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Marginalia and dicta

  • I think that, by definition, this takes you beyond being a jackass. (Via Boing Boing, whose headline is a classic.)
  • Wired magazine gives us its top 20 SF films. While I think it admirable they apply set standards, the fact Gatacca can beat out The Matrix, 2001: A Space Odyssey and A Clockwork Orange shows that when it comes to the arts, it truly is in the eye of the beholder. (Via SF Signal.)
  • Speaking of best of, you know how Christmas starts in the stores well before Halloween now? Well, it looks like the same is true of “books/CDs/movies of the year.” SF Signal points out that Publishers Weekly has already posted its “Best Books of the Year.”
  • And reinforcing my status as an “illiterati,” I’ve read one of PW’s fiction selections and none of the SF and nonfiction picks.
  • Kafka on the Shore won Best Novel at the 2006 Fantasy Awards. (Via SFBC Blog.)
  • Kottke.org gets the award for best single political blog line this week: “It’s like happy happy joy joy day in liberal land today [Wednesday]….first the election stuff and now Rumsfeld is ‘resigning’.”
  • And the award for the best two lines may have to go to SD blogger Doug Wiken, who asks: “Do Democrats have a Plan? Or are they the dog that caught the car?”

  • God made us number one cause he loves us the best
    Well maybe he should go bless someone else for a while, give us a rest

    “All U Can Eat,” Ben Folds, Supersunnyspeedgraphic – The LP

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