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Thursday, October 21, 2004

William Gibson Validates What I Thought Was My "Cluelessness"

William Gibson - The Novel As Propaganda
I took this idea of Forster's immediately to heart, upon first discovering it. I likewise took to heart his idea that authors fully or even predominately in control of their characters just aren't doing their job. Indeed, the two are really the same: A fascist can't write a good novel because writing a good novel, in the end, is about relinquishing control of the text.

You Just Have To See It For Yourself

Manolo's Shoe Blog

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Tucker Carlson's Not Taking it Personal - Boy, What A Relief

Jon Stewart, 'Crossfire' pundits feuding: South Florida Sun-Sentinel: "Whatever the level of the debate on 'Crossfire,' Carlson rejected the notion that he's pushing anyone's agenda.

'I don't speak for a party or an organization, I speak for me, period,' said the conservative Carlson. So Stewart calling him a partisan hack 'is just a false criticism when applied to me. I'm not being defensive, I'm just being truthful.'

Surprisingly, given the level of tension between the men at the end of the program, which looked like it could have concluded in fisticuffs, Carlson said Stewart stuck around after the taping for 90 minutes, continuing to talk about media ethics with the 'Crossfire' hosts."

Monday, October 18, 2004

No Need To Wait For The Video

TuckerGate: The Video A veritable compendium of locales and formats to catch Jon Stewart's appearance on CNN.

Sunday, October 17, 2004

Announcing Remembering Our Future

The Third Volume from Penhouseink

Published in June and doing quite well I'm told. In the interest of full disclosure I was asked to contribute and what do yo know the ladies let a couple slip by.

Well Halloween Is Approaching After All

The Literary Gothic - the premier webguide to Gothic & supernaturalist literature written prior to 1950 : I recommend (quite highly)The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde

Saturday, October 16, 2004

Jon Stewart On CNN's Crossfire... I'm ordering the tape. - Transcripts: "STEWART: See, the thing is, we need your help. Right now, you're helping the politicians and the corporations. And we're left out there to mow our lawns.

BEGALA: By beating up on them? You just said we're too rough on them when they make mistakes.

STEWART: No, no, no, you're not too rough on them. You're part of their strategies. You are partisan, what do you call it, hacks.


CARLSON: Wait, Jon, let me tell you something valuable that I think we do that I'd like to see you...


STEWART: Something valuable?



STEWART: I would like to hear it.

CARLSON: And I'll tell you.

When politicians come on...


CARLSON: It's nice to get them to try and answer the question. And in order to do that, we try and ask them pointed questions. I want to contrast our questions with some questions you asked John Kerry recently.


CARLSON: ... up on the screen.

STEWART: If you want to compare your show to a comedy show, you're more than welcome to. "

Thursday, October 14, 2004

Repent Sinners!

Holt Uncensored :: A Candid Look at Books and the Book Industry : Ten Mistakes Writers Don't See (But Can Easily Fix When They Do)