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Don’t miss the announcement of JayCon X [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ] — My 10th annual 37th birthday party, plus my end-of-chemo celebration, next July.

My chemo ritual: [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ]

on the costs of healthcare — This follows my post of yesterday [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ], and her situation is much starker than mine, even with “good” insurance. So, again, all you people who think the current system is “the best there is”, walk a mile in our shoes, mmm? Then tell me that again.

with an interesting post (and discussion in comments) on breaking in through short fiction vs novels — I especially like comment 6.

More on eBook rights and costs from Andrew Wheeker

Two Gentlemen of Lebowski — Shakespeare-Coen brothers mashup. :: dies laughing :: (Via @jeremiahtolbert.)

From Flat to Flight — A very cute art video. (Via Drawn!.)

Missed vaccines weaken ‘herd immunity’ in children — The antivax movement is child abuse, public endangerment, and profound selfishness, all rolled into one. More here, in related news.

Brit Hume: ‘Jesus Christ’ the ‘Most Controversial Two Words You Can Ever Utter in the Public Square’ Today — As majoritarian conservatives like to do, he plays the victim card. Which is absolutely ridiculous given the profound privileging of Christianity in our social, cultural and political discourse. (Via AmericaBlog.)

Obama on terrorismDaily Kos TV with a brilliant dissection, from primary sources, of a typical (and successful) Republican lie supported and propagated by Your Liberal Media. If you believe Obama has avoided using the word “terrorism”, go watch this. (For whatever it’s worth, I presume that most of the GOP talking heads aren’t explicitly aware they’re lying. They just don’t fact check their own side’s talking points. And this crap plays well on soundbite TV, while the truth has a much harder job entering voters’ heads, so there’s no incentive for conservative figures to get it right.)

?otD: Do you know any songs from the big chair?


1/8/2009
Body movement: 60 minute suburban walk (forthcoming)
Hours slept: 6.0
This morning’s weigh-in: 230.6
Currently reading: Bangkok 8 by John Burdett

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