[links] Link salad performs interpretive dance
4 changes to English so subtle we hardly notice they’re happening — Hmmm. (Via David Goldman.)
Inner Sanctum: 1937 — A photo from old New Orleans.
Brain scans support controversial concept of ‘food addiction’ — The study examined how food consumption is controlled by dopamine-containing pleasure centers of the brain.
‘Power of ridicule’ – New weapon against climate deniers — Good luck with that. There’s way too much money and political capital tied up in climate change denialism for the actual facts on the ground to make any difference, not until it’s way too late. At which point conservatives will doubtless blame the sane people in our country for not trying harder to convince them earlier.
Top Texas Republican: Perry Crossed The Line With Remarks On Wendy Davis — Disagreements over policy are important and they’re healthy, but when he crosses the line into the personal, then he damages himself and he damages the Republican Party,” Straus told The Texas Tribune. Um, you’re a Republican. Have you listened to ten minutes of conservative media or campaigning in the past thirty years? It’s nothing but ad hominem attacks. Which is what happens when your beliefs have no substance or grounding in objective reality. You wind up needing to attack your opponents, because it’s all you have. So why is this surprising?
QotD?: You are the wind. Can you feel yourself move?
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (at the Locus Awards weekend)
Hours slept: 5.5 hours (badly interrupted)
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
Currently reading: Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program by Sharon Salzberg; Snuff by Terry Pratchett
Posted: 9:16 am Sun June 30 2013 |