[links] Link salad flies back to the West Coast

Kevin J. Anderson on ebook pricing

The Syntax of Photography

One-Ninety: 1912 — A little more steam for your punk.

The Culture of Combat Rations — This is weirdly fascinating. Too bad they didn’t cover the old C-rations. Orange nut roll, anyone?

Dilbert and conversational implicature — One of my favorite Dilbert moments at work was some years ago in a former job when I was formally counseled about my use of the words “concision” and “brevity” in an internal memo, because in using such words I was allegedly deliberately making other employees feel stupid.

The Internet is Filling Up With Dead People And There’s Nothing We Can Do About ItOn the web, you can’t die so much as join the ranks of the undead.

The Birth of Religion — A fascinating article on religion and agriculture. With some awesome photos. (Thanks to my Dad.)

What Does the Bible Actually Say About Marriage?It’s high time people came clean about how we use the Bible. We’re looking at you, Christianists. The Bible has a hell of a lot more to say about poverty and usury than it does about marriage or homosexuality. And let’s face it, Jesus wasn’t exactly living the heterosexual American family values life himself.

The Voter Fraud Con Comes to Kansas — Laws addressing voter fraud are a consistent GOP tactic to suppress the votes of poor Americans, who largely vote Democratic. Much like GOP views on tax cuts, the numbers have never supported the rhetoric. Chalk up another loss for reality in the face of conservative ideology.

?otD: Going anywhere today?


7/11/2011
Writing time yesterday: 0.25 hours
Body movement: n/a (airport walking to come)
Hours slept: 6.25 hours (interrupted)
Weight: n/a
Currently reading: Redemption in Indigo by Karen Lord

2 thoughts on “[links] Link salad flies back to the West Coast

  1. At my own workplace, we were recently told we can no longer use the word “intoxicated” in our Incident Reports. I work Security at an office/shopping complex where several popular bars regularly overserve their customers, resulting in fights, public urination and public sex acts on a fairly frequent basis. But we’re not supposed to hurt those customers’ feelings by describing them as “intoxicated”.

    (I need to send out more resumes.)

  2. Cora says:

    Are the Shorpy people sure that’s supposed to be a shipyard? Because I have seen plenty of shipyards and photos of shipyards from the early 20th century and they generally look different.

    Regarding the military rations, in Germany we have Scho-Ka-Kola a brand of caffeine-laced dark chocolate sold in a round metal tin that was initially a military ration for German air force soldiers during WWII. After the war, it was marketed to the general population. It’s still sold in many supermarkets and the packaging design hasn’t changed in 70 years.

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