No comment. 
2009.12.22 22:59 - Guns, Entertainment, Music

Stolen from here.
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Merry Christmas, Everypeoples 
2009.12.22 18:37 - Miscellanea
I'm on vacation until next year, suckers!

(Seriously, though: merry Christmas!)
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Why My Investment In Fictional Universes Is Increasingly Limited 
2009.12.02 09:00 - Entertainment, Books, Movies, Television, Meatspace Stupidity, Whining
I have the RSS feed from laying around in my Google Reader subscriptions. This morning, that feed included an announcement of the cancellation of an upcoming Star Wars novel by Karen Traviss.

I really don't follow this stuff very closely, and what's going on here is one reason why. Karen Traviss has been writing novels in the Star Wars universe centered around some characters that are clone soldiers and a handful of Mandalorians, either referencing or creating a lot of stuff concerning the previously established warrior culture of the Mandalorians. I've read a few of these, because they've crossed over nicely into the sub-genre of military sci-fi that I've recently found myself enjoying, and because I do still like the Star Wars universe, despite the fact that it is often so shoddily and inconsistently constructed. So, I've got two or three of the Republic Commando novels on my bookshelf, and I'll probably pick up the couple of novels following those characters at some point.

Traviss has decided not to write this last book because, among other reasons, the Mandalorians are being retconned into pacifists during the movie time period, which presents certain existential difficulties for many of her key characters.

Uff da.

[Addendum: I fired this off without putting a complete title on it, so I corrected the title.]
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You May Already Have Heard About This 
2009.11.21 13:16 - News and Politics
In weird news, it seems the Peruvian police have busted a ring of human fat smugglers.

FWIW, the story has gotten longer and stranger since I stumbled upon it on Friday.
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Having technical details. 
2009.11.21 13:09 - Site/Meta
You won't see this until the DNS data finishes propagating. It's my own fault for not staying atop of these things.
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