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Interesting links

It's been a while since I've posted one of these, I shall try to get back in the habit of making posts more often...

You know I'm a geek...
A performance of Shakespeare - in Klingon: http://sfscope.com/2010/08/the-washington-shakespeare-com.html
I love these NSFW toys from my friends... (via a bazillion feeds and twitter links): Steampunk ray-gun sex-toys http://bit.ly/9UlgZ7
Never in my wildest dreams as a kid entranced by science fiction did I dream of Google Mars! http://j.mp/b5REog (via Roger Ebert)
A good read - William Gibson on Google and the future. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/01/opinion/01gibson.html?_r=2&scp=7&sq=gibson&st=Search
And on a side note, this is one of the many reasons I love Felicia Day: http://feliciaday.com/blog/women-in-tech
I highly recommend this comic btw... The Dark Ivory Graphic Novel can be pre-ordered at your local comic book shop. Order code AUG10 0445, 14.95. And the Dark Ivory Limited Edition Hardcover is $34.99 Order code = AUG10 0446
Note to self: Remember this show is happening when Nov hits. http://coilhouse.net/?p=17327
Laugh out loud funny! Yeah... http://www.thebest404pageever.com/swf/56k.swf (via xianvox)
I'm going... BIG art show in LA on the 11th! http://nateseubert.com/ Also, new paintings & prints at the website.


Science and Techy Stuffs
I love Penn & Teller: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2010/08/30/penn-and-teller-take-on-vaccines/
Archaeologists in Jordan have unearthed a 3,000-year-old Iron Age temple http://yhoo.it/9QrhkE
Darwin's big experiment - the first ever terraforming at Ascension Island: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-11137903
Evolution in Action: Lizard moving from eggs to live birth. http://bit.ly/dyzP5N
God's response to Stephen Hawking [humor] http://bit.ly/9uZccB (note: comic is somewhat ableist, but I found it amusing anyway)
Today's science is awesome post: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/?p=20626 Lasers in space...

Health & (Dis)Ability
Silence and disability: http://transpwd.tumblr.com/post/1029853345/silence-and-disability - definitely worth reading.
How long will it take a McDonald's burger to rot? http://www.dietsinreview.com/diet_column/09/a-mcdonalds-hamburger-145-days-later/ And people eat this stuff every day.
Ableism and murder in the news: http://disabledfeminists.com/?p=3760 So wrong
Talk to the Doctor about this: http://io9.com/5377444/is-chronic-fatigue-a-communicable-disease

Politics, Feminism, Rapeculture, and Religion
Women's oppression in Afghan leads to child abuse: http://www.salon.com/life/broadsheet/2010/08/30/afghanistan_women/index.html
Why not protest this?! http://www.salon.com/news/politics/war_room/2010/08/30/bigot_establishes_ground_zero_church/index.html
On street harassment of women: http://thesocietypages.org/socimages/2010/09/02/women-and-street-harassment/
Abortion, parental notification laws and the problems with them... http://www.fugitivus.net/?p=786
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