April 21st, 2012


[links] Link salad has fallen on the highway and is lying in the rain

Magical light effects — Art guru James Gurney is talking here about paintings, but there's some pretty clear parallel applications of this principle in fiction writing.

Richard Prince’s Latest Act of Appropriation: The Catcher in the Rye — (Snurched from [info]nihilistic_kid.)

I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled — Roger Ebert on being a fogey about urban design aesthetic.

Studies Question the Pairing of Food Deserts and Obesity

Rubber Chicken Flies into Solar Radiation Storm — Squawk! (Thanks to [info]threeoutside.)

3 ATs — Another awesome APOD image. I swear, there's something about people who design observatories.

Asteroid takeout—a one-billionaire mission to bring a 500-ton asteroid to Earth by 2025

Habitable Zones in Other Galaxies

10 Things You Should Know About Hitler: Predictions From 1932

Secular or sectarian: Pick one or the otherNext question for everyone who, like Romney, rejects secularism: Which sect do you think should be established as the official one? Because if you don’t want a secular government, then you’re going to have to tell us which sect should be in charge. Freedom of religion is freedom from religion, and only freedom from religion protects all religions from whomever happens to carry the demographic majority.

The Boys Who Cried FoxOnly those with a very elastic concept of bias could interpret asking a vice-presidential nominee about her reading habits as lobbing a mortar-round rather than a softball. Warning, interesting and entertaining as it is, also as usual in Your Liberal Media, this article draws a false equivalency between the dominant beliefs and behaviors of the Right and very minor themes of the Left.

Mitt Romney: Candidate or Motivational Poster? — Ah, success.

On National Pot Day, A Speech President Obama Should GiveMore Americans today support medical-marijuana use than support the death penalty. So if Obama won't lead here, then perhaps he should follow.

?otd: How you doing?

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (took the day off to de-stress)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 9.25 (solid)
Weight: 238.8
Currently reading: Somewhere Else by Sally McLennan