Daily Archives: November 10, 2008

Ill Advised Beard Styles, One of Several

I am occasionally asked: “Hey, Scalzi, why don’t you rock the beard like C. Everett Koop?” And this is why: Basically because it makes me look like I just got out of Amish prison. That is, if they had prisons. Which I’m fairly sure they don’t. But if they did, this is what it would […]

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Okay, Now Things Are Officially Getting Silly

Seen on CNN.com just a couple of minutes ago: So, Obama getting on a plane to fly somewhere constitutes actual news now? Really? Doesn’t the actual news value of his trip begin once he lands and goes to the White House? Because, speaking as a former newspaperman, that’s where I would personally start my coverage. […]

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Want Want Want Want

Occasionally I vent on these pages about the things I want in this life but don’t have — generally physical things, mind you, not existential things, like happiness. I’m pretty happy. I just don’t have some things. Here’s the latest edition of things I want: 1. I want one of those teeny netbook computers. Because […]

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That Was the Day We Found Joey “Chew Toy” Pirelli Lying Face Down in the Snow

Dear Nature: Thank you for your submission, “A Light Dusting of Snow on John Scalzi’s Patio, November 10, 2008.” Unfortunately, we feel that it does not suit our needs at this time. We encourage you to submit something similar perhaps six weeks in the future. At the moment, however, we feel it is inappropriate for […]

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