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Reverse storyboardingArt Writing guru James Gurney on how an artist watches movies. Writers: ever outlined a book or short story while you were reading it, to see how it was done?

on “Why the Geeks Get the Girls” — Hilarious takedown of a New Scientist squib.

Samurai underwear — For when you need to be even mightier. (Thanks to .)

Square Circle SpiralBad Astronomy Blog with a very cool optical illusion.

Amino acid detected in comet debris — Life, but not as we know it, from Centauri Dreams.

Recreating the Big Bang Inside MetamaterialsA formal mathematical analogy between the way metamaterials and spacetime effect light could allow scientists to recreate Big Bang-type events in the lab. What could possibly go wrong?

Gay scientists isolate Christian gene — An important development in bringing relief to millions! Snerk. (Thanks to .)

A deeper look at the birthers — This not a movement grounded in facts. Or information. Or reality.

The monolexical man on the street — Conservative “debate” at its finest. Confidential to conservative America: “Nazi”, “socialist”, “fascist”, and “Communist” are not mutually synonymous, and in fact have specific historical and contemporary meanings beyond “liberal with whom I disagree”. Millions of war dead would be quite surprised to hear of your current usage.

I heart Joseph Farah — A hilarious example of the utter lack of self-awareness in the discourse of the American Right.

When protest becomes intimidation — More on guns at political events. It’s flatly disingenuous to look at this stuff as an ordinary exercise of Constitutional rights. When was the last time you saw weapons openly at a Bush event? Or any previous presidency in modern memory?

?otD: Where did the question of the day go?


8/20/2009
Body movement: 10 minutes of stretching and meditation, 30 minutes on stationary bike
This morning’s weigh-in: 225.6
Currently reading: The Real Wizard of Oz by Rebecca Loncraine; Pinion by Jay Lake

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