NRA: I love it when a plan comes together

dc1uv

The final chunk of Chapter 13 will be familiar to anyone who grew up watching the TV shows of Stephen J. Cannell. These pages offer gunfire, explosions, and a mad scramble across the tarmac fleeing Bad Guys with bad aim. It’s almost like an episode of “The A-Team.” The main difference, though — and here’s a phrase I never expected to write — is that the writing was far, far better on “The A-Team.” [Read more...]

Honey, you still fog my glasses

Sciencey

TGIT. Some links, including: “Real improvements in people’s lives;” why it’s perfectly legal and socially acceptable to steal $2,500 from a poor person who wants a nice sofa; the Friendly Atheist has a friendly chat with “The Commenter Who Always Seems to Disagree With What I Write;” and Pat Robertson warns of Africanized killer towels. [Read more...]

Learn how to use my hands, not just my head

HammerNail

I’m just saying that if you’re a Big Box hardware chain and you’re playing a 4-hour loop of music in your stores that includes two Indigo Girls songs, then one of those songs really ought to be “Hammer and Nail.” That’s all. I mean, duh. [Read more...]

Phlebotinum, young-Earth creationism and the willing suspension of disbelief

USSEnterprise

This bargain — the exchange of phlebotinum for our willing suspension of disbelief — is conducted by countless storytellers in the realm of science fiction, fantasy, horror, comic books, action movies, detective stories, etc. And this same bargain is made, regularly, between young-Earth creationists and the fans of that genre of speculative fiction. Young-Earth creationism is all about phlebotinum. [Read more...]

Sunday favorites

“I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?” [Read more...]

But don’t ask me to explain everything

henleyvshenley

Not all of these links are about Don Henley, but a surprising number of them are. There are also some fun things from Kimberly Knight, perfectnumber628, Digby, and two members of the Ortberg clan. You can check out any links you like, but you can never leave. [Read more...]

Left Behind Classic Fridays, No. 4: ‘Meet the GIRAT’

TheGreatCliche

“The characters who occupy LaHaye and Jenkins’ fictional world are as oblivious, self-absorbed and incurious as L&J rely on their readers to be.” [Read more...]

You can fight City Hall (but if you take them to court, they get lawyers, too)

CityHall

Fighting City Hall doesn’t automatically make you the Good Guy. But it doesn’t automatically make you the Bad Guy, either. Which kind of story is this one? Which kind of lawsuit is this one? Is City Hall the Good Guy or the Bad Guy in this case? Well, here’s what happened. [Read more...]


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