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[links] Link salad wonders how it will be judged today

The quest for frisson — Roger Ebert on the psychology of the Internet.

Creative minds 'mimic schizophrenia' — Raise your hand if you're the least bit surprised by this.

Unusual Postage Stamps — Worldbuilding in tiny increments, courtesy Dark Roasted Blend.

Rainbow Bridge National Monument — As seen from orbit.

Climate denial activists’ parallel to anti-relativity movement of 1920s — A weird but vaguely encouraging article. (Thanks to markbourne.)

The noble and ancient tradition of moron-baiting — Flat earth, homeopathy, Creationism, Intelligent Design, the Republican Party. Worthless ideas sure can get hold of smart people. I simply don't believe that many of my fellow human beings are that stupid. But they sure can act like it.

"This Scares Everybody" says BP: Top Kill Fails, Imperils Gulf — Juan Cole on BPs Gulf of Mexico disaster. I continue to think this will be much bigger than anyone admits, and continue to be very frustrated at the administrations deference to BP on the whole matter thus far. There's a lot of reasons we voted the GOP out of office. One of them was to banish the idiotic conservative chimera of industry self-regulation.

Former 'Family Values' CA Legislator Ashburn Comes Out In Favor Of Gay Rights — Not quite sure what to think here, given Ashburn's lifelong history of using antigay issues for political gain, but kudos to him for doing the right thing.

Showdown at the GOP Corral: Western conservatives and Southern conservatives battle for the soul of the Republican PartyBut cowboy-style constitutional fundamentalism is unlikely to prove a winning philosophy for Republicans beyond 2010. For that, they need a conservatism that hasn't been in evidence lately—a version that's not Western or Southern, but instead tolerant, moderate, and mainstream. Conservatism hasn't been tolerant, moderate or mainstream in my adult lifetime. Hell, it hasn't even been sane in my adult lifetime.

?otD: Would you send in the clowns?



5/30/2010
Writing time yesterday: none (chemo exhaustion)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 9.25 (solid)
This morning's weigh-in: 234.2
Yesterday's chemo stress index: 8/10 (fatigue)
Currently (re)reading: The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett

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