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Randomness for 1/12

1) Two Gentlemen of Lebowski (I realize this has been going around, but I collect these links over time, so just assume I found it first, even if I posted it last, okay?)

2) Readers send emails to writers. Heh. My recommendation: never email a grammar question to me. I’ll just copy and paste into Word and look for a green underline. Then I’ll replay with just a blank message, so you’ll think there’s something wrong with my email client.

For the record, I’ve gotten more than a few emails from readers, and they’ve been wonderful. Thank you. Someday I’ll get a snarky or nasty one, and I promise to post it on the blog, just as I include the slam reviews in my review round-up.

3) All of Great Britain cries out: “Atlantic Gulf Stream, come home! We miss you!”

4) Biosphere 2, falling into ruin. Amazing images. via James Nicoll

5) Early notes on the origin of Superman. If you’re like me, you find Jerry Siegel’s early ideas for the character fascinating. It’s so different from what it eventually became, even if he kept the “Man of Tomorrow” moniker.

6) How long will it last? Forget about Peak Oil. We appear to have reached Peak Indium already. Like the guy I snagged this from, I curious how accurate it is. It’s a bit scary, though. via mightygodking

7) How to be a class act.

Mirrored from Twenty Palaces. You can comment here or there.

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seawasp
Jan. 12th, 2010 05:28 pm (UTC)

If so many critical materials are so short, is that just because we'll have to work harder to get them from Earth, or is it really exhausting the supply on Earth? Peak Oil is very squishy because it depends on what you call "oil" and how far you're willing to go to get it.
burger_eater
Jan. 12th, 2010 06:47 pm (UTC)
I can't help but wonder when we'll get our first landfill mining company.
seawasp
Jan. 12th, 2010 06:54 pm (UTC)
It's like concentrated, long-term recycling!
geniusofevil
Jan. 13th, 2010 01:35 am (UTC)
aww, poor bioshpere. When I was a kid I was totally excited about it.
burger_eater
Jan. 13th, 2010 06:44 am (UTC)
Me, too. I didn't realize what a farce it was.
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Comments

  • 14 Jan 2019, 21:47
    Oh, yeah, excellent point.
  • 14 Jan 2019, 21:46
    Oh yeah. Like the lawyers who get obvious really venal criminals off because it makes their success rate look good. But those are not the ones I am referring to in meaning well. These guys are mixed…
  • 14 Jan 2019, 20:37
    This reminds me of the time my wife was injured and the insurance guy handling her case did everything possible to deny and stall the payment. We had to put her surgery on a credit card because this…
  • 14 Jan 2019, 19:24
    The creepiest part is that some of them are actually well meaning.
  • 14 Jan 2019, 19:08
    Yeah. It's godawful what people will do when they have authority and no fear about using it.
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