Of relation to last weekend's panel on women's poses on covers, it's "always funny" when the ugly people are in photos. Dear Daily Mail and Ian Garland, go fuck yourselves. You know, for a newspaper based in England, not a place known for it's dental care or pretty people, people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. Just saying. (Pointed to by John)
Jame Alan Gardner with more on writing fight scenes. This time he talks about word pacing. Good stuff to know.
Haven't you always wanted to use a tank to demolish a home? Okay, well, it's an APC, but close enough.
Transition-state analogs for enzyme functions hold promise of medial use. Remember when I said it's amazing just how fast your intra-cellular chemical factory runs? Here's a new frame of reference for you, the femtosecond. Cool biological nepery and more proof the world we live in is stranger than you think. (Grokked from Jay Lake)
Cyber war comes to Syria. Infecting the computers of the rebels/dissidents through an exploit in Skype. All we need now are gliders hacking air defense grids and we'd be living in the Gibsonian world. Oh, wait… (Pointed to by Dan)
A humorous take on the recent, "even Jimmy Carter", line. I would like to add that not only was President Carter a former submariner, he was a nuclear officer. When things went all pear shaped with the reactors, which they did, Lt. Carter was the guy sent in to help clean it up (Chalk River, anybody?). You can pose all you want, Mitt, with the other paragons of military non-service who like to throw kids into the grinder because it makes their balls swell, but there is real courage in the world and braggadocio, and the rest of us can see which is which. President Carter and President Obama made the tough call, and courted escalating war to meet the goals of our foreign policy, often against the advice of advisors. One got screwed over because of a technical failure. The second learned from that mistake and sent in the extra helicopters. (Grokked from Vince)
Rachel Maddow points out Romney's chains from the primary. Good thing for Romney is that people have short memories. (Grokked from Slactivist)
A new Heartland ad campaign about global warming. The quality of our debate in the US. Sigh. Okay, really, this is how you want to behave? I don't know, maybe I should go all Godwin all over their asses. (Grokked from Sarah Goslee)
Conservative talking heads explain Newt's withdrawal, the reforming alliances, and Stephen Colbert. Seriously. When you look up "Train Wreck" in wikipedia you should see the videos he plays.