[links] Link salad for a hump day

Don’t miss the upcoming Borderlands Books events in San Francisco on 7/18: [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ]

In the same vein, there’s an open dinner in San Francisco next Monday: [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ]

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Real life cartoons — This life portrait of Charlie Brown makes my head hurt. Wow.

Death by lightning for giraffes, elephants, sheep and cows — Finally, a potential explanation for why cattle are so vulnerable to electric shock. Something I’ve wondered about for years. (Some moderately disturbing photos of injured and dead animals at this link.)

Fast Orbiter to HaumeaCentauri Dreams with an interesting squib about dwarf planets and the outer solar system. Also, learned a new astronomy term from this article – “frost line“.

Co-opting a Cancer Treatment to Spur Fat Loss — An intersection of two concerns of mine.

Get Fuzzy on BDSM — Sort of. Heh heh.

Conservative Hypocrisy on Race & Sotomayor — With documented examples, for those of my readers who consider me a liberal whiner.

A rat done bit my sister Nell.The Edge of the American West on conservative idiocy and textbooks in Texas. Repeat after me: just because you believe it, doesn’t mean it’s true. It sure as hell doesn’t mean you poison textbooks for a generation of schoolchildren, you stupid bastards.

?otD: Omawhere?

Body movement: 40 minute suburban walk (Big Papio Trail in Omaha)
This morning’s weigh-in: n/a (travelling)
Currently reading: Mirror Dance by Lois McMaster Bujold

2 thoughts on “[links] Link salad for a hump day

  1. On “A rat done bit my sister Nell.”

    Drat that well-known liberal bias of reality.

  2. tetar says:

    Death by EMP; we were sitting in our living room playing cards with the curtains open at night during the buildup to a thunderstorm. It was not raining. Ball lightening the size of a basketball came down toward our front lawn. We all saw it, and before we could remark on it, the ball lightning touched the ground and exploded. We all felt the EMP strongly, as if our brains had blacked out for an instant, and as if our hearts had skipped a beat. It was a very bad feeling and left us mildly sick in the stomach and a touch weak for an hour or so. Do quadrupeds propagate more through the ground, or do they perhaps catch more, like a bigger dish antenna, of the EMP?

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