A Place To Talk About Death And Dying, Cake And Tea Served — (Thanks to
Stem cells turned into cancer-killing immune cells — In cases where immune therapy works, it could allow mass production of treatment. (Via Michael Fay.)
A Family Consents to a Medical Gift, 62 Years Later — What has finally become of Henrietta Lacks. (Via my Dad.)
Libations for the Dead: "Lekythoi" at The Ashmoleoan Museum, Oxford — (Via Daily Idioms, Annotated.)
When Pigs Fly, Crayfish Whistle, and It Snows Red Snowflakes — When the first of Never comes. (Via Slacktivist Fred Clark.)
The History and Psychology of Clowns Being Scary — You aren’t alone in your fear of makeup-clad entertainers; people have been frightened by clowns for centuries. (Thanks, I think, to
Peacock Spider — I never thought of arachnids as cute, but this is. (Via David Goldman.)
40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World — (Via
Beer Can House — Because beer! (Thanks to
Dr. Google Will See You Now — Identifying depression through search engine terms. (Thanks to Dad.)
Can UN scientists revive drive against climate change? — The headline is somewhat misleading, but the story is important, assuming you live in the world where the sky is blue rather than Republican-colored.
Making Choice to Halt at Door of Citizenship
The Price of Superheroism — This squib from Scrivener's Error is bitterly hilarious.
Instructor shoots student in gun-safety class — Because more guns always make all of us safer, you pinko. (Via
Anti-Sharia lawmakers have new target: Crayola coloring book — Because being a conservative means never having to make any fucking sense at all. (Via
Sequestration as government malpractice — (Via
QotD?: Ever drive a Plymouth?
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo brain)
Hours slept: 6.75 hours (solid)
Body movement: 0.5 hours stationary bike
Number of FEMA troops on my block vaccinating children to spread autism: 0
Currently reading: n/a (chemo brain)