Thursday, August 25, 2011

A Mixed Bag of Links

I'm brain-dead (mainly because I'm exhausted) so instead of being bright and clever myself, I'm just going to share some things that other people have contributed. 'Cause I'm wild and crazy (or was it "mild and lazy"?) that way.

So, first up: in the general vein of the What Is Normal posts - and, more specifically, in regards to Red Cardigan's apparent inability to understand how anyone could be an atheist - Gravel suggested this link: Another Person's Room. Apparently having an open mind is all about figuring out where other people keep their socks.

A bit later on, I asked for some music suggestions, and emilyperson suggested that I check out The New Pornographers, who (as it turns out) are not pornographic at all, unless maybe travel photos are your particular kink.

I was randomly amused by this graphic: I Hate Taxes.

And, on a related note, author Jane Yolen has apparently incurred some outrage for pointing out that Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) was a tad hypocritical in setting up a photo op where he was reading to some children in a public health clinic. Nothing wrong with reading to kids, of course, but Senator Johnson is calling for serious cuts in funding to public health clinics such as the one he was sitting in, along with libraries (which, y'know, help promote reading), and public education in general.

Finally, this is about six different kinds of awesome:

How about you? What are you doing to keep yourself entertained?


  1. If you like the New Pornographers, Neko Case was a member of that band and her solo stuff is quite excellent. She has quite a voice.

    I highly recommend the "Fox Confessor Brings the Flood" album.

  2. See, Neko Case I'm at least noddingly familiar with. So now I'll have to pick up some of her stuff, too.


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