Nothing happens over 4th of July weekend, except this year — Some significant publishing tidbits. (Thanks to
Forget Diet Coke and Mentos: Singing Bowls Excite Droplet Fountains [Video] — (Thanks to David Goldman.)
The colorectal surgeon song — Hey, mine saved my life. (Snurched from @willshetterly.)
Spacetime Beyond the Planck Scale — For your morning pleasure.
The Soviet Superplane Program That Rattled Area 51 — One of my old favorites. (Reminder courtesy of Chris W. Johnson.)
B-36 engines (1955)
Thirst for Fairness May Have Helped Us Survive — (Thanks to Dad.)
No 'him' or 'her'; preschool fights gender bias — Hmmm. (Via
10 Ways Arab Democracies Can Avoid American Mistakes — Juan Cole is fascinating.
Mormonism and 2012 — Specifically, Romney and Huntsman. Mormonism suffers from the same problem Scientology does; neither is any more or less silly than any other religion at the root, but neither has been around long enough for the faith-based narrative of the religion's founding to fully obscure the far grubbier objective reality of its founding.
Republicans Falsely Claim Obama Advisers Burying Data 'Proving' Stimulus Is Hurting Economy — I find it inconceivable that those sterling ethicists on the American Right could lie about anything. Why, when have they ever-- Never mind.
The Mother of All No-Brainers — The now-infamous David Brooks column on GOP intransigence, in case you missed it.
?otD: What the hail?
Writing time yesterday: 60 minutes (short fiction and WRPA)
Body movement: 30 minute suburban walk
Hours slept: 9.0 hours (interrupted)
Currently reading: Redemption in Indigo by Karen Lord