Calvin and Hobbes on language — Hahahah.
In the Dairy Case, Ripe Prose — On the language of cheesemongery. Hah! (Thanks to AH, via
Women fight to get benefits for breast cancer survivors rushed — Because when you're very ill is when America shows its cruelty best.
Is It Time to Treat Violence Like a Contagious Disease? — (Via David Goldman.)
Microorganisms Discovered in Middle and Upper Troposphere — I hate it when that happens.
Data Storage: The DNA Option — Brings a whole new meaning to the term "thumb drive".
Physicists seek cosmic domain walls — Because science! (Via Daily Idioms, Annotated.)
Simulated Pickett N4-ES Slide Rule — Because math!
Apollo 16: Driving on the Moon — APOD with some cool video.
North Korea Is No Longer A Big White Space On Google Maps — You can even find your friendly neighborhood gulag now.
A climate seesaw in the Atlantic — Researchers are trying to understand the impact of the Atlantic's big cycles. This is how science works. Instead of the comforting ideological certainty and willful ignorance of denialism, climate science constantly tests itself.
In a Quick Shift, Scouts Rethink a Ban on Gays — Another domino in the wall of conservative bigotry falls? They're going about it in a half-assed way, but at least this is progress.
Boy Scouts reconsidering stance on gay members — Really, who wrote that headline?
Do white evangelicals have a delusional persecution complex? Barna says yes, and provides quantifiable proof — A majority of white evangelicals “want Judeo-Christians to dominate the culture,” said David Kinnamon, president of the Barna Group. “Dominate.” Or, as Christian said, it’s not about religious liberty, it’s about religious primacy. The idea that Christians are persecuted in our society is a wonderfully self-valorizing concept that has no correspondence in reality, unless you define "persecution" as "marginal erosion of the privilege inherent in absolute cultural dominance."
QotD?: Are there photographs there? Is there moss?
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (still in post-operative recovery)
Hours slept: 7.0 hours (solid)
Body movement: 0.0 hours (post-operative recovery)
Weight: n/a (forgot)
Number of FEMA troops on my block protecting women from violence: 0
Currently reading: The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett