Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Random Thoughts

Signs you are losing contact with reality...

Kaja has more on Mary Sue, including this neat essay on the phenom.

I love the cover to PS238 #12, seen here.

Neil Gaiman tells us about getting your name in a book. In a lot of different books. I'd personally like to get into Lemony Snicket. I can just see Sunny saying "Gjovaag".

English names for groups. A destruction of cats, huh? Via MetaFilter.

Idiot jumps from the upper deck during baseball game, apparently to see if the safety net could support him. D'oh!

The Lorax Revisited. Ooh, this one is GREAT. It reminds me a little of the stupidity surrounding so-called academic analysis of The Wizard of Oz. Via Wonkette, of all places.

The Guardian has a drawing by J.K.Rowling that she made for the first book. She's not a bad artist! Via The Leaky Cauldron.

Stuart Hughes tells us about a website where you can record your picture for the media to use if you get blown up by terrorists.

The Museum of Hoaxes talks about Tibetan Dragons.

Making men insecure about their masculinity leads to buying SUVs. Um. Ok.

Mark Evanier talks about Keith Olbermann's anti-smoking sermon, and lets us know where to watch it.

Who is dying for us?

The mother of a fallen soldier takes on Bill "Falafel" O'Reilly. And it wasn't even the mother who is a threat to national security.

Who should get demoted: An army general who, separated from his wife, has an affair with a civilian OR an army general who allows torture to happen under his command? Well, I'll give you a clue. The army has PROMOTED officers involved in torture.