2010 Best Writers I Discovered In 2010 — Brian Thomas Schmidt reviews writers, including me.
Terry Gilliam presents '1884 Yesterdays Future'... Animation test.. — Mmm. Steampunky goodness. (Via scarlettina.)
Pemberton's French Wine of Coca — A little culinary history. C-O-L-A cola... (Thanks to goulo.)
Visualizing blood tests — Information Is Beautiful shows how much difference the presentation layer makes. (Not that we didn't already know that...)
The Right Stuff to Wear — The Smithsonian Institution's spacesuit collection. (Via a mailing list I'm on.)
Science: The Breakthroughs of 2010 and Insights of the Decade — (Thanks to lt260.)
40 Percent Of Americans Still Believe In Creationism — Shockingly, there is a strong correlation between belief in arrant counterfactual nonsense and low education levels. Likewise conservative political affiliation.
Barbour: Segregationist Citizens Councils That I Praised Were 'Totally Indefensible' — In other words, he's sorry the rest of us decoded his racist dog whistle politics. Ah, more of those justly famed conservative principles and intellectual consistency. In this same context, Ta-Nehisi Coates with more on the conservative revisionism about the Confederacy so sick that it borders on mental illness.
?otD: Does your champagne taste just like cherry cola?
Writing time yesterday: 4.0 hours (revisions, WRPA)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 4.5 hours (interrupted buy 2 am wrong number call, couldn't go back to sleep)
Currently reading: Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban