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Bits & Pieces (Friday Night Open Mic)

DNA Nanorobots can deliver a cancer-destroying payload to take the fight to leukemia. Yay, technology!

How was it that bad ass bounty hunter Boba Fett could be killed accidentally by a blind Han Solo? Finally, the truth can be told.



You can’t make this shit up: $6 Trillion in Fake U.S. Bonds Seized in Mafia Probe Were Part of a Plan to Buy Plutonium.

Oh, Obama. I want to keep liking you, but you make it so hard. Among the many campaign promises President Obama has largely broken, his promise to leave medical marijuana legalization to the states (where it ought to be, IMHO) has come to naught.

I may have mentioned, I am an on and off writer of various fictions (mainly off), but here’s one I wrote that I like: “Rain on Mars“. How can it rain on Mars? Read it and see!

I’m in the process of sporadically writing a fantasy novel that apparently engages in every fantasy cliche every committed by aspiring unpublished writers of fantasy novels. “Black Apple” is a short story I wrote in 1990 set in the same fantasy world, and featuring one of the characters. Not that you care, but I’m short on other stuff right now. As regards to writing a fantasy novel, that is nothing but tired fantasy cliches and a collection of the common pitfalls of such writing (too slow to start, too many locations, heavy on explanatory dialog, etc) . . . well, it’s mostly for my own edification, anyway. So there.

That’s it for me. See you next week! — KW

Bits & Pieces (Wednesday Night Open Mic)

The Rev. Manning advised Ron Paul to whip Obama’s behind with the Constitution. Or did, can’t link to it now because his YouTube account has been suspended and he’s under a federal investigation for being a birther. How come this happens to him, but not Donald Trump, eh? Well, here’s a clip from one of Rev. Manning’s interesting rants now set to music. Jammin’!

Also from World Net Daily, John Stossel explains that when politicians talk about “cutting” spending, that word does not mean what they think it means.

Bruce Carlson of My History Can Beat Up Your Politics tackles the long history of negative campaigning. I cannot recommend his podcast enough. He asserts that early newspapers were essentially the blogs of the day, and also tackles the economics of the emancipation of the slaves.

4 Things Star Wars Fans Need to Accept About George Lucas.

Whose a scruffy lookin' Nerf Herder now, your highness?

Media Matters wanted to hire gumshoes to dig up dirt on the employees of Fox News in order to “discredit” them. That such a strategy might backfire, and make their side look like the bad guys while not impacting Fox’s viewership a jot or a tittle apparently never occurred to them.

That’s it for me! — KW

Bits & Pieces (Tuesday Night Open Mic)

You probably won’t want to watch the whole thing. It lasts over 2 hours.

In 2009, Casey Pugh asked thousands of Internet users to remake “Star Wars: A New Hope” into a fan film, 15 seconds at a time. Contributors were allowed to recreate scenes from Star Wars however they wanted. Within just a few months SWU grew into a wild success. The creativity that poured into the project was unimaginable.

The 5 Online Petitions that Prove Democracy is Broken. Like that was really necessary.

Coming up with stuff to link to would be a lot easier if the Net Nanny here didn’t block The Onion. Someone link to something from The Onion.

Will this be Apple’s First $40 Billion Quarter?

I miss Bloom County.

For you physicists and metaphysicists in the audience . . .

Click on it to actually see the whole thing. All right. That’s it for tonight. Just somebody link to something in The Onion.

— KW

And, by the way, the FAQ page is up. Look it over and let me know what you think–and feel free to add (or just leave it in a comment and I’ll add it either tonight or [more likely] tomorrow)!
— Michigoose

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