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Category Archive: Books

Aug 21 2011

A good man needs some help.

DuWayne Brayton has asked that I help spread the word regarding his recent request for reading materials on how to deal with some problems he’s having with his developmentally difficult children. I’m more than happy to help, given that the majority of the books on his Amazon wish list are ~$10, and he’s been a …

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Sep 08 2010

“…but he who destroys a good book, kills Reason itself, kills the Image of God.”

Regular reader and local heathen Clifton sent along a link describing the mounting pressure Rev. Terry Jones is facing over his ill-advised “Burn-a-Koran Day”, due to be staged on September 11, 2010. Jones, who is known for posting signs proclaiming that Islam is the devil’s religion, says the Constitution gives him the right to publicly …

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Sep 02 2010

Hawking closes a gap

Stephen Hawking, arguably the greatest physicist the planet has yet known, has published a new book, The Grand Design. In it Hawking has made his strongest-ever assertion against the theistic worldview, by describing the universe as, by definition, not requiring a deity to create it. This closes another gap within which God could hide. It …

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Aug 20 2010

‘Leaving’

DuWayne Brayton of Traumatized by Truth wrote a poignant piece of short ficton that you need to read. I’ll pullquote the same chunk he did: The only thing I am afraid of now is that you will assume I didn’t love you with the depth and passion that I have always felt for you. I …

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May 11 2010

Boomerang book-throwing action!

This has been smashing its way through the intertubes for the past few days in a very EXTREME fashion. I especially love the guitar squee when they POWER UP to become BRONTËSAURUS! Hat tip to Bookshelves of Doom.

Feb 12 2010

‘Her Own Way’: A guide to safe travel for teh stoopid wimminz

Warning: I have had wine. Jason and I picked up some travel booklets today, one of which was called ‘Bon Voyage, But …’ (Essential Information for Canadian travellers.) On page 9 it starts a chapter called ‘Women Travelling Solo’ where it says: Our booklet entitled Her Own Way: A Woman’s Guide to Safe and Successful …

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Nov 01 2009

An ebook reader I’m actually lusting after

After being recently turned off of the Kindle by Amazon’s fast-and-loose copyright policies, I thought I’d have given up on ebook lust entirely. Then along came the Nook, by Barnes and Noble. Two screens, an SD slot, PDF support, LENDING SUPPORT (ye gads! How novel, being able to temporarily give a book to someone else!) …

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Aug 27 2009

Ever wanted to work out some of reality’s bugs?

I’ve loved Greek, Roman and Norse mythology since I was a child — or at least, for as long as I can recall. I have vague recollections, in fact, of doing research on a word I had heard in an episode of The Real Ghostbusters cartoon: “Ragnarok”. In finding out its etymology, I discovered the …

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Jul 26 2009

A zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains

I just finished reading Pride and Prejudice and Zombies a scant ten minutes ago, and I have to say, having loved the original, I enjoyed this remake a good deal more than I was expecting. Spoilers below the fold.

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Jul 21 2009

Fifteen Books for Fifteen Minutes

Okay, the allusion to Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is a big fail, not to mention the grammar — should be “in”, not “for”. Doesn’t even make sense, in context of books, since it’s a movie. It seemed like a snappy title though. That fucking traitorous militant asshole DuWayne was so kind as to tag …

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