Monthly Archives: March 2010

First Lines: Don’t Panic

In 1988 a book by Neil Gaiman called Don’t Panic: The Official Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Companion was released. I didn’t quite read that book. In 1993, a second revised edition with additional material by David K. Dickson was released. I didn’t quite read that book either. In 2002, M.J. Simpson added three chapters… Read more »

In Case You Wondered

Indeed, I got nothing to say. Sure, I could write a bit about the sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. But what’s the point? Everybody knows it’s wrong, and that the perpetrators should be brought to justice, as well as those higher up in the ecclesiastical hierarchy if they knew about it and did nothing… Read more »

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First Lines: Good Omens

According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, that nice* and accurate tome of prophecies by the witch Agnes Nutter, Armageddon is nigh. As it turns out, Armageddon is taking place on a Saturday. In fact, next Saturday, just after tea. There’s just one catch: somehow someone seems to have misplaced The… Read more »

Quote van de Dag

Gisteren hoorde ik mezelf opeens, spontaan en totaal onverwacht een prachtige (zij het niet bijster originele) tegeltjesspreuk formuleren: Een dag niet geklaagd is een dag niet geleefd. Gezien ik al langer met de gedachte rondloop dat Oudhollandsch klagen over alles waar maar over te klagen valt—inclusief mijn persoonlijke favoriet, klagen over het feit dat je… Read more »