…actually, there’s no reason why you should be interested in that. But in the process I ran across Cracked.com’s Zombies topic page, and it’s pretty tasty, in a braaaaaaaaaiinnnnnnns sort of way. A little graphic in places, not least of which is the video where a zombie takes on a shark with martial arts moves.
A lot of people love to hate this particular author – and, given his remarkable lack of suffer-fools-gladly, even by the standards of a genre where it’s practically a prerequisite for writing in it, it’s not entirely surprising – but it still remains true that Stirling’s a crackerjack writer. For this one, I’m just going to toss out a few authors & topics: if you’re already interested in any of them, check out the book associated with it.
…examples found here and here is how accessible the concept is to people like myself: i.e., one step above pig-ignorant about philosophy. Dresden Codak in general is like that; it’d be one of my favorite webcomics if he’d just buckle down and get to work on it on a regular basis.
Hey, Schlock Mercenary demonstrates that you can combine quality with professional-level reliability…
(Via Hot Air Headlines) I mean, it’s not like I can’t see Ron Rosenbaum’s basic point – although I don’t think that, for example, Bruce Springsteen’s lost his contempt, merely redirected it. Springsteen always wanted to be the next Woody Guthrie, singing the songs of the people and showing how the system keeps folks like him down. The fact that the system instead decided to give him large amounts of money, fame, and influence instead pretty much wrecked Springsteen as an artist until he could flee into the welcoming embrace of traditional celebrity leftist activism. Seriously. The reception given to Born in the USA must have freaked him out, particularly when Reagan cheerfully stole the iconography and completely subverted it.
Anyway, Billy Joel. I can understand the entire “unearned contempt” argument (not sure if I buy it, but I can see it), and as somebody from New Jersey I can certainly grok the entire Burden Of Being The Place Where Billy Joel Comes From (it’s hard to explain; suffice it to say that both Joel and Springsteen have a complex relationship with the region). That being said, I wonder what triggered this? Did Joel get arrested again?
I haven’t really been all that interested in tracking the saga of Natalie Dylan and her ridiculously overpriced / underpriced virginity: I’m not in the market for what she’s trying to peddle, and I kind of doubt that I would be, even if I wasn’t married and had a kid. Still, this visual comparison from The Tiger in DC amused, because I can see the resemblance, too. It’s something about the eyes – which, by the way, is yet another proof that your mom was right about a lot of things. Your face will freeze that way if you’re not careful.
I sometimes think that kids today are unconsciously working under the assumption that they live in the world of Logan’s Run.
Crossposted at RedState.
And that’s pretty much the point of this post: I just felt like pointing out that if you played Googlebombing games with Bush’s name, congratulations: you’ve helped ensure that the Obama administration has more, fairly tedious work to do.
Scientists have come a bit closer to achieving the “Star Trek” feat of teleportation. No one is galaxy-hopping, or even beaming people around, but for the first time, information has been teleported between two separate atoms across a distance of a meter – about a yard.
This is a significant milestone in a field known as quantum information processing, said Christopher Monroe of the Joint Quantum Institute at the University of Maryland, who led the effort.