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Aaron N. Tubbs

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Loki is in purr-fect health (sorry, I couldn’t resist); she got her one-year booster shots (not so much as a sad expression out of her), her nails trimmed (the vet makes it look effortless; I need to learn that trick), and a routine check-up. We like it when the vet can say she’s in perfect shape, small for her age (the life of a runt), at a good weight, and is incredibly cute cat. I’m sure he tells that to all of the humans that bring cats in, but it still gives you that warm fuzzy feeling.

The weekly community service program I do with work where I go and read with a kid at a local school has started up again. He recognized me right away, and first asked how my wife was doing. Then we talked about the circus. We resume reading next week, and it looks like it’s more of those poisonous stupid school-prescribed dirt that this kid is too smart for. Oh well.

But, I’ve spent the last dozen entries whining about life and talking about stuff about which nobody cares, so it’s time for some massive linkage.

First off, there is some really interesting stuff on North Korea over at marginal revolution that is worth reading. Specifically the information about the Ryugyong Hotel is fascinating.

There is an article over on the free expression project talking about cease and desist letters and their efficacy in fighting free speech. Biased, of course, but I think this is a relatively reasonable conclusion about these sorts of letters. Most people don’t have the time, resources, and ability to fight, so they have to give in. It’s a shame.

The Economist has some worthwhile commentary on the Bush vs. Kerry debate, for any of you who have not decided yet. They look at it from a slightly different perspective, which is refreshing.

The New York Times has a great election drilldown guide with the ability to figure out the various electoral votes, senate races, and gobs of other interesting stuff. Incredible.

Finally, this alternative typeface for highway signs is brilliant. If only it were fiscally possible to overhaul the entire nation. I wish this was also used for small rural street signs, so one could actually read them before missing a turn.