Wednesday, December 23, 2009


Canadian science fiction writer brutally arrested by US border guards. Now, at this point some of it is one person's word against another (the arrest itself is not under dispute). So, you know, maybe I should have an open mind that Watts just drove up and slugged the guard and was quite sensibly arrested. However, I'm tired of hearing people say something to the effect of, "Well, maybe he wasn't subservient enough." You know what? Being super-polite is a good idea, but you can't legally be arrested for failing to do so. Or even for being outright surly. Freedom of speech, people.

The least successful holiday specials of all time.

When you refer to famous academics, do you say the full name of a woman but just the last name of a man?

This is an interesting article for those of us who like books, but the very best part is the comment by KW following the article.

A turducken for the vegetarians in the house.

"Um, no, I'm not goofing off. This Sandman comic is actually a research project, yeah."

This law goes into effect immediately.

Merry Christmas!

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