What Authors sell to Publishers — Charlie Stross on literary contracts, in excruciating detail. Really. Go read it, even if you think you understand this stuff.
x-planes with an illustration that could have come right out of the Mainspring series
15 mind-blowing moon base designs — (Via Dark Roasted Blend.)
Branding and the 'Me' Economy — Any of this sound familiar to you authors out there?
Flaunting our disobedience — PZ Myers on sacrilege. Remember, people will fight and die because they want to stop you from doing something so trivial and harmless as sketching what you think Mohammed looked like. That's stupid and wrong, and it is their problem, not yours. Sacrilege is exercising your freedom, a freedom they don't want you to have.
Gregg: Reconciliation Is The Rule Of The Senate — Republican Senator Gregg in 2005 (when the GOP controlled the Senate): "Is there something wrong with majority rules? I don't think so." Gregg today: "[Majority rules is like] running over the minority, putting them in cement and throwing them in the Chicago River." Ah, that much vaunted conservative intellectual consistency. It's right over there with the principals and the moral compass, right? Oh, you lost those. Sorry.
The Axis of the Obsessed and Deranged — Frank Rich on the Tea Party. The distinction between the Tea Party movement and the official G.O.P. is real, and we ignore it at our peril. I disagree strongly with this. The Tea Party is the logical outgrowth, perhaps inevitable, of thirty years of Atwater-Ailes rhetoric and electoral strategy. The GOP fostered the rhetoric and anger that built, Tea Party, fanned the flames, and continues to look the other way at the lunacy, sedition and occasional outright terrorism that brings in the vote. Confidential to the Republican party: you built it, you own it. Don't stick the rest of us with the fucking bill now.
Al Gore in The New York Times on climate change — Sadly, the facts continue to be biased against the conservative position. Wow, what a shock.
?otD: Are you sure that words sometimes have two meanings?
Writing time yesterday: 3 hours
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.0 (adequate)
This morning's weigh-in: n/a (forgot to weight)
Yesterday's chemo stress index: 7/10
Currently reading: [between books]