[links] Link salad wishes it was a fisherman, tumbling on the seas
Science fiction: the genre that dare not speak its name — The Guardian discovers our shame. It’s like I always say, millions of people who won’t touch that science fiction trash read that nice Mr. Crichton’s book about cloned dinosaurs.
Found in Translation: How a Thirteenth-Century Islamic Poet Conquered America — The best-selling poet in America today was born in Afghanistan, practiced a form of Islam that originated in Iraq, and has been dead for 800 years. (Thanks to Bill M.)
Weather sizzles on a planet that kisses its star — Exoplanetary weather, anyone?
More on the remote-controlled beetle — From a slightly more reliable source.
For GOP, a Case of Misshapen Identity — Gosh, destroy the economy, sharply degrade our international diplomatic and military power, corrupt the Constitution, run up the highest deficits in history. GOP, think you might have lost your way just a little? Oh, look! Over there! Liberals!
?otD: What is a hurtling fever train, anyway?
Body movement: 40 minute ride on the stationary bike
This morning’s weigh-in: 221.6
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville
Posted: 5:10 am Fri January 30 2009 |