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Category: Pop Culture

Miss America on Opposite Marriage »

Although Ms Dumbass’s opinion is ignorant, all the controversy around this is a good example of the left getting way out of line with Custom Manufactured Outrage.  First they create the monster.  Then the faithful grab pitchforks to storm the castle, inspired by their own smug righteous indignation. The whole thing was a setup from […]

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How Not to Watch the Watchmen »

Don’t make the mistake of re-reading the book before seeing the movie. You’ll get too distracted by the things added and removed from the flick. I would have enjoyed it more if I went in with only a vague memory of the book. I was hoping for a great movie. Instead, I got a pretty […]

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Blood Witness Interview »

I just did an interview about Blood Witness on the Not About Religion blog.  Check it out. 

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The Rise and Fall of the Podcast Peer Awards »

In 2006 there was only one podcast award.  It allowed anyone to vote on their favorite shows, once a day, for a month.  This guaranteed only the most popular shows with the biggest audiences could win.  I wanted an award with a different model, one that would give excellent but obscure shows a realistic chance […]

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Blood Witness – A Novel by Dave Hitt »

I wanted to read a novel about a Jehovah’s Witness becoming a vampire.  JW’s are adverse to any kind of blood ingestion, so he’d have some trouble with that.  On the other hand, they believe Christ died on a stake, not a cross, so crucifixes wouldn’t bother him.   It would be even more interesting […]

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Congratulations to Scott Sigler on becoming a NYT Best Seller Author »

Last summer two of the best parties at DragonCon were thrown by Podiobooks.com, one on Friday night, one on Saturday. It featured an open bar (donations accepted). At one point Scott Sigler was behind the bar and he poured me a beer. I said, “Someday when you’re a bestselling New York Times author I can […]

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Farewell, Donald Westlake »

Last week Donald Westlake, America’s best novelist, died at the age of 75. His 100+ novels, all written on manual typewriters, covered different genres. Sometimes he used different writing styles. He wrote some fantasy and science fiction, but many of his books fell into two categories: small time crooks tangling with big time crooks, and […]

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