I thought I would do this on a weekly basis, maybe call it my Freakend News Update. But apparently I see a lot more out there than I ever knew . . .
The true story of the darkest exoplanet found (so far). http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110811105115.htm
The GOP’s Ten New Commandments. It’s nice to know that the American people come first, as usual. Insert irony here ____.
My novel, The Enigma Club, is heavily influenced by the pulp magazines and stories from 1911-1953, primarily the tales of Edgar Rice Burroughs. There are a lot of pulp resources on the Internet, but Coming Attractions keeps me informed every week of new books and products coming out — more than I was ever aware of before. Check it out. Buy something.
Stupid people don’t realize they’re stupid. Sure, that’s something a lot of us have thought about before, but where’s the proof? And am I stupid for even thinking such a thing?
Looks like I’m going to be busy this coming weekend. Five great tiki cocktails to try! (Sorry, it’s a slideshow)
Romney, Palin and Paul: complete, unadulterated, certified idiots.
If you love creative nonfiction that’s as long as the story demands — I mean, the longer, the better — then longform is for you.
Now, I LOVE me a good ghost story . . . but I’m smart enough to know that shows like “Ghost Adventures” stretch the truth a tad too much. I mean, come on. You knew that, too. Right? Right?
This guy Paul Krugman is pretty smart. Sound advice on why we should ignore the GOP-manufactured Debt Crisis and instead concentrate on solving the GOP-created Jobs Crisis.
Eerie pictures of Six Flags in New Orleans, in the long aftermath of Katrina. Spooky stuff. “The pleasure of ruins . . .”
Three losers on a joy ride. The chick’s a stripper. They’re proud to be rednecks. “Criminal behavior is a Dougherty family tradition. Ryan, the youngest at 21, has 14 felony arrests for everything from burglary to a hit-and-run to texting an 11-year-old girl more than 200 sexually explicit messages. Grace, the eldest at 29, is a perennial hit-and-run offender and perhaps as a hint of what was to come, she viciously fought police when arrested. Once she tried to bite a police officer, and another time she head-butted a state trooper—after she was handcuffed.” Sweet girl.
A bunch of reasons why I despise all homeowners’ associations — and the dumb asses who think they’re wonderful. What a bunch of tools.