The Wunder Project — Raising money to beat colon cancer. Um, yes. (Via Jo Maurer.)
Thoughts on being broken —
Radiation while flying — Oooh. Someone does the numbers by direct observation. (Via
Kardashev scale — An oldie but a goodie. (Via Daily Idioms, Annotated.)
Asperatus Clouds Over New Zealand — Whoa…
To save science, try celebrating “high quality ignorance” — Getting the public excited about science means changing perceptions.
Shark Relative Had Buzz Saw Mouth
North Korean citizens told: Socialist haircuts are a thing... go get some — Ah, life in the People's Paradise. (Snurched from @jackwilliambell.)
Marginal Cost of the 26th Naked Actor — Because reasons.
Cardinal Who Resigned Over ‘Inappropriate Acts’ Was Harsh Foe Of Gay Rights — Golly. Another closet case anti-gay bigot. With religious conservatives, it's hard to know where the morality ends and the hypocrisy begins.
Reflections on Racism, Both Individual and Systemic — This story depresses me profoundly.
What Researchers Learned About Gun Violence Before Congress Killed Funding — What the research showed was not only did having a firearm in your home not protect you, but it hugely increased the risk that someone in your family would die from a firearm homicide. It increased the risk almost 300 percent, almost three times as high. Silly old liberal "facts" and "data". (Via
Liberal Super PAC Goes After Mitch McConnell's 'Chinese' Wife — Really? Does the American Left truly need to sink into the moral quagmire the Right perpetually inhabits? Liberal-progressives are better than this.
The Republican Leadership Deficit — Conservative commentator Daniel Larison on the GOP's efforts to rebrand its losing ideology.
QotD?: Shall we put you down as arrogant?
Writing time yesterday: 2.0 hours (Research for the current non-fiction project, plus 2,000 new words of draft, to 3,300.)
Hours slept: 6.0 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