Monthly Archives: September 2008

Introducing The Canonical Bacon Page

Well, I’ve gone and done it: After two years of receiving countless e-mailed links related to bacon, each of these e-mail beginning with the line “I realize you’ve probably been sent this a thousand times already, but –” I’ve decided the time was right to offer a space here on Whatever devoted entirely to reader-submitted […]

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This Week’s List of Links That Don’t Need to Be Sent to Me Anymore

In no particular order: 1. Robert Heinlein’s form for fan mail 2. Bacon vodka 3. Bacon bourbon 4. Bacon candies of any sort 5. Anything detailing how Sarah Palin is crazy/unprepared/ignorant/going to be the death of us all 6. Anything detailing how John McCain is old/unprepared/a lying scumbag who will say anything to be president […]

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Fletch Mourns

Nuts. Gregory McDonald, the author of the many and various “Fletch” novels, has died. Not at all ashamed to say McDonald was a very large influence on me as an author, particularly in how he handled dialogue — he made his dialogue funny and punchy and an integral part of how his stories told themselves. […]

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Post-Apocalypses Are Fun!

This week over at AMC I’m looking at why post-apocalyptic films are such a staple of the science fiction genre — I mean, beyond “because Will Smith really needs to be threatened by virus-laden zombies.” Maybe he does, and maybe he doesn’t. But there’s more to it than that. As always I welcome your thoughts […]

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The Bishops Come Out (Against Prop 8)

This is a positive thing: California’s six most senior Episcopal bishops Wednesday unanimously declared their opposition to a constitutional amendment on the statewide November ballot that would ban same-sex marriage. The bishops argued that preserving the right of gays and lesbians to marry would enhance the “Christian values” of monogamy, love and commitment. “We believe […]

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