Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[links] Link salad, anchovy-free edition

Maps of Murder: Dell Books and 'Hard-Boiled' Cartography — From Strange Maps.

Two Thoughts on Gender Presentation and Youth Sports — Andrew Wheeler on Little League and life.

McLaren & Meyer & Rotten & Vicious & me — Roger Ebert on the Sex Pistols.

Worlds without women — Maureen Dowd compares the Catholic Church to Saudi Arabia. I know, let's blame coverage of priestly pedophilia on the Jews! Also this: Connecticut bishops fight sex abuse bill. Because you, a little justice in Christ's church is a bad thing.

Nobel Prize winners by country — A ratio which will drop over time, thank to conservative dilution of the educational system. Intelligent Design and evolution denial do not prepare children for critical thinking in life: quite the opposite. Hard to make new breakthroughs when you have been taught your parents' opinions trump empirical evidence. America first! (Via Dark Roasted Blend.)

Note to Newt: Women really, really don't like PalinNewt Gingrich says that adore Palin and are drawn to her unique, can-do qualities. [...] According to the latest CBS News poll, Palin is weighed down by an astonishingly low favorable rating among women; just 21 percent. In fact, women give Palin the lowest marks of virtually any demographic group polled by CBS. Facts, so inconvenient when you have a conservative worldview. See above item.

Beware Your Socialist Roads — Damned government, always interfering in private life. I'm sure our finely principled Tea Partiers avoid such socialist hells at all costs. Say, how do you guys get to those rallies, anyway?

?otD: What's the worst book you've ever read?

Writing time yesterday: n/a (chemo)
Body movement: 30 minutes on stationary bike
Hours slept: 8.5 (solid)
This morning's weigh-in: 232.6
Yesterday's chemo stress index: 7/10 (largely emotional)
Currently reading: [between books]

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