Friday, September 21, 2007

Friday Afternoon Linkdump

Comic Book Urban Legends Revealed #121.

ARRRRGGGGGHHHH!!!!! Abadazad has been canceled AGAIN. And while book three is available, it's not going to be released in the United States! ARRRRGGGGGHHH!!! Via CR.

Colleen tells us how NOT to get a job in comics.

The comics blogosphere has been buzzing about the story of a teacher assigning a lewd comic to a student. The book turned out to be Eightball #22, which is generally not considered lewd. I haven't read it, so I can't weigh in.

Stephen Fry has a blog. His one entry there is very very very long. And it's signed. I'm scared.

Some phone numbers on the national Do Not Call list will expire soon, so make sure your numbers are re-upped at You can verify your phone numbers are on the list at the website (mine are good until 2011), or add a phone number to the list. I have gotten VERY few unwanted calls since I put our numbers on the list.

Heavily monitored areas in London are NOT seeing a reduction in crime. Apparently Big Brother is pretty much ineffectual.

A hole in the ocean could be used as a battery.

The definitive truth of what happened in the Betty and Barney Hill Alien Abduction case.


Stephen Colbert on the Simpsons (YouTube).

Animated Savage Chickens.

Was the Peruvian Meteorite actually a missile? Unlikely, but make sure to eliminate all the possibilities.

Hey, "Whatever happened to...?"

Gems from the NYT Archives. Cool!

I sometimes hate Ken Jennings... Hakuna Matata, moonlight sonata, balloona madonna, screaming headache... ah... answers here.

Ah, aluminum is getting more valuable: Metal thieves steal parts of convention centre roof before installation. Can we say, "oops?"

Ah, just in time for Banned Books Week (Sep 29 - Oct 6): The Chocolate War causes an outcry. I admit, I didn't much like that book. But then, most of Cormier's works disturbed me deeply... at least I read them to make sure.

Cory Doctorow on Free Data Sharing and Information Technology.