George Takei on Star Trek vs Star Wars — Hahahahahahah. (Via
How Doctors Die — It’s Not Like the Rest of Us, But It Should Be. This piece really made me think. (Via David Goldman.)
Eye Ball — A globe studded with cameras captures a panorama if you throw it in the air. :: wants ::
World’s Smallest Steam Engine Is Size of Fog Droplet — Nanosteampunk?
Photo of a Nuclear Explosion Less than 1 Millisecond After Detonation — Weird, haunting and cool in an eerie way. (Via @dduane.)
The search for the Higgs Boson: How does the Large Hadron Collider work?
Polar Bears Are Turning To Cannibalism As Arctic Ice Disappears — I'm sure Rush Limbaugh has an explanation of how this is another liberal plot. (Via
Gun accidentally fired at Atlanta airport checkpoint — Thankfully the gun owner's Second Amendment rights to his defense of essential liberties were being protected at the time. We all know that's the main reason for people to carry guns.
News Networks Regularly Promote Anti-Gay Family Research Council On Air — Because you know, that liberal bias and all.
When Cooter took on Newt — "Dukes of Hazzard" star Ben Jones tells Salon what it was like to run for Congress against "a great demagogue". (Via
The Disaster of a Gingrich Nomination — Conservative commentator Daniel Larison on everyone's favorite post-Cain GOP frontrunner. If the goal is to make sure that the general election is decided by popular disgust with the Republican candidate, he is the ideal Republican nominee. The problem, of course, with rooting for Newt is that he just might win. Remember, they used to laugh at Reagan. (I still do, but millions of people back in 1980 went insane and voted for the dangerous, senile old fool anyway.)
?otd: Seriously. You?
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo fatigue)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 10.0 (lights out but sleepless, plus plus napping)
Currently (re)reading: Cryoburn by Lois McMaster Bujold