Archive for July, 2009

Now if only some pols would listenn

July 26, 2009

No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be. -Isaac Asimov, scientist and writer (1920-1992)

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Cultural bullshit!

July 25, 2009

The girl’s father [?] should get his lights punched out or more.  Yup, it is the 8-year old’s fault for being raped.  If she didn’t exist, she wouldn’t have been able to invite being raped.

Family shuns girl, 8, after rape sparks outcry Group of youths aged 9 to 14 seen running from shed, Arizona police say http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32122954/ns/us_news-crime_and_courts/

Revealed at last!

July 22, 2009

I believe I found the missing link between animal and civilized man. It is us. -Konrad Lorenz, ethologist, Nobel laureate (1903-1989)

FIRST FANDOM APPARENTLY DISSED BY ANTICIPATION

July 18, 2009

According to an informed source at the last minute with no warning ANTICIPATION has dropped the 1st Fandom Awards from the Hugo Ceremonies.  The apparent reason being to give the awards more prominence by moving them to Thursday evening in a tiny room, probably off in a corner somewhere.  —  The 1st Fandom Awards have as long as I’ve know about them have been announced during the Hugo Ceremony.  Why the change?  Maybe the folk organizing the Hugo Ceremony don’t want to “waste” 5 or so minutes of valuable Prime Time for something as outdated as 1st Fandom Awards.  —  Of course, one rumor I heard, which is undoubtedly false, is that since there is only 1 member of 1st Fandom from Canada, Manitoba – no less, there is no need to give any prominence to something that is almost purely American at a Canadian SF Convention.  —  I feel this is pure calumny.  After all, this is a WORLDCON.  – ANTICIPATION say it ain’t so!