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El Coyote Gordo
09 December 2017 @ 06:14 am
Fifty years ago, I was reading Hermann Hesse because that’s one of the things dope-smoking hippies did. When I got to The Glass Bead Game, I thought, “Wow! This is sf, the kind of sf I love! Why didn’t anyone tell me?” Here is John Hertz discussing the book in precisely those terms.

And here’s what I wrote about it a while back: Read more...Collapse )

Thanx to File 770
 
 
 
El Coyote Gordo
08 December 2017 @ 11:01 am
Happy birthday, adamek and suecochran
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El Coyote Gordo
08 December 2017 @ 07:30 am
In a cutting-edge application of the Law of Contagion (sometimes vulgarly known as “cooties”), a couple abandons their baby because she received a blood transfusion from a transgender woman.
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El Coyote Gordo
07 December 2017 @ 10:23 am
Happy birthday, anne_jumps, blackfyr, and ksp24
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El Coyote Gordo
06 December 2017 @ 10:01 am
Happy birthday, cheekbones3
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El Coyote Gordo
06 December 2017 @ 06:32 am
Hate  
Transphobia in the UK
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El Coyote Gordo
06 December 2017 @ 05:37 am
Religious figures as mushrooms: Jesus and Lenin

Thanx to Metafilter
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El Coyote Gordo
06 December 2017 @ 05:12 am
George R.R. Martin is now so successful that his characters don’t have to be whitewashed.

Thanx to grrm
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El Coyote Gordo
06 December 2017 @ 05:05 am
Killed for being intelligent women. December 6 1989
Geneviève Bergeron (b. 1968), civil engineering student.
Hélène Colgan (b. 1966), mechanical engineering student.
Nathalie Croteau (b. 1966), mechanical engineering student.
Barbara Daigneault (b. 1967), mechanical engineering student.
Anne-Marie Edward (b. 1968), chemical engineering student.
Maud Haviernick (b. 1960), materials engineering student.
Maryse Laganière (b. 1964), budget clerk in the École Polytechnique's finance department.
Maryse Leclair (b. 1966), materials engineering student.
Anne-Marie Lemay (b. 1967), mechanical engineering student.
Sonia Pelletier (b. 1961), mechanical engineering student.
Michèle Richard (b. 1968), materials engineering student.
Annie St-Arneault (b. 1966), mechanical engineering student.
Annie Turcotte (b. 1969), materials engineering student.
Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz (b. 1958), nursing student.
 
 
El Coyote Gordo
05 December 2017 @ 07:40 am
Christmas boobs, or the headlight on Santa’s sleigh
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El Coyote Gordo
05 December 2017 @ 07:06 am
I am the musical equivalent of Tom Lehrer’s old mess sergeant, the one whose taste buds were shot off in the war. For instance, I love “MacArthur Park,” particularly the version by Waylon Jennings & the Kimberleys. And for this season I like “Little Drummer Boy.” Yes, I know that having someone play the drums to welcome a newborn baby is really dumb, but I like it anyway. I liked it by what I thought of as the Hairy Simian Chorale; I liked it when Johnny Cash, of all people, covered it; and I love the doo-wop version by the Tokens.
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El Coyote Gordo
05 December 2017 @ 06:41 am
Last Liberal Republican dead
 
 
 
El Coyote Gordo
05 December 2017 @ 05:57 am
1.Tribal courts

2. Get a goat or two chickens instead of marrying off your teenage daughter.

Thanx to [personal profile] conuly
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El Coyote Gordo
04 December 2017 @ 10:26 am
Happy birthday, gaztherat and netmouse
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El Coyote Gordo
03 December 2017 @ 10:38 am
Happy birthday, celestialabyss
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