The mega-epic pissing contest — Roger Ebert is snarky about film formats.
Powerhouse Museum Photo Collection — Some truly lovely old photos from Australia. (Thanks to
Rodent thieves explain mystery of tree survival — Thievery by rodents moved an estimated 87 percent of seeds beyond the immediate vicinity of the parent tree, according to a study.
Future Mars rover may use bigger parachute, atomic clocks
Detecting Exoplanet Oceans
Can non-Newtonian fluid behavior explain stuck ketchup bottles?
The Eyes Don’t Have It: Lie Detection and Neuro-Linguistic Programming — (Via David Goldman.)
Dragon, L&H, Goldman Sachs… — Ah, me. Investment bankers are so highly paid precisely why?
What made the creationist footprints in the Giant's Causeway visitor centre? — Nice to see Creationist idiocy isn't confined to the United States. (Snurched from Slacktivist Fred Clark.)
Get Fuzzy on true conservatives — Hahahah.
Climate change denial as real estate ploy? — Of course most leading climate change denialists are venal scam artists. They're conservatives. Duh.
Five Obamacare Myths — Speaking of counterfactuals beloved by conservatives. (Ie, Republican lies.)
Romney’s Bain Yielded Private Gains, Socialized Losses — That's what American conservatives mean by market forces. (Via
The Romney Standard — Ta-Nehisi Coates on Mitt Romney's laughable posturing over Bain Capital and his "retroactive retirement".
The Strange Political Ineptitude of the Romney Campaign
?otD: Do rainy days and Mondays always get you down? What about automatic weapons?
Writing time yesterday: 30 minutes (15 minutes on Going to Extremes outline, 15 minutes of WRPA)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 6.0 (interrupted)
Currently reading: The Last Argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie