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Sunday, September 28, 2003

Sunday September 28, 2003. Complicated recipes like "boil water, pour into cup, add sweetener and teabag" are once more within my grasp. I'm not yet entirely well, but I'll be able to go out and do things tomorrow.

Anne Rice's work never needs editing, and she's now able to insist that editors keep their hands off. See http://www.annerice.com/sh_MessagesBeach2.htm. This has inspired several discussions on LiveJournal; the one I consider most interesting is at http://www.livejournal.com/users/pameladean/46920.html/.

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On the Final Journey, One Size Doesn't Fit All
The issue of obesity in America is vividly illustrated at Goliath Casket of Lynn, Ind., specialty manufacturers of oversize coffins.

September 28, 2003
Orwell Meets the Group of Seventeen
Posted by Henry

John M. Ford comments in an Electrolite thread on mixed metaphors and cliches.

If you want a vision of the future, it is a wireless broadband network feeding requests for foreign money-laundering assistance into a human temporal lobe, forever. With banner ads.

As Brad DeLong readers may recall, Ford is responsible for introducing Zweeghb into the Scrabble lexicon. A man of many talents.

Public Release: 28-Sep-2003
Nature Genetics
UCSD researchers discover gene able to suppress retrovirus insertion mutations
A naturally occurring variation in an essential gene can suppress genetic mutations caused by retroviruses in mice, according to a new discovery by UCSD School of Medicine researchers.

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