June 8th, 2009


Potato(e) Moon continues...

The ongoing multiauthor serial parody of Twilight and it's copyright-challenged sequel "Russet Moon" continues on Peter David's web site -- in fact, it's broken 50 installments!

Brett should get some kind of award for his title.

Here's a guide to the whole mishegoss....
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    "Back to Memphis" by The Band

Schott's Miscellany 7 June 2009

Prince announced he was changing his name to an unpronounceable, androgynous symbol (1993)


In autumn before rain some flies bite, and others become very troublesome, and gnats are more apt to sting.

When flocks of wild geese are observed flying in a westward or southern direction in autumn, it indicates a hard winter.

The floating of gossamer, and its alighting on the rigging of ships, foretells fine weather.

The appearance of beetles flying about of an evening in summer, indicates that the next day will be fair.

Before rain dogs are apt to grow very sleepy and dull, and to lay all day before the fire.

Before rain moles throw up the earth more than usual.

When spiders are seen crawling on the walls more than usual, rain will probably ensue.

When the trees and hedges are very full of berries, it indicates a hard winter.

From The Every-Day Book, 1825-26 by William Hone

It must be a peace without victory...only a peace between equals can last
Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924)
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    "Dirty Laundry" by the Eagles
ghost academy

finished again (sort of)!

I've finished the revision of Chapter 5 of StarCraft: Ghost Academy Volume 1, finally. It's off with TokyoPop and Blizzard. There will likely be more revisions of this and Chapter 4, but they should be the nit-picky stuff. The global stuff seems to be okay on them. I am well pleased.
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    "The Waking Edge" by Jethro Tull

caption this finals!

Back in this post I posted this picture, and asked you to caption it. Several people entered, and I have chosen the following five as the finalists. I leave it to you, the people, to vote.

Voting will remain open until midnight Eastern time on Friday 12 June 2009. The winner will receive a prize.

Poll #1413167 caption this!!!!

Which caption is funniest?

celticboy: "I'm NEVER driving with Keith again, he was about THIS far from the truck before he swerved"
xenaclone: "Are you talking to the invisible man again?" "Talking! We're totally making out!!"
bill_leisner: "Really, optimal ball-kicking distance is right here. That way, you get the full benefit of wearing pointy-toed shoes."
daytonward: "So I've got the little bastard by the back of his neck, right? And he's still giving me lip, so that's when I told him..." * see rest of entry below
slipjig: "Huh. Y'know, I don't remember George Lucas at the bar at all, but that's definitely his phone number. D'you think the Sharpie will wash off?"

* the rest of daytonward's entry: "'Look, dickbag: I don't know what you heard or who you heard it from, but Gandalf was not a rip-off of Obi-Wan Kenobi, so go play Sit 'n Spin with your lightsaber and let the grown-ups talk, all right?' Fuckin' DeCandido."

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So vote!
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    "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" by the Mint Juleps & Ladysmith Black Mambazo