Andrew Wheeler reviews Michael Chabon's The Final Solution — I missed this one the first time it came around on the guitar.
International Fuck Cancer Day — A new holiday in the making...
Life and the Cosmos, Word by Painstaking Word — A conversation with Steven Hawking, including his comments on the idiocy of the American healthcare debate. (Remember when HCR opponents claimed that if Hawking were British, he would have died under their National Health System? Um...)
The Tricky Chemistry of Attraction — Taking Birth-Control Pills May Mask the Signals That Draw the Sexes Together, Research Shows. I swear, it is all about the scent. (Via Alex Tillson.)
A Surprising Cause of IQ Gaps
NASA Offers $200 Million for an Orbiting Gas Station — Refueling technology will allow smaller and cheaper rockets to be used for many missions.
Enceladus Looms — A very tasty astronomy photo.
I Feel Like a Black Republican — Ta-Nehisi Coates on racial perceptions in politics.
Obi-Wan Kenobi Is Dead, Vader Says — (Snurched from Daily Kos.)
Wisconsin Set To Disenfranchise Likely Democratic Party Voters — By astonishing coincidence, the Wisconsin GOP's efforts to deal with the 20 known cases of voter fraud over the past handful of years will make it much harder for key Democratic constituencies to vote, while costing the state, and voters, millions of dollars. Are you proud of your Republican party yet?
It's Been a Bad Week for GOP Lies About Obama — But it's never a bad week for GOP lies about Obama! Just ask any Republican strategist or FOX News 'reporter'.
GOP Freshmen On Medicare Attacks: Let's Let Bygones Be Bygones — Um, yeah. Let's follow the Golden Rule here, why don't we? Most of the Republican Congressional delegation are professed Christians, they should be just fine with that. The New York Times with more "do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do" whining from the GOP. Honest to god, they're not even pretending to hide the hypocrisy any more.
?otD: Would you miss cheese?
Writing time yesterday: 1.25 hours (galley edits to Endurance)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.5 hours (fitful, Vicodin-assisted)
Currently reading: Sasha 124 by Alex Tillson