“You are here for the 6:00 pm savaging, correct? Because I have a very busy schedule tonight.” Apropos to this year’s Halloween sartorial choices: Have fun out there tonight, kids.
And I’m taking the day off. Have a fine All Hallow’s Eve. See you in November.
This zombie? From The Walking Dead? Yeah, I think she’s a little bit hot. I mean, if one of the undead has to eat my brain? This one. Don’t look at me like that. I said there was… Read More
Look, people: When the stores kept putting up the Christmas decorations before Halloween, what did you think was going to happen? (Picture from here.)
Missilebreak Outvaders. Yes, a mashup of Missile Command, Break Out and Space Invaders. Sorry about the ad that runs first, they have to pay for things, I suppose. But it’ll be worth it. You’re welcome. (Hat tip: Metafilter)
It’s never fun to sleep poorly and be up early because of it, but on the other hand it was a nice sunrise.
Also, it’s nice to hear that The Postal Service has opened a franchise in Japan.
Irene Gallo, Tor’s art director, tells the story of this cover over at Tor.com, including showing off some alternative covers. Go take a look while I write up my own comments here. This post will be updated with… Read More
Question today in e-mail: [Today’s] Big Idea got me to noticing that you haven’t weighed in on the Occupy phenom — curious, that. Staying out of it? Not so much staying out of it as recognizing that I… Read More
Ghlaghghee is featured in Gene Weingarten’s column in the Washington Post today. Enjoy. Update, 5:08pm: And a rebuttal, also in the Post. Also featuring my cat. It’s a banner news day for Ghlaghghee!
I have admiration for writer N.K. Jemisin. Not only because she’s one of the most accomplished and exciting fantasy writers to arrive in the last few years — as the praise and award nominations for the Inheritance Trilogy… Read More
The Los Angeles Times has a terrific opinion piece by Helene Elliott on why the Angels baseball club (I believe at this point, the team’s full name is The California Angels of Los Angeles in Anaheim Where Disneyland… Read More
That’s right, Canada. You thought you were safe from me. But you are not. I have a passport! YOUR BORDER WILL NOT STOP ME. Uh, unless your border people go, “Dude, turn back, eh?” At which case I… Read More
Sparkly Zombies: A good idea? It’s a question one might ask of Lia Habel, whose novel Dearly, Departed features both romance and the dead. But as Habel explains in this Big Idea, there’s a fine line between creating… Read More
Two studies I find of some personal interest. The first, from the University of Michigan, notes that Gen-Xers (the generational cohort of which I am a part) is largely pretty damn happy, hardworking but balanced, and optimistic about… Read More
Over at the FilmCritic.com column this week, I make suggestions for science fiction film-based costumes, of which “Slave Leia” is not only not one, but is in fact specifically forbidden. Why would I do such a rash act,… Read More
The sun’s in there somewhere, trust me. Near the bottom. That yellow part. Yeah.
For those who were curious about the institution I had hoped to help last month with my Redshirts auction, here’s what the Bradford Public Library looks like (from the outside at least). It’s small but mighty, and also… Read More
After a small time out coinciding with my trip to Germany, The Big Idea is back, and to get us back into the swing of things, we’ve got an interesting one for you by my friend Lauren McLaughlin,… Read More
“I do not always sleep on luggage. But when I do, I sleep on Samsonite™.” He’s either saying that or “Dude, really? I totally have bed head and you’re taking a picture of me now? Not cool.” Sorry,… Read More