Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[links] Link salad is where the falling angel meets the rising ape

Where’s My Niche? The Unique Challenges of the Writer Blogger — Catherine Shaffer on blogging for the writer.

Some thoughts on death (my own) and cancer (my own), for those who were sensibly away from their keyboards over the weekend: Here [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ] and here [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ]

Notes while watching “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” for the xxth time since childhood — Mark Bourne is funny and thoughtful.

In Montana, an old arcade game worth a fortune

Steve Jobs refused on/off switch for iPhone because he hoped there was an afterlife — Umm…

Annual Halloween ritualsSlacktivist Fred Clark on Christianist loon opposition to Halloween. He makes a good point about comparing Halloween hysteria to hysteria about the so-called ‘War on Christmas’. Also, this: I suppose the best way to get knee-jerk social conservatives to stop whining about Halloween would be to point out to them that all this free candy undermines Michelle Obama’s campaign against childhood obesity. Hahahahah.

GOP Candidates Wax Stupid on Religion — I quote the same Constitution the strict constructionists in the GOP all fetishize so much: no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States. Hey, GOP, picking and choosing what’s convenient to your prejudices from your every-word-is-sacred Founders? Kind of like how your Christianist core treats the every-word-is-literally-true Bible, huh? Wonder if there’s a connection…

Climate Change Deniers Abandon ‘Befuddled Warmist’ Physicist Who Came Around On Global Warming — This is classic Republican thinking. When one of their own takes a careful, objective look at the facts on the ground and concludes that a cherished conservative talking point is wrong, instead of looking at the evidence, they attack the messenger.

W. enters my wife’s schoolboard raceOur family gets a close-up look of how big money has taken over politics — even at the local level. (Via [info]shsilver.)

?otD: What did you read this weekend?

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo fatigue)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.25 hours (fitful)
Weight: 216.4
Currently (re)reading: Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett

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