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Jay Lake
Date: 2010-11-14 07:16
Subject: [links] Link salad, convention edition
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Tags:cool, culture, language, links, personal, photos, politics
x planes with a wing walker photo — That's one category of stunt that has always blown my mind.

Stainless goddess — Oh, the cultural signifiers in this image...

Language Log is either funny or cranky about the Twitter — Frankly, I can't tell.

The spell of the cell — Art guru James Gurney on the sociology and physiology of cell phone use.

All is vanity — More on the usual conservative misrepresentations of, well, everything. In this case, Obama's character.

Cantor tells Netanyahu that he will "check" the White House Now, just imagine if the tables were turned. Think back to 2007. Imagine if Nancy Pelosi sat down with the President of France and told him that she would serve as a check on the Bush Administration. What if she followed that up by noting the 200-plus-year-old special relationship that NATO ally France has had with the United States since LaFayette? She'd still be fighting the treason charges in court today.

?otD: What was your favorite con badge, ever?

Writing time yesterday: 1.0 hours (2,600 new words on Kalimpura)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 6.5 hours (solid)
This morning's weigh-in: n/a
Yesterday's chemo/post-op stress index: 3/10 (fatigue, peripheral neuropathy, emotional distress)
Currently reading: Between books

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User: shsilver
Date: 2010-11-15 02:38 (UTC)
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Cantor tells Netanyahu that he will "check" the White House

Yeah, back in 2009, my then-Congresscritter, now newly elected Senator Mark Kirk told Chinese leaders that the Obama administration's budget numbers were not to be taken seriously. In about a week, Kirk will hold Obama's former Senate seat.
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