Daily Archives: April 21, 2009

Space is Cool

Damn, this is an excellent picture from the Cassini Saturn mission: Saturn’s rings, the small moon of Epimetheus, and hydrocarbon-laden Titan, fuzzy in the background. Gorgeous. There’s more where that came from here. I’d go look at them if I were you.

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Mmmm… (Power) Pop

It’s like a power pop math puzzle: Fountains of Waynes’ Adam Schlesinger + Smashing Pumpkins’ James Iha + Cheap Trick’s Bun E. Carlos + Hanson’s Taylor Hanson = ????? Here’s the answer: It’s a good answer. Here’s a Newsweek article on the band.

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Cat and Zoe

Cleverly addressing two constituencies at once, here’s a picture of Ghlaghghee and a picture of the mass market paperback edition of Zoe’s Tale, a contractually mandated box of which just showed up at my door a week ahead of its official April 28th release date. Both are quite lovely in their way. The PB edition […]

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The Big Idea: Michael Z. Williamson

Authors, the next time you whine and moan about your difficulties writing at home (or in a coffee shop or whatever), spare a thought for Michael Z. Williamson, whose latest book Contact With Chaos got done not in the comfort his home office or his local Starbucks, but while he was deployed in a war […]

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Teabaggers and Puppetmasters

An e-mail today, which I suspect is tongue-in-cheek, but which actually is worth making a point about: Why do the teabaggers and their puppetmasters hate America so much? Well, in terms of the teabaggers, of course, they don’t hate America. They love America, and no, I’m not being arch and sarcastic. They do. Deal with […]

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