano: The Lime Observatory apologizes for the embarrassment caused by an intern pointing our telescope at the nudist beach in the next county. (10%, 8 Votes)

madrobins and cjmarsicano, please contact me with your postal addresses. (I already have shelly_rae's.) Everyone else, go check out the other contestants if you haven't done so already. Some funny stuff there!