I am an ignoramus. I admit this with joy and gusto, because there’s a hell of a lot of life and culture and stuff out there, and it’s tough to absorb it all in the short amount of time I’ve been allotted on this goofy little planet. Being ignorant in […]
1) Catching John Scalzi‘s reading of the first chapter of The Android’s Dream. Any book that starts with an extended fart joke is gonna be nothing but awesome. 2) Tearing around the wastelands of Orange County with Jason Stoddard, Andrew Tisbert and Daryl Gregory and subjecting them to the dueling […]
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I never liked Joe Lieberman. Never. I didn’t like him the first time I heard of him in an article in Next-Gen magazine where he talked about controlling the content of video games. I read the interview and thought, “This fucker’s a Democrat?” And when Al Gore chose Holy Joe […]
Dear Convention Organizers: I know that I’m new to the whole con thing, and that it’s a culture that’s been humming along on its own for quite some time, so please forgive my ignorance when I ask this: Why in the hell do you let people like the Fan From […]
For the past week, I’ve been walking out the front door and admiring the way the porch looks. Cracks are patched, bubbled paint is gone, and everything looks fresh and clean. The second anniversary is supposed to be cotton, but I really think it should be skid-resistant paint. Because it […]
…is “Aynleinian.” Aynleinian (orig.: a portmanteau of the names of authors Ayn Rand and Robert Heinlein): 1) A society ruled by rugged individualists who possess a broad range of technological and cultural knowledge 2) The analogue to Maoist/Lenninist/Stalinist/Jesus Christ But This Is A Nasty Society-ist government 3) The hospitality suite […]