April 21st, 2009

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Peter David is evil -- and that's why we love him....

The twit who wrote the "tribute" sequel to Twilight, Russet Noon, is trying to defend her ignorance of copyright law and her theft of Stephenie Meyer's intellectual property with this claptrap about how we're all writing fanfic and every character in the world belongs to everyone.

Peter David, being a twisted soul, has a response:

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Peter goes on to explain the rules of the game, which you should all go read at Peter's original blog post.

I am, of course, participating. Can't wait to see how it turns out.....................
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Schott's Miscellany 20 April 2009

Marie & Pierre Curie isolated the radioactive element radium chloride (1902)


RED CROSS, CRESCENT, & CRYSTAL

On June 22, 2006, the 29th International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (ICRC) amended its statutes to incorporate the "Red Crystal" emblem and afford it the same status as the Red Cross and Red Crescent. The significance of this decision went beyond graphic design, since it allowed Israel to join the Red Cross movement (despite objections from some Muslim countries). Israel's equivalent to the Red Cross, the Magen David Adom, had previously had only "observer status," since its logo, a red Star of David, was not accepted under the Geneva Conventions.


HULLY GULLY--a dance not unlike the frug or the jerk
"Do the hully gully? In these shoes?"
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