A few blogs I’ve been reading lately.

Pushing Ahead of the Dame discusses every single David Bowie has appeared on from the 1960s to today, at great length, with historical context and insight into the creative process and personnell. That and good comment threads make it an example of what reviews can be, and what they need to be at a time …

Unspeak

Via Pete Ashton, I heard that there’s such a thing as an Unspeak blog, a blog about "state-of-the-art rhetorical weaponry". So I check it out, it is there, and it is fantastic. I’m not going to single out any one post – just go read the entire archive.

No more tentacled abominations, Denialism, Dispatches from the Culture Wars for now…

Someone forgot to renew a domain name, and that someone is Seed Magazine, who own Scienceblogs.com. The domain has already been snapped up by another organisation, who I shan’t link to because they must have been preying over it like vultures to pick it up so quickly. Scumbags. I hope someone’s at least archived Pharyngula. …

Jon Swift has a drawing assignment for you

Jon Swift: If Chris Muir drew Charles Schulz’s Peanuts, for example, he wouldn’t have bothered drawing a panel showing Lucy pulling the football away at the last minute when Charlie Brown tries to kick it. That would be too Old School for him. Instead, Muir would just have Lucy say, “Democrats always pull the football …

Take Pharyngula to number one!

Sure, I’ll help Pharyngula become the number one Minnesota blog, no problem. It’s one of my favorite blogs, covering atheism, evolutionary biology, adorable cephalopods and lately, the thorny subject of how to talk about science (he’s in favour of the revolutionary approach of letting scientists be scientists). There’s the occasional bit of Internet drama, which …

Not Safe For Prudes.

Reminder to self and others to read Susie Bright on NSFW warnings. Also, read comments. But first, bed. (Via Pharyngula) Update: What you really need to read is this earlier post in which Bright brings up the classism involved in deciding what does and does not get branded NSFW. Again, the comments are good.