[links] Link salad legs it into hump day, reconsiders choice of headlines

Don’t forget to vote in the Flash Fiction Open contest: [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ]

Best Quote of the Day (and it’s only 2PM) — In which I am quoted. Hee.

The Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award — Check this out, if you’ve been published in the UK. (Via .)

busts a cap on genres

Cthulhu is Bullshit — Hilarious rant on the Great Old Ones.

Is This A Good Idea? Preparedness for Zombie Attacks? — The academic value of zombie studies. (Via io9.com.)

Reagan Was a Leninist — Hahaha.

Fed up with deficits or Democrats?But I doubt that the tens of thousands who marched on Washington on Saturday would have been there if John McCain had been elected and the deficit was the same. I can’t believe those conservatives/libertarians would have mounted the same demonstration against a Republican president. Are they aware that the largest two-year tax cut in U.S. history — 282 billion — was enacted as part of Obama’s stimulus package?

No compassionIs that, in the end, what defines modern conservatism? An almost sociopathic indifference to the thoughts and feelings of others? That’s one way to interpret the “I’ve got mine, and you can’t have it” ethos of conservatism. The Tragedy of the Commons might as well be the GOP manifesto.

?otD: The king is gone, but is he forgotten?


9/16/2009
Body movement: 15 minutes of stretching and meditation, 60 minute suburban walk
Hours slept: 5.75
This morning’s weigh-in: 230.8
Currently reading: The Real Wizard of Oz by Rebecca Loncraine

One thought on “[links] Link salad legs it into hump day, reconsiders choice of headlines

  1. Jaws says:

    What’s really saddest about that “Tragedy of the Commons” meme is that the article from which it arises — which appeared forty years ago in Science — is both counterfactual and countertheoretical, and has been slowly repudiated by both economists (historical-types and theory-types) and ecologists. Which, of course, seems to fit the so-called “conservative” movement even better…

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