Eulogies

This post is part of the H. P. Lovefest. I was not alone in observing the 75th anniversary of Lovecraft's death on March 15, 2012. Here are some other commemorations: HP Lovecraft: The man who haunted horror fans, by Ramsay Campbell for the BBC News Magazine. Lurid: Love Love Lovecraft, from Lit Reactor. Lovecraft’s Influence, from Pelgrane Press (publishers of

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The Thousand Young

This post is part of the H. P. Lovefest. Cthulhu Mythos, As Imagined By Kids: "I pitched the idea to [the children] that since it was getting on to Halloween how ’bout drawing some monsters? And not just any monsters but creatures from the writing of H.P. Lovecraft‘s Cthulhu Mythos. Now, only two of the kids (the older ones) had

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Conjunction Juncture

"The advent of Google marks off two very distinct periods in Internet history. The optimists remember the age before Google as chaotic, inefficient, and disorganized. Most search engines at the time had poor ethics (some made money by misrepresenting ads as search results) and terrible algorithms (some could not even find their parent companies online). All of that changed when

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How Would You Prefer to Squander Your Weekend?

Flash game Friday. King's Guard: Fantasy-themed casual action game in which you select ... well, anyway, it's Bejeweled. It's Bejeweled with minotaurs. Interlocked: Mindbending brainteaser that will tax your spatial reasoning skills, modeled on those wooden disentanglement puzzles. Warning: combining with Kilt Lifter Scotch Ale, as I did last night, will result in ow. Hack Slash Crawl: Cute, Diabloesqe RPG

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Typical Reaction to the Revelation That I Do Not Own a Cell Phone, By Year

1998: Solidarity ("Yeah, me neither--I hate those things!") 1999: Envy ("Lucky you; I had to get one for work.") 2000: Indifference ("Okay, what's your home phone number then?") 2001: Encouragement ("You should get one--you can play Tetris on them now!") 2002: Confusion ("I thought you were, like, a tech guy.") 2003: Sympathy ("They're getting pretty cheap. You'll be able to

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The Descent of Bandann

While I allowed my blogging muscles to atrophy, my longtime friend has been pumping his up, and recently became the in-house blogger for the The Soup. And by "longtime friend" I mean, like, since first grade, although I've always known him by a name other than "Clog Narter." I can only assume that that's a pseudonym and/or anagram of "furry

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