Monthly Archives: December 2012

2012 in Lists

For me, 2012 was a pretty good year. I’m still having quite a lot of fun at work, and I managed to buy a house. This is my annual list of other, well, accomplishments. As every year, the books come first. I read a cubic busload of ’em—or 39, depending on your counting preferences. Fifteen… Read more »

Seen Live: Dolf Jansen

As someone once said, writing about music is like dancing about architecture. Likewise, writing about comedy is like basejumping about politics. You can do it, but does it make a lot of sense? Well, perhaps it does, but I can’t for the life of me figure out what to say about Dolf Jansen’s Oudejaars 2012… Read more »

Seen Live: BLØF

For the second year, BLØF played their last full show of the year in the only true Dutch poptemple, Paradiso. I saw both shows, and both were pretty awesome. Guest musicians (this year, a trio of backing vocalists showed up), deep cuts, singles … these shows had it all. If they keep up this tradition,… Read more »

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First Lines: Eric

Eric is the Discworld’s only demonology hacker. Pity he’s not very good at it. All he wants is three wishes granted. Nothing fancy—to be immortal, rule the world, have the most beautiful woman in the world fall madly in love with him, the usual stuff. But instead of a tractable demon, he calls up Rincewind,… Read more »