[links] Link salad for a Wednesday

What the Duck on the creative cycle — Um, yeah. I have no idea what they’re talking about. Not me. Uh uh.

Some awesome fantasy art — (Thanks to goulo.)

martinlivings earns himself a special place in hell — I love mashups like this. Hahahahahahahahahah.

Google Earth Reveals Sixth Sense of Cattle, Deer — This story is weird on several levels.

Jet man ready for cross-Channel attempt after ‘awesome’ test flight — Now this is insanity I can get behind. Just not too closely behind. (Thanks to lt260.)

Intel teases shape-shifting programmable matter — Oooh. Cool.

Portal to Maya Underworld Found in Mexico? — And here I thought the mouth to hell was in my garage. Cool stuff, this. (Thanks to lt260.)

kradical with more conservative insanity on FOX News — Come on, guys. This defies rational explanation. Can one of my conservative friends offer any redeeming explanation? Because basically, your guys are fucking nuts. (And yes, I’m perfectly aware that there are plenty of batshit liberals out there. None of them are running the camera cards on a major news network, however. Or being leading radio and television commentators, for that matter. Or serving as the sitting vice president.)

ETA: Color me fooled. goulo points out this was a joke. A sadly believable one, but still, shame on me for not checking this back to the source. My apologies.


8/27/08
Time in saddle: 25 minutes (switched back to non-load-bearing exercise)
Last night’s weigh-out: n/a
This morning’s weigh-in: 238.0
Currently reading: The Gone-Away World by Nick Harkaway