What Are My Ten Favorite Film Comedies?

Over at Mother Jones, Kevin Drum listed his top movie comedies, prefacing the list by saying, “They say you can tell more about a person by what he laughs at than by what he cries at.” I’m not sure who “they” are, or if “they” are right, but I’ll list my top ten, in no particular… Continue reading What Are My Ten Favorite Film Comedies?

Are You Pondering What I’m Pondering? (Vengeance Is Mine Edition)

Sorry for the recent post drought. I know how many of you can’t make it through the day without knowing what, if anything, I’m pondering. Sadly, far too much of it has been in the vein of the Star Trek sequel is about a villain bent on revenge? Really? Again?!? The decision to give Torgo big knees probably… Continue reading Are You Pondering What I’m Pondering? (Vengeance Is Mine Edition)

Are You Pondering What I’m Pondering?

Voyager 1, still in our solar system, has discovered a new layer in the heliopause. It’s amazing how far that little gadget has gone and how much it’s done. Murder-suicides discussed by a man who actually attempted one. (Obviously, and fortunately, he botched both.) The New Yorker has a long article on Elisabeth Murdoch, eldest daughter… Continue reading Are You Pondering What I’m Pondering?

Everything is Connected to Everything Else

Charles Stross posted about Scrivener, a word processing program that allows authors to organize their long projects in all sorts of useful ways to facilitate catching continuity errors and snip off loose plot threads. Considering how much time I’ve been spending lately removing such errors from Dismantle the Sun, I wish I’d known about this back… Continue reading Everything is Connected to Everything Else