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Jay Lake
Date: 2010-12-25 07:20
Subject: [links] Link salad wonders why the streets are so empty
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io9 discusses my novella, Love in the Time of Metal and Flesh

Yesterday on Twitter and Facebook, I linked to this fascinating article on Julian dating — Which is to say, timekeeping. Unfortunately, a whole lot of people thought I was talking about Julian Assange. Hilarity ensued.

The Year Kenny Loggins Ruined Christmas — Hahahahah.

Suitcase Santas — Art guru James Gurney on the traveling spirit of the season.

UFO Santa — From x-planes.

Santa Claus was from Turkey? — Well, yes. Didn't everyone know this? Home of all right jolly old elves.

Walking Santa, Talking ChristWhy do Americans claim to be more religious than they are? Because, um, Christians are an oppressed minority in this country. Yeah, that must be it!

Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays Are people really so stupid that they are willing to let a bunch of cranks and media opportunists convince them that A) there is a War on Christmas, and B) wishing someone "happy holidays" is somehow akin to attacking their religious beliefs? Apparently, many people are precisely that stupid. (Thanks to lt260.)

?otD: Turkey, ham or goose?




12/25/2010
Writing time yesterday: 3.0 hours (Sunspin outline development)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 8.5 hours (interrupted)
Weight: 250.2
Currently reading: Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban

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Jim Hetley
User: jhetley
Date: 2010-12-25 16:05 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Chicken.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2010-12-25 16:09 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Come on, everything tastes like chicken...
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Jim Hetley
User: jhetley
Date: 2010-12-25 16:14 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Other birds are too large for three people, and we don't need to bake a ham to prove to the Inquisition that we aren't Jewish.
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User: nicosian
Date: 2010-12-25 17:29 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
7 kilo turkey. Two people.

some of it will get frozen for later, i'm certain. Turkeys are related to pterodactlys much closer than I guessed. HUGE bird.
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Nathan
User: mastadge
Date: 2010-12-25 17:37 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
They shouldn't really be that huge -- or at least they shouldn't be huge in the proportions that they are. They've just been modified (to the point of ecological obsolescence -- they rely on artificial insemination to reproduce) to have abnormally enormous breasts, accounting for something like 70% of the bird's mass.
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User: nicosian
Date: 2010-12-25 17:46 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
yeah. And we had a SMALL one. There was a 20kilo monster on offer. That one haunts my nightmares.

Good thing we didn't get that one, because we dropped our frozen bird, i'm sure the neighbors below loved that. had it been the monster, it'd have nearly punched a hole clean through the floor.

( i took a genetics class at uni. It should have occured that they're modified. I suppose I can attribute that to not having seen many live turkeys in my life.)
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lt260
User: lt260
Date: 2010-12-25 18:10 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I has teh answer! I has teh answer!

Ya gobble all the turkey ya can, try not to act teh ham in front of the relatives, and don't be too chicken to goose a random bootie of equal gender opportunity.

Merry, merry, cheers, and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

(the latter brought to you in all caps in the hope that B.O. and his minions may, at least, feel the vibe)
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biomekanic
User: biomekanic
Date: 2010-12-25 18:50 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Chicken, since it's just the two of us.

And to you and yours, I wish More Bandaids!
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emmainfiniti
User: emmainfiniti
Date: 2010-12-25 19:52 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Smoked brisket - purchased pre-cooked and pre-sliced because I don't have time or energy for serious cooking this year.
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mythicalgirl
User: mythicalgirl
Date: 2010-12-25 20:06 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Gnocchi with pesto, toasted pine nuts and goat cheese!
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zxhrue: please do not put the bones
User: zxhrue
Date: 2010-12-26 09:33 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:please do not put the bones

?oTD: andhra fish curry and iddiappam, with a side of fish fry and some siru keerai.
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Jay Lake: signs-gibbon_pit
User: jaylake
Date: 2010-12-26 14:55 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:signs-gibbon_pit
Wow...
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zxhrue: please do not put the bones
User: zxhrue
Date: 2010-12-27 07:31 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:please do not put the bones

location, location, location (chennai).

I could have had more traditional fare, but I make it a point not to eat food here that I can get on that side. home-made fish curry is too die for, and I have a particular fondness for siru keerai (amaranthus polygonoides).
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