Sorry for the quick links. It's a hell of a day.
I've been wondering how to say this about the debate last week. Why was Obama so passive? Well, 1) he was at a lectern and that kicks in his professorial mind and 2) retweeting "@thc1972: MT @evilrooster: Want to know what privilege is? It's the fact that a white man can be angry on tv & not trigger dismissive stereotypes."
Irony is dead. The tumblr "Literally Unbelievable." When Facebook takes Onion articles seriously. Some part of me wants to believe this is very meta, a site creating fake outraged Facebook posts about fake Onion articles… but I don't think so. (Pointed to by John)
Memos from the desk of Nick Fury. See, this is what the internet was created for. (Grokked from Tor.com)
The tunnels at Bauae, ceremonial journey into the Greek underworld, complete with Styx? And interesting article on the not so ancient world, mystery cults, and just how much has been lost. Of intense interest to me because of the WIP. (Grokked from Tor.com)
A short animation called The Maker. Interesting treatus on the necessity of creativity, and the relation between the artist and their art. Metaphorical in all sorts of ways. (Grokked from Tor.com)
You know what happens when you lessen regulation? Well, you get the financial crisis of 2007-2008 for one. And you get this kind of event. That and this article are about the fungal meningitis outbreak. This is why I laugh when people say that all we need is to end all these onerous regulations.
Mitch McConnell says we need a VP who is under control. What he means to say, "Who is under my control," but whatever. Notice Hannity trying to outspin the spin masters of the after debate. That dude must be able to sleep on his feet from the gyroscopic effect of all that.
Tweet of my heart: @DRUNKHULK: DEBATE GOOD! BUT HATE SEEING SCREECH AND MISTER BELDING SO MEAN TO EACH OTHER!
Alligator Quotient: Pretty damn high.