Icequakes (Bloop) — What really caused the Bloop? (Thanks to Reynardo.)
Gender benders and sequential hermaphrodites: How sex is determined — Deciding sex in the animal kingdom isn't always straightforward.
Mycoplasma “Ghosts” Can Rise From the Dead — Zombie bacteria. Literally. (Via Daily Idioms, Annotated.)
The Odd Case Against Susan Rice — Ta-Nehisi Coates on the inherent racism in the GOP's current attempt to gin up another nothingburger scandal. The notion that you can separate who Republicans target, from how their base tends to evaluate those targets is willfully naive.
Bill O'Reilly's "Leave It to Beaver" nightmare — What was actually happening in the GOP's beloved traditional America. (Hint: this employs those liberal "facts" about tax rates and income inequality, drawn from actual "history" of 1960, and is therefore not valid for conservatives who fondly imagine a completely different past than actually existed.)
?otD: Gonna strike all the big red words from your little black book?
Writing time yesterday: 1.0 hours (1,500 words on "Rock of Ages")
Body movement: 0.5 hours (30 minutes on stationary bike)
Hours slept: 9.5 hours (solid)
Number of FEMA troops on my block enforcing Agenda 21 and sending good Christian girls to Obama's abortion camps: 0
Currently reading: Captain Vorpatril's Alliance by Lois McMaster Bujold