Rabid ‘Bout Reading

Waiting for a bus in downtown Seattle, I see a disheveled and possibly deranged man with an enormous duffle bag sidling down the sidewalk, stopping to bellow "Are you going to the library?!" at each and every person in turn. Most ignore him until he moves on, but some -- out of compulsive politeness, or because they have somehow mistaken

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Week Off

I'm taking a few days off to prepare for a trip to D.C., but will be posting next week while in the nation's capitol.

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Research Day: The Pioneer 10 Plaque

Last week I went to Seattle's new Science Fiction Museum because, you know, paying thirteen bucks to see Paul Allen's dogeared copy of Starship Troopers seemed like a good idea at the time. Honestly, the Museum was better than I expected (and I'll write about it soon, either here or at The Morning News). Most of the exhibits were devoted

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Kerry: Beer Begins At Fermentation

Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry rekindled a contentious election-year debate today, saying that he believes that beer begins at fermentation. The statement stands in stark contrast to the White House assertion that beer does not technically begin until its "born on" date. The Bush campaign was quick to seize on the controversy, calling it the latest in a series of

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Three Items That Have Pretty Much Nothing In Common

Seattleites! Here's a Excel spreadsheet listing Happy Hours of local watering holes. Don't say I never gave you nuthin'. New fathers! Whoa, Be Prepared: A Practical Handbook For New Fathers is a great, great book. When I saw it at the library I almost left it behind because it looked too jokey, but it actually turns out to one of

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Let Me Get This Straight

Fearing that terrorists might attack in an attempt to disrupt the US elections, we're proposing to enshrine into law a mechanism that would automatically disrupt the US elections in the case of a terrorist attack? Head ... hurts ...

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Twinkle Twinkle Toys R Us

Hush little baby, don't say a word Mama's gonna buy you a mockingbird. And if that mockingbird don't sing Mama's gonna buy you a diamond ring. And if that diamond ring turns brass Mama's gonna buy you a looking glass...Jesus Christ, who wrote this song? The WTO? It's like a primer on consumerism. Nothing like exposing kids to positive, empowering

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