What appears to be a Korean review of Green — Even with Google Translate, I can’t figure out if this is positive or otherwise.
Dorothy Parker in the Twitter Age — Ta-Nehisi Coates quotes Dorothy Parker on how writers should live.
The 18 rules I learned in my 1st year as a full time writer — Myke Cole is funny.
Shall we gather at the river? — Roger Ebert on the iconic John Wayne. I love the way this man writes.
Rock of ages: 40,000 year-old musical instruments the world’s oldest — Keith Richards also has been carbon dated, apparently.
‘Mermaids: The Body Found’ On Animal Planet Argues Mythical Sea Creatures Are Aquatic Apes — Speaking as an East African plains ape, hello, cousins.
Sentinels of the Arctic — APOD with a gorgeous photo of strange snow formations in Lapland.
Looking Back at an Eclipsed Earth — This is cool.
Soviet Moon Lander Discovered Water on The Moon in 1976 — The last Soviet mission to the moon, Luna-24, returned to Earth with water-rich rocks from beneath the lunar surface. But the West ignored the result.
The Secret Army inside the Army — The growth of Special Forces. Wasn’t this a Rumsfeld initiative as well?
Hundreds of words to avoid using online if you don’t want the government spying on you (and they include ‘pork’, ‘cloud’ and ‘Mexico’) — Because pork is a threat to our nation’s vital security interests. Feel safer now? (Via
Romney’s run evokes pride, fear in Mormons — Actually, when the LDS inserted itself so heavily in the Proposition 8 vote in California, they opened themselves to the kind of politically-oriented criticism this article says adherents now fear from the Romney run. In this context, once you make someone else’s morals and private behavior an issue, you make your own an issue. Since Prop 8, I have no sympathy whatsoever for the Mormons undergoing critical public review.
Amercia! Epic Mitt Romney App Gaffe Goes Viral Online — Now, imagine the reaction from Your Liberal Media and the conservative commentariat if the Obama campaign had done this.
What The Pushback On Obama’s Spending Claim Ignores — On the campaign trail, President Obama has touted recent data that dispels the notion that he has embarked on a spending binge — and his Republican opponents, citing various fact-checks, are aggressively pushing back. Part of the pushback, it turns out, inadvertently proves Obama’s larger point. Ya think?
?otd: Who is the savior of the universe?
Writing time yesterday: 1.75 hours (WRPA)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 6.25 (solid)
Weight: 242.4 (!)
Currently reading: Shattering the Ley by Benjamin Tate