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Father Knows Best: Scattershot edition

02 May

Texas now has a gin. Also a pecan rum.

Logical Fallacy Poster

Ethics, game theory, and social engineering. Bruce Schneier’s analysis.

How Bézier curves work

In depth video analyses of cinematic action sequences. The Dark Knight, Salt, and the classics.

Plus-sized bikinis for your fat wives

I missed this excellent comment by Haley the first time around.

Ancient engineering and mathematics expressed in engines of war.

Death metal warm-up

An Ars Technica article about climate that isn’t credulous moonbattery. Gaia be praised.

Oh my Roissy! They killed Kenny! Those manboobs!

Shame the Beta Month. Heck, make it a year.

Adventures of Fake Justin Bieber

Not All Wall-hitters Are Like That

Thrasymachus is a hoss.

Archive.org’s preservation of inchoatus.com, a dead website that used to publish conservativish, libertarianish, Christianish reviews of science fiction and fantasy. Orson Scott Card is lazy. The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant is deep and profound. Michael Flynn’s Firestar series is brilliant (it really is). Cryptonomicon is more gold than gold. If you like those, you should read all of the Gene Wolfe reviews. Then you should read all of Gene Wolfe.

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8 Comments

Posted by on May 2, 2012 in Linklove

 

8 responses to “Father Knows Best: Scattershot edition

  1. katmandutu

    May 2, 2012 at 10:10 am

    Gosh Matthew!

    Where’d you find that plus size site?

    Shudder..

    I have never worn a bikini in my life.(And I have never been fat either.)

    My Mom wouldn’t let me..Not modest attire..

    And when I married and left home, I remembered what she said to me..

     
  2. Will S.

    May 2, 2012 at 10:44 am

    Nice to see Texas is getting into the micro-distillery game…

    Like that logical fallacy poster; I’ve downloaded one, and passed the link along to some friends doing a study on reason.

    Like that defunct magazine; I’ve always been a fan of sci-fi, but in recent years, I’ve come to particularly appreciate Christian sci-fi writers, e.g. Cordwainer Smith, Walter J. Miller, Jr., and others.

    Great mix of links, Matthew!

     
  3. ivvenalis

    May 2, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    Thanks for that last link. I recently thought about Thomas Covenant’s Land being a mirror image of Narnia: the world itself is fundamentally corrupted, but its inhabitants are not fallen. To think I avoided picking it up for years because of there being a ring on the spine of the books.

     
  4. Matthew

    May 2, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    Cordwainer Smith is one of my favorites. Psychological Warfare, his magnum opus under his real name, Paul Linebarger, was recently republished. I bought a copy, but found it was less instructional than historical. To someone skeptical of democracy and the two 20th century wars against the Germans, the book came across as extremely creepy. I should offer to buy Moldbug a copy.

     
  5. Will S.

    May 2, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    I have Smith’s collected works; I would be interested indeed to read his non-fiction, like Psychological Warfare.

     
  6. Svar

    May 2, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    Pecan rum sounds like a fruity drink. Have you tried it, Matthew?

     
  7. Matthew

    May 3, 2012 at 12:08 am

    Svar, I have disposed of many a bottle. I’m sure that lesser drinkers than myself might be tempted to mix the rum with something fruity, but it is just fine for sipping on its own. The pecan adds a hint of bitterness that offsets the usual rum sweetness just enough that I can enjoy it.

     
  8. Svar

    May 3, 2012 at 11:03 am

    Ahh, I see. So the pecans actually make it a tad bit bitter. Hmm… I thought this pecan rum was a sort of sugary flavored rum, but hey, if you recommend it, then it’s probably worth drinking.

    I’ve never been much of a rum or gin drinker. Usually whiskey, tequila, and vodka for me.

     

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