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

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Linkee-poo is not witty at the moment

How to get an agent in 14 easy steps. You know, just in case you feel you're the only one. (Grokked from Kameron Hurley, I think)

From best seller to bust. Oh look, the UK is having their publishing melt down. Note, I don't feel all that terrible for the author bemoaning his small garrett office… because you'll note he's building it on to his house (after having to leave his rented office). But it might help to see how a slightly removed culture deals with the rise of the internet and free ebooks. (Grokked from Jason Sandford)

Nineteen things women writers are sick of hearing. (Grokked from Morgan J Locke)

The (possible) dark origins of 11 classic nursery rhymes. (Grokked from Morgan J Locke)

A possoble partial translation of the Voynich Manuscript. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

Some bad ass catholic weapons. For your story building or "wow, were they screwed back then" pleasure. (Grokked from Matt Staggs)

Sure you've heard of the elephants' graveyard, but have you heard of the whales' graveyard? (Grokked from Jay Lake)

Scientists revive 30,000 year old virus. What could possibly go wrong? The Thing, The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms, Jurassic Park, etc. (Grokked from Dan)

Shh, don't tell anybody, but the deficit has been going down for much of Barak Obama's presidency. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

A real life example of how dickishness works. It's all fun and games with threats until you forget to post anonymously.

How agents of the government (in this case, the British government) game the internet. Kind of ties into certain theories I've held about various comment threads. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

Jim Wright on the recent insanity to come out of Arizona. Many people praised Brewer for vetoing the bill and a return to sanity. Those people obviously didn't listen to Gov. Brewer's reason for vetoing the bill.

And it's not like the Arizona law was an isolated case. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

The Tea Party, five years on. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

"These men who rigged the rules of the game to make themselves obscenely wealthy are trying to convince themselves, and us, that they’re entitled to those rewards. If only there were a genuine political movement triggering their paranoia. Instead, it’s preemptive, a product of their buried guilt and practiced entitlement." (Grokked from Jay Lake)

So, GOP, how's that minority outreach program working out? Yep, pretty much how we expected. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

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