Monday, November 26, 2007

Joss Whedon on the Writer's Strike

I'm home sick today, and came Joss's across the comments via Chet at The Vanity Press.

It's a good read.

My favorite quote:

"We’re talking about story-telling, the most basic human need. Food? That’s an animal need. Shelter? That’s a luxury item that leads to social grouping, which leads directly to fancy scarves. But human awareness is all about story-telling."
People forget that writing is a craft and a trade, and that people need to be properly paid for their work.

Support the writers. They need all the help they can get.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Geek Link!

Quick lunch time blogging, especially for a certain friend of mine who shall remain nameless until she writes in to yell at me.

It's a giant, prehistoric bug!

(image from the BBC)

Hey, at least it wasn't a spider.

Heh, heh.

I am in such trouble.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Just call me Wylie Coyote

cash advance

I knew there was a reason I was picked on in school! It's because I was a genius! And the other kids felt threatened by my massive intellect!

It has nothing to do with the fact that I was an overweight, glasses-wearing geek who spent all his time with a nose in a book and looked down at the stupidity of all those around him!

Nothing I tell you!

...All right, it had a lot to do with that, but I can dream, can't I?

Thursday, November 15, 2007

The Coolest Little Girl in the World

One more quick note before I'm back to work:

H/T to A Creative Revolution

This girl started Little Women for Little Women in Afghanistan and is raising money for female teachers so girls can go to school.

I hope her parents are very proud of her. I am.

Keep up the good work, Alaina.

Geek Link!

A comet blew up and is now the biggest thing in our solar system.

Check it out!

(check their Nov. 15 archive if viewing after today)

Also on the same page, some cool satellite photography of earth.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007


Quick lunchtime blog:

The Fall of Fred Phelps?

Good. Fred Phelps and his group are lower than a snake's belly in a wagon rut at the bottom of the grand canyon (sorry, came over all prairie there for a second). I hope this ends their activities for good.

I doubt it, but I can hope.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Geek Link!

Still working madly, if sporadically on the website. How can you tell you're dating a novelist? He neverr finishes anything on tiime!

Anyhow, I saw this story and thought I'd share. It's about dinosaurs!

Dinosaurs Killed by Indian Volcanoes, not meteor: paleontologists

Of course, if one thinks about it, a giant meteor slamming into the planet could cause enough plate shift to result in the massive volcanic activity.

It doesn't have to be one or the other...

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