Daily Archives: May 1, 2008

Today’s Public Service Announcement

Why Jay Lake wants you to have something put up your ass.

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A Historic Moment, Of A Sort

More people disapprove of George Bush today than disapproved of Richard Nixon when he resigned from the presidency: A CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey released Thursday indicates that 71 percent of the American public disapprove of how Bush is handling his job as president. “No president has ever had a higher disapproval rating in any CNN […]

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MRK’s Site Down

I figure there’s a fair amount of overlap between the people who read Whatever and those who read Mary Robinette Kowal’s blog, so I’m passing along this note from her, regarding her site: Around noon today, someone decided that it would be fun to hack my website.  They’ve installed some code that is taking down […]

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The Once and Future Self-Publisher

A question from e-mail: You originally published Old Man’s War and Agent to the Stars on your Web site, and you just recently put up a short story as shareware. Do you think you’ll publish another novel this way? Well, in the short term, definitely not. I have two more novels under contract to Tor […]

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Whateveresque Registration Open Until 10pm

For those of you wanting to join in with the fun over at Whateveresque, the Whatever reader forum, registration is now open through 10 pm Eastern time. Hurry, hurry, like quick little bunnies. As always, help an administrator out in approving your membership request by choosing a member name that is recognizably NOT a spambot […]

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Coming Home, One Last Time

The Things That Carried Him I read this Esquire piece, about a fallen soldier’s final homecoming, last month when I got the magazine. They’ve posted it online now. You should read it.

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This Is What I Get For Inflicting “Xanadu” On You

I was 1,600 short of a million unique visitors for April (okay, 1,619, Mr. Literal Pants). And interestingly, visitorship yesterday was down about 1,550 from the day before. Coincidence? Or pathological aversion to Olivia Newton John? You decide. And while you’re deciding: Okay, seriously, that’s the last time OLJ will show up here. No, really. […]

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I Remembered This Year

Ladies and Gentlemen, “First of May” by Jonathan Coulton. You might not want to play that if you’re at work and/or prefer not to hear the F-bomb sung repeatedly in a Kenny Loggins sort of way. But if you’re not and if you do, aye, there’s springtime goodness to be had here. Happy May!

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