Monthly Archives: November 2003

Semi-Hiatus

Head’s up for everyone: I expect December to be positively packed with projects that I need to shove out the door in order to assure I and my family don’t spend 2004 eating nothing but Top Ramen and whatever I can scrounge out of the dumpster behind Patty’s IGA grocery store here in town. And […]

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Thankful and Something Funny

I’ll be taking a break from the Whatever until Monday — I plan to eat myself into a coma on Thanksgiving (although I imagine I’ll be popping up in the comments for the previous entry). But before I do, two quick things. If you ask me what I’m thankful for this Thanksgiving, in addition to […]

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Fun with the GMH

One of the things that really chaps my ass about the people who oppose gay marriage is that so many of them seem to believe that allowing guys to marry guys or gals to marry gals will tumble the entire nation into a festering cesspool of carnal inequity, in which everyone suddenly turns into lustful […]

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Redundant

Law & Order channel mulled And this is different from TNT exactly how?

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The Burning of MP3.com

One of my readers is asking about my thoughts on the eventual extinction of the MP3.com musical archives, and since I love it when people ask me to opine about subjects because it saves me from having to think up of subjects to opine about, allow me to indeed hold forth on this subject. First, […]

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That Was Interesting

I was just contacted by Parade magazine (you know, the one that comes inside your Sunday Paper) for its annual How Much People Make feature. Apparently they were looking for someone to represent how much a blogger could make working fulltime in that capacity. I told the reporter that I suspected I probably wasn’t a […]

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Intermittent

My service provider seems to be having a few power management issues today, so this site’s availability may flicker during the day. Just a head’s up. Quite obviously, if you can read this, the power is ON.

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James At It Again

As many of you know, I get a lot of crap about the fact that I’m happy to note that Ted Rall is my friend and that I will on occasion note he’s roiled the masses with his typically strident leftyness. What you probably don’t know is that I get an equal (and somewhat opposite) […]

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A Scalzi Christmas Teaser

First off: Thanks! I was hoping for $500 by Thanksgiving for my Writing for Literacy donation drive, and I’m very pleased to say that we’ve blasted right past that: As of 4:11 pm on Saturday, I’m at $606.49. So we’re chugging along quite nicely. That amount, incidentally, doesn’t count the amount that’s apparently been contributed […]

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Meanwhile, In An Alternate Universe…

I don’t know how many of you read the Whatever and then forget to drop by By the Way, but if you don’t go over there, you miss me doing bite-size commentary on various things such as (in the last couple of days): Deep frying turkeys, the recent Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees, […]

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Remember the Literacy Drive

I’ve collected just a few cents short of $460 for my A Scalzi Christmas Literacy Drive, and I think it would be simply groovy if I cracked $500 by Thanksgiving. So tell everyone you know about it. Remember: In exchange for a suggested $3 donation, I will provide you the password for a Web site […]

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What Online Music Means

glenn mcdonald has a cogent if typically long meditation on iTunes this week at The War Against Silence, which I encourage you to read. He touches on several topics including the long-term repercussions of selling music online, both for Apple and the world in general, and suspects it will change the way things get done […]

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My New Favorite Picture of Me and Athena

Yeah, this is pretty much us in a nutshell. Hey, Patrick, if you’re reading this — can I have this as my author photo for the book? Huh? Can I? Huh? Huh?

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Leftover Turkey

Being that we’re coming up on Thanksgiving and all, allow me once more to exhume the body of The Mad Turkey for your delectation. For those of you new to Scalzi.com, back when I worked for AOL full-time, I wrote the “Mad Turkey” entries for AOL’s Thanksgiving area, in which I assumed the guise of […]

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More Interviews

I’m all over the radio this week for Book of the Dumb. Here’s where you can find me. Links where applicable: Wednesday, November 19, 2:30 PM EST WAAM-AM Ann Arbor, MI TO BE RESCHEDULED. What can I tell you. It happens. Thursday, November 20, 5:20 PM EST KFTK-FM 91.1 St. Louis, MO Friday, November 21 […]

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Two Things

As I’m writing this, news of the Massachusetts Supreme Court ruling the ban on gay marriage to be unconstitutional makes me think two things: 1. Good for them. 2. If Massachusetts ultimately allows gays and lesbians to marry, Democrats have about as much chance of winning ’04 as I do. What’s interesting is that the […]

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Book is Out — and Cheap!

I think it’s safe to say Book of the Dumb is officially out there on the streets now, so it’s time to start agitating for your own copy in your local bookstore. However, if you like you can buy it directly from the publisher for a pretty wacky low price: $7.77, which is steeply off […]

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Ted At it Again, Again

My pal Ted Rall has got ’em howling for his head again with this column in which writes from the perspective of one of the Iraqi insurgents recruiting new members. Instapundit calls him “loathsome” while Andrew Sullivan expresses the belief that Ted actually wants our troops attacked and killed. I personally strongly doubt that. There’s […]

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Scalzi Christmas Update II

The “A Scalzi Christmas Literacy Drive” tally: here’s where it stands as of 11:26am 11/13/03: $437.51. Again, not bad at all. If you’re new and wondering what the heck I’m taking about and why people are throwing money at me, here’s the scoop. Everyone else, don’t worry, I’ll be doing a real entry update in […]

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Yargh!

Swamped. DVD reviews. Newsletter. Novel (must. Finish. Chapter). Intend to update later today. No promises. However, this is a good time to remind people that when I’m slacking off here, I’m almost certainly writing about something or other over at By The Way. I am contractually obligated to make five entries a day over there, […]

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