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Bibliotheca Alexandrina: The Great Library of Alexandria Reborn? — This is rather a wow. (Via [info]threeoutside.)

Lower your IQ permanently! — Hahaha! Ok, this is tacky. But hahah! (Via [info]willyumtx.)

A Tireless Connoisseur of Texas Barbecue Gets Ready for the Main Course — Full time barbecue editor? (Thanks to Dad.)

French students launch anti-dog poo mobile app — Hah! (Via [info]threeoutside.)

First Love Child of Human, Neanderthal Found — So to speak.

Globetrotting Giant Squid Are All One Species

Dinosaur-killing impact set the world on fireResearchers argue forcefully that the ensuing heat set off global forest fires.

Saturn Rings have been Around for about 4 Billion Years: NASA

Opinion: Life as a TargetAttacks on my work aimed at undermining climate change science have turned me into a public figure. I have come to embrace that role. Michael Mann talks about death threats etc. As I’ve observed for years, angry liberals write letters to the editor. Angry conservatives bomb clinics, shoot doctors and make death threats against scientists.

Go Gay — Girls are discovered first. Ah, classic advertising, how we love your unintentional recontextualizations.

Bill O’Reilly: Gay Rights Advocates Have ‘Compelling Argument’ — Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.

Boston College professors group backs students who may face discipline for distributing condoms — Because STIs and unwanted pregnancies are much more in keeping with Catholic tradition than contraception.

‘Rude’ lawmaker Louie Gohmert pulls rank on cops over parking ticket — Conservative class showing itself once again.

Local Airport Closures Cause GOPers Sequestration Anxiety — Once again, nobody likes conservative policies when applied to them personally. Especially not conservatives.

Elena Kagan’s DOMA ‘gotcha’ moment — Chief Justice Roberts can pretend to principle all he wants, but anti-gay bigotry is still anti-gay bigotry, however high minded Republicans like to believe themselves to be. Justice Kagan quoted GOPers in their own words. There simply is no objective, reality-based stance against gay marriage.

Politicians Overestimate their Constituents’ Conservatism — This is thanks to the Republican stranglehold on Your Liberal Media these past few decades. And yes, there’s a typo in the headline. Preserved from the original.

Republicans not liked, even by 25% of . . . Republicans — He’s being far too nice when he says GOPers “look unfair” and “look narrow-minded and selfish”. The correct phrasing is “demonstrably are unfair” and “demonstrably are narrow-minded and selfish”.

QotD?: Where will you be this weekend?


3/28/2013
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (taught online course instead)
Hours slept: 7.75 hours (solid)
Body movement: 0.5 hours (stationary bike)
Weight: 242.8
Number of FEMA troops on my block building solar arrays to undermine the American fossil fuel industry: 0
Currently reading: Interesting Times by Terry Pratchett

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