[links] Link salad eases into the weekend

JayCon is a week from today! Mark your calendars: [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ]

Mexican church half-buried in lava — (Snurched from Dark Roasted Blend.)

Terrible Yellow Eyes — Sendak!

On the whole, it was a good colonoscopy — Hahahahahah. (Thanks to .)

Video Surveillance on the Fly: Here’s Looking at You! — This must be a hoax. (Thanks to .)

You Should Get Out MoreLiving abroad gives expats greater creativity in problem solving, according to new research published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. I’ve always thought that if every American had to spend a year or two abroad, we would have a very different and far stronger country — greatly improved and significantly more progressive politically and socially.

Suddenly it’s OK to call a judicial nominee a racist — More principled consistency from Your Republican Party and the Liberal Media.

California’s crisis and the collapse of the Republican Party.The Edge of the American West with some political history. Their thesis mirrors what I’ve said about the GOP and the Christian Right for years. Playing into fear and hatred might be a great short term electoral tactic, but it’s horribly destructive long term political and social strategy.

?otD: I found somebody else’s thrill on Blueberry Hill. Will there be a reward?

Body movement: 30 minute staionary bike ride
This morning’s weigh-in: 216.4
Currently reading: The Hallowed Hunt by Lois McMaster Bujold; A Long Line of Cells by Lewis Thomas