Friday, March 02, 2007

Another Linkdump

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Emerald City Comicon has updated: "actress Margot Kidder (that's right, Lois Lane from the original four Christopher Reeve Superman movies) will be making an appearance SATURDAY ONLY." I just got my tickets for the con.

TangognaT is giving away Manga. Go enter!

Have you seen This Strip? Peanuts Sunday Strip needs to be found in better quality.

Comic Book Urban Legends Revealed #92. Again, when's the book coming out?

More from NYCC, including this intriguing and distressingly familiar quote from another Laura:

We almost end up in the manga section, and that makes me sad, because I’m a female comics fan that isn’t really into manga, and I wish there were more of me. Unfortunately, people like me exist despite the entrenched comics industry as it exists, not because of it.
I enjoy Manga, now, but it's true that I like superhero books as well. And I wish there were more of me, and more superhero books that I really enjoyed.

FilkerTom wishes happy birthday to Dr. Suess.

The BBC has two YouTube channels, including stuff from Doctor Who: David Tennant's Video Diary and Freema Agyeman's Video Diary. Check out the BBC Channel and the BBC Worldwide Channel.

Cavemen Sitcom. Sounds like a really bad idea to me. The commercials are just barely tolerable as it is.

Blogging about blogging is a sin: 34 Reasons Why Readers Unsubscribe From Your Blog. Reason #1 is why I limit myself to 3 posts a day. Reason #2 is why I try to post at least once a day. And reason #3 annoys the heck out of me.

Headline of the Day: "Swiss Accidentally Invade Liechtenstein."

Here's a newspaper correction for you: Emus, not ostriches, victims of dogs in SeaTac. There's a reason I believe very firmly in leash laws for dogs.

Misbehaving Pituitaries on DI.

The Bad Astronomer is in love with Saturn. At least it isn't Uranus.

Star Wars Steampunk with pictures. Ooooooo.

Net Neutrality and DRM.

Lefty Brown links to an interesting article about Huey Lewis and the News.

Heh heh heh: Oh, Leif! Why do you taunt us so?

If you haven't read this letter on Neil Gaiman's website about what librarians have to go through, then go read it now.

And on that topic: Hot Library Smut. Via Garrett.

And, speaking of smut, Boing Boing continues to cover the horrible case of Julie and the pop-up porn.

War on drugs continues to be stupid.

The Sandbox: The Little Things.

Attention LINUX geeks: does anyone have any really good instructions on installing LINUX to dual-boot on a machine that already has Windows XP installed? I'd rather not mess up my existing XP too much, but I'd really like to give LINUX a real try instead of just running the live boot CD.