December 15th, 2007

wombat

we got the power, we got the music

No mail run to Chantilly today; P is busy with other matters and since shooting has been rescheduled for tomorrow accordingly, there doesn't seem much point to running out there today. Besides, I still have a bunch of crap in my lungs, so staying home with my feet up sounds like a wiser choice anyway.

Saw this earlier in the week but couldn't fully appreciate it until I got Cowzilla's sound working again: Tom Wolfe speaks at Duke. Some very good tips for aspiring writers in here, even if one plans on writing SF or fantasy. (Ed Driscoll)

Ed also has an interesting essay in which he traces the radical decline in moviegoing to Jack Valenti's scrapping of the Production Code, and links to a WaPo review of a book on Joseph Breen and the Production Code Administration.

But wait! There's more! How about this steampunk LCD display? It's the kind of thing your great-grandma's Differential Engine might have sported! :)
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Is there anybody in the GOP he hasn't pissed off yet?

I was no big fan of Governor Huckabee (RINO-Ark) to start with, but this, following on the heels of his bigoted slam on Mormons, pretty much ruled out any possibility that I was going to vote for him. We've already had one Man from Hope compassionate conservative, and that's enough for me lifetime. Looks like it's down to Fred or Rudy, and it's not even January yet.