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[links] Link salad remembers eating lamb yesterday

SF Signal with the table of contents for The Year's Best Science Fiction #28, edited by Gardner Dozois — By my rough count, 10 of the 33 titles are from online venues. Remember when submitting your fiction to online markets was considered by many to be a radical and ill-advised career move?

In Yogi Bear, Jellystone Park is District 9 (for bears) — Best. Movie. Review. EVAR.

Google Ngram ExperimentsInformation Is Beautiful plays with Google's new culturomics machinery.

Tin Bider Crater, Algeria — Satellite photo of one of the Earth's many owies.

Fighter planes in convoy, Great Britain, 1944 — A very strange photo from x planes.

The Revision History of Democracy — A geek's analysis of our system of government and a serious bug therein. This is cool reading, I think, whatever your political leanings, because it provokes a new (at least to me) way of thinking about politics and governance. (Thanks to danjite.)

'Don't ask' is repealed in historic vote — Finally, something is done right in the highly dysfunctional Senate. And Ta-Nehisi Coates really puts the smack on Senator John McCain on this one, in response to McCain's concerted efforts to ensure that conservatism is on the wrong side of history on this one. (As usual.)

?otD: What's the weirdest meat you've ever eaten?




12/19/2010
Writing time yesterday: 2.00 hours (2,100 words to finish novella, plus some WRPA)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.25 hours (solid)
This morning's weigh-in: 248.8
Currently reading: Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban

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