Thursday, June 11, 2009

Wednesday is Boring!

"He allowed himself to be swayed by his conviction that human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers gave birth to them, but that life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves."
-Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The Dump
  • Sweet. Another awesome reason for me to hate planes. Science is cool and all, but so wish it weren't going to be responsible for my untimely and grizzly death. That's supposed to be cocaine's job.
  • Glenn Greenwald with an update on Graham-Lieberman, something you should make yourself aware of, seeing as how I can't picture boring bill news being on the air, what with our supreme court nominee dissing upper-class white males all the time. Lay off, chick. Have you ever had to go to Lowes on a Saturday morning? That shit is tough.
  • And, Greenwald again with a few (out of many) recaps on countries that have prosecuted or acquitted potential terrorists. Just two, but I know that the left out Spain, the UK, and (wonder of wonders) the US.
  • It doesn't really matter much, but it's sad to see Taiwan abandon traditional characters for the simplified characters of the mainland. It suggests to me the beginning of the end for traditional Han characters as a modern language. Sure, they were hanging onto those traditional characters out of spite for mainland China, and yes, the simple characters are much easier to use, but still.
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