Top 10 Highlights from the RNC here in Cleveland

| July 26, 2016

10) Rickrolls! 9) Party Unity! 8) Tolerance! 7) Higher Education! 6) Huge Protests! 5) Self-Immolation! 4) Highway Closures! 3) Urine fights! 2) Boobs! 1) Gary Johnson!

Yes, I’m a little pissed, how can you tell?

| August 24, 2015

Fuck this shit! Up to now I’ve been pretty quiet about this, but you all have finally pissed me off. I’m seeing all sorts of grandstanding, self-congratulatory, “I’m so fucking proud of fandom,” nonsense all over the place. This is some sort of high-water mark for the genre. Schadenfreude for everyone! Crush the puppies! See […]

The end of free speech

| December 19, 2014

It’s done. When the creative class itself packs their bags and calls it quits, it’s over.  This is where we end.  Any tyrant now knows that they can suppress any artistic expression they don’t like just by making some threats. The temptation is to retaliate.  Make fun of North Korea and Kim Jong Bad Hair […]

Bad Examples: Publisher Edition

| September 29, 2014

Say you’re a publisher.  Say you’ve been profitable in the past but have been sliding into financial difficulties.  Let’s even say that you’ve had a few past issues with lawsuits over breach-of-contract.  Then, let’s just posit that some blogger does some research and finds all sorts of shenanigans: There is a set of authors who […]

Speaking of authors doing things wrong. . .

| April 2, 2011

Strangely enough, just as my ancient post on Mr. Patrick “fiction writer working at the very highest level today” Roscoe gained some renewed attention, another author decided to break the cardinal rule of writing in the age of the internet, that rule being: “Thou shalt not start a flame war over a review of thine […]

Happy Thanksgiving Redux

| November 25, 2010

No time with the holidays and NaNoWriMo to add something beyond the fact that I’m still alive, and repost this from a couple of years ago:

Myth and Asshats

| September 21, 2010

So rarely does the universe provide such an enlightening conflation of shallow facile consensus political wisdom, along with elitist literary snobbery as we have in this column by Maureen Dowd.  Dowd has gotten the memo, that Christine O’Donnell is the designated political chew toy for this political cycle.  O’Donnell is the acceptable target.  After all, […]

Awesome Awesomeness

| May 12, 2010

Newsweek needs to get out more. . .

| March 16, 2010

I love conspiracy theories, but the latest article on such by Newsweek has left me a little cold.  Not a single black helicopter to be had.  And how does questioning the maternity of Sarah Palin’s kid rate high enough to be on a list with Goldman Sachs looting the world? Nary a COINTELPRO, ECHELON or […]

Rocking out with POTUS

| February 23, 2010

Deep in writing deadlines and such, so here are some videos for you all: And equal time: And a bonus clip from across the pond;