Theory of sacrifices —
Art writing guru James Gurney is at it again. As it happens, I don’t entirely agree with him, but he’s making a great point about minimalism and natural transparency in style. Like I would know what transparent style looks like…
Tom’s Glossary of Book Publishing Terms — Hahahahahahahah.
Planet of the Grapes — A wine map of the world, for you fans of alternative cartography. Not to mention oenophiles. (You know who you are.)
Flexible Heat Miner — Technology Review with some cool commercially applied tech. This one is awesome.
Non Sequitur on cospiracy theories — As I read this I realized something odd. Conservatives are always on with the conspiracy paranoia. Red Scare, John Birchers, all the hoo-hah during the Clinton years about Whitewater and Vince Foster, the perpetual rumblings about world government and nationalization, the Obama “birthers” and the widespread belief that Obama is coming for their guns. Yet all the real conspiracies in American politics which leap to mind were foisted by conservatives. Watergate, Iran-Contra, the fraudelent run-up to the Iraq War (specifically the Iraq Study Group), pretty much anything Cheney has ever done. As usual, those who yell the loudest are the perps, apparently. Are there any significant conspiracies in modern political history foisted by liberal-progressives which have objective reality to them, the way Watergate or Iran-Contra do?
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
This morning’s weigh-in: 218.0
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville; The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet by Reif Larsen