A bureaucracy of asshats

| November 28, 2008

One of the fun things about being a libertarian is that you really have no problem coming up with really good examples of bad government intervention.  It’s almost a given, and I think even the most statist of both my liberal and conservative friends would agree that Sturgeon’s Law applies to government action in spades. […]

Toby needs your good wishes again.

| November 28, 2008

Toby Buckell has found himeself in the hospital again.  Sometimes the universe sucks.

Happy Thanksgiving

| November 27, 2008

If book titles told the truth.

| November 26, 2008

Instead of spending time writing a real post, today I simply point you to some funny stuff I found through a thread in the Agony Booth.  Here’s a sample:

From the department of holy sh!t.

| November 25, 2008

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has asked its editors to stop buying manuscripts.  From Pubisher’s Weekly: Josef Blumenfeld, v-p of communications for HMH, confirmed that the publisher has “temporarily stopped acquiring manuscripts” across its trade and reference divisions. The directive was given verbally to a handful of executives and, according to Blumenfeld, is “not a permanent change.” Blumenfeld, […]

Random political thought.

| November 24, 2008

Republicans want a corporate-dominated State. Democrats want State-dominated corporations. Both polices, in practice, lead to nearly-indistinguishable corporatist political systems that border on Fascism. Have a nice day.

Google is hiding something

| November 22, 2008

Just discovered the Photoshop Disasters Blog, and in browsing their archives I discovered a post about some, er, interesting satellite imagery.  Take a look at this pic of suburban Holland: Even the semi-observant can see why this pic ended up on a site called Photoshop Disasters. Interestingly, Google must watch the site, because if you […]

The pecking order

| November 21, 2008

The order of precedence for the feline segment of the household, illustrated in three images:

And they’re racists too? Who knew?

| November 20, 2008

Two weeks after I called it, Al-Qaida has gone and played the race card.  “House Negroes“? Makes the French seem quaint.  (A tan?  Oh, he’s black?  I see, humor.) Then again, there’s the rest of Europe.  (“The end of the white man’s civilization!”, “Uncle Barack’s Cabin!”, “Africa conquers the White House!”) Going to be a […]

Good luck Toby. . .

| November 18, 2008

Friend, fellow Ohio writer and former hamster Toby Buckell has ended up in the hospital, having gone into the ER with “shallow breathing and a high heart rate.”  Send good thoughts his way. . .  after all this guy is so cool he’s live-blogging his own hospital admission.