Frank's Compulsive Guide to Postal Addresses: Britain and Ireland — Obsessive doesn't even begin to cover it. (Via Daily Idioms, Annotated.)
LOL, texting, and txt-speak: Linguistic miracles — A linguist surprises the TED crowd; apparently txt-speak really is special.
Should sex be like jazz?
M-497 Black Beetle — Wow. Just wow. Talk about your hurtling fever train.
How to Spend 47 Hours on a Train and Not Go Crazy
Screech Owl Cam’ is Down — Oi. My friend Chris Johnson has been frozen out of his long-term bird education project.
After Initial Problems, SpaceX Dragon Now Looking Good On Orbit
Volcanic eruptions halted global warming during 2000-10
A Mother's Death Tested Reporter's Thinking About End-Of-Life Care — (Via Jennifer Danvers.)
Taking on Creeping Creationism in Public Schools — The US will fall behind other countries in bio-technology if this wave of obscurantism is allowed to continue. And, note that biotech jobs are increasing, but concentrated in seven states. They are the ones where anti-evolution thinking is unpopular among the public, and they emphatically do not include Louisiana, which limps along with among the worst poverty, employment and health rankings among US states.
Obama’s 'Jedi mind meld' reference ridiculed by sci-fi fans — Oops.
Vigilante Walmart shopper shoots at shoplifter, hits 3 cars, almost hits innocent — Yep. More guns. Definitely need more of this kind of responsible citizen protecting us all. What could possibly go wrong?
QotD?: Oilers much?
Writing time yesterday: 1.0 hours (1,000 new words to draft complete on the current nonfiction project at 7,900 words, plus some light editing.)
Hours slept: 7.5 hours (solid)
Body movement: 0.0 hours (traveling)
Weight: n/a (traveling)
Number of FEMA troops on my block converting golf course to concentration campsi: 0
Currently reading: Pyramids by Terry Pratchett