Sir Pratchett Sir Pratchett
Since I’ve talked up Terry Pratchett so much on this site (here and here and here), I think I’d be remiss not to note that he was freaking knighted by God’s Holy Vessel on Earth (take that Pope!), The Queen of freaking England. Go Terry, go Terry, go Terry.  What I learned from this...
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FOOL by Christopher Moore FOOL by Christopher Moore
Dearest readers and adoring fans, In the wake of Valentine’s Weekend — much of which I spent playing WoW during the “Love Is In the Air” world event, passing around enough virtual cards to NPCs to actually get the Bag of Candies to drop the three times I needed so that I might...
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Battle Tactics Arena Battle Tactics Arena
Continuing my proud tradition of talking up awesome geeky stuff all the cutting-edgers have been tired of for years, I bring you the free online game Battle Tactics Arena.   This game demands longevity amid the high production value new releases and console favorite.  Awesome and free is a great combo. Simple...
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Vampyres: Endothermic or Exothermic? Vampyres: Endothermic or Exothermic?
file photo: Y at graduation (Plymouth, 1796) First, spelling Vampyre with a “y” was traditional before it was trendy, ok? Second, everyone knows some of the fictional tropes about about vampires: they drink blood, have super-human strength, tend strongly toward the alluringly sensual,...
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Technology: Friend or Foe? Technology: Friend or Foe?
Maybe it’s just me, but everyone seems to be slamming facebook lately.  It could be that the few hold-outs who have refused to create a facebook page have become as dogmatic about their refusal as those people who refuse to read Harry Potter, not because they wouldn’t like it but because...
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Hope in the Time of Cholera [politics] Hope in the Time of Cholera [politics]
With the recent double-swearing in of Jesus as president, the world seems back on track. In just a few days, it has been remarkable the amount of progress accomplished just by undoing the regressive executive orders of the last eight years… As the resident contrarian around here, I was challenged...
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Artemis Fowl [books] Artemis Fowl [books]
In preping this review, I learned that the author, Eoin Colfer, has described his Artemis Fowl series as “Die Hard with faries.”  A nice tagline, but it immediately confused the hell out of me about the three books I just read.  I mention the tagline not to knock the quality of the series...
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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button II [movies] The Curious Case of Benjamin Button II [movies]
Walking into the theater, I didn’t see how the premise of aging a man backwards could do more than create the most artificial device to star-cross two lovers. If I had realized then that it was 3 hours long, I would have thrown a hissy fit until my family agreed to see something else on the theory...
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Santa’s Email [holiday viral] Santa’s Email [holiday viral]
Some things are too damn funny not to share. Just be glad my viral threshold is fairly high most of the time, though the holiday spirit has weakened me a bit with all the damn good cheer floating around. Still, I would be remiss not to throw out a quick link to Holy Taco for their take on Santa’s...
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Demise of Formalism [N8’s Advice and Consent] Demise of Formalism [N8’s Advice and Consent]
After the first several years of exclamatory Woah-Is-Me articles, transparently tinged with vouyeristic jealousy, I thought older Americans were mostly done bemoaning the sexual morality of the young, specifically the move away from formal dating toward group dating and hooking up. Nope. The NYTimes...
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