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Archive for December, 2011

Quote of the Day

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

You are the result of 4 billion years of evolutionary success.

Fucking act like it.

Supply & Demand

Monday, December 26th, 2011

Dorian Electra is back with a music video about supply and demand.
A good lesson to learn as the after Christmas sales start

Amazon Gift Cards by email

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

If you are in a last minute rush to wrap stuff up, Amazon gift cards sent via email are fast and easy.

Yes, if you buy them through that link, I get a cut.  Thank you for your support.

I want to thank those who buy from Amazon via this site (links or the Amazon search box).

It helps keeps this site up.

Quote of the Day

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Democrats like to think of themselves as the party of smart people. And over the last four years we have heard countless encomiums, and not just from Democrats, of the intellect and perceptiveness of Barack Obama. But a reading of the text of Obama’s December 6 speech at Osawatomie, Kansas, billed as one of his big speeches of the year, shows him to be something like the opposite.

Even by the standards of campaign rhetoric, this is a shockingly shoddy piece of work. You can start with his intellectually indefensible caricature of Republican philosophy: “We are better off when everybody is left to fend for themselves and play by their own rules.” Or his simple factual inaccuracy: “The wealthiest Americans are paying the lowest taxes in over half a century.” Or his infantile economic analysis, blaming job losses on the invention of the automated teller machine (they’ve been around for more than four decades, Mr. President, and we’ve had lots of job growth during that time) and the Internet.

What we have here, it seems a president who has no serious interest in public policy. He has spent nearly half his 15 years in public office running for other public office. The only difference now is that, having run out of higher offices to run for, he is just running for reelection instead. Those who pride themselves on belonging to the party of smart people should be embarrassed.

Michael Barone


Monday Book Pick: Prince of Tanith

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Prince of Tanith: A Space Viking Novel by Terry Mancour

A well written sequel to one of my favorite books, Space Viking. Like most of H. Beam Piper’s work, Space Viking is in the public domain, so sequels like this are fair game. Luckily this one is well written. It takes place after Lucas Trask marries his new love, Lady Valerie, and picks up the action pretty fast. It has all of your old friends and enemies, plus a few more. Fair warning. It ends in a cliff hanger. More about the ‘third’ book in the Space Viking Series later.

Monday Book Pick Archive

Sunday SciFi: A Middleman/Doctor Who Crossover story

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

Written by Middleman creator Javier Grillo-Marxuach!

Part I

Part II

Part III


Friday B-Movie Pick: Genesis II

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Genesis II

Dipping into the mid-70s well again, we find this 1973 SciFi flick by none other than Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry. Set post-apocalyptic where humankind nuked the crap out of the planet, and people are digging out, rebuilding, and empire building. Mariette Hartley provides some nice eye candy, and ya, Roddenberry gets a bit preachy. No surprise there.

Friday B-Movie Pick Archive