I don’t generate enough content for this blog, I’m afraid, so I’m starting a new thing my wife suggested. Listing my favorite stuff of the week. All week long, I hoard all the best stuff I’ve seen during the week and regurgitate it here in one great clotted and steaming mess. How’s that sound to you internet greedy guts?
Let’s light this candle.
What I’m Reading
Mark Lawrence’s Prince of Thorns/King of Thorns (Finished them and they’re pretty damned amazing, with a few niggles.)
What I’m Listening To
Jason Isbell’s Live in Alabama – Available on Spotify!
Yeah, this one keeps getting bigger and bigger and it’s like the Hindenberg crashing in slow motion. Somebody’s going down because somebody went down. I love it. (In a related note, talking head on Fox asked, “Are there lines biographers shouldn’t cross?” I would suggest blowing the guy you’re writing a book about might be a big indication you’ve crossed the line. That or your wedding band.)
The Petraeus Scandal
FAVORITE INTERNET KERFUFFLE
Some internet idiot said stupid things about cosplay and women who cosplay at conventions. In case you’re wondering, yes, middle-aged white male. Foz Meadows broke him down into component parts and then stomped on them. Though, I was waiting for her to say, “You showed you’re a sexist idiot just by the phrase ‘CON-HOT.'” Check it here. And you didn’t think Nick Mamatas would let an internet kerfuffle pass him by without commenting on it, did ya?
All you need to know is that it’s THE OATMEAL. Hie thee hence.
TEH DYING FUNZIES
I’m just a bit sad that the elections are over because no more of GET YOUR WAR ON.
Come for the humor, stay for the dong in the Speedo.
FAVORITE ARKANSAS EMBARRASSMENT
Nothing will ever wash away the shame I felt witnessing the vocal stylings of the Crazy Hog Lady, but there’s always other Arkansans ready to step up to the shame plate. Or step away from it, as the case might be.
BEST STATUS UPDATE
If you’re not following the online antics of Dan O’Shea, well, you’re not living to the fullest. He’s on teh Twitters. Start there.
BEST PRANK GONE AWRY
Those crazy Koreans and their pranks.
FAVORITE THING THAT MADE ME GIGGLE
Snatch is totally underused word, in my opinion.
FAVORITE BIT OF GEEKERY
That’s all, folks!