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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-01-19 04:24
Subject: [links] Link salad never forgets
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Tags:books, cool, culture, grief, healthcare, interviews, links, music, personal, photos, politics, process, reviews, steampunk, stories, trial
I'm still taking interview questions from readers: [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ]

A reader reacts to The Specific Gravity of Grief — I never realized how prophetic that book would be.

Fantasy Literature reviews, among other things, my Sunspin short, "A Long Walk Home"

A Czech blog discusses my book Trial of Flowers — In Czech. Still, cool.

The Guaranteed Results Writing Advice You've Been Waiting For — Yep, magic bullet, right here. (Ganked from Steve Buchheit.)

Stoked: 1897Shorpy with the boiler room of the U.S.S. Massachusetts. This is about as steampunk as it gets.

Gay slur in lyrics disqualifies Dire Straits hit from Canadian radio play — Umm... (Via Scrivener's Error.)

Debunking common myths about health-care reform — Your Liberal Media actually manages to notice a few of the persistent GOP lies about HCR.

Stuff Happens — Paul Krugman on the socialist plot that is public sewer systems.

David Frum Reacts To Hannity's Palin Interview: "She Should Stop Talking Now" — I don't know whether to laugh or weep.

?otD: Did you ever ride an elephant?




1/19/2011
Writing time yesterday: 0.75 hours (further revisions to the Sunspin outline)
Body movement: n/a (3 degrees F outside, did not want to walk from hotel to gym)
Hours slept: 6.75 hours (interrupted)
Weight: n/a (no scale here)
Currently reading: Dancing With Bears by Michael Swanwick

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Steve
User: anton_p_nym
Date: 2011-01-19 14:06 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Dire Straits indeed. Most of the folks I've talked with about this are not terribly proud of that particular result of our human rights legislation up here in the Great White North... to be honest I don't know if I've ever heard the full 8-minute unexpurgated version come to think of it. Is it really that bad, or was the person filing the complaint overreacting?

-- Steve does wonder if perhaps we've erred too much on the side of caution in this.

AotD: No, alas, I'm allergic to elephants. (And horses. Probably camels and other beasts of burden for that matter. Stupid immune system.)
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Keffy
User: kehrli
Date: 2011-01-19 23:55 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
The person filing the complaint has, as in most censorship situations, missed the point of the song almost entirely.

The song lyrics are in character as somebody watching MTV and bitterly calling rock stars "faggots" along with other disparaging terms.

I suppose they also think Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA" is just a patriotic pro-America song.
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Msconduct
User: msconduct
Date: 2011-01-20 03:59 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I suppose they also think Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA" is just a patriotic pro-America song.

An amazing number of people do. I don't see how that's possible unless you stuff earplugs in and only remove them for the chorus.
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Keffy
User: kehrli
Date: 2011-01-20 04:33 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Or you think that Vietnam was our crowning achievement.
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Keffy
User: kehrli
Date: 2011-01-20 04:40 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Of course, in true ironic fashion, now that I've looked at Scrivener's Error post, they seem to have a hate-on for Bruce, which makes me wonder if either a) he's said something I missed that was gross, or b) IRONY.
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Msconduct
User: msconduct
Date: 2011-01-20 04:51 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
How interesting. Not that I have my finger on the Bruce-related pulse, but AFAIK the only crime he's committed is still pretending to be a blue-collar working man in his songs when he's actually a squillionaire.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-01-20 03:00 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I have to ask, how did you ever discover you were allergic to elephants?
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Steve
User: anton_p_nym
Date: 2011-01-20 11:16 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I got downwind of 'em on a school trip to the zoo and started wheezing.

-- Steve found out he was allergic to tigers at a stage show, which was even more socially awkward.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-01-20 13:16 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Yeah, I guess that would do it. I did have visions of some far more exotic and bizarre explanation...
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shelly_rae
User: shelly_rae
Date: 2011-01-19 16:58 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Yes, the elephant kept reaching to touch my bare feet and wriggle my toes. His ears were fascinating.

I also rode a camel and now really know why they call them "ships of the desert" I'm surprised that no one ever mentions getting sea sick on a camel.

hugs.
Anon
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Msconduct
User: msconduct
Date: 2011-01-19 22:33 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Yes, in a wonderful elephant sanctuary in Zimbabwe.
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zxhrue: nuisance
User: zxhrue
Date: 2011-01-20 16:08 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:nuisance

?otD: Did you ever ride an elephant? no. but I did successfully play keep-away with a baby elephant until I managed to make a (somewhat less than) graceful retreat.
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