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

Friday, May 18, 2012

Linkee-poo is brought to you by the Sarcasm Council; Irony, it's what's for dinner

Here's a long one, to tide you all over until I can do it again.

Cassie Alexander talk about shutting out the world to write.

Ken McConnell is giving away a short story form his mystery writer side.

Chuck Wendig and 25 ways to earn your audience. Noted here because I'll want to read this closer when I have time (was the oldest thing in my queue).

Trust me, I'm a doctor. Neil Gaiman's commencement address to University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

The best terrible car chase ever filmed. Ah, Bollywood, how we love you. You all might want to think about continuity people, they could help. A lot. (Pointed to by John)

Why complain about the poor when you can mine their kids' teeth for profit. That's worse than dentist cynically giving kids lollipops are visits. (Grokked from Tobias Buckell)

For the externally geeky among us, responsive web design. (Grokked from Dan)

Noted without much comment, the Honda Uni-Cub. When a Segway is just too tiring, have a seat. Insert joke about Wall-E becoming reality here. (Grokked from ChiaLynn)

In case you don't remember just how incredibly insane the Cold War was, have some citizen manuals for how to survive a nuclear attack. I remember as a kid knowing where the top priority targets were and knowing it was probably best to head toward those instead of lingering for a week with radiation burns.

James Buchanan, our actual first gay president. And in other gay news, what the Bible actual said about gay sex. That sound you hear is the heads of various evangelicals exploding from hypertension. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

About that John Scalzi post the other day where he said Straight, White Males are playing the game on the Easy setting, Jim Hines shows some of the math. And some more specifically about female stock brokers getting the shaft when it comes to pay. (Grokked from WannabeWriter06)

WTF? Those fucking idiot republican congressman (I know, I was being redundant) are now forcing the military to stop their use of renewable fuels and other technology? Seriously brain dead assholes. All for political ideology. I'm sure the Navy can run an aircraft carrier group on ideology and wishes. Not to mention this is the same congress that is forcing the Air Force to continue to develop two engines for the JSF. In my day job we do a little along the lines of energy efficiency (E2, because we have to make acronyms of everything) and renewable energy generation. There's some really cool tech out there. And then these assnards come along and because they're beholden to the fossil fuel industries, make us less secure and continue to put more of our soldiers in harms way to support those fuels. In case you don't know, reducing the need for fuel supply has been a major push of the US Military, because it'll literally save lives – not to mention the amount of money it saves (in the long run).

Cry havoc and release the clowns of war. As I said in the Humor panel at Penguicon, yes, the jester could poke fun at the King, but only so long as the King laughed. History is littered with the heads of jesters who couldn't. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

When "Inequity" is too politically challenging, it's just easier to not have the discussion. Also, some good information on "job creators" and the economics of the 1%. (Grokked from Tobias Buckell)

It's that damn well known liberal bias of reality again. This time making the Columbia Glacier retreat, now with pictures. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

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