May 31st, 2005


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So. What's really happening at Guantanamo? Does anyone know?

Analysis: where did Bush's 'political capital' go so quickly? (Well, duh.)

Day 141 of Bush's silence on one of the greatest tragedies of our generation.

Curing a broken heart after a tragic loss.

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"Celebrity has pushed out news leading to only one conclusion: America has lost its mind."
-Richard Cohen

NYTimes takes a look at PostSecret, one of my new favorite websites. (Courtesy Black Queen.)

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So, while sitting on hold on the phone at work, spent some time cleaning out the Yahoogroups. And, while getting rid of other groups I hadn't looked at in a couple years, I came to the realization that it was time to drop out of the Changeling game. I've missed just over half the games, and while it was decent, I just don't have the time to dedicate to keeping up with it. The other reason this was important was that I decided this was my last larp. I mean, sure, I might get talked into a weekend game or something else short term, but life's just too busy with stuff to set aside time for a regular larp. So, yeah, passing of an era or whatever.

(Of course, if a tabletop game of some sort broke out, I'd still be interested... but that's different. Just sayin'.)

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"In an analysis of the images appearing today in The Journal of Neurophysiology, researchers in New York and New Jersey argue that romantic love is a biological urge distinct from sexual arousal. It is closer in its neural profile to drives like hunger, thirst or drug craving, the researchers assert, than to emotional states like excitement or affection. As a relationship deepens, the brain scans suggest, the neural activity associated with romantic love alters slightly, and in some cases primes areas deep in the primitive brain that are involved in long-term attachment." (courtesy Black Queen.)

* Dan Froomkin's White House Briefing on Bush as lame duck.
* Heh. What Bush says, and what he means. (Courtesy Dan Froomkin.)
* Separation of what and state? Judge gives convicted the option of jail or church.
* The GOP versus the National Health Agency.
* Tonight's nerd reading: content vs. form.
* Harry Smith remembers Richard Nixon.

[EDIT: Matthew Vaughn off X3. Uh oh! That didn't take long. Good ol' "personal issues."]