Jay Lake on “The Fathomless Abyss” — In which I am interviewed at SF Signal by Charles Tan.
Class, today's word is irony — Banned books. Really, it's not funny. (Via
Incredible surreal volcanic riverscapes
ALT/1977: WE ARE NOT TIME TRAVELERS — But we damn well should be. This is hilarious. Retro gadgets.
Collier’s: Gorgeous Art, Breathtaking Ideas — Days of future past for the space program.
Do the Bacteria in Your Gut Also Influence Your Mind? — My world can certainly be all about the poop, but then I'm not a baseline case.
Scientists ask for legal safeguards to keep their work out of court — Oil spill researchers have their preliminary data subpoenaed by BP.
Great Barrier Reef has lost half its corals since 1985, new study says — Remember kids, climate change is a liberal hoax. The Republican party says so. Who are you going to believe? Conservatives, or the evidence? Really. Nothing to see here, citizen. Move along.
The Last Four Years in One Quote — Ah, the miracle of the conservative mind. (Via Slacktivist Fred Clark.)
Food Stamp Ridicule Humiliates Woman At The Supermarket — This is a woman on dialysis, and public assistance, who says, "Most of the people that we have to choose from -- Obama with his spending and his health care reform, and then Mitt Romney, he just wants to let poor people die, so either way we're doomed. So I don’t see any point in voting." That spending and that healthcare reform is what's keeping her alive, but the conservative narrative so dutifully fostered in Your Liberal Media has convinced her it's a bad thing for the government to work to keep her alive. I could weep for this country.
Feeding perceptions of the U.S. abroad — Wayne Swan has launched a blistering attack on US Republicans, declaring "cranks and crazies" have taken over the party and have come to represent the No 1 threat to the world's biggest economy.
Arrested Man Snags Pics Of Cops Allegedly Searching His iPhone Without Subpoena — Huh, there's an app for that?
Top Florida Republicans have no advice for election officials about voter fraud by ... Republicans — But boy are they all over any potential fraud from likely Democratic voters. Because reasons. And ethics. Conservatives are made of ethics.
No, You're the Racist, or Blogging About Obama Phones — Mmm, the gentle art of political suasion.
Telling Stories About Polls — What happens when conservative ideology conflicts with real world data, version 3,462. (Hint: reality never wins.)
Top Seven Errors President Obama has made on the Middle East — He's not doing a hell of a lot better than R. Money threatens to.
?otD: Are you the mermaid who took King Neptune for a ride?
Writing time yesterday: 1.0 hour (revisions to the novelette)
Body movement: 0.5 hour stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 6.5 (interrupted, with napping)
Currently reading: Heartland by Mark Teppo