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Jay Lake
Date: 2010-02-18 05:35
Subject: [links] Link salad drink the tea, not so much with the liking
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A reader reacts to Death of a Starship — Mixed, largely positive and thoughtful review, some plot spoilers.

Writers Reminisce about Dungeons and Dragons — Including yours truly.

Roger Ebert's Last Words, con't. — Another wonderful piece from Roger Ebert. (Who is not, as he said, at the moment dying.)

20 Unholy Recipes: Dishes So Awful We Had to Make Them — Wow. Weird, funny stuff.

Mitsubishi Ki-21x planes is running a series of photos of WWII Japanese warbirds. This one is rather striking.

Rewinding the clock for ageing cells — Mmm, telomeres.

Meet The Tea Partiers: Male, Rich and College Educated — Some demographic information on these wondrous populists.

Elders of Wall St. Favor More Regulation — But but but but, what about market-self regulation? It worked so well for Enron. And Goldman Sachs. And and and and...

Meaningless Statements, Meaningless Threats — Daniel Larison on the Mount Vernon Statement, a declaration of conservative principles. I'm coming to be a big fan of Larison, with whom I largely disagree on his conservative principles, but he's both honest and intellectually consistent, which I admire.

Michael Mukasey: Then and now — Hey, look, another Bush-era figure arguing that Obama doing today what Bush did during his administration is the wrong approach to terrorism. Ah, the vaunted principled consistency of the Republican Party continues its unabated reign.

?otD: Wouldn't it be far more American to have a Coffee Party?

Writing time yesterday: 60 minutes
Body movement: 40 minute suburban walk
Hours slept: 7.25
This morning's weigh-in: 226.6
Yesterday's chemo stress index: 2/10
Currently reading: [between books]

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User: design4life
Date: 2010-02-18 20:54 (UTC)
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?otD: Wouldn't it be far more American to have a Coffee Party?

Ah, but neither tea, coffee, or cocoa are "American" products. Guess it would have to be a Lemonade party or some such.

Nice posts, Jay. Best wishes on your fight with the beast.
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User: jeffsoesbe
Date: 2010-02-18 21:58 (UTC)
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Tea partiers sound a lot like the Libertarians I used to know. Male, single, college-educated, good-paying jobs. Classic "I don't need a *thing* from the government, why can't it just get out of my way?!?!"

Though I do love the first comment at that link: "Anger management classes and Bartending school do not count as college educated". Ha!

- yeff
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Twilight: MunchkinDragon
User: twilight2000
Date: 2010-02-18 22:40 (UTC)
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Writers Reminisce about Dungeons and Dragons — Including yours truly.

Yep - the joys of growing up in Berkeley - we played pretty constantly in HS. I had the advantage of being in a school that was big enough that all of us "outcasts" could hang together and ignore the bullies. Of course it helped that we formed the Berkeley High Broadsword and Luncheon Club - the bullies were more scared of us crazy people with swords then anything else :>.
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