March 5th, 2012


[links] Link salad from the wells of disappointment where the women kneel to pray

In case you missed it, Mark Bourne's eulogy: [ | LiveJournal ] — Also, the photo montage displayed at his funeral.

My Sunspin short, "To Raise a Mutiny Betwixt Yourselves", is reprinted online at BEst SF

Black Steampunk / Negra Vaporpunko — Interesting. (Via [info]goulo.)

Stupid Latin footnote abbreviations

Why humans have computers, and chimps are stuck with sticks

Oceans Acidifying Fastest in 300 Million Years Due to Emissions — Darn that liberal bias in reality!

Will Limbaugh apology quell controversy? — I really don't understand why this is a controversy. This is much like the recent Pat Buchanan firing. The man has built an entire, incredibly successful career out of being aggressively offensive. This deep nastiness has made him the soul of the Republican party. Who could possibly be surprised now? More on this from an overseas perspective.

Santorum Can’t Run Away from Limbaugh, who is just taking Santorum’s ideas to their logical conclusion — Well, duh. Limbaugh's hateful diatribes and nasty, fact-free manipulations have made him the monster from the id of conservative America a lot longer than Santorum's been on the national stage.

Cruelty, Continued — Ta-Nehisi Coates on Limbaugh. [A]rguably the dominant trait of the conservative movement was cruelty.

George Will’s No-Confidence Vote

?otd: Who will serve and who will eat?

Writing time yesterday: 1.0 hours (30 minutes of WRPA, 30 minutes on the Going to Extremes nonfiction proposal)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.5 (solid)
Weight: 236.0
Currently reading: 1491 by Charles C. Mann; Permeable Borders by Nina Kiriki Hoffman


[conventions|repost] Announcing JayCon XII

This is a repost, which I will roll forward about once a month through the spring

In celebration of my natal anniversary, JayCon XII, my 12th annual 37th birthday party, is Saturday, June 9th, 2012 from 2 to 5 pm at the Flying Pie in SE Portland. We're partying because I was born, and because I have beat cancer again and again.

If you can read this, you're invited. Prior JayCon experience not required.

Note that I am announcing this early because people always tell me, "You should have told me sooner!" Except for the people who tell me, "It's too soon, remind me later." (Sometimes these are the same people.)

Flying Pie Pizzeria
7804 SE Stark Street
Portland, 97215
(503) 254-2016
[ Google Maps ]

As is traditional for JayCon, Paul M. Carpentier is specifically not invited.