Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[links] Link salad eyes the turning of the year

Metamora of Palatka: 1902Shorpy with a classic Florida photo that could have been shot in any number of places in the tropical world.

x-planes with an old print of the Graf Zeppelin — Mmm.

Handcrafted wooden toys of recently extinct animals — I think this one speaks for itself. (Snurched from Drawn.ca.)

Freakonomics on a Russian plan to send apes to Mars — Money shot: Any monkeys sent into space will be supervised by robots.

Top Republican Myths about the Crotch Bomber Affair — Juan Cole debunks Reps. Pete Hoekstra and Peter King and Sen. Joe Lieberman. Admittedly, debunking Republicans (and Lieberman) is generally about like debunking the Society for the Preservation of Gravity, but millions of people take this nonsense seriously.

75 Republican 73 Republican and 2 Democratic congressmen want Congress to pass a resolution condemning people for saying "Happy Holidays" rather than "Merry Christmas" — And people wonder why I view faith through a political lens, when this crap is what our elected officials spend their time and resources on.

?otD: Yule or Noel?

Body movement: n/a (60 minute urban walk forthcoming)
Hours slept: 6.0
This morning's weigh-in: 224.0
Currently reading: Living With Ghosts by Kari Sperring

Tags: cool, links, personal, photos, politics, religion, science, weird

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