Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

Wednesday Morning Links

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Confirmed: US planned to nuke the moon. Not a Mr. Show link, not an imaginary story…

* Backward Design for a Backwards History Survey.

Questions like “how did things get the way they are?” or “how far back do we have to go to find the roots of this problem?” are usually more interesting—and more recognizable as historical problems—than questions like “what happened next?”

* Why are we still so bad at talking about video games?

* This guide provides an introduction to a handful of the strange spatial typologies found within the “cold chain,” that linked network of atmospheric regulation on which our entire way of life depends.


Sea levels are rising 60 percent faster than the UN’s climate panel forecast in its most recent assessment, scientists reported on Wednesday.

* In “North by Northwest” and other movies, Grant — for all his good looks — represented the triumph of the sexual meritocracy — a sex appeal won by experience and savoir-faire, not delts and pecs and other such things that any kid can have. Oh man. How did this ever see print?

* Last Year’s Debt Ceiling Debacle Cost Taxpayers $18.9 Billion. We can beat that.

* We’ve all been there: Ann Arbor man punched during literary argument. But this story buries the lede: what book were they arguing about?

* And You Are Most Likely to Die at 11 a.m. If you’re in the Midwest, that’s about forty-five minutes from now, so you’d better get moving…

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  1. the literary fight was tolkien vs. lewis. i need say no more.
    http://blastr.com/2012/03/police-called-guy-hospita.php

    Vu

    November 28, 2012 at 6:34 pm

  2. [...] Vu has an update on yesterday’s most important story: it was Tolkien vs. [...]

  3. So, two authors neither of whom is good, in order words, then. #shotsfired

    Dan Watson (@watsdn)

    November 28, 2012 at 11:58 pm


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