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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-06-15 05:17
Subject: [links] Link salad hears the music
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Steampunk Fiction Donated — Clemson University with a steampunk reading list, including a couple of books I'm not familiar with. Cool!

Asimov's Vesta and Ours — A little bit of SF history intersects contemporary space science.

Mapping Bloomsday

Cracking the F&#%ing Humor Code

'You Look Great' and Other Lies — What to say to someone who is very ill. I don't agree with everything in this piece, but it's still pretty good.

The Incredible Shrinking Man — Roger Ebert on eldering.

Rare, Aggressive Fungus Strikes Joplin Tornado Victims

A Russian A.T.M. With an Ear for the Truth — Weird. (Thanks to Dad.)

Radio School: 1920 — Ah, the golden age of wireless. Tubepunk, you might say.

For Franciscan Twins, Simple Lives Had Depth — I think this piece is supposed to be inspirational, but I mostly found it saddening.

Delay rule bumps up flight cancellations

Port of Philadelphia: c. 1936 — A WPA poster. I love this kind of art.

Bald eagles attack post office at Alaska port — Oh, the irony.

The Federalist Papers — Ta-Nehisi Coates on politics, race and identity. This is a really good one.

Reason Seen More as Weapon Than Path to Truth — This says a lot about political discourse. (Via [info]scarlettina.)

?otD: When is the last train to Clarksville, anyway?

Writing time yesterday: 1.75 hours (Kalimpura revisions, WRPA)
Body movement: 30-minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.5 hours (solid)
Weight: 233.4
Currently (re)reading: A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin

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Kelly Green
User: saycestsay
Date: 2011-06-15 13:15 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Secondary filming of Deadliest Catch in Dutch Harbor always shows bald eagles flitting about. They are lovely (and huge!) Glad there aren't any plans to relocate them.
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(no subject) - (Anonymous)
User: seventorches
Date: 2011-06-15 17:40 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I think it's before 4:30, not after, because the singer is going to meet the traveler at 4:30...?
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User: seventorches
Date: 2011-06-15 17:42 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
What parts of the piece on talking to ill people would you disagree with?

And why the hell does autocorrect not recognize the word ill? Dear Apple: You're supposed to be more literate than Microsoft.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-06-15 17:47 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
For one thing, I disagree with the assertion that being told "I'm thinking of you/I'm praying for you" isn't helpful.
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CJ Marsicano (CJマルシカノ)
User: cjmarsicano
Date: 2011-06-15 20:57 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Not really an answer to ?otD, but "Last Train to Clarksville" was actually a very subtle anti-war song, according to an interview Micky Dolenz did with Creem magazine in 1986.
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User: mmegaera
Date: 2011-06-15 22:52 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Eagles in Alaska are like crows in the lower 48 -- they're everywhere.
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