The Importance of Voice or Style in Writing —
American Booksellers Association Attacks Amazon’s Price Check App — Amazon.com just gets more evil by the month.
2011 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology — Some really smart kids out there. (Via
Saturday's Lunar Eclipse Will Include 'Impossible' Sight — Your word of the day is "selenelion". (Via
Biophysicists Discover Four New Rules of DNA 'Grammar'
Rick Perry’s ‘war on religion’ ad becomes a meme — Couldn't have happened to a more deserving fool.
Perry’s Anti-Gay Rights Focus Is Divisive Even to Staff — Don't worry, Rick. Vile bigotry is always a good sell to the "family values" crowd.
Should Rick Perry's YouTube ad be banned as hate speech? — Banned, no. I'm all about the First Amendment. Prominently labelled as hate speech? Absolutely. Along with much other GOP campaign rhetoric from the "God, guns, gays" parts bin, sadly. Not that Perry or the GOP will ever for a moment be embarrassed about that.
The Muppets Are Communist, Fox Business Network Says — In case my conservative friends are somehow still wondering why those of us in the reality-based community think you're nuts…
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo fatigue)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 11.5 (fitful plus napping)
Currently (re)reading: Diplomatic Immunity by Lois McMaster Bujold