Monday Links #1

It’s Monday on a holiday weekend. That means that you are not currently struggling to wake up in your drab cubicle, but you are looking for ways to avoid thinking about going back to work tomorrow.

(Unless you are half of everyone I know and you work from home, in which case you’re eating bonbons or lounging or whatever you people do in all the time you don’t spend getting appropriately dressed for a professional setting and commuting to and from your workplace. And tomorrow, you’ll be doing exactly the same.)

For all of you, though, I now provide some interesting, entertaining, and/or thought-provoking linkage.

Emerald Market is a blog full of lovely, lovely things that you don’t have to feel bad about buying. Please go there and click on all the interesting ads so the author can afford to keep doing it.

Turns out you can save a whole freaking bunch of gas by driving differently. And you’ll scare your passengers less if you brake more slowly, so it’s a win-win.

This post starts with some pretty flowers, but if you scroll down you’ll see a very cool way to document a quilt. I wish I had done something similar on my quilts. Perhaps I will in the future.

I very much enjoyed the discussion of Early Bengali Science Fiction and the follow-up piece Where Women Rule and Mirrors Are Weapons, both on on Sepia Mutiny. Those interested in women’s writing will probably enjoy clicking through to the short story discussed in the second piece, Sultana’s Dream, especially after reading about its author in the SM article.

Via Nancy White on BlogHer, I found the Nata Village Blog. Nata is in Botswana, and the blog focuses on the anti-AIDS work done in the village as well as daily life. It’s a good read, especially the “About” sections that explain how the blog came about. Check it out, y’all.

Kinky Friedman thinks the word “Negro” is charming – via Burnt Orange Report, video here. That’s all I need to know.

A technology security company did battle with anonymous spammers and gave up when attacks threatened to bring down parts of the Internet. I found the article terribly interesting, but it also left me with a question. Since it appears we have now moved into a science fiction world where people actually have wars online, where’s my flying car?

That’s all for now…

4 thoughts on “Monday Links #1

  1. Kinky is Awesome

    If you watch that video with Kinky Friedman, you can tell he’s joking. Kinky fights the good fight against the politically correct numbskulls.

    When Kinky addresses the important issues of the day, he gets them right:

    Kinky spoke with Ruminator Magazine about his thoughts on Bush’s foreign policy:

    Ruminator: So does this idea of the honorable cowboy have anything to do with why you threw your support behind President Bush in this last election? You did, didn’t you?

    Kinky: Yes. I did in this last election, but I didn’t vote for him the first time….I was not for Bush that time. Since then, though, we’ve become friends. And that’s what’s changed things.

    Ruminator: So it’s your friendship with him that’s changed your mind about having him as president more than his specific political positions?

    Kinky: Well, actually, I agree with most of his political positions overseas, his foreign policy….I basically think he played a poor hand well after September 11. What he’s been doing in the Near East and in the Middle East, he’s handling that well, I think.

  2. Januari

    Ah, you’ve gone and turned my political world upside down. Damn you, Princess! DAMN YOU, KINKY! Neither Chris Bell nor Rick Perry are an option for me. Whatever shall I do?

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