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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-06-13 05:02
Subject: [links] Link salad is cool as a cucumber
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Outer Alliance Spotlight #80: Feminism

Androcentrism: It's Okay To Be a Boy, But Being a Girl...

Industrial Photography With Soul — Yum! This photo feature from Dark Roasted Blend will put a little punk in your steam.

Dragon Inn: 1909 — You have to click through the larger view of the photo to see the dragon, but it is pretty cool.

The Terrifying Truth About New TechnologyDo robots and Twitter make you nervous? Growing old is what you're really afraid of. In other words, "Hey, you kids, get off my digital lawn. Oh, and buy my book."

Lasers Made from Human Cells — Headline of the month. Bwahahahahaha. One million dollars!!!!

I.B.M. Researchers Create High-Speed Graphene Circuits

Shadow Internet Story Fishy — Hmm...

When It Comes to Scandal, Girls Won't Be Boys — Women, men and political sex scandals.

Badass Quote of the Day — Ed Brayton quoting Amanda Marcotte on conservatives and history, with respect to Sarah Palin's hotly-defended fantasies about Paul Revere. (I'm still laughing over the alleged "gotcha" question that elicited her glossolaliac ramble into Revolutionary pseudohistory.)

Gingrich blames staff exodus on 'strategic differences' — He's as nuts as Palin and Bachmann, albeit in a different way. Sadly for the nation, "nuts" does not equal "unelectable" in the weird, proudly non-reality-based community of Republican primaries.

?otD: What's your favorite vegetable?

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (hours of tech follies)
Body movement: 30-minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 6.25 hours (solid)
Weight: 234.6
Currently (re)reading: A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin

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User: shsilver
Date: 2011-06-13 13:15 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Regarding female sex scandals, I draw your attention to former Idaho Representative Helen Chenoweth. Taken from her Wikipedia entry:

She was a critic of President Bill Clinton during the Lewinsky scandal and was one of the first to call for his resignation over the affair, although she admitted that she had carried on a six-year illicit romance with married rancher Vernon Ravenscroft, when she worked for his natural-resources consulting firm during the 1980s. Chenoweth claimed that her case was different from the Clinton/Lewinsky case since she was a private citizen at the time, and claimed her case was different because "I've asked for God's forgiveness, and I've received it."

And from a Salon article (I remember this quote from when it was new):

As one GOP political operative in northern Idaho once told a reporter in an unguarded moment: "Helen is living proof that you can fuck your brains out."
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Danny Adams
User: madwriter
Date: 2011-06-13 13:54 (UTC)
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I just went Google-hunting to see if the Dragon Inn / Copley Square Hotel was still there. It is, but alas, the dragon is not. At least not from what I could see in the small pictures.
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User: mlerules
Date: 2011-06-13 14:57 (UTC)
Subject: Qx o' Day
Today: beets.
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Geoffrey H. Goodwin -- I Can See in the Dark
User: readingthedark
Date: 2011-06-13 21:00 (UTC)
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User: mmegaera
Date: 2011-06-14 03:18 (UTC)
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