Some of the books I’d read had told me that love is fleeting; some of the other books I’d read had told me that love is eternal. But they were wrong. Love isn’t either of those things. Love is not wanting the thing you love to ever end.”
He needed to respond to the NAACP’s request that Tea Partiers “to repudiate those in their ranks who use racist language in their signs and speeches.” Hey, the guy is the national spokesman, right? I’m sure he handled this with dignity and tact.
“You’re dealing with people who are professional race-baiters, who make a very good living off this kind of thing. They make more money off of race than any slave trader ever. It’s time groups like the NAACP went to the trash heap of history where they belong with all the other vile racist groups that emerged in our history.”
Courtesy of my previous post, let’s play fill in the blank with this quote:
“There’s an unfortunate inward-looking, comfort-zone loving… aspect to some in the [genre] community that is preventing the imaginative genres becoming the literature of now…”
The ellipse hides a descriptor that would give the game away.
What genre do you think the poster is talking about? Would you change your answer if I told you the poster was a science fiction author? Would you change your answer if I told you the poster was a fantasy author?
“Apple is best understood as the Singapore of technological ecosystems—smart, forward-looking, and every so often you get caned for chewing gum. ”
— Patrick Nielsen Hayden
(posted after I realized that the Mac OS disables “Grab”–the screen capture utility–while “DVD Player” is running, because God forbid anyone want to post an image from a movie or TV show they’re writing critically about)
Five Thousand Gulf Oil Spills. That’s the rate that people are releasing carbon to the atmosphere from fossil fuel combustion and deforestation today. I know, it’s apples and oranges; carbon in the form of oil is more immediately toxic to the environment than it is as CO2 (although CO2 may be more damaging on geologic time scales). But think of it — five thousand spills like in the Gulf of Mexico, all going at once, each releasing 40,000 barrels a day, every day for decades and centuries on end. We are burning a lot of carbon!