What a field day for the heat
A thousand people in the street
Singing songs and carrying signs
Mostly saying, "hooray for our side"

Monday, August 18, 2014

Linkee-poo dreams of rain, I dream of gardens in the desert sand

The Hugo Award winners. Including Kameron Hurley a pair, because that way she won't walk lopsided or something, but one was for her "We Have Always Fought" essay, which is damn well deserved.

Kathryn Schulz on the greatest punctuation marks in literature.

And now comes the time of night where we sing murder ballads to our children.

"There is a small percentage of college students who are sex offenders. They are behaving like sex offenders. They are sex offenders." The problem is that they don't think of themselves as sex offenders because they don't wear ski masks and use knives to rape women (the stories we tell ourselves). The solution? All those people who say, "not all men", now is the time to step up. These men think it's "okay" and "perfectly normal" what they're doing because of the silence of the rest of us.

And just in case you missed it, the Daily Show piece on the fault in our schools (about rape on campus).

Janiece has some good advice on just what constitutes a "professional emergency." Or as I stated in a tweet this summer, having just helped on a Code Blue before lunch kind of makes the day-job's urgent emails seem like the BS they are.

The first brain scanner in 1882. :: points :: Note commentary at the time, and relate it to current endeavors to scan the brain. "The brain is not that simple."

John Oliver on Ferguson and the militarization of the police. It's a little ironic that I'm pointing out a white person commenting on the situation, but Larry Wilmore's show isn't up yet. I'm sure once Larry Wilmore's show is live, and if there hasn't been another major racial incident for him to comment on (what do you think the chances of that happening are?), I'll point out his video commentary (if he doesn't have a bit on the Daily Show first). (Grokked from Gabriel Novo)

Tweet of my heart: @SamSykesSwears Write what you know is weak advice. Write what you love is how you make good stories. Write what you're afraid of is how you grow.

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