Sunday, September 28, 2008

Eric by Terry Pratchett

Eric (Discworld, #9)

Eric is another Rincewind novel that picks up after the events of Sourcery. It's kind of a twisted version of the Faust tale. The most memorable bit is that Rincewind and his traveling companion Eric go to the beginning of the Discworld's existence and meet the Creator himself. The funny little man seems to have a lot in common with the man who's picture is on the back cover of the book.

Couple special notes about this book. Bought it at Half Price Books on Harwood, and it came on our road trip to Illinois to Bridget's Grandparents. Finished it while I was there. When we returned from our vacation, it was the first book that I've donated to be put directly in the stacks at the Euless Public Library. That's right, I know people... granted she misplaced it and it took a few months before it found it's way to the stacks. It wasn't and won't be the last book I'll get on those stacks.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Once Elected, Palin Hired Friends and Lashed Foes

Yes folks I'm sorry to say, but Palin is a very bad person. I guess I should qualify... I don't know or care what a nice person she might be in person, but as far as her ability to govern goes she's as bad as they come. Let me also add that being pretty isn't a good qualifier on who should lead. Being secretive, ignorant of the issues, and given to cronyism and vendettas doesn't strike me as someone I'd want anyone to vote for.

So please, take the time to read this New York Times article before you vote for this person.


U.S. / Politics
Once Elected, Palin Hired Friends and Lashed Foes
Published: September 14, 2008
Gov. Sarah Palin’s visceral style and tendency to attack critics contrast with her public image, her record shows.

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Friday, September 5, 2008



Originally uploaded by FlipSide3.

Got another gift from the Guild Wars folks last night. If you own all the campaigns, you now can get a special Hero. M.O.X. is a giant dervish robot pal. Haven't played with him much yet, but I stuck him in the Hall of Monuments already.

I love it when they add something new to spice things up. Guess I need to unlock some more Dervish skills. Still plenty to do in Guild Wars!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Obama on Gustav - Swampland - TIME

Ran across this speech by Obama in the wake of Hurricane Gustav. Really good speech. Enjoy!

From digg:
Obama spent today giving curtailed speeches in respect to Hurricane Gustav. But tonight, in front of a Milwaukee audience of 14,000, invoking both the Bible and Thoreau, he was as good as I’ve ever heard him.

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