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[links] Link salad lingers in a chemo fog

A reader with a not-so-pleased but interestingly detailed reaction to Mainspring

You're So Vain — A Swedish reader is disappointed with both Mainspring and with my author photo. Apparently I'm not 'steampunk' enough.

An Interview with Mark Twain — Rudyard Kipling and Mark Twain. (Thanks to [info]danjite.)

Iain M Banks: Science fiction is no place for dabblers — (Via [info]tillyjane.)

Roger Ebert reviews his own review of Thor

British Parakeet Boom Is a Mystery, and a Mess — Mmm, birds.

Erasing the Face of History — Egypt then and now.

The Tragedy of Sarah PalinThe Atlantic with an apologetic for venal opportunist Sarah Palin. Odd venue for such a piece.

Why Did Birther Support Drop So Much? — I was struck by this line: Second, no prominent elites on the right contested the validity of the birth certificate, which meant that coverage of its release was almost entirely one-sided. This story only every had one. The other side was goofy bullshit from start to finish, and never deserved the coverage it did get. Phrases like this in new analysis imply there should have been a balance. Birtherism is on a par with moon landing denial, Holocaust denial, evolution denial, Intelligent Design, or Sharia Law panic — a fixed ideological delusion immune to facts or data. No one ever comes to these perspectives from an open-minded evaluation of the reality of the situation in question.

Why was Strauss-Kahn Arrested but W. & Cheney went Free?President Eisenhower did not hesitate to defend the UN Charter even against close allies. His like, unfortunately, would be hard to find in American politics today.

?otD: Is it Sunday yet?



5/15/2011
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemotherapy day)
Body movement: n/a (possibly some biking or walking to come)
Hours slept: 10.0 hours (fitful, plus napping)
Weight: 237.6
Currently reading: Sasha 124 by Alex Tillson

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