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Week 868: I assumed the ratings would be far higher

Everyone is so concerned with being the Uber of pot that they aren’t perceiving who’s going to be Monsanto of pot. “A Russian tanker carrying natural gas has become the first merchant ship to sail across the Arctic without the … Continue reading

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Running The Numbers: 2011 in Books

What I read in 2011: Area 51 by Annie Jacobsen Geek Mafia by Rick Dakan Life by Keith Richards Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson Zero History by William Gibson Zombie Spaceship Wasteland by Patton … Continue reading

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The Odyssey Seekers: America’s Great Travelers

My sister’s new book, The Odyssey Seekers: America’s Great Travelers is now available as a Kindle edition on the Amazon store. Copy/pasting from the description: In the first half of the 20th century, America could boast of a number of … Continue reading

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Running The Numbers: 2009 in Books

What I read in 2009: The Architecture of Diplomacy: Building America’s Embassies by Jane C. Loeffler Bohemian Paris: Culture, Politics, and the Boundaries of Bourgeois Life, 1830-1930 by Jerrold Seigel The Call Of The Weird by Louis Theroux Empire Falls … Continue reading

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Sleep With The Fishes

Raymond Chandler in the 1970s. [via This Isn’t Happiness]

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Running The Numbers I: 2008 in Books

What I read in 2008: 1912: Wilson, Roosevelt, Taft and Debs — The Election that Changed the Country by James Chace An Eye at the Top of the World by Pete Takeda Flicker by Theodore Roszak I’ll Sleep When I’m … Continue reading

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A Bite of Stars, A Slug of Time, and Thou

Freaky Trigger is podcasting ResonanceFM’s A Bite of Stars, A Slug of Time, and Thou, an astoundingly great show on pulp and avant-garde science fiction short stories from 1935 to 1975. Recommended for anyone who’s annoyed at how SF is … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Robert Asprin

R.I.P. On May 22, 2008, Bob passed away quietly in his home in New Orleans, LA. He had been in good spirits and working on several new projects, and was set to be the Guest of Honor at a major … Continue reading

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The Enigma Of Arthur C. Clarke

I was five or six years old when I saw 2001 for the first time at a revival showing at the Orange Cinedome in 1971. It’s the first movie I remember seeing in a theater and thirty-seven years down the … Continue reading

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You light the candles and I’ll get the robes… Witches rule!

I suppose I should say something about the Harry Potter finale and the alteration to the Earth’s rotation that results from moving 15 million books around, but I’m a Potter agnostic. Got nothing against the series and honestly, I’m all … Continue reading

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