Saturday, January 28, 2006

Random Thoughts

Newsarama has an eight page preview of Truth, Justin and the American Way. I still don't like the art much, but it's much better "in action" than just as a bunch of pin-ups. Maybe it'll grow on me.

Aaron Williams has good links as usual. Check out his latest entry.

Paul Cornell writes a great entry about his father. As many of you know, Paul is the writer of the Doctor Who episode "Father's Day". Now I want to get that scriptbook.

Jim Baen is attempting to change the way Science Fiction is done again, with Jim Baen's Universe, a new on-line science fiction magazine devoted to short stories by both well-known authors and new authors. As Jim points out, the cost of paper has made publishing short stories a tough job... but now that there are alternatives, maybe it's time to move into a new century.

Anyone up for a road trip?

The Colbert Report compares domestic spying to Superman getting permission from Aquaman to take down Lex Luthor. Note: The Superman metaphor starts about halfway through the clip and goes to the end.

Senator Stevens' iPod may change the future of the broadcast flag proposal. Heh. Amazing that one of the oldest and most conservative senators may be the key to defeating corporations' power grab.

Reason Hit & Run links to videos from bait cars at, a Canadian site devoted to videos from bait cars.

How it Should have ended takes popular movies and gives them better endings.

The tide is turning? A Canadian music-management company is defending a 15 year old filesharer from the RIAA. Best quote: "Litigation is not 'artist development.' Litigation is a deterrent to creativity and passion and it is hurting the business I love," insists McBride. "The current actions of the RIAA are not in my artists' best interests."