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On the side of a hill in the deep forest green, tracing a sparrow on snow-crested ground,
blankets and bedclothes the child of the mountain sleeps unaware of the clarion call.
On the side of a hill, a sprinkling of leaves washes the grave with silvery tears,
a soldier cleans and polishes a gun.
War bellows, blazing in scarlet battalions, generals order their soldiers to kill
and to fight for a cause they've long ago forgotten

Friday, March 8, 2013

Linkee-poo was a school boy when heard his first Beatles song

Sorry, very far behind this week.

Just a reminder that next week the first of two comets for 2013 will be visible in for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere. Nobody knows how quickly the comet will fade, but for next week it should be viewable without aid in the western sky just after sunset.

There's a giveaway on Goodreads (not done by them, but through them) for Mer Haskell's new book, Handbook for Dragon Slayers. You know you wanna.

The more things change the more they stay the same. In this case the publishing industry. Although even today I think that makes former editor as Dutton an ass, but whatever. (Grokked from Kameron Hurley)

An old fashion take on what is art? Regarding my earlier comments about "art" vs. "communications", keep that quote in mind while you view the Land Rover ad (link at the bottom). Or this "most awarded ad in history" (no, actually I still think that's the "Is it live or is it Memorex" poster).

La Santa Muerte? An unrecognized saint, or sign of the end-times. Well, and that's the thing about actual religion, it's difficult to control from a central location because people will find what works for them. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

Pictures from a (software) developer's life. Hahahahaha (Grokked form Dan)

UltraEverDry? Okay, I'm intrigued. But holy crap it's expensive. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

Here there be monsters. Lots about early maps and bestiaries. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

Know why most of the rich industrialists (coughKochBrotherscough) try the smoke and mirrors routine when it comes to climate change? Because they have the money to weather the storm (they think). In this case, selling Land Rovers to the rich using fear of the weather changes. Know what 4 wheel drive does for you? It gets you stranded farther away from help. (Grokked from Tobias Buckell)

Alligator Quotient: to the Moon.

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