I used to get to link blog regularly thanks to Delicious and Delicious Glue - now most of my link sharing happens through Facebook and Twitter, so if I want to do a regular linkblog over here, I'm going to have to farm my links myself. As you might notice, I have a new LibDemmery type icon. I guess actually declaring my new partisan status means Jennie gets to nag me to pretend to be a Lib Dem blogger now, right? Or does not giving them money yet absolve me from that?
Let's start off with something relatively apolitical: Off That (Rationalist Anthem)
: the latest offering from skeptical educational rap artist Baba Brinkman
, whom you may remember for his Rap Guide to Evolution
continues to be interesting
- in a good way.
Last night was the second Prime Ministerial Debate on Sky News. I didn't watch it because I was drinking after attending a lecture given my Simon Singh
about science in the media and when it is OK to actually change a scientist's words for an Horizon documentary.Sky News - Highlights of the Second Leadership Debate.
Perhaps in anticipation of that debate - incidentally on a channel owned by Rupert Murdoch - and certainly following the sudden Lib Dem rush in the polls
following the last debate, yesterday morning's Dead Tree Scrolls ran a collection of stories about how awful and terrible the Lib Dem leader is.Enemies of Reason - Cleggicide Special
This didn't make the online Lib Dem community angry or scared or defensive. It made them laugh
. Well, it's not like it wasn't seen coming, after all.David Yelland - Nick Clegg's rise could lock Murdoch and the media elite out of UK politics
(Sunday 18th April)Alix Mortimer - This is How We Know We're Right
.Charlotte Gore - Top 10 Evil Things Nick Clegg has Done
Mind, Charlotte was completely out done by Twitter.Justin McKeating - It's #NickCleggsFault
How it all began from the mouth of the twitter-meme originatorSteve (tyrell) gives a run down of his highlights.
By far the greatest?
Chinese Democracy took 15 years because Nick Clegg was arguing with Axl about adopting proportional representation. - @jackdavidburton
In honour of the election, the Daily Mail-o-Matic now blames everything on Nick Clegg
.Liberal Conspiracy even have a song.
And this morning, after the debate? The Dead Tree Scrolls are still at it.Refpls - The Daily Mail rig their polls like it's going out of style
On a slightly lighter note, and another thing that's great about LibDemmery - This video.
And in non-partisan news:Pink News - Trans Pilot 'no big deal' for RAF
Ayla Holdom, a flight lieutenant at RAF Valley, is transistioning to become one of 3 women in her flight. The RAf are treating it like a bit of a non-story. Which makes me smile.
And because I was randomly talking about it the other day, have a song by Sad Kermit