Politey-tighty-whities — The cutline on this photo cracked me up hard.
Islands in the stream: The extraordinary homemade dams holding back the Mississippi as desperate residents try to save their homes
Microsoft Wants to Rule the White Spaces — Not typography, networking.
Birds vs. planes — Darren Naish on the biology of bird strikes.
Serena Williams’ Patriarchal Bargain — Sigh.
Is Anti-White Bias a Problem? — A new study says whites think discrimination against them is a bigger problem than anti-black bias. Is this surprising? Sadly, this is not surprising. Sigh.
Former Palin aide pens tell-all — I knew who Palin was before McCain ever nominated her, because her petty corruption and generally weird behavior was a fairly regular feature of the political news cycle, though never headlines. The initial, apparently reflexive rush of some progressive feminists to defend her staunchly baffled me; so does her continued popularity with the Republican base.
Presidential pronouns, one more time — Language Log on yet another weird conservative obsession with Obama. This reminds of the conservative outrage over the Obama 'feet on the Oval Office desk' photo a while back, which was in no wise tempered by the existence of a nearly identical Bush 'feet on the Oval Office desk' photo that had never bothered anyone. Not even liberals. Confidential to GOP in America: all the manufactured outrages make your genuine outrages a lot harder to take seriously.
Charlatans and Cranks — Paul Krugman on GOP policies and politics. As usual, he's speaking from the reality-based wing of, erm, reality.
?otD: Do rainy days and Mondays always get you down?
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (out of town lacrosse game)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 6.75 hours (fitful)
Currently (re)reading: A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin