Monthly Archives: July 2010

Meat Loaf in Slagharen

Because some people got the crazy idea that I’m some kind of computer whizkid, people sometimes ask me if I can do something for them. Truth be told, as long as those damn things just work I can usually persuade them to do my bidding, but when they don’t, well, damn them straight to damnation…. Read more »

First Lines: The River that Flows Uphill

A couple of years ago I struggled through Umberto Eco’s Foucault’s Pendulum. Well, when I say struggled, I mean that it took me three months and that I didn’t enjoy the experience. And when I say that I didn’t enjoy the experience, I mean that in the end I fucking hated the fucking book. Since… Read more »

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First Lines: Blockade Billy

Blockade Billy, Stephen King’s latest novella, is the story of William Blakely, the greatest Major League baseball player ever to be completely erased from the game’s history. It’s not a particularly special story, but it’s entertaining enough to keep you busy for an hour or two. In the edition I’ve read, the ‘chilling’ bonus story… Read more »

Done Camping

While I’m still not very much of a camping enthusiast—quite the opposite, actually—that wasn’t too bad, I guess.

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