Accumulated marginalia and miscellany

  • SF author David Louis Edelman gives us 20 ways science fiction and fantasy are like Mozilla Firefox.
  • The Space Program Archive is a new project continaing more than 50,000 historical newspaper pages about space programs and space exploration.
  • The A.V. Club gives us classic movies it’s okay to hate. With the exception of A Clockwork Orange and The Exorcist, I agree with each of the selections.
  • It’s been making the rounds in legal circles but I think it’s worth sharing. Earlier this month a federal judge in Orlando came up with a innovative way to resolve a dispute over where a deposition would be held. He entered an order for the attorneys to meet at a neutral site. There, “counsel shall engage in one (1) game of ‘rock, paper, scissors.’ The winner of this engagement shall be entitled to select the location for the … deposition[.]” No word on whether the attorneys objected because it wasn’t two out of three.
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education looks at a recent conference of the “9/11 truth movement.” (Via Arts & Letters Daily).
  • You only have until the end of June to take advantage of the book sale being offered by The Center for Book Culture. You can get 100 books for $500. In addition to poetry, nonfiction and academic works, there is literature from around the world. (Via The Olive Reader.)
  • As a follow up to the post earlier this week about Chad LaRose, he was also the subject of a feature column in this week’s (June 20) edition of The Hockey News. The issue before, THN did a short Q&A with LaRose in its regular “2 Minutes in the Box” feature.

    For some of us, books are intrinsic to our sense of personal identity.

    The End of Authorship,” John Updike
    New York Times Book Review, June 25, 2006

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