[links] Link salad for a hump day

An Author Without Borders The New York Times on William T. Vollmann, an author who really lives his work. Wow. (Thanks to .)

And yet no man like he, doth greeue my heartLanguage Log with some deep linguistic neepery about Shakespeare.

Love in 2-D — Japanese culture. (Thanks to .)

Vintage ad for Chubbettes — clothing for your “chubby lass” — Weird classic Americana. But the weirdest thing about this (of many weird things) is that the girl in the photo does not look “chubby” to me.

Illustrator Christoph Niemann — Including the “Periodic Table of Metaphors”.

Managers vs Makers — The art and science of meetings.

The Milky Way over Devil’s Tower — Another awesome image from APOD.

How to land safely back on the moon

A War of Frontier and EmpireThe Edge of the American West on the geopolitics of US imperialism in the Philippines.

with more on healthcare — (Another hat tip to .)

?otD: Who stole the cookies from the cookie jar?


7/29/2009
Body movement: n/a (up late, overslept)
This morning’s weigh-in: 223.4
Currently reading: Diplomatic Immunity by Lois McMaster Bujold