A Good Death — This. (Thanks to Lisa Costello.)
Dinotopia in Legos — So cool, this kind of thing. (Snurched from art guru James Gurney, Mr. Dinotopia himself.)
Human Dinosaurs Psittacosaurus Went from Moving on Four Feet to Two — Misleading headline, pretty interesting story.
From ‘Reefer Madness’ to Woodstock and beyond, marijuana’s zigzag march toward mainstream — I don't do 420 myself (not even medical marijuana), but I have never understood why a society that so widely tolerates alcohol is so prudish about dope. It makes no sense whatsoever.
Processed carbohydrates are addictive, brain study suggests — Also, this just in: sky is blue.
Faces of Earth: A Mapping Contest Between Man and Machine — Pareidolia writ very large indeed.
Everything you wanted to Know About NSA Surveillance *but were afraid to ask
Anonymous Hacks Neo-Nazis, Finds Ron Paul — Quelle surprise. (Via
Suspect 'Science' — A very detailed case study of how conservative money buys respectable research that is in point of fact just as intellectually fraudulent as the conservative principles on which it is based. In this case, the idea that LGBT parents can't possibly raise healthy kids. This is precisely the same way Republicans are forced to approach elections: if you can't prevail on the merits, cheat with vote suppression and concealment of your own positions. Since apparently modifying their positions based on actual evidence is completely out of the question. (Via Slacktivist Fred Clark.)
QotD?: Are you in Seattle for the Locus Awards?
Writing time yesterday: 0.5 hours (WRPA, plus time at the Clarion West party as well)
Hours slept: 6.5 hours (solid but rough)
Body movement: 0.0 hours (in hotel)
Weight: n/a (n hotel)
Number of FEMA troops on my block attempting to secure minority voting rights despite the recent Supreme Court ruling: 0
Currently reading: Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program by Sharon Salzberg; Snuff by Terry Pratchett