Daily Archives: September 19, 2010

Sony Reader Pocket: “A Porche”

“It’s sort of like having a Porsche in your pocket,” so says Len Edgerly, eBook madman who seems to collect eBook hardware the way I used to collect comic books!

Here’s his latest YouTube video:

I’ve done screensnaps after the break.

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Elinor Lipman provides a guide to author anxieties

Don’t complain about anything from the podium. Anything! You had to get up at 5 a.m. to get here? Boo-hoo. There are MFA students and unpublished writers listening who’d be so willing and grateful to set their alarm for any hour without bellyaching. You complain that writing is such hard work and so lonely? You brat: Try digging ditches or disabling IEDs or a thousand other harder things for a living.

via Elinor Lipman provides a guide to author anxieties

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THE HARDY BOYS THE FINAL CHAPTER. . .

And so I decided to find Franklin W. Dixon. And kill him.

via THE HARDY BOYS THE FINAL CHAPTER. . .

Well, at least I never wasted time reading the few I wound up getting as a kid!  On the other hand … all those rotten TV shows I watched!

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On the Advice of the FBI, Cartoonist Molly Norris Disappears From View – Page 1 – News – Seattle – Seattle Weekly

The gifted artist is alive and well, thankfully. But on the insistence of top security specialists at the FBI, she is, as they put it, “going ghost”: moving, changing her name, and essentially wiping away her identity. She will no longer be publishing cartoons in our paper or in City Arts magazine, where she has been a regular contributor. She is, in effect, being put into a witness-protection program—except, as she notes, without the government picking up the tab. It’s all because of the appalling fatwa issued against her this summer, following her infamous “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day” cartoon.

via On the Advice of the FBI, Cartoonist Molly Norris Disappears From View – Page 1 – News – Seattle – Seattle Weekly.

Religion + insanity = don’t go there.

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In Search Of … Rubicon’s Episode 8 Meeting Places

In episode 8 of AMC-TV‘s Rubicon series, Kale met with Maggie in two places.

Both places were actually the same place, just a few feet apart.

See snaps after the break.

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