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The wacko reading interests surface again

I know I’ve posted on this before, but over the last couple days I once again began to wonder just how bizarre my reading habits might be. What brought this on is the last several books I’ve read.

In the last five books, I’ve gone from a Hugo-nominated SF novel (Eifelheim) to The End of […]

Unread books meme

It’s sometimes good to see you aren’t alone in the number of books in your house that you just haven’t gotten around to yet. This meme started this week as is based on the top 100 (105 counting ties) books carrying an “unread” tag by LibraryThing users who use such a tag. The list is […]

Sunday marginalia

JR brought my attention to a NYT article on the uproar over the difficulty fans have getting tickets to concerts and other events. Of course, it certainly doesn’t help if Ticketmaster is correct in alleging one software company developed a program that means ticket brokers are “bombarding Ticketmaster’s Web site with millions of automated […]

Socialists and liberals progressives, oh my

For a guy who claimed Monday he was too busy to blog, Todd Epp had a couple excellent posts this week dealing with political labels.

One is a nice post on the Socialist Club at Roosevelt High School. I was thinking about doing something on it because my youngest daughter is a junior at Roosevelt. […]

Free Burma

Please use your liberty to promote ours.

Aung San Suu Kyi, International Herald Tribune, Feb. 4, 1997

Dystopian movies — and acknowledging reality

In light of my recent post about modern life and dystopias, the Dystopian Movie meme I found at SFSignal seemed timely. The rule is simply to put in bold the movies you’ve seen from the following list of top 50 dystopian movies.

Metropolis (1927) A Clockwork Orange (1971) Brazil (1985) Wings of Desire (1987) Blade […]