Zeerust — An important SFnal concept. Now I want to promote a literary movement called zeerustpunk. (Via Daily Idioms, Annotated.)
Say it ain't so: Good movies draw crowds — It helps when the scripts don't seem like they were written by a gang of ADHD nine year olds with no access to Wikipedia for even the most basic fact checking.
Drugs Aim to Make Several Types of Cancer Self-Destruct — (Via
Cannabis can make patients 'less bothered by pain' — Cannabis makes pain more bearable rather than actually reducing it, a study from the University of Oxford suggests. Speaking as someone who has suffered from incredibly intense pain (fresh abdominal surgical incision without any pharmaceutical mediation thanks to a hospital error) but not chronic pain, I can relate to this, but not as well as some.
Apocalypse believers' big finish predictions vary — Step one is always "be a willful idiot". Anyone with the reasoning skills of a decently educated fourth grader knows better.
Penny Arcade comments on Wayne LaPierre — And nails it.
?otD: Did you think it was a Lord of the Rings ripoff?
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo brain)
Hours slept: 12.0 hours (11.0 hours solid, 1.0 hour napping)
Body movement: 0.5 hours (30 minutes on the stationary bike)
Number of FEMA troops on my block confiscating firearms and shutting down the Internet: 0
Currently reading: The Hydrogen Sonata by Iain M. Banks