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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Linkee-poo signs the song that others have sung

Lots of Tor.com links, guess which feed I caught up with this weekend. No, really, guess. :)

The forgot ichor. The ten most used words of HP Lovecraft.

And the 10 worst misconceptions about medieval life you'd get from fantasy books. That and going to Ren Faires. (Grokked from Tor.com)

Stephen King's everything you need to know about writing successfully in 10 minutes. Interesting to see how his opinions changed from when this was published till when On Writing was published.

Chrissie Hynde famously said of the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame, "They killed my rock 'n roll and this is its gravestone." When the Wall Street Journal has an article on "slipstream" fiction, does that mean it's dead as well? (Grokked from Tor.com)

I'm sure it's because Kelly Link has a new book and she's being interviewed and name dropped everywhere. (Also grokked from Tor.com)

Cartoon Network is relaunching the Powerpuff Girls. Freaking awesome. I think my squee gland just broke. (Grokked from Tor.com)

(Near) Space tourism by ballon. You know, when I saw the first experiment of someone launching a weather ballon with a camera pack and GPS reporting, I knew this would only be a matter of time. "Hey, what if we built a Really Big Ballon and then we went up with it…" (Grokked from Tor.com)

"I’ve had it with this self-righteous, delusional wing of the party." Wow, when Rep. Peter King says that, just how far have you overshot the shark?

"The Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System is a retinal implant that allows patients to see objects by sending light directly to the optic nerve, effectively avoiding the damaged retina." Yea, but the first patient didn't go for the laser pointer eye socket upgrade. More the pity. (Grokked from Tor.com)

Sen. Inhofe throws a snowball demonstrating that, yes, Virginia, there are snowballs in hell. I mean, that because it snowed there is no climate change. Meanwhile on the other side of the island, "Historic Old Brockway is open as of Saturday, March 15th. This marks the earliest opening for the course in over 30 years." Sounds bad, right? Wait, that was last year. They're already open this year. Maybe in Sen. Inhofe wound up like Bugs Bunny, he could throw all that snow back to Lake Tahoe where the ski resorts are hurting. (Grokked from Robert J Bennett)

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