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Jay Lake
Date: 2010-10-25 05:37
Subject: [links] Link salad is grumpy and slow, does not feel like dancing
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Tags:books, culture, gay, links, personal, politics, publishing, science
Amazon to Allow Kindle Book Lending — Inteesting. Not that I'll ever buy a Kindle or support Amazon in any other way.

Geomagnetic Record To Reveal Sun's Route Through GalaxyThe Sun's passage through interstellar clouds can explain a number of anomalies in the geomagnetic record, say astrophysicists. From the department of weird science.

Some 'Sesame Street' viewers sense a gay-friendly vibe — Um, ok.

Smart-Blind — An interesting and clever analysis of the Dunning-Kruger effect in everyday life. And may I add from the political sector: Palin-O'Donnell, your Dunning-Kruger ticket for 2012. (Via lt260.)

?otD: Fred or Ginger?

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Jim Hetley
User: jhetley
Date: 2010-10-25 12:40 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Ginger. ". . . backwards, in high heels."
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Twilight: Daria
User: twilight2000
Date: 2010-10-25 14:48 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Had to - Nook forced it. Now if the e-books community will give me *some* assurance that they can't "take it back" or "alter it" without my knowing, maybe I'll buy a NOOK.

And Fred - he was more interesting as an actor ;>

Mind you, backwards and in high heels is a good argument - but Eleanor Powell is FAR more interesting in that regard - and could tap with Fred all night. He spoke of her as the Best Partner he'd ever danced with - and that's no small compliment. Bonus: BOTH of them danced backwards - tho only Eleanor was in heels!

Even better - you want Backwards and in High Heels? How about "And Tapping too!"

Edited at 2010-10-25 03:00 pm (UTC)
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Kelly Green
User: saycestsay
Date: 2010-10-25 14:52 (UTC)
Subject: Fred
ya know, I love Ginger Rogers, grace on ice, and yeah, everything Fred did except backwards and in high heels :) but... Fred has that je ne c'est quoi...

and btw, DARIA RULES! love the icon :)
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Twilight: Daria
User: twilight2000
Date: 2010-10-25 14:55 (UTC)
Subject: Re: Fred
Thanks! Oh - the series is out on dvd now - just saw it at Target a few weeks ago!

And I STILL like Eleanor Powell better!

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(no subject) - (Anonymous)
User: twilight2000
Date: 2010-10-25 15:12 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Certainly - but not in the same category - totally different type of dancer :>. LOVED her work with Gene!
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User: kehrli
Date: 2010-10-25 15:38 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Forget Dumbledore, Bert's been in the closet forEVER.
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User: barbarienne
Date: 2010-10-25 16:22 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
"Mo" is a slang term for homosexual? I guess it could be...

Really, even as a child (I'm an older Gen-Xer, raised on Sesame Street) we kind of understood that Bert and Ernie were uncommonly good friends. I didn't have much understanding of hetero relationships either at age four, but I recall thinking that B&E weren't any different from my mom and dad, except my mom wore a nightgown instead of flannels.
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Twilight: Buddies
User: twilight2000
Date: 2010-10-25 17:12 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Funny - raised on The OddCouple (and in the San Fran Bay Area), they struck me as just roomies/friends. It never crossed my mind that they were anything else. Given the number of various "couples" and "friends" I grew up around, I've never understood why everyone assumed they were any specific flavor :>. I was 9 or 10 when I first saw it - so 5th gradish - that might have made for a different reaction from either 4 or teenager :>.
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