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O Captain! my Captain! rise up and hear the bells;
Rise up—for you the flag is flung—for you the bugle trills,
For you bouquets and ribbon’d wreaths—for you the shores a-crowding,
For you they call, the swaying mass, their eager faces turning;
Here Captain! dear father!
This arm beneath your head!
It is some dream that on the deck,
You’ve fallen cold and dead.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Weekend Linkee-poo started in a hot, dense state

Patrick Rothfuss fires up his Worldbuilders 2012 fundraising effort for Heifer International with fun prizes and auctions.

While we all really would like to have that magical book contract, sometimes you need to walk away. I often talk about studying comics/comedians to learn dialog. But there are other reasons than dialog and laughter to go see comics. I did another link a while back about how comics can take what is difficult and dark places and change them around. I n this case it's by being honest and sharing their own lives. (Grokked from the Slactivist)

Chuck Wendig's 25 ways to unstick a stuck story.

NPR's Science Friday gets all legalistic with a creationist mockery called Real Science Friday. Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of people, done by a nicer bunch of people. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

Google's 100,000 stars. You know, for when you want to go cruising around the galaxy and maybe make the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs.

"When (the researchers) mixed up cocktails of excrement and soil, they found that urine from (antibiotic) treated cows killed off normal E. coli and encouraged the spread of the resistant ones. Thus, simply contaminating a patch of soil with pee may be enough to create resistant bacteria in the wild." And on the plus side, the pharmaceutical companies really aren't researching new antibiotics. What could possibly go wrong.

When Paul Ryan says they lost because of the "urban" vote, he means "black people." Which the author of this article knows when they say, "But pointing to urban voters for the Republican failure to win… does not take into account that (the GOP) also lost big in some rural, mostly white states, like Iowa and New Hampshire." But Ryan also knows it, because "(s)ome of Mr. Ryan’s aides said that as a candidate he had hoped to spend more time in poor urban areas to explain his theories of fighting poverty, and was restrained by his schedule." Woulda, shoulda, coulda. He coulda been a contender, instead of a bum, if only his brother had looked out for him. But I'm sure they would have won if only they could have kept those pesky kids and their dog away from the polls with voter ID. Except for not only did the Romney/Ryan tick lose their "home" states, but Ryan lost his home town as well. On the other hand, he is correct that the Romney/Ryan ticket did do well in rural counties that benefit big from farm subsidies. You know, the moocher class.Just like Romney's corporate cronies. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

The big Obama conspiracy chart. For shits and giggles. (Grokked from Jim Wright)

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