This will be a learning experience

So as I’ve mentioned in the past, Demand Media is giving out a lot of bonuses this month. And if I finish 125, I get an extra chunk of change—this is actually a regular bonus, but I usually don’t find it practical to try for it.
But when I thought about it today, I realized that if I put in the extra 35 or so articles by the end of next week, and then do that much less articles next month, I could make the quota without neglecting my other writing.
On the other hand, trying to bat out an extra 35 in time to get them all approved will be exhausting and stressful. And given that I’m not desperate for the extra money (I’d love to get it, but I can pay my share of the bills without it), maybe it’s not worth the candle.
Whatever I do, I figure it’ll be a learning experience about my limits.
Okay, enough about my awful first-world problems, on to links!
•My new And column is out, on the NSA spying revelations.
•Echidne links to several stories, including one about Virgin Airlines proposing to help passengers hit on each other. Another link is to an article about the age gap between Hollywood leading men and their woman, actually looking movie by movie at the gap for Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Tom Hanks, George Clooney and others.
•The growing popularity of hummus means a boom in chickpea farming.
•Paleofuture looks at the decline in mass transit in LA, and argues that it wasn’t the result of a scheme by car companies to destroy mass transit. Rather it was the transit companies delivering sub-par service, so the automobile looked the ideal solution. The comments include some disagreement.
•Texas Rep. Michael Burgess sees fetal hands moving and brilliantly deduces that male fetuses can masturbate at 15 weeks. And therefore, they can feel pain. But right-winger Ann Althouse (while insisting on her support for abortion rights) complains that this is hideously disrespectful: “At the heart of liberty is the right to define one’s own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe, and of the mystery of human life.” So there! Meanwhile, anti-abortion activist Lila Rose assures us “abortion is never necessary to save a woman’s life.” So never worry about the facts.

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  1. Pingback: I would fist-bump myself if I weren’t so tired | Fraser Sherman's Blog

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