June 16th, 2011


Thor's Day

sindrian is napping somewhere in New York.

State of the 'Song
Up at 4:30. That's... a slight improvement? Still danger-zoning.

"Valentines" is now free to read at Apex! *nod*

Scott Adams, really?
Scott Adams says: "If a lion and a zebra show up at the same watering hole, and the lion kills the zebra, whose fault is that? Maybe you say the lion is at fault for doing the killing. Maybe you say the zebra should have chosen a safer watering hole. But in the end, you probably conclude that both animals acted according to their natures, so no one is to blame...The part that interests me is that society is organized in such a way that the natural instincts of men are shameful and criminal while the natural instincts of women are mostly legal and acceptable."


For serious, this post is Scott Adams admitting that his instincts are to go around raping people, and society and the womyn are keeping him down. Also apparently we want to chemically castrate him.

If Adam's hadn't gotten rid of all of his Dilbert books last time Adams showed his ass, I would be hosting a damn bonfire. (Earlier post also includes "men are wired for sex and aggression." Man, do I never want to be alone in a room with Scott Adams.)

And once again, when people say that men are wired to rape people, not only is that gender essentialist bullshit, but it does a tremendous disservice to men, implying that they are no more than witless slavering beasts. Once again, most men are not rapists. Men are in charge of our society - if men really were wired to rape people, we would not have laws against it. I could extrapolate the society we would have but I don't want to depress the hell out of you.

Ugh. Yeah. BARCC blog post forthcoming, apparently.

Link Soup
* Ben Rosenbaum on the Amina hoax, identity, power and privilege.
* What really happened to Rorschach.
* Geek girls rock. "Still, it doesn’t change the fact that “hard-driving, opinionated, and meticulous” are not on most men’s lists of ideal feminine traits.", some dude says. Well. Good thing I'm not interested in most men, because those are some things about me that are never gonna change.
* The 5 greatest knockoff characters in comics. Dude. I never watched Batman Beyond. I was unaware.
* I must have this bread.

Daily Science
With a new printing technique, researchers can now make enough metamaterials to begin fabricating invisibility cloaks and superlenses.

Work. Afternoon plans depend on whether sindrian arrives in time to pick me up from work. Also whether my fellow volunteers are cool doing a tabling without me - sindrian's only shot at unloading his trailer at the storage place is now the same time as said tabling. (Please help unload stuff! See earlier post!) No evening plans save curling up with my sindrian. We have a hard time just not being in physical contact with each other, so after a six-month absence? You can imagine.