A nice review of Westward Weird — With favorable mention of my story, “The Temptation of Eustace Prudence McAllen”.
The Collusion Case Against Publishers — John Scalzi is wise.
SMBC on Clarke’s Third Law — Hahahah.
The QWERTY effect — Language Log on the supposed positive valence of rightside letters.
A Dutch Angel’s Cellphone Number Is in Demand — Cryin’ statues and spittin’ images. (Thanks to David Goldman.)
It’s Not Junk if I Made It — Recreating Snack Cakes, Cookies and Chips at Home. (Via my Dad.)
DIY Kit Overclocks Your Brain With Direct Current — Transcranial Direct Stimulation works, and you can try it at home. What could possibly go wrong?
Why Aren’t There More Female Patent-Holders? — I will note anecdotally that I am an inventor of a commercialized patent, and I do not have an engineering or technical degree.
James Cameron winning ‘race to inner space’ in a ‘clown car’ — I love this headline.
Entire nation of Kiribati to be relocated over rising sea level threat — The low-lying Pacific nation of Kiribati is negotiating to buy land in Fiji so it can relocate islanders under threat from rising sea levels. It’s amazing the lengths liberals will go to in order to perpetuate their climate change scams. Luckily the Right has Rush Limbaugh and other ideologically correct voices to shield them from those pesky facts.
Pat Robertson Says Marijuana Use Should be Legal — Also, this just in: Monkeys have flown out of my ass. Wait, what?
Bullying, Cont. — Ta-Nehisi Coates with some cites on ant-gay bullying as sponsored by conservative parents and political leaders. The embrace of organized hatred and institutionalized bigotry is yet another of the myriad reasons I will never, ever be a Republican.
Rush Limbaugh’s blind spot — It also may be why Limbaugh can’t shake his paranoid hallucinations of trampy, castrating women. He doesn’t have a clue what a real one is.
Women in Texas Losing Options for Health Care in Abortion Fight — Thank you, conservative America. Your misogyny couldn’t be any more plain. (Via
The GOP is the place to be — Sometimes a picture really is worth a thousand words. Heh.
?otd: Will you hand me down my walking shoes?
Writing time yesterday: 1.5 hours (Going to Extremes)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 6.25 (solid)
Currently reading: 1491 by Charles C. Mann; Permeable Borders by Nina Kiriki Hoffman