Willie Nelson's Audition Tape for "The Hobbit" — Hahahahah.
The ultimate cancer taboo: Sometimes it kills you — We keep talking about battles, warriors, miracles and hope. Meanwhile, those with metastatic cancers are ignored. That would be me.
In Germany, a U.S. beer invasion — This seems improbable.
The World’s Largest Rubber Duck Arrives in Hong Kong — Wow! Hahah. (Via
The Data Made Me Do It — The next frontier for big data is the individual.
5 Ways to Make Google Glass Better — Number 6, make it possible to use them with prescription lenses.
High-tech camera acts like a bug's eye
Space Ape Parody Shows Why Aquatic Ape Theory Is All Wet — (Via David Goldman.)
Religious Knowledge Quiz — You answered 14 out of 15 questions correctly for a score of 93%. Which puts me in the 99% percentile. Not bad for an atheist. I also note that when this survey was done with the general public on an outbound basis, atheists came in second only to Jews in their knowledge, well ahead of a number of different identified Christian groups, though the Mormons were a close third. This is parallel to the science quiz I recently posted. (I missed the First Great Awakening question.)
Man shot and killed at Houston's Bush Intercontinental Airport, authorities say — Thank god for the NRA and the Republican party, or the shooter wouldn't have had the right to exercise his theoretical defense of essential liberties in such a fashion. Where would we be as a society without our guns?
Even Counting Votes too Scientific for North Carolina — Typical conservatives. They cannot win on their ideas, so they cheat. Egregiously, in this case. (Via
QotD?: Would you go to the moon if you could?
Writing time yesterday: 1.75 hours (WRPA editing work on METAtropolis: Green Space, plus audiobook prep)
Hours slept: 8.75 hours (interrupted)
Body movement: 0.0 hours (foot hurts)
Weight: n/a (away from home)
Number of FEMA troops on my block digging for fossils in the yards of God-fearing Republicans: 0
Currently reading: The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett