Death, and Death in Science Fiction and Fantasy
How Many Deaths Are There in George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire? This Many. — Hah! (Via
Star Wars: R2-D2 to appear in next movie outing — Beep.
Ancient Brown Dwarfs Discovered
Polish Concert Pianist Builds a ‘Viola Organista’ Based on a 500-Year-Old Leonardo Da Vinci Sketch — Wow… (Via
The 400-year-old love letter and the mummy
One Woman’s Struggle to Re-Use Her Penis Cake Pan — Hahahahahahah. (Via Lisa Costello.)
Men: we can start a movement to stop violence against women — By challenging male conformity, we put the onus of ending abuse against women where it belongs – with men who perpetrate it. (Via
The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars — About the history of the profound dishonesty of climate change denialism. One of the biggest markers of an untenable position is the shrillness of its defenders: this is true of almost every conservative viewpoint these days, but especially so of climate change denial.
Alabama posthumously pardons three Scottsboro Boys — Into every bastion of bigotry a little justice might eventually fall.
Tired of Hearing about Obamacare? Turn Off Fox. — Ah, Your Liberal Media.
The Party of Zilch — The Republican Party stands for nothing. As Barack Obama threatens to fumble away his presidency along with the Democratic Party's reasons for existence—championing an active, efficient government—the GOP lurches into the leadership breach with … zilch. Rather than be the party of solutions in a gridlocked capital, appealing to a leadership-starved public, the GOP is the party of obstruction, ensuring that its putrid approval ratings nose-dive apace with Obama’s. The GOP has been obsessed with negative agendas since at least the days of Newt Gingrich being Speaker of the House. Why is this news now?
'Willful Perversion' — A former Republican Senate staffer on the change in the filibuster rules.
McConnell: For going nuclear before he was against it — In two sentences 2005 McConnell destroys all of 2013 McConnell's arguments. Just like that. What a difference a Democratic president makes. Ah, the much vaunted principled consistency of conservatives is on display yet again.
?otD: Energize? Or synergize?
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo brain)
Hours slept: 8.25 hours (solid)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Number of FEMA troops on my block closing down donut shops: 0
Currently reading: n/a (chemo brain)