Whoops — A perhaps NSFW and absolutely tasteless piece of hilarity from McSweeney’s. You were warned. (Via David Goldman.)
The Policeman’s Beard is Half-Constructed — Language and computers.
Last surviving member of Trapp Family Singers dies aged 99 — Family’s story of escaping Nazi-occupied Austria told in The Sound of Music
Absurd Creature of the Week: This Fish Swims Up a Sea Cucumber’s Butt and Eats Its Gonads — Uh. (Via David Goldman.)
USPTO issues patent for fraudulent stem cell procedure — Retracted papers, prison sentence apparently didn’t tip patent examiners off.
World’s 10 weirdest medical museums — Oooh! Pick me! (Via Dad.)
Alcoholics Anonymous, Without the Religion — The boom in nonreligious A.A. represents another manifestation of a more visible and confident humanist movement in the United States, one that has featured public figures such as Bill Maher, Sam Harris and the late Christopher Hitchens. Yet this recent trend within A.A. also marks a departure from the organization’s traditional emphasis on religion.
More Americans Have Died From Domestic Gunfire Than All Wars In U.S. History — Because guns make us all safer.
Arizona State Senator Says He Opposes Common Core Because… It Promotes Algebra — The Republican Party has adopted Poe’s Law as its primary platform, apparently. (Via David Goldman.)
No Nugent is Good Nugent — There’s been hand-wringing and eye-rolling among the Texas GOP this week over Ted Nugent calling President Obama a “subhuman mongrel.” The real question is, why now?
?otD: Tell me you didn’t sing the same damned songs for a thousand years?
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo brain)
Hours slept: 9.75 hours (solid)
Body movement: 20 minutes (recovering)
Number of FEMA troops on my block unjustly vilifying Ted Nugent: 0
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