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Return of the caption contest. Now with pandas! [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ]

Me, on the Google Books settlement and your legislators: [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ]

The Six Billion Dollar Colon” — ‘s rarest published story.

Airplane ‘bird strikes’ have climbed dramatically, FAA records show — Foxes?

Brewing with Synthetic Biology — Science! Plus I love the fact that “synthetic biologist” is a job title.

Microbe-Powered ‘Fart’ Machine Stores Energy — Um…

Reclaiming America’s soul — Paul Krugman on torture. Having spent years as a liberal being told I was immoral, unethical and Godless, I’d sure like to see some moral and ethical accountability for the conservatives who made this mess. God will know His own, I guess.

with more on Tea Parties — Not that conservatives make much sense to start with (intellectual consistency being pretty much a disqualification for aconservative), but the more you look at the nuts and bolts, the nuttier they seem.

Thought police muscle up in Britain — Liberal-progressives get as creepy as conservatives. (Thanks to .)

?otD: Which way to the egress?

Body movement: hiking this morning!
This morning’s weigh-in: n/a (forgot to weigh in)
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville; The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet by Reif Larsen