The storified version of Chuck Wendig's tweet storm on publishing peaks and valleys (wherein one of my response tweets is posted near the end). And Chuck's post about what spawned the tweet storm.
The Hand of Sabazius. In all my studies of the classics, never heard of this before. Which doesn't surprise because there's not much more than these bronze hands held in the benediction Latina position (a position of "blessing" which is oddly found through many Northern Hemisphere religions). Wonder if this is where the Hand of Glory got its start (although hand symbols have a long history going back to cave painters who used their hands as painting masks). (Grokked from Emma Audsley)
"More than 300 wild reindeer have been killed by lighting in central Norway." As in, in one storm. (Grokked from Kameron Hurley)
John Scalzi talks about that University of Chicago welcome letter all the cool kids were dissing last week.
And approaching this Presidential Election, the Fox News Effect is still in full swing. That is, those who count Fox News as one of the news outlets they watch continue to perform poorly while testing for basic facts. (Grokked from Dan)
"But many of Trump's staunchest supporters seem unconcerned about his apparent policy shifts." Because they've already figured he is for what they're for, and actual policy doesn't matter to them. Yes, America, there is a core constituency that the Trumpster can count on who would vote for him even if he shot someone (well, only if he just wounded them).
Remember that article on how easy it would be to hack the election. It's no longer a think piece, it's reality. As least for the registration side of the process. "Voter registration bases in Arizona and Illinois were believed to have been breached in recent weeks by foreign hackers, prompting the FBI to issue a warning for all states to beef up their efforts to safeguard their voter registration systems, Yahoo News reported Monday." Oh, and one guess on who the main suspect is.