Fantasy Fans: Where’s Your Outrage? — N.K. Jemisin on the Oscars and Quvenzhané Wallis.
Fifty Shades of Brains — Sex. Zombies. Really annoying present tense narration. (Via a friend who almost certainly wishes to remain anonymous.)
Cataloging the Borg Complex — A rhetorical device. (Snurched from Daily Idioms, Annotated.)
Lisa fears zombies — What happens when good housemates go bad… Heh.
Multigene cancer tests giving doctors new hope — Not to mention patients. (Thanks to David S.)
For Sale: Famed Nobel Medal for Discovery of DNA Structure —
Finding Portland — A very nice video montage of Portland. (Via Lisa Costello.)
The Town that spent 25 Years Underwater — (Snurched from .)
Wow — Evidence exists that a large natural nuclear reactor formed and operated on Mars in the northern Mare Acidalium region of Mars. However, unlike its terrestrial analogs this natural nuclear reactor was apparently much larger, bred 233U off of thorium, and apparently underwent explosive disassembly, ejecting large amounts of radioactive material over Mars' surface.
Earthquakes’ booms big enough to be detected from orbit — Satellites listened to the 2011 Japan quake and located fault beneath Spokane.
Why I'm quitting Facebook — Hmmm.
Why Won't Yahoo! Let Employees Work From Home? — “What’s really troubling about this is that a technology company can’t figure out how to collaborate remotely,” says Kate Lister, president of the Telework Research Center.
Small rise in global temperatures could thaw permafrost — Stalagmites and stalactites reveal a 500,000-year history of Siberian permafrost Amazing, how liberals have managed to get half a million years of geology to support their climate change hoax.
“The Myth of Persecution”: Early Christians weren’t persecuted — (Thanks to Bellatrix.)
A Short Political Comment, In Re the US 2nd Amendment — Yes. This, too.
Comedian Beppe Grillo turns blog into Italy's third-largest political movement — Huh. We need more of this kind of principled activism, methinks.
4 Bogus Right-Wing Theories About Poverty, and the Real Reason Americans Can’t Make Ends Meet
I won't be Rushed — A conservative defends her criticisms of Rush Limbaugh. For one, part of the point I was trying to make was that the impulse to defend anything and everything that a party heavyweight says — to the death — has the deleterious effect of making conservatives seem irrational and herd-like.
If spending is cut, GOP will get the blame — Well, duh. The Republicans are the ones who keep gaming the budget and spending process, all while never producing an actual, detailed alternative budget. The amazing thing is that Your Liberal Media has for once done enough reporting for the accountability to be clear to the public.
Deluded Republican Reformers — Conservative pundits’ ideas about fixing the GOP are totally meaningless, says Michael Tomasky, until they deal with the problem of their party’s rage-driven fanaticism. (Via
QotD?: Hey la, who's back again?
Writing time yesterday: 1.0 hours (Research and correspondence for the current non-fiction project.)
Hours slept: 7.25 hours (solid)
Body movement: 0.5 hours (stationary bike)
Number of FEMA troops on my block converting golf course to concentration campsi: 0
Currently reading: Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett