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Jay Lake
Date: 2010-09-26 08:09
Subject: [links] Link salad judges a book when it's over
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Tags:art, books, cool, culture, links, movies, personal, photos, politics, religion, science, sex, sky
My collection from Subterranean Press, The Sky That Wraps, is shipping

Star Wars propaganda posters — Wow. (I may have linked these before, if so, my apologies for the re-run.)

Interstellar Archaeology on the Galactic Scale — Deep skiffy stuff. Absolutely a must-read if you're a hard SF writer or fan.

The Stag: 1938Shorpy with a photo of historic Omaha. My usual hotel there is a tad nicer.

Pornography in hospitals — This is both serious and hilarious. Not exactly worksafe, though it is covering medical and social issues rather than prurience.

Stephen Colbert testifies before Congress, in character — Rep. Lamar Smith (R.-TX) thanks Colbert for his support of the Republican Pledge to America. How strange is this? We live in the Max Headroom future.

O'Donnell wonders why Monkeys aren't still evolving into Humans — More conservative "thought". And these people get elected...

?otD: What's your favorite book cover art?

Writing time yesterday: n/a (post-op haze)
Body movement: Brief suburban walking (post-op haze)
Hours slept: 9.5 (interrupted)
This morning's weigh-in: 235.4
Yesterday's chemo/postiop stress index: 7/10 (post-op pain, fatigue, peripheral neuropathy)
Currently reading: Deceiver by C.J. Cherryh

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User: cathshaffer
Date: 2010-09-26 15:52 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
As ridiculous as that statement is, it is not true that it threatens progress in biotech and pharma. Government funding of biotech and pharma doesn't really have anything to do with evolutionary theory. Evolution denial does not cause people to reject all of medical science. It's stupid, but they still want their cancer cures, so they're going to keep funding the research.
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User: willyumtx
Date: 2010-09-26 16:01 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I regards to the article about pornography in hospitals....

"They should have tried showing pictures of male sticklebacks ejaculating."

I bet there's slash fiction of this somewhere. (rule #34)

"Is a biscuit really the best receptacle, then? I’d never have believed it."

Round of Soggy Biscuit anyone?
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Mary Dell
User: marydell
Date: 2010-09-26 17:59 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Monkeys aren't evolving into humans because they're busy evolving into superintelligent apes named Cornelius and Zaius.

Favorite book cover art...I do still love the Rick Sternbach covers for Larry Niven's earlier known space stuff. Recently, though, the cover that's inspired me to buy a book I knew nothing about is Donato's cover for Psychohistorical Crisis. Among portrait covers, the original one for Cindy Pon's Silver Phoneix is gorgeous.
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User: mastadge
Date: 2010-09-26 18:37 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Don't know that I have a favorite book cover. I really like what Dave McKean does. Also John Picacio. Often Jon Foster and Vincent Chong and Scott Eagle. Sometimes J. K. Potter. I'm sure I'm forgetting many that I've liked over the years. I prefer interesting paintings or digital art to stock photos or Keith Birdsong or Chris McGrath or Larry Rostant style character covers or Bob Eggleton style skulls and dragons. I tend to prefer Paul Youll to Stephen Youll.
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dinogrl: dinotopia skybax rider
User: dinogrl
Date: 2010-09-26 19:57 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:dinotopia skybax rider
I'm going with the question of the day, the other conservative drivel is, well, drivel and doesn't justify my blood pressure getting out of whack.

I think my icon is my answer.
Any cover James Gurney has done, particularly his own authorial works.
Although, that is a very loaded question-I have many, many choices, and they are all magnificent works (Whelan, Maitz, Cherry, Kidd, Giancola...).

And as a side note, I am very, very, *very* happy about your diagnosis. Of course, I knew it would be good news.
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ubiquitous_a: canty-sleep2
User: ubiquitous_a
Date: 2010-09-26 19:58 (UTC)
Subject: 2 things.....
1. I saw the hearing that Colbert appeared at in its entirety. While the initial testimony he gave at the beginning may have fallen a bit flat in some places (and certainly a lot of the humor apparently eluded many), I think it was worth seeing his answers to the questions of the committee, particularly at the very end where he gave some very heartfelt answers. Well worth watching!

2. Favorite cover art? Anything by Thomas Canty. *points to icon* :)
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User: ulfhirtha
Date: 2010-09-26 21:36 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
?otD - Honestly, the Virgil Finlay paintings on recent pulp anthologies.

Of two minds about Colbert. Great of him to bring attention to an issue. Left a bad taste that he came as his character.

O'Donnell...well, at least with her positions on sex, we can rest slightly easier knowing that her genes won't propogate. Poster child for Orwell's "Anti Sex League"
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