Miscellaneous Links

I’m still catching up with archives, so a few of these links are old, but they’re still good.

George R. R. Martin released a preview chapter from The Winds of Winter. It doesn’t resolve any of the big cliffhangers from Dance, but it does clarify some things. (You can find my own thoughts on A Dance With Dragons here: 1, 2, 3)

Headline of the week: Police unsure if woman urinated on $30m abstract expressionist painting

A list of awful things Rick Santorum has said.

A hilarious correction.

A delightful article that illustrates how far gender politics have progressed in the last century: A List of Don’ts for Women on Bicycles Circa 1895

Staying on gender issues, an article on the attractiveness of the male body (via Andrew Sullivan). Given the extent to which women have been objectified throughout history, a little turnabout seems appropriate. And as someone who has trouble viewing his own body positively, it’s nice to have this perspective illuminated.

Mitt Romney runs an ad on the Spreading Santorum site. It’s just a quirk of Google Ads, but it’s still funny.

I clicked on a link on Shawn Elliot’s twitter feed. Normally this is a mistake. But this time, it led to a very cute video of tiny goats.

An amazing Timeline of Doctor Who and his adventures.

And lastly, I love Bastion, and this is a great performance of two of its haunting songs that I just can’t get out of my head:

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