Neurodiversity

Aug. 27th, 2014 06:55 pm
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Jim C. Hines tells how he created an autistic character.

Thanx to [livejournal.com profile] jimhines, of course

Frightened by success?

Aug. 27th, 2014 02:28 pm
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Having done a good thing (the female scientist set), Lego has repented. What, if anything, are they thinking?

Some very good points

Aug. 26th, 2014 07:46 am
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Love is not enough. And I must say I enjoyed the opening paragraph:
In 1967, John Lennon wrote a song called, “All You Need is Love.” He also beat both of his wives, abandoned one of his children, verbally abused his gay Jewish manager with homophobic and anti-semitic slurs, and once had a camera crew film him lying naked in his bed for an entire day.
Thanx to [livejournal.com profile] andrewducker

Terminology

Aug. 26th, 2014 05:48 am
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In which The New York Times is relieved to learn that the police are not shooting unarmed angels

Thanx to Charles P. Pierce.

Essential?

Aug. 22nd, 2014 07:32 pm
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What are they smoking over at Penguin? A rogue art department has given some books that deserve better a makeover. There's a certain amount of gratuitous ugliness (The Big Sleep, Ellison's Invisible Man), a jolly pastel cover for A Handful of Dust, and my antifave, battling troglodytes for The Man in the High Castle. As George Bernard Shaw said of Times Square at night, how lovely it must be if one cannot read! Oh well, this is the publisher that just did the baby doll cover for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Sonnet

Aug. 22nd, 2014 05:49 am
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H.L. Mencken once wrote,
Who knows, again, what [Shakespeare's] sonnets are about? Is the bard talking about the innkeeper's wife at Oxford, or about a love affair of a pathological, Y.M.C.A. character?
This one would have made it clear.

Thanx to [livejournal.com profile] wordweaverlynn and Making Light.

Respect my authority

Aug. 20th, 2014 05:59 am
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This is how to get along with peace officers:
Even though it might sound harsh and impolitic, here is the bottom line: if you don't want to get shot, tased, pepper-sprayed, struck with a baton or thrown to the ground, just do what I tell you
Charles Pierce and Ken White demur.

"Jesus wept"

Aug. 19th, 2014 01:55 pm
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Strong response to the murder of Michael Brown and the paramilitary follow-up

Thanx to [livejournal.com profile] e_moon60

Collateral damage

Aug. 19th, 2014 10:59 am
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Georgia county refuses to pay medical bills for the baby injured when the narcs threw a flash-bang in his crib pursuant to arresting someone for allegedly selling $30 worth of taboo substances.

Close caption for the humor impaired

Aug. 19th, 2014 06:09 am
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Why Facebook feels it has to tell people that The Onion is "satire"

Obvious to the meanest intellect

Aug. 17th, 2014 11:35 am
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Even George Will has realized that Richard Nixon's meddling in the 1968 Vietnam peace talks was tantamount to treason.

Thanx to [livejournal.com profile] twistedchick

Technological progress

Aug. 17th, 2014 08:53 am
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A stupid thing about Star Wars. (Don't try to collect them all.)

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