A review of The Modern Fae's Guide to Surviving Humanity — Including a short story from
War Jitters — James Gurney with a moving tale.
Question of the Day: Does a Lack of Exposure to the Arts Lead to Disaster?
Internists echo call for colon cancer screening — Most adults should get regularly screened for colon cancer between age 50 and 75, according to internal medicine doctors. Um, yes. Trust me, the alternative is beyond horrible.
Gas-filled aspirin is a potent anti-cancer drug — Really? (Thanks to David Shanahan.)
The Golden Rocket — 1956 patent drawing for the Oldsmobile Golden Rocket.
Quadrotor robots are a hit with James Bond theme song — (Thanks, I think, to David Goldman.)
For iRobot, the Future Is Getting Closer — (Via my Dad.)
Tuna Disguise — Advances in biomimicry.
Bizarre Hybrid Deep-Sea Creatures Discovered — Two extreme seafloor conditions in a deep sea site have fostered strange animals.
Robotic Networks Among the Stars — Not six degrees of Kevin Bacondroid.
Conjunction Over Reunion Island — Another awesome APOD image.
In today's warp-speed world, online missteps spread faster than ever
Have You No Shame, Rush? — Um, no. Not in the slightest. Do we have to ask this question at this point?
Not much excitement with GOP voters
Romney As the Nominee: Still Inevitable and Definitely Dreadful — What I don't understand, based on simple logic, is why so many people seem to think it will take another Republican president to get us out of the dreadful economic pit we fell into under the last Republican president. Contrast the state of the budget, the economy and employment at Bush's inauguration to their state after eight years of Republican misrule. If people could just remember, there wouldn't be another GOP president in our lifetimes.
There is no proper Left in American politics — A British perspective on the blatantly obvious. Which is why the Republican charges of Obama's "socialism" are so bizarre.
Obama slams GOP for casual war talk re Iran, stresses costs — Ask any conservative: it's un-American not to get down your shooting' iron.
?otd: Have you ever thrown your hand?
Writing time yesterday: 2.0 hours (Going to Extremes nonfiction proposal)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.75 (solid)
Currently reading: 1491 by Charles C. Mann; Permeable Borders by Nina Kiriki Hoffman