The Wold Newton Universe I’ve barely got into this… but it looks fascinating. Taking an idea from science fiction author Philip Jose Farmer, it takes a fictional meteor strike in 1795 and uses that as a “zero hour” event that led to the creation of basically all pulp adventurers and heroes ever created (sort of ...

Holy Shit… James Sime tells it like it is… if you don’t know the guy, he wears great suits, has mad hair, and runs one of the best comicbook stores on the planet – Isotope in San Francisco. He’s talking about minicomics and running a comicshop in this article, but that doesn’t matter. Because he’s ...

Oscar results 2005 There’s a million articles about the Oscars out there… but IMDB really is the best place for all the gossip, all the picks and all the details on who won. Surprise – Million Dollar Baby got up over The Aviator. Not quite as surprising was the Eastwood beat Scorcese for the directors ...

Max Barry | Jennifer Government and Her Barcode Author Max Barry discusses the origins of the barcode tatooed on the eponymous cover model pic for his novel “Jennifer Government”. It’s more complicated than you’d think… By the way, read “Jennifer Government” – a funny and thoughtful book that has put fellow Aussie Barry exactly where ...

Grounded: Millionaire John Gilmore stays close to home while making a point about privacy Or, mad hippie makes good, gets into computers, accidentally becomes a multimillionaire by being the first employee of Sun Microsystems, starts EFF because he should, and is now taking on the US government because of their unreasonable attacks on privacy in ...

The Great Thompson Hunt – Hunter S. Thompson – King of Gonzo! A site I hadn’t heard of or seen before… it wasn’t run by Hunter, but it’s got a lot of material by and about him. I suspect it’s been getting a lot of hits this week. Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...

Voodoo Doll knife rack For when cooking is more about punishing the person you like the least than cooking your favourite meal 🙂 (I wonder whether they have politically themed models… Bush or Howard anyone…?) Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...

Vice President, CMT Dukes of Hazzard Institute at CMT Dukes of Hazzard Institute This is just too weird… an American cable TV channel is offering a job to a committed Dukes of Hazard fan. They will watch the show for a year, blog about it, attend a few conventions… and be paid $100,000 for the ...

Paul Theroux on Hunter S Thompson A great piece on Hunter by his friend Paul Theroux. I’ve noticed that Thompson knew the best and brightest of our times, and they are all keen to write about him now. As it should be. The end says it all about the man really: “America is a country ...

Thompson’s Wife Forgives His Suicide It’s an interesting way to live with it I suppose. But after Warren Ellis made a comment on the problems of someone who would kill themselves knowing their wife or son would find the body, it seems as if Anita Thompson has come to terms with the situation remarkably well ...
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