So, I have a confession… I read Conan novels. Yes, that’s right. The old-school Robert Howard Conan books with the lurid covers of gigantic barbarian man slaying Nameless Terror. Now, I know better than to read these books. I occasionally tote one of them with me on the train and giggle my way through my […]
So, you wanna live in a Total Survelliance Society?
And… Some random linkage: Nick Mamatas on the latest Nonsensical Drivel The Daily Show on the Free Democratic Tradition of Election Cancellations via Boingboing
You know you’re about to get laid off when – 1) Your job duties consist entirely of printing stuff out for your boss 2) Everyone shows up around 11 and leaves before 3 3) The accounting girls go missing 4) No more Friday doughnuts 5) You’ve begun tracking your internet usage in Excel 6) Your […]
I was watching Girlfight again last night, and enjoying it infinitely more now that I had a conception of what exactly it takes to learn stance, do lots of jump roping, and try and get the combo punches down (“watch your footwork!” “don’t overextend, snap out, bring it back against your body,” “keep your hand […]
In this month’s Scientific American, Michael Shermer points out that, per the Theory of Large Numbers, those one-in-a-million miracles happen 295 times a day in America.
I am such a geek.
I find the 1/4 rule facinating. According to my social psychology Ph.D. candidate roommate, people believe that women make up 1/2 of any group when only about 1/4 of the group is populated by women. My roomie and I tested this theory on various movies and television shows. The “token” female anchor or female character […]
Exhausted. Lots going on this week. The boxing classes are kicking my ass, and work is ramping up into something like… actual work. In other news, it’s the same old battles. Makes me feel even more tired.
And, I just have to share an almost blistering review of China Mieville’s latest, Iron Council. As the SF/F genre has a terrible tendency to overhype/overpraise their own, it was nice to see somebody take China to task for some of the purple prose. He’s got some great stuff, fantastic ideas, and I fully intend […]