Wavy Lines Uv Deth

I’m currently re-reading Warren Ellis’ “Doktor Sleepless” series. I’m not sure it’s actually “good.” It’s trying too hard, there’s too much going on, too many ideas, and it doesn’t flow especially well, at least by Ellis’ standards. But damned if it doesn’t make you think, and that’s about the best thing a book can do, […]

Stross on Lovecraft

This is a great time of year to celebrate all…well, most things Lovecraft (or Lovecraft-inspired). Today, I’d like to point you in the direction of the always-worth-reading Charlie Stross speculating about what might have inspired Lovecraft’s sense of horror. I’m not going to spoil it for you because it’s well worth reading and ties into […]

Normal Service Resumed

Man, what a time to choose to be positive for a week. I’m glad that’s over. I missed out on commenting on <fill in later TRAIN UP A CHILD, LOUISIANA LIBRARY/PRISON, WHATEVER LIMBAUGH SAID ETC>. It turns out that positivity isn’t really my bread and butter. It get me going the way three pots of […]

A Lifetime First

For literally the first time in my life, I carried an umbrella with me to work when there was no rain in the morning, and then made use of it on the way home. For some reason, this makes me feel more accomplished than it probably should.  

Good night, Night Vale. Good night.

I’m not exactly on the cutting edge here, but if you’re not a regular listener of the Welcome To Night Vale podcast, you ought to be. There are a few ideas that are so good you can recognize them instantly, and the pitch for Night Vale is genius: NPR meets Lovecraft. Few things are more […]

This Is The Best Burrito (Keepin’ it positive!)

Trying to keep it positive, but it’s been a very discouraging week. Aside from a deluge of ugly stories in the news, I’ve reached out to the Google+ help forums again without a great deal of success. There’s been some empathy, which is nice, but there have been some ugly responses as well.Those in the […]

Sing Me Spanish Techno

I definitely chose the wrong week to be positive, but I’m going to fight through it. Today, I want to share the words of one of my favourite singers, Dan Bejar of Destroyer, and The New Pornographers. Of the new Destroyer EP, he wrote: It was 2013. The English language seemed spent, despicable, not easily […]

Une semaine d’être positif

This week is dedicated to posting only positive, or at least non-negative things. I get snarky, ,my blood pressure goes up, I eat fast food…it’s not good for me to spend so much time trolling The Source of All Things Clueless to find stories to mock. Before my doctor tells me to stop, I’m going […]

TRVTH (a non-inclusive list)

George W. Bush did not know about the 9/11 attacks before they happened. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac did not cause the housing crisis. Saddam Hussein was not behind 9/11 and did not have undeclared weapons of mass destruction. The Soviet Union defeated Germany in WW2. The other allies played much smaller roles. The Confederate […]