Happy birthday to justbeast!
Yep, still fatigued. Even after sleeping all yesterday afternoon and pleading exhaustion for last night's thing. I would like to catch up now, please.
Link Soup, Thomas MacAulay Millar and Amanda Hess Edition
AKA rape culture edition, and I know I post about this stuff a lot! But whenever I *don't*, I get bombarded by links, so clearly certain of you don't mind too terribly much. Don't want to see it? Scroll down to the zombies and neon rain.
* Miller writes about affirmative consent as legal standard. (I'm with him. If my date does not actively and enthusiastically want to be doing what we're doing, we will not be doing it.)
* Hess interviews Miller.
* Miller writes about why rape is not a misunderstanding.
* Hess responds.
Speaking of rape culture and blogging...
This week on the BARCC blog - the sexually-violent past of Tommy's neighborhood, thoughts from Dave on being a good bystander, and a call to action from yours truly to save SANE. Yes, again. Yes, another million-dollar cut. Yes, there is something you can do.
* The Periodic Table of Periodic Tables.
* Defunct amusement parks.
* Zombie apocalypse flowchart.
* Previously on Point Dume...
As if Titan's methane rain weren't weird enough, Jupiter's now thought to have helium-neon rain. (I suppose neither of these is quite as weird as the snowfall of diamonds that's supposed to be happening within Neptune.)
Was going to go to a concert, but that would've run late - so I'm going to a lecture entitled "Leveraging Social Media to Create Social Change" with feste_sylvain and Dave.
I'm doing my best to cut my plans to the minimum... doing only one thing tomorrow evening instead of the planned two, scouting for a ride for Saturday's party (anyone with a car going to the housewarming with the Braveheart reference in the name?), taking Sunday off, not going to Monday's Nerd Nite - still have stuff Tuesday, Wednesday, maybe Thursday, Friday, and Saturday next week. But resting most of the weekend should help, and I have a ride to tonight's thing.