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From: Song Lile

Subject: Dear Partner,


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Bande de jeunes

Quantum Fetish Mechanics: "Shrödinger's cat is not only neither dead nor alive, but might also be sexually aroused by elbows and peanut butter." (It's not shiver-inducing to me; it's something to rejoice about.) Mostest funnest cleverest crossover fanart EVER. (hyperbole, what?) Doctorow on Facebook and why/how it stinks Hopeful - the XO sale has extended to Dec 31 and to Europe. Will I manage to buy one? A heck of a better e-book reader than the Kindle, looks like. Constructed language things.

Get(ting) Smart

Geeky AskMe

AskMe: Intelligent-Making Podcasts

Fannish reaction on the more offensive aspects of Heroes

Rodney McKay is not surprised! He's fascinated. *g*

The Stupid Filter Project. 'Nuff said.


Things I kept in tabs hoping for the day where my RL blog will exist (while battling against the crazy dark forces of Afnic and incompetence):
# (via 43 folders, click for details here)
There is more required nowadays to make a single wise man than formerly to make Seven Sages, and more is needed nowadays to deal with a single person than was required with a whole people in former times.
# Scalzi on Ekaterina Sedia: The Big Idea

# The Interoperation, a Sterling story.

# "Words that do not mean what you - yes you! - think they mean" for $500, Alex - literally / relatedly, Steven Pinker on Science Friday (using "literally" abusively oh noes).

# lexical repulsion, or anti-collocations.

# Mapping

I stole this from ML - it fills me with snarky glee, I admit. 300 was so vile. Watch it! And, and while you're at it, watch this too. AWESOME.

LOLdolls anyone?

Be a realdoll yourself! Fascinating, and so full of potential... *spins (plastic) yarns*

IM-IN-UR-WASTELANDS-RUINING-UR-LITERATURES - I know most intelligent people are tired of LOLstuff already, but I've been hooked on repetitive humor since forever, so that doesn't apply to me. Comes w/ bonus LOLCarroll in there, which totally made my day with glee:
waz brillig an teh slithy tovez
waz gyrin an gimblin in teh
all mimsy waz teh borogovez
mome rathez can haz outgrabe?

im in yr tulgey wood snicker-snackin yr jabberwockeyz
(thank you, gottabefunky, thank you.)


In Los Angeles you can be standing next to another human being but you may as well be standing next to a geological formation. Whatever that thing is, it doesn't care about you. And you don't care about it. Get over it. You're alone in the world. Do something interesting.
Economists seem to be shocked that more than a million people have paid an average of somewhere around 4 pounds to download the Radiohead album.

horse & carriage

Sex & marriage w/ artificial partners : "The question is not if this will happen, but when," Levy said. "I am convinced the answer is much earlier than you think."

I feel tired just thinking of it.

Snooze or Lose / Less sleep for kids : more obesity, impaired cognitive abilities, deepset negativity. Oh, and TV-watching might not be the root of all evil, after all.

Simple Juxtaposition

These have stayed open and "with me" for a while now. Right next to one another. The Pleasure of Unpleasure by Kristina Lloyd on Lust Bites & Power, Force, Overwhelmsion and Beauty by Bitchy Jones. And today, this popped up, and perhaps it's a little, hm, to the side from the first links, in a related territory but not exactly in the same 'space'... Or perhaps like me you'll find that there's a lot these posts have in common : Me versus You; All of us versus The Man.