[links] Link salad for a Tuesday

therinth on convention etiquette for aspiring writers — A good run at an evergreen topic.

The Secrets of Storytelling: Why We Love a Good Yarn Scientific American plays in our turf. (Thanks to lt260.)

Miracle airship tech sustained by DARPA pork trickle — (Thanks to chriswjohnson.)

The Secret Life of a (Very) Social Wasp

What’s the difference between Sunni and Shi’ite Muslims?The Straight Dope with a little bit of Islamic history. Interesting stuff.

Westboro Baptist Church walks the plank — A little counter demonstration against some GOP stalwarts for Talk Like a Pirate day. (Thanks to lt260.)

The Washington Times on why Catholics should vote for McCain — “Mr. McCain is also a better advocate for the traditional family.” That would serial adulterer McCain, who dumped his crippled first wife for the beautiful heiress he was having an affair with. (Read much about that story in the liberal media lately, btw?) Running against Obama, a man still happily married to his first wife. This message bought to you by the GOP, your party of family values, where character counts.


9/23/08
Body movement: 90 minute suburban walk
Last night’s weigh-out: n/a
This morning’s weigh-in: 233.4
Currently reading: FenCon workshop manuscripts