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Jay Lake
Date: 2010-11-19 05:37
Subject: [links] Link salad hits the 5
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Tags:culture, food, funny, links, music, personal, politics, process, publishing, religion, science, sex, steampunk, tech, travel, videos, weird
The Price of Steampunkery — Interesting thoughts on sustainability and society in a steampunk context.

The Brave New World of Today’s Music Professional — To quote Scrivener's Error, "This piece in the San Francisco Classical Voice advocating that to make a living, "classical" musicians must diversify their output should create some interesting resonances for authors." (Via, um, Scrivener's Error.)

Pink Floyd vs the Bee Gees — Delightfully demented, courtesy of Jonathan Strahan.

Is It Time for an Oil Change in the Kitchen? — Interesting New York Times article on cooking oils. Though I wonder a bit about the author's testing methodology, as heating oil alone in a pan has to produce a different result than heating oil with something in it, for various physical and chemical reasons. (Thanks to my Dad.)

Dear Airline, I'm Leaving You — The comments are hilarious. (Via reader JL.)

Old, Weird Tech: Severed Head Life Support System Edition — (Via Gizmodo.)

Not so fast... What's so premature about premature ejaculation? — Hilarious. (Via David Goldman.)

George H.W. Bush to Get Medal of FreedomPresident Obama will present the Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, to former president George H. W. Bush Republicans honor Democratic presidents with impeachments. Democrats... This about makes me done with Obama, I think.

New [Arkansas] state rep: Confederate flag 'a symbol of Jesus Christ.'When asked what the Confederate flag symbolizes, Mauch said: "It's a symbol of constitutional government. It's a symbol of Jesus Christ above all else. It's a symbol of Biblical government." Are you proud of your Republican party? This is what you get when you vote GOP: empowerment of deranged clowns like this guy.

?otD: Seattle or Portland?

Writing time yesterday: 3.0 hours (2,600 new words on Kalimpura, to 79,900)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.5 hours (solid)
This morning's weigh-in: 246.4
Yesterday's chemo/post-op stress index: 2/10 (fatigue, peripheral neuropathy, emotional distress)
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User: martyn44
Date: 2010-11-19 15:18 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I've said for many years that some folks were in for a shock when they get to the Pearly Gates and see a flag other than the Stars and Bars fluttering there (clue, it ain't the Stars and Stripes) I thought I was joking. How depressing it is to discover that some people really are as dumb as you hoped they weren't.
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brewsternorth: caffeinated
User: brewsternorth
Date: 2010-11-19 15:37 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Hee, I love the snarky 'Dear John' letter to the airlines. (Alas, there's no way with the time and money considerations that I can do anything other than fly to my next destination. I'm traveling coast-to-coast and own neither a car nor a driver's license.)

Um, the Confederate flag is a saltire. If it's a symbol of anything sacred it's a symbol of St Andrew.

?otD: Probably they're both cool, but I've heard Seattle has damn good coffee.
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User: barbarienne
Date: 2010-11-19 16:01 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
There are a lot of religious African American Christians in Arkansas. I wonder how they feel about their rep's statement.
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