Are You Pondering What I’m Pondering?

My review of Jim Murdoch’s novel Milligan and Murphy is up on the Dactyl Review site. Given that my review is mixed, I must say that Mr. Murdoch is an awfully good sport.

Nerds everywhere are busy analyzing every pixel of the Star Trek Into Darkness trailer as if it were the Zapruder film. They needn’t bother. Based on what I saw, another British actor comes after parallel-universe Trek crew, bent on revenge and armed with science fiction megaexplosive #37. What a fecund imagination that JJ Abrams has.

According to this Slate article, the Mormon church may be in the process of evolving on homosexuality. Slate’s summary of the church’s current advice to parents of gay children: “Don’t throw your children out of the house because they’re gay. Do teach them, though, not to have gay sex.” Now if only the church could go back in time to 1958, it could congratulate itself for serving as a progressive force in American life.

Today, Mitch McConnell filibustered his own bill. Maybe we’ve got the problem in Congress wrong. Could it be that there’s just some sort of addictive element to filibustering and McConnell can’t help chasing the dragon?

And speaking of disgusting pests that are nearly impossible to get rid of, bed bugs have taken to infesting library books. These little bastards are really pissing me off.


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