Daily Archives: November 6, 2008

A Very Random Nomination

The Dallas Morning News thinks I might be a good choice for Chief Technology Officer in the Obama administration. This makes me giggle on many levels, and I rather very strongly suspect I will not actually be a finalist. On the other hand, I wouldn’t mind being asked. It would be an excellent excuse to […]

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Today’s Header

Is a Wordle derived from yesterday’s front page for this site. This guy did it. I thought it would make a nice picture. Maybe I’ll start using Wordles from now on when I’m stuck for pictures for the header. If nothing else, it would keep me from having to think too hard about it.

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What Obama Can Learn from Science Fictional Presidents

Here we see Donald Pleasance, the president of Escape From New York, on the phone. To Obama! Giving him advice! Mainly, “skip Manhattan.” In my column this week at AMC, he and other presidents offer cogent advice and ideas to our upcoming 44th president on matters involving aliens, earth-bound comets and, of course, General Zod. […]

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The Big Idea: Benjamin Parzybok

Now that the election is over, it’s time to turn to really important things: Like books about couches and maybe saving the world. And you ask: does such a book truly exist? And I say, why, yes, it does, since Couch, by Ben Parzybok, has hit the shelves this very week. This quirky and delightful […]

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