Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[links] Link salad wakes up and falls into a dream

calendula_witch on cancer, emotions and our relationship

'Kaikidan Ekotoba' monster scroll — Cool Japanese Forteana. (Via @mattstaggs.)

Vintage ads featuring women with stuff on their headsFound in Mom's Basement with an irresistible headline.

Spanking your kid could hatch a bully — Why is this news? Teaching a kid that force trumps a situation teaches a kid that force trumps a situation. Duh.

Should Kids Be Bribed to Do Well in School? — Hmm. (Thanks to willyumtx.)

Does Our Universe Live Inside a Wormhole? — More wow. Maybe total BS, but fun to think about.

'Potato Radius' To Define Dwarf PlanetsAstronomers propose the first objective definition of a planet that separates potato-like objects from spherical ones. Poor Pluto. And what about French fry objects?

Brain Parts Found in Ancient Human AncestorElectromagnetic radiation revealed parts of the 1.9-million-year-old brain, as well as eggs of insects that fed on it. Wow. Just wow.

Coffee Conservatives — (Via sheelangig.)

Frightening GOP BehaviorThe idea that the minority party represents the "will of the people" (not some of the people, but "the people") is the seedling of a totalitarian mindset. (Via reannon.)

Why More Immigrants Are An Answer to the Coming Boomer Entitlement Mess — I have never understood conservative anti-immigrant fervor as anything but prejudice. Furthermore, unless you're a First Nations person, you're an immigrant, too. That door was once open to your people.

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

Writing time yesterday: n/a (chemo)
Body movement: 30 minutes on stationary bike
Hours slept: 7.5 (solid)
This morning's weigh-in: n/a
Yesterday's chemo stress index: 4/10 (fatigue)
Currently reading: [between books]

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