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Basic Fuckanomics

You're born with a ton of fucks to give. So you spend them like a kid with a credit card. You give a fuck about your friends, about your grades, about your fashion sense, about strangers opinions ..... you give away too many fucks about way too many things. You have so many. then, as you get older you have maybe ten fucks per month.... so you learn to budget them. You allocate fucks to your family and career, but there aren't enough fucks left to give the newest shit. So someone at work has something they need my help with that's outside my job title? I'll do my best to allocate some fucks, but this month is pretty tight. 
Then you get even older, so you're down to one or two fucks a month.... and those fucks are damn precious. You give them to your family, your hobbies, your job... and that's kind of it. It's not your fault fucks expire too quickly. I would have liked to save my fucks when I was younger, but I can't. 
Then you hit fuck insolvency. you…

Some backstory on "Muslim terrorist groups"

If you're like me, keeping track of "Muslim terrorist groups" is massively confusing, even when you make an effort to get decent information and filter out the crap from people like Fox  talking heads.
Here is an excellent thread where a lot of the information gaps get filled in, and the history of the entire mess starts to make a bit more sense

A bunch of crowdfunding projects all in one place

Mark Craddock runs a comic shop. He also does a cool blog, with lots of gamer goodness.

While I would love to put together one huge page of crowdfunding stuff, this ain't it. Maybe someday I will. That would be cool.

Meanwhile, Mark has a "crowdfunding" label on his blog, and this means you can see a ton of cool gamer projects that have been done, and maybe see where they are today.

Would you like to be a Pastafarian Priest?

Okay, seriously, sometimes things just don't need any additional explanatory text, but just in case you've been living under a rock, the Pastafarians are a running gag, that started as a response to something really Stupid.

The joke has taken on a life of its own. I love this joke. I've put it on my wishlist to get my certificate of ordination ;-)

JE Shields - RPG Artist

If you follow the link, the author has a really amazing price/fee estimator widget that makes it fun to play about and see what different art pieces - with different shared ownership rights - cost.

For about $320, I can get a friend of mine a full page, full color, full rights "movie poster" idea he's had for a story he's writing. Not that I've got $320 laying around, but in the world of gorgeous commercial art, this is really affordable.

The Art and Illustration of Doug Kovacs

Doug Kovacs does some beautiful art, especially fantasy art.