Middles — Alma Alexander on storytelling.
For Discussion: Best Onscreen Submarine Drama! — Funny stuff. Charles Pierce on the new television series Last Resort. Also, the comments are pretty entertaining.
This is what happens if you ask Siri’s opinion about robot movies — Hahahaha. (Via my brother.)
New African Monkey — James Gurney reporting from the department of charismatic megafauna.
Supersonic skydive to air live — ‘Fearless Felix’ hopes to reach Mach 1.
The song of killer electrons — Translating the EM spectrum to sound. This is cool.
Why We Need a Supercomputer on the Moon — To throw grain barges at Earth?
State’s Chemist Admits “Testing” Drug Samples by Looking at Them — Now that’s a law and order mentality. Feel safer?
The Rage of the Privileged Class — Ta-Nehisi Coates with more on race and privilege and politics.
Conservative Media Warns Readers Not to Listen to ‘The Media’ — Exposure to diverging views: no telling where that might lead. The risk is high and real that listeners may well find the New York Times more credible than Fox News. Because reasons!
A documented case of false prophecy: Four years later, ‘Letter from 2012′ makes Focus on the Family look ridiculous — Gee. Conservative predictions about the horrors of liberalism proven absolutely wrong? Also, this just in: water is wet.
The Real Referendum — Paul Krugman on the electorate and the social safety net.
Meet a Romney Extremist in Virginia — I’ll tell you what really need to do with these illegitimate families on welfare—give all the kids up for adoption and execute the parents. That’s conservative empathy and imagination right there. In a local Romney campaign official. Are you proud of your Republican party? (Snurched from Steve Buchheit.)
Romney Remains the Candidate of Nostrums — More on Romney’s appalling lack of depth in foreign policy from conservative commentator Daniel Larison.
Top Ten Things Mitt Romney Gets Wrong about US Middle East Policy — Unfortunately, these would be “facts”, drawn from “history”, which being inconvenient to the conservative worldview and like much of reality possessing of a liberal bias, and so will mean nothing to Romney or his supporters, whose ideology keeps them much better informed.
?otD: Have you mirrored his appeal?
Writing time yesterday: 0.75 hours (1,500 words to finish the novelette)
Body movement: 0.5 hour stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 6.5 (interrupted, with napping)
Currently reading: Heartland by Mark Teppo