Proper update in the morning.
This is why we do need equal marriage. These people are arguing that because they forbid unmarried opposite-sex partners to sleep in the same room, they can forbid same-sex civil partners from doing so. Note that the original judge’s ruling didn’t say this was wrong because civil partnership is the same as marriage, but that it was wrong precisely because same-sex couples can’t get married, and thus they were discriminating. Civil partnership is *not* the same thing as marriage, and the difference *does* matter.
Wisse Words on the controversy over Joe Kubert’s part in Before Watchmen.
One thing I always get annoyed about is claims by book designers that use of sans-serif typefaces is unprofessional because they’re ‘less readable’. I use sans-serif typefaces (and slightly larger type than normal) in my books because my visually-impaired wife finds them easier to read, and have never had any complaints about them. Here’s an overview of the research into the subject which suggests that there’s no evidence at all that either sans-serif or serifed fonts are easier to read in the general case. Amazingly, a lot of the arguments in favour of serifs come from the work of Cyril Burt, one of the most notorious scientific frauds of all time. I’m going to keep using sans-serif.
Gavin Burrows on The Dark Knight Rises
The Singularity is not coming
How not to be a dick in comedy
And finally, one of the most effective mash-ups I’ve ever heard — the Pussycat Dolls and The Monkees: