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Election List X: Some of The Horrible Things That Will Happen To You If You Don’t Vote

This is all true. Election List X: Some of The Horrible Things That Will Happen To You If You Don’t Vote 1. Your penis will fall off. If you are a woman, you will grow a penis, which… Read More

Election List IX: The Rationales Each Party Will Give If They Lose The Election

Because it’s important to have an excuse. Election List IX: The Rationales Each Party Will Give If They Lose The Election Republicans: 1. The black vote 2. Also, the youth vote 3. And the elderly 4. And the… Read More

Election List VIII: Instances of “[Name] the [Occupation]” That Have Yet to Be Used By McCain or Palin

This goes out to all the plumbers named Joe out there. I love you, man. Election List VIII: Instances of “[Name] the [Occupation]” That Have Yet to Be Used By McCain or Palin 1. Brad the Milkman 2…. Read More

Election List VII: Bombshells the McCain Campaign Has Yet to Drop About Barack Obama

Once these get out, the electoral map will run red! Election List VII: Bombshells the McCain Campaign Has Yet to Drop About Barack Obama 1. Obama actually 63% black, not 50/50 as previously reported 2. Has not only… Read More

Election List VI: The Contents of the Republican Poll-Watching Kit

It’s more compact than the Democrat one. Election List VI: The Contents of the Republican Poll-Watching Kit 1. A fifth of gin 2. Ambien 3. Sleep mask

Election List V: The Contents of the Democratic Poll-Watching Kit

For when the Democrats freak out as the polls inevitably tighten. Election List V: The Contents of the Democratic Poll-Watching Kit 1. Mr. Snuggles, the cuddly Democrat plush bear 2. A dime bag of skunkweed 3. An iPod… Read More

Election List IV: The Things I Think About As I Stare At This Picture of Joe Biden

Because I guess I have to write something about him, too. Election List IV: The Things I Think About As I Stare At This Picture of Joe Biden 1. It looks like doll hair. 2. Men shouldn’t botox…. Read More

Election List III: Things Sarah Palin Has Shot Or Would Shoot From a Helicopter

It’s quite a list. Election List III: Things Sarah Palin Has Shot Or Would Shoot From a Helicopter 1. Wolves 2. Coyotes 3. Arctic foxes 4. Deer 5. Giraffes 6. Tortoises 7. Dolphins 8. Salmon 9. Katie Couric… Read More

Election List II: The Verified Miracles of St. Obama

Because he’s not just a presidential candidate! Election List II: The Verified Miracles of St. Obama 1. Restored Joe Biden’s hairline 2. Not only heals the sick but springs for their co-pay 3. Loaves and fishes for every… Read More

Election List I: People/Things I Would Vote For President Before I Would Vote For John McCain

You know, for the last two weeks I’ve been trying to write a long, cogent piece about who I’m voting for and why, but every time I try I am filled with inchoate rage and just want to… Read More

Today’s Terrifying Idea Involving Me That I Didn’t Come Up With

It awaits you here. Before you ask, the answer is “no.” Seriously, no. Stop asking.

And Now, A Discussion of Constitutional Import

Today’s discussions on state constitutional amendments reminds me that one of the things that frustrates me is that so many state constitutions — i.e., so many foundational documents of state legal systems — are so easily amended. One… Read More

Something Worth Noting, Re: People Who Vote For Prop 8

In the comment thread to the previous post, I said the following: Bear in mind that while I think Prop 8 is hateful, bigoted and wrong, I believe that lots of people who don’t see themselves as hateful… Read More

What? Prop 8 Threatens Existing Marriages? You Don’t Say

The Los Angeles Times catches up with a something I’ve been noting, like, oh, forever: That if California’s Proposition 8 passes, the thousands of already-married same sex couples will find their marriages thrown into legal limbo, because Prop… Read More

Me in Other Places

Because I know you love following links to other places online where I’m talking about stuff, here’s two, from yesterday: * Over at SF Signal, I am one of many responding to the question “Is Science Fiction Responsible… Read More

Vote! For, Uh, B-Movies

A couple of weeks ago on the AMC site, I asked people to nominate some of their favorite science fiction b-movies for an SF B-Movie Hall of Fame. I got over 100 comments, and from those comments I’ve… Read More

Passing on a Note From Justine Larbalestier

Since I know there’s some overlap between readers here and readers of Justine Larbalestier’s blog, a quick note on her behalf: Her site is currently down because of a dispute she’s having with her ISP. You don’t need… Read More

Why You Need an Agent, Foreign Edition

What you see before you, in no particular order, are the UK contract for Zoe’s Tale, the German contract for Zoe, the Portuguese contract for Old Man’s War, and the Japanese contract for The Last Colony. Combined, these… Read More

The Very Definition of “All Hat, No Cattle”

It’s here: I could explain why it was I was wearing such a hat, but, honestly, now, would the truth actually be more interesting than the various reasons you might imagine? I say no. Suffice to say, it’s… Read More

Athena Trying Very Hard Not to Be Impressed By Niagara Falls

“Hey, I spilled some water from a great height just yesterday! Why should this impress me?” It was actually the first time I’d been to the falls as well. Personally, I thought they were fairly impressive. Also, am… Read More