So, you thought I might have been kidding about my fingers last week, didn’t you? It got so cold on Friday that one of them turned white as I was driving home from the day job. Talk about startling. I wish I’d thought to take a picture. You would have been impressed, or creeped out, or something. I know I was. Here’s hoping that doesn’t happen again. Yeesh.
Not my hand. Imagine my entire middle finger looking like this woman’s pinkie. You get the idea. And you can learn more about this strange phenomenon by checking out the blog post this pic came from.
So, anyway, links. More links. Other links.
Best Not To Exchange With Haters
Cool folks turn the tables on a homophobe. Love it and Not Always Right.
Mamas, Let Your Daughters Grow Up to Be Geeks
Katie Bug shares what is so cool about being a geek. “Raise your daughter to be a geek because geekdom is a beautiful place.”
The Voice of Authority: Morality and Dictionaries
Kory Stamper discusses what dictionaries are and what they aren’t.
Can men and women be friends? An essay and a website launch.
Captain Awkward (JenniferP) takes on the ancient question of whether men and women can be friends. Why do people keep getting this wrong?
Baby Got Back (In The Style of Glee)
Jonathon Coulton records a new version of his cover of “Baby Got Back,” based on the Glee cover which is identical to his cover. Glee and FOX basically told him to fuck off when he complained about not getting credit on the show. Because they’re awesome that way. JoCo’s giving the profits of this “new” version to charity.
The Inaugural Bad Graph Thursday
Skepchick begins a new weekly feature. Male fertility dropping as Florida manatees become more popular? It’s got to be connected. There’s a graph!
Miss Piggy’s Version Of Global Warming: What About Me?
Robert Krulwich at NPR links to a New Scientist app that lets folks see how climate change is happening anywhere they want to click. Vermont? Yep, getting warmer up here. (In general. Not today, although it could get near 40 next week.)