Monthly Archives: November 2015

First Lines: Unidentified Funny Objects

Quite some time ago, I backed a Kickstarter for Unidentified Funny Objects (edited by Alex Shvartsman), a collection of hilarious science fiction and fantasy stories, because such anthologies did not yet exist. Later, I backed the sequel and part three as well. As I didn’t get ‘round to reading them, I skipped the fourth volume…. Read more »

Quote of the Day: Douglas Adams on Win95

While going over some really old files, I came across this Douglas Adams quote, pulled from his thoughts about Windows 95: The idea that Bill Gates has appeared like a knight in shining armour to lead all customers out of a mire of technological chaos neatly ignores the fact that it was he who, by… Read more »

First Lines: Stranger Things Happen

Kelly Link’s Stranger Things Happen is her debut collection of short stories, and the second one I read. And I think I liked the other one better, because–wait for it–stranger things happened. Not that this one doesn’t have its qualities. Far from it. It’s just … well, I don’t really know just what it is,… Read more »

It’s That Simple

This morning, this instructional video was brought to my attention. It needs no further comment.

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We’ll Never Be as Young as We Are Right Now (XII)

I don’t believe in no boogie man I don’t believe in no pie in the sky You can wish upon a star until the stars are gone That doesn’t mean it’s really so There’s no such thing as a Santa Claus There’s no such thing as getting money for nothing No yellow brick road is… Read more »