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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-05-28 10:53
Subject: [links] Link salad stumbles onward, slipping and falling
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Tags:books, cool, culture, green, interviews, links, personal, photos, politics, science, sex
La chronique de "Jade" de Jay Lake — A(n apparently) favorable review of the French edition of my novel Green.

Podcast Rec[info]danjite on the Locus Roundtabl Podcast interview with me and Joe Haldeman.

Want to catch a lady's eye? Don't smile, study says — Is this a version of nice guys finish last?

Buffalo-Pitts: 1905 — Steam tractors on ice, from Shorpy.

On the Calendar: Exoplanets and WorldshipsCentauri Dreams on some awfully interesting symposia.

The Moon is wetter than we thought — This is pretty cool.

Scribblers in ChiefWith great power comes great illegibility. See if you can figure out which U.S. presidents' signatures are depicted below.

Paul Krugman: Medicare and Mediscares — Really, the issue isn't paying for Medicare, it's the cost of what Medicare pays for. But the reality is that the Ryan plan is turning into a political disaster for Republicans, not because the plan's critics are lying about it, but because they're describing it accurately. Ah, reality, that great and pesky impediment to conservative ideology. I also like this comment: The new program might still be called Medicare — hey, we could replace government coverage of major expenses with an allowance of two free aspirins a day, and still call it "Medicare" — but it wouldn't be the same program.

?otD: When was the last you went ice skating?

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo)
Body movement: none (hopefully some walking to come)
Hours slept: 11.0 hours (fitful)
Weight: 232.2
Currently (re)reading: A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin

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scarlettina: Fountain of smart
User: scarlettina
Date: 2011-05-28 21:05 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Fountain of smart
Want a catch a lady's eye? Smile. Please. Guys who don't smile look like they're being made to do something they don't want to do. And if they're looking like brooding teenagers, then they're telling me they've got issues I'm really not interested in. What utter crap this article is.
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User: mastadge
Date: 2011-05-28 22:33 (UTC)
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Haven't you paid attention to ads lately? Smiles are out. The vacuous "sultry"/mouthbreather jawgape with the thousand-yard stare is in. Apathetic is the new mysterious, and a smile makes you look much too much like you might actually care.

Unless of course you've got a particularly creepy smile. Then you're gold.
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