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Jay Lake
Date: 2010-07-09 05:02
Subject: [links] Link salad has got sole
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Tags:culture, funny, language, links, movies, personal, politics, science, tech, weird, writing
From The Internet, With Hate — Kristian Bland on Harlan Ellison's exit from the Internet.

Paul Jessup leads "The Weird Revival" — What, me, weird?

Remaking Hollywood: The strange world of Polish film posters

Blessed NascencyKim Jong Il [walked] out from his mother's Patriotic and Revolutionary Vagina... Must. Not. Attempt. To. Visualize. Aaaaargh. (From FAILBlog.)

Russian spies' accents puzzles — This bit from Language Log is fairly amusing. Reminds me of Sarah Hoyt, who has a moderate Portuguese accent in her English, telling me she is often mistaken for Russian.

SETI: Stiff Odds Against EavesdroppingCentauri Dreams on the math behind listening.

The Flying Car — James Gurney on chimeric tech coming to life.

San Francisco Issues Regulations for Making Pot Brownies — So it's all official no and everything. (Snurched from Scrivener's Error.)

How Liberal Do You Think You Are?A new paper by James Rockey finds "that somehow voters consistently misperceive where they lie on the ideological spectrum."

?otD: The average human being owns less than two pairs of shoes. How many do you own?

Writing time yesterday: 1 hour, 15 minutes
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 8.0 (solid)
This morning's weigh-in: 231.2
Yesterday's chemo stress index: 2/10 (fatigue, peripheral neuropathy)

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User: scott_lynch
Date: 2010-07-09 12:08 (UTC)
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You got some weird reposted HTML code in the second half of yer post there, sir.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2010-07-09 12:09 (UTC)
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I make with the fixie now. Thanks!
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User: fledgist
Date: 2010-07-09 13:37 (UTC)
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Foreign accents: I frequently get addressed in bad Spanish -- or on occasion in bad Arabic -- until I open my mouth, whereupon the results are varied. How varied? On one occasion I got told "That's a weird accent." Once, coming out of seeing the big Wallace and Gromit flick, one of the people going in to clean the cinema asked "How do you like that British humour?" I replied "I rather like it, actually." "Oh, be like that." He growled back, apparently thinking I was putting it on.

The perils of being a native Londoner living in America are many.
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Kenneth Mark Hoover
User: kmarkhoover
Date: 2010-07-09 16:21 (UTC)
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I really like the Kristian Bland piece a lot.
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User: ulfhirtha
Date: 2010-07-09 23:49 (UTC)
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"he’s built his career out of doing the work."

Darn right
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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2010-07-09 19:12 (UTC)
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So Ellison who has spent a career as a troll apparently can't take it. Fascinating....
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User: mmegaera
Date: 2010-07-10 02:17 (UTC)
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My mother, who has a strong east Texas/northern Louisiana accent in person, often gets mistaken for British on the phone. Which to my ear is nothing less than bizarre.
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User: alumiere
Date: 2010-07-11 05:41 (UTC)
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?otD: Answer - probably too many (about 25 pairs of shoes and boots total)
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