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Jay Lake

[links] Link salad watches the ash clouds rise over Iceland

A fan video about me, my shirts and my fiction — Funny stuff, courtesy of the inestimable jaborwhalky.

davidlevine with an update on A Writer's Weekend — Still two slots open to work with him and me this summer.

Octopus flees with camera — Cute and funny. (Thanks to danjite.)

xkcd on the iPad — As is often the case, the mouseover makes the strip.

Obama orders most hospitals to grant gays visitation rights — Sometimes the right thing is the right thing.

The View From Movement-World — Conservative commentator Daniel Larison on the "cocooning" of the conservative mind, with attention to the memory hole. (As I've commented before, I suspect Larison and I don't agree on very many points of politics or policy, but I respect his intellectual honesty and careful thinking.)

Tea party activists protest excessive taxation, government spending in D.C. — Which would make more sense, if, you know, 98% of Americans hadn't already seen their taxes reduced under Obama. But conservatives never were much for letting facts get in the way of their opinions. Besides, he's a secret Muslin Socialist, so it must all be true.

Have Republicans Been Out-Foxed?Some conservatives are beginning to question whether Fox News is good for their movement. This is hilarious: Bartlett wonders if ultimately "an inherent conflict of interest is growing, in which the very success of Fox makes it harder for Republicans to get out of the echo chamber, to have arguments that go beyond their base, and to reach out to independents and Democrats who might vote for them." No. You think? Liberal bias, obviously.

O'Reilly lies to Coburn: 'Nobody's ever said' at Fox you'll go to jail if you don't buy health insurance. Oh yes they have. — Shockingly, someone at FOX significantly misrepresented the truth. Equally shockingly, the sun rose in the east this morning. They distort, I deride.

?otD: What's the highest altitude you've ever been at, outside an airplane?

Writing time yesterday: 0 hours (day off)
Body movement: 30 minutes on stationary bike
Hours slept: 7.5 (solid)
This morning's weigh-in: n/a
Yesterday's chemo stress index: 5/10 (fatigue, GI issues)
Currently reading: [between books]

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