A parasitic wasp is no match for a drunken fruit fly — Flies take to alcohol to get a buzz on to get invading (and life-threatening) insects to buzz off. I've been on dates like that…
‘Light Echo’ Reveals Eta Carinae Puzzle — I find 'light echo' to be an intensely cool and poetic concept.
At the West Wall of Aristarchus Crater — A view of the moon you don't often see, from APOD.
Gorgeous Soviet space propaganda posters circa 1958-1963
The 'Heart Attack Grill' Experience — A man suffered cardiac arrest at a deliberately unhealthy Vegas restaurant. How did no one see this coming?
Pat Buchanan: "My Days As A Political Analyst At MSNBC Have Come To An End" — I am astonished. What has he said recently that's any worse that what he's been saying for decades? I thought the whole point of having Buchanan on the air was the shit he said.
New Jersey legislators OK gay marriage bill — Republican Gov. Chris Christie promises to veto it, and the issue may end up going to the voters. Of course he'll veto it. This bill is the morally right thing to do, and therefore conservatives want to kill it.
The Politics of the Super Rich
Another Misguided Pandering Strategy for the GOP
?otd: Flying home today?
Writing time yesterday: 1.5 hours (short fiction revisions, 1.25 hours on Sunspin revisions)
Body movement: n/a (airport walking to come)
Hours slept: 6.5 (solid)
Currently reading: 1491 by Charles C. Mann