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[links] Link salad for a Sunday at home

Genreville on the New York Times‘ condescending review of Lev Grossman’s new book with a similar, albeit lateral, take. And follows up with more funny review snark. Ah, to be a critic.

Where I Write — Sf/f authors in their creative spaces. (Via Dark Roasted Blend.)

Steampunk FAQ — Cherie Priest tells all. In case you were wondering.

Daily Kos on copyright — An interesting read if you’re a content creator or a content consumer, either one. Ahem.

Non Sequitur on authors and rejection — Hahahahaha.

Get Fuzzy on the infinite monkey theory of authorship — Hahahah.

Wuppertal Schwebebahn — Anent yesterday’s comment of mine, (As if there were early, successful monorails?), sent this link to a 1901 monorail system still in operation in Wuppertal, Germany. Commenter Cora also sent the official Schwebebahn Web site.

Telegraphs Ran on Electric Air in Crazy 1859 Magnetic Storm — Crazy cool. (Thanks to .)

Saving gods by making them even emptier of meaning — PZ Myers on the epistemologicization of religion. Fascinating, I should think even if you disagree thoroughly.

FreedomWorks Misquotes ABC News on Tea Bagger Turnout — Gollee. Conservatives, fudging numbers. No one could possibly imagine such a thing.

Wonkette with a particularly attractive 9-12 sign — Stay classy, conservative America. More seriously, I looked through the 9-12 Flickr set. A lot of the people were protesting Obama’s debt. Which is pretty amazing, considering he inherited that entire debt from George W. Bush, whom these people presumably supported. Ah, the conservative mind works in mysterious ways.

Daily Kos on the murder of antiabortion activist James PouillonHe was killed for holding a sign of protest, the chilling implication is clear: wave the ‘wrong’ sign or say the ‘wrong’ thing, and you might be next. That’s terrorism, pure and simple, and this man’s grieving family and friends are every bit as deserving of our nation’s sympathy and condolences as the victims of Oklahoma City or the 911 attacks. What they said. In spades. Vehement disagreement is never a call for violence.

?otD: Is the man up in the tower enjoying the show?

Body movement: 15 minutes of stretching and meditation, 90 minute suburban walk
Hours slept: 5.5
This morning’s weigh-in: 229.2
Currently reading: The Real Wizard of Oz by Rebecca Loncraine; The Other Lands by David Anthony Durham