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Audiobook review: METAtropolis, edited by John Scalzi — Cool.

Space Magic audiobook released! — David Levine brings a project to fruition.

What crashed through the roof at a South Park home?Police at the scene determined the piece of metal may have fallen from an “aircraft or a really big bird that had stolen a lead bar.”

Counterfeit Food More Widespread Than Suspected

Details Of The Walking Dead Monopoly And Risk Games Rises From The Dead — Really? (Via my brother.)

Population boom might not have set off “human revolution”Human culture and departure from Africa may be unrelated to population levels.

First Person: Save a Language, Save a CultureGrassroots initiative seeks to revive threatened languages of Bangladesh.

Britain plans world’s first go-ahead for ‘3-parent’ IVF babiesBritain is planning to become the first country in the world to offer controversial “three-parent” fertility treatments to families who want to avoid passing on incurable diseases to their children. This is something that’s really going to freak some people out. Which it really shouldn’t.

Best SCOTUS tweets ever — (Via [info]threeoutside.)

The scenario I really want to see play out — Oh, this is a very clever take on same sex marriage.

George Takei: A defeat for DOMA — and the end of ‘ick’ — Yup. (Via [info]garyomaha.)

The Pope Song — Tim Minchin being extremely NSFW and very on target. (Thanks to Alyx Dellamonica.)

Senators: Student loan interest rates to double — Can’t raise taxes on the wealthy, no, but let’s punish the hell out of students, thus preventing future wealth.

Rick Perry Attacks Wendy Davis: ‘She Was A Teenage Mother Herself’ — Once again, conservatives seize the moral high ground.

WATCH: Rep. Tammy Duckworth Dresses Down IRS Contractor — (Via [info]lindadee.)

Ecuador Scraps Trade Pact Over U.S. Threats in Snowden CaseEcuador’s Communications Secretary Fernando Alvarado, who called the trade preferences a “new instrument of blackmail,” said today the government is offering the U.S. $23 million, an amount similar to what the U.S. provides under ATPDEA, to provide human rights training to combat torture, illegal executions and attacks on peoples’ privacy. Most Americans have no idea what we look like to the rest of the world. (Via [info]danjite.)

The Boring Massachusetts Senate Race and Why It Mattered — Political science versus narrative. Guess which party falls on which side of this divide.

QotD?: Can’t you see it’s only me?


6/28/2013
Writing time yesterday: 1.0 hours (WRPA of various sorts)
Hours slept: 9.0 hours (solid)
Body movement: 0.0 hours (in hotel)
Weight: n/a (n hotel)
Number of FEMA troops on my block attempting to secure minority voting rights despite the recent Supreme Court ruling: 0

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