February 23rd, 2009

chronic rift

The Chronic Rift Episode 10 featuring mabfan!

The tenth episode of The Chronic Rift podcast is up and running! While I was unavailable to cohost this one, busy as I've been with Spectres (as was Judy Furnari, jafinnola), this episode has my interview with Michael A. Burstein (mabfan), who discusses his new collection I Remember the Future, as well as my review of The Dollhouse. In addition, Andrea K. Lipinski talks about the Razzies and provides a list of teen vampire novels that aren't Twilight; Derrick Ferguson (dferguson) reviews Gran Torino; David Alexander rants about comic book "events"; and John S. Drew (drewshi) and Orenthal V. Hawkins (popfiend) discuss the Knight Rider reboot despite Andrea's best efforts to get them to stop.

Check it out, either on iTunes, at podOmatic, or at the Rift web site. You'll be glad you did...
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    "Downtown Train" by Tom Waits

Schott's Miscellany 22 February 2009

Washington's Birthday


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (the Mormons) was founded in1830 by Joseph Smith, who is believed by Mormons to have been chosen by God as a prophet. In 1844, Smith was killed in jail by a mob while facing charges of conspiracy. Since then, teh church has been led by the following prophets:

Brigham Young: 1847-77
John Taylor: 1880-87
Wilford Woodruff: 1887-98
Lorenzo Snow: 1898-1901
Joseph F. Smith: 1901-18
Heber J. Grant: 1918-45
George Albert Smith: 1945-51
David O. McKay: 1951-70
Joseph Fielding Smith: 1970-72
Harold B. Lee: 1972-73
Spencer W. Kimball: 1973-85
Ezra Taft Benson: 1985-94
Howard W. Hunter: 1994-95
Gordon B. Hinckley: 1995-2008
Thomas S. Monsan: 2008-

I bet your father spent the first year of your life throwing rocks at the stork.
Groucho Marx (1890-1977)
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    "Oh Mom" by Arlo Guthrie
nova, spectres


Did some chapter rearranging, so what would've been Chapter 11 is now Chapter 13. And it's done.

On to fourteen...................................................
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    still "Oh Mom"

buy my books!

Back in this post I let it be known that I was making my books available for sale via mail order. I still am, mind you, and please do peruse that list and see if there's anything you wish to purchase (you get a free autograph and, if you're shipping to the U.S., free shipping as well). The books are all cover price or less.

The folks who've ordered so far all had their packages shipped on Friday, and at least one of the U.S. recipients has received hers.

Go! Buy!
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    "Last Man at the Party" by Jethro Tull