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Jay Lake
Date: 2013-11-24 07:33
Subject: [links] Link salad fights for a cause it had long ago forgotten
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Tags:culture, death, economy, education, food, funny, healthcare, links, personal, politics, publishing, texas, writing
Everything Is Going SwimminglyScrivener’s Error with various interesting meditations on copyright, self publishing and ebooks, among other things.

If Disney Villains Were Drop Dead Gorgeous, The World Would Not Be The Same — (Thanks to Lezli Robyn.)

DIY Death: Natural, At-Home Funerals And Their Boomer Appeal — (From multiple sources.)

Adventures in Pork Uterus — Mmm. (Via [info]willyumtx.)

Why the Swiss Scorn the Superrich

Texas school board approves all but one science text bookThe exception is authored by someone who testified against Intelligent Design. This is actually progress. Though I am mortally tired of educational policy being dictated by willful idiots who think The Flintstones was a documentary.

How Republicans are sabotaging the ACA, hurting the poor, and driving up costs for the middle classThere's literally no one who is helped by Republican actions. […] This is simply spite, cruelty and take-no-prisoners social darwinism write large. It's sociopathy codified into public policy. And it's mainstream Republican lawmaking in 2013.

?otD: Are you blazing in scarlet battalions?

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo brain)
Hours slept: 8.25 hours (solid)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Weight: 241.4
Number of FEMA troops on my block closing down donut shops: 0
Currently reading: n/a (chemo brain)

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asakiyume: black crow on a red ground
User: asakiyume
Date: 2013-11-24 16:07 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:black crow on a red ground
Your subject line: One thing I've always wanted/wondered about was if you could untangle the "Canticle" part of "Scarborough Fair/Canticle" from the song. I mean, there's definitely a Scarborough Fair song. So is there a Canticle, that Simon and Garfunkle blended in? Or is it just random lines.

And yep, definitely blazing in scarlet battalions, as the generals order their soldiers to kill.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2013-11-24 16:21 (UTC)
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For many years I wondered the same, but the Internet has become my little glowing friend.

See here:

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asakiyume: snow bunting
User: asakiyume
Date: 2013-11-24 16:25 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:snow bunting
Tracing a sparrow on snow-crested ground

Okay, this is my today's favorite line.

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