[links] Link salad is trying hard to look like Gary Cooper

A reader discusses The New Weird — Including a nod to my work. But “faithpunk”?

New adventures in comparative reporting — The Big Blog of Cheese is funny.

The 10 Emerging Technologies of 2009

Dilbert with an SFnal response to the current social and economic problems

Well, that’s unusual… with a perspective on the Catholic Church’s stance on HIV and genetic engineering. (Thanks to .)

When Will Emergency Rooms Go Back to Being Emergency Rooms? — The ER triage system nearly killed me, literally, when I first presented with the symptoms that turned out to be my colon cancer. It has some designed-in failure points which (presumably) represent the best-effort compromise of limited resources, but people with sprained ankles were being jumped ahead of me in the queue while I was busy losing 25% of my blood volume, simply because they expressed pain and I didn’t. If I’d been left in the lobby another 10 or 15 minutes, the abrupt collapse of blood pressure I experienced inside the ER could have been fatal. So I’m kind of sensitive to this issue.

?otD: What do you put on your Ritz?

Body movement: 45 minute stationary bike ride
This morning’s weigh-in: n/a (spaced out)
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville; Black Blade Blues by John Pitts

One thought on “[links] Link salad is trying hard to look like Gary Cooper

  1. tetar says:

    As for the nonsense of New Weird – good try, fellas. It’s always good to be a monopoly, or to be the producer of a hot new product. New Weird ain’t it, though. As the man said: “…It’s all aesthetics and delivery over substance, and although by god I like aesthetics and delivery and style I kinda feel like a subgenre should be more than clockwork monocles and sepia Photoshop overlays, you know?…”

    You don’t jump start genres. They accrete on their own and are recognized after-the-fact. In retrospect. The rest is just marketing ploy.

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