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The larval stages of the common American speculative fiction writer — Me making a funny about aspiring writers. Humor being what it is, a number of commentors objected to my snark about romance. (For the record I was also snarky about spec fic, horror, litfic and screenwriting — the whole piece is one long snark.) See here for a detailed discussion of the thinking behind the failed joke, if you’re curious. It was not my intent to offend, and I apologize for that.

J.A. Pitts sees the ball rolling on Black Blade Blues — It’s always fun to see a good friend hit the bigs.

xkcd is genius today — As is often the case with xkcd, the mouseover text is the capper.

Citroen U55 Cityrama Currus: From Flash Gordon’s Future — I want one!

Bulgarian Air Force Mil Mi-24V — I’m having a heck of a time parsing this photo from x planes, but’s eerily beautiful in a post-apocalyptic way.

Our ice is disappearing — More of those inconvenient, liberally biased “facts”. Rush Limbaugh to the Antarctic ice cap, stat!

Proposition H8: An Open Letter to Andy Pugno — A very detailed and interesting response to the nonsensical Christianist bigotry that is the anti-gay marriage effort. (Via @MariKurisato.)

Is Health Care Reform Now Dead? — Obama, Reid and Pelosi had months to do this deal, and they pissed it away. Even if HCR does somehow come back, thinks will be worse than the already messy, limited compromise that was in train. This is literally life-and-death stuff to people with my health situation. Republicans who oppose HCR are happy to have people like me on the short leash of lifetime coverage limitations in our “best in the world” system without even a so-called “death panel” to appeal to. The Democrats are proving they are no better. I am so done with them.

?otD: Can you feel the IV drip?


1/22/2009
Body movement: 60 minute suburban walk
Hours slept: 6.5
This morning’s weigh-in: 229.2
Currently reading: Bangkok 8 by John Burdett

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