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Jay Lake
Date: 2010-12-19 05:54
Subject: [links] Link salad remembers eating lamb yesterday
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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'Don't ask' is repealed in historic vote — Finally, something is done right in the highly dysfunctional Senate.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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Jim Hetley
User: jhetley
Date: 2010-12-19 14:22 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Armadillo.
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Jay Lake: food-peking_duck
User: jaylake
Date: 2010-12-19 14:49 (UTC)
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Keyword:food-peking_duck
Prepared how? And did it taste like chicken?
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Jim Hetley
User: jhetley
Date: 2010-12-19 15:05 (UTC)
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It was in some kind of stew or gumbo, long ago when I lived in armadillo country. It mostly tasted of the other stuff in the mix, but chicken would be a close guess.
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oldcharliebrown
User: oldcharliebrown
Date: 2010-12-19 15:24 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Dozois: 10 out of 33, 30%
Horton: 15 out of 28, 54%
Strahan: 14 out of 29, 48%

The big question is how Hartwell's will weigh out. But what I find fascinating is that there's little overlap between all three, actually.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2010-12-19 15:36 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
This of course also points back to our discussion last spring about market preference among authors.
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oldcharliebrown
User: oldcharliebrown
Date: 2010-12-19 16:24 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Well, it's too soon to say that it's a trend, and other variables may be at play, including the collapse of the original unthemed anthology series bubble, which eliminated those slots, in the year's bests. Though, at a cursory glance, at previous years, online venues do seem to be gaining. But more analysis is required. I'll be posting on my journal for a request for research data. If you can boost the signal, after I post . . .
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2010-12-19 16:31 (UTC)
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Let me know, be happy to boost signal.
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madrobins
User: madrobins
Date: 2010-12-19 18:54 (UTC)
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I've eaten wild boar canapes and lion canapes (the School of Design at Harvard, where I worked for five years, had a caterer with a serious sense of humor). They were both fairly tasty. The weirdest and worst meat I've ever had was a stew of camel tripe.

Vile. Really, really vile.
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User: mmegaera
Date: 2010-12-20 03:43 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:garden
Rocky mountain oysters. And never again.
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Meredith L. Patterson
User: maradydd
Date: 2010-12-20 13:19 (UTC)
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Minor correction, if that's okay -- the title is "The Revision History of Democracy", not "Revisionist". It's a dorky reference to version control. :) Thanks for the link!
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2010-12-20 13:27 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
And fixed! Thank you. My apologies, I had it right the first time, then on proofing the post I misread the correct title as a transcription error on my part.
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