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Don’t forget to put an entry into the new Green Amazon ] ARC contest [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ] — And yes, there will be goodies for the person whose nominee wins.

on psychotic persistence

on patience and the aspiring writer — Not bad advice for the working writer, either. Especially her comments about jealousy.

Wondermark manages to fit an entire SF short story into an 8 panel webcomic

A brief personal history of altweekly comics in America — Tom Tomorrow on the alt-comics apocalypse. Some interesting, and sobering, reading there for us fiction writers.

Lego Steampunk — (Snurched from .)

A Tiny Fruit That Tricks the Tongue — Some seriously weird flavor issues here. (Thanks to .)

‘Living doll’ made of human cancer cells — Wow. (Nicked from Warren Ellis.)

Sessions: GOP Insurgency “May Be Required” — Now kids, put on your “let’s pretend” hats and imagine if Barney Frank had said this about Democrats back during the days of the Permanent Majority. The spittle on Limbaugh’s microphone wouldn’t be dry yet, while the New York Times would still be tut-tutting. But when a Republican says it? Your Liberal Media doesn’t even notice the story.

Hastert Launches a Partisan Policy — Hey? Remember this? Hastert’s position, which is drawing fire from Democrats and some outside groups, is the latest step in a decade-long process of limiting Democrats’ influence and running the House virtually as a one-party institution. Republicans earlier barred House Democrats from helping to draft major bills such as the 2003 Medicare revision and this year’s intelligence package. Nope, nobody else remembers it either, especially no one in conservative America with their much-aggrieved and newfound concern for the rights of the political minority.

John Cole on bipartisanship — The current Republican opposition to the stimulus bill isn’t making much sense, even in their own terms. Let alone in the reality-based community. And after the multiple political and economic disasters of the last eight years, I don’t understand why anyone takes them seriously, outside the narrow procedural requirements of the Senate. The entire GOP political strategy seems to be to force Obama to fail so they can blame the outcomes of the Bush era on him and use that as a lever to restore their fortunes. If that isn’t putting partisanship over patriotism, I don’t know what is. Are you proud of your Republican party?

?otD: What do you do if you want to kiss the sky?


2/6/2009
Body movement: 40 minute ride on the stationary bike
This morning’s weigh-in: 219.6
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville

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