A reader reacts to Metatropolis
Penny Arcade on Herman Melville — I think my brain is broken now.
Photo prayers — A lovely site. (Via Bill M.)
Parabolic days ahead — The subtitle on this sign is even weirder.
The Tet Zoo guide to the creatures of Avatar — A working biologist looks carefully at the movie. Lengthy, cool post.
Chinese farmer builds robot army — I, for one, welcome our new mechanical overlords.
The Rehabilitation Of Joseph McCarthy? Texas Textbooks Process Grinds On — Confidential to conservative America: When one of your cultural heroes is a vile, prevaricating, power-hungry manipulative drunk who was one of the most destructive political figures of his era, you might want to re-examine your principles.
The Manimal Prize — More on the power of pink unicorns, and perhaps the sociology of poverty. (Via private message, thanks to my tipster.)
Hullabaloo on Pat Robertson — This ties in exactly to what I've been saying about the privileging of Christianity in American society. Remember: this man used to call up the fucking president of the United States. And he got through. And the president listened to him. You ever had that kind of access to power? Got it now? (This in the context of Robertson's flatly insane Christianist remarks on the Haiti disaster.)
?otD: George or Jane?
Body movement: 60 minute suburban walk
Hours slept: 7.0
This morning's weigh-in: 225.0
Currently reading: Bangkok 8 by John Burdett