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Oct 09 2011

far-reaching weekend links

necropants, anyone? some interesting Iclandic folklore

Scientists need to read more science fiction if they’re just now thinking of growing their own food to travel to other planets…

…and gamers beat the scientists at their own game by solving an AIDS research problem, gaming style.

I would totally get injected with tumor-killing nanospiders if necessary.

More science fiction fun, a Tattooine-style planet discovered with two suns

Do you want to be a planet hunter?  Some of them are already finding planets

Live tiny cypher-makers are cool, but how do you transport the bacteria discreetly?

This sort of redesigning of education (in this case homework) excites me.  Now if only the system would actually DO it…

Interesting article about polyamory to think about. I’ve certainly been a proponent of the notion that in a “simple” triad, you have each person’s relationship with themselves that MUST be counted along with the dyad pairings and triad dynamic to start to get a true scope of the number of relationships you’re dealing with.  It’s hard enough over the course of a lifetime for people to get more than a murky understanding of the inside of their own heads, much less find compatible neuroses with just one other person for any length of time in a healthy fashion. Attempt to add in a third person and you’re doing that all over again multiple times; is it any wonder most people think poly folk are crazy or that most poly relationships fail in spectacular fashion?  Everyone involved has to start from a level of maturity most people don’t achieve to have a chance in hades of surviving the ride…and here’s yet another article backing up these sorts of thoughts to read and ponder.

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Sep 09 2011

wacky weekend links

Mom, I suspect you’ll love these.  Use them as ceramic inspiration!  Kobi Levi Footwear Design

Redefining biology all over the place, we learned more about the emergence of birds from a previous weekend link, and now mammals get a closer look at when they first arrived on the scene.

Anyone want to check the math on this? Who owns America?

I’ve been saying for years that good science and art are a blend. Check this link out.

Real-life hidden da Vinci secrets? look behind this wall and find out…

and what about life on Mars?

When you watch too many cop shows…bad things can happen to normal people

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Dec 16 2010

Gaga Fabulous

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I never do photo posts but I am now…

One of the many reasons I like Lady Gaga as a performance artist can be seen in the following pictures. She takes the silly rumor about her being actually a guy and totally plays with it…

Girl Gaga

Boy Gaga

(The first is one of her many, many photos as we “normally” know her; the second is her male alter ego as a model for Japan’s Vogue magazine.)

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Aug 07 2010

weekend links, pop culture edition

I’m hoping to get a couple articles written about some recent observations about pop music and some of what I see it doing lately, including some music video-watching parties at our place soon (the computer that plays them has been under extended repairs).  Here are a few we might be watching, discussing, analyzing, and possibly debating:

Rihanna, “Rude Boy

Lady Gaga, “Alejandro

Eminem ft. Rihanna, “Love the Way You Lie” — note this last one is the video equivalent of my recent short story “Acceptance”.  It’s fairly uncomfortable to watch and potentially triggery content.

If any of these get thoughts moving in your mind, consider joining us at our Music Video Deconstruction viewing parties!

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