Simon Spurrier on Panel Parity →
neil-gaiman: Over 20 years ago, in an issue of Sandman, I wrote a story set at a Serial Killers’ convention. And the only women who got to speak at the convention were on a panel on “Women In Serial Killing”. I thought it was a funny and ironic commentary on something that, I was fairly certain, would change very soon. Certainly in the next 20 years. And in SF and Fantasy, it has. In comics, not...
NPR now commits itself to avoiding the worst... →
It says to itself that a report characterized by false balance is a false report. It introduces a new and potentially powerful concept of fairness: being “fair to the truth.” My verdict: Bravo, NPR. NPR commits itself as an organization to avoid the worst excesses of “he said, she said” journalism. It says to itself that a report characterized by false balance is a false report. It introduces a...
The ability for a society to grasp the connection between sexual culture and the...– On today’s Fresh Air, how international AIDS organizations working in Africa went off in the wrong direction in fighting the spread of HIV across the continent. (via nprfreshair)
The internet’s not broken. So then why are there so many attempts to regulate...– Jeff Jarvis
President Obama once said he wants everybody in America to go to college. What a...– Republican presidential candidate RICK SANTORUM, on Sunday’s Meet The Press. No seriously. This guy is a fucking dick. (via the Los Angeles Times) The thing is, Santorum actually believes this. But in his defense, I can understand his self interest in ensuring fewer people go to college and...
stevemakesdoodles: Probably been done by now, but this is all that came to mind whenever no edge was mentioned.
Nerdist Podcast: Wilco →
Chris, Jonah and Wil Wheaton (who sat in for Matt Mira) hung out with Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy for an amazingly in depth chat about his path to becoming a musician and how his kids like having a rockstar for a dad. Make sure to stick around at the end for a few songs from Wilco’s sound check at The Wiltern!
Simple math about audiobook rates →
Here’s the simple mathematical formula for solving this problem: 1. Divide the word count of the book by your rate of speech per hour to get the number of finished hours. If you don’t know your rate of speech, Audible uses 9400 words per hour, or 157 words per minute, in its calculation for books posted on ACX. 2. Multiply the number of finished hours by 6. This number is a very...
When we started we HAD no style, no understanding of ourselves or what we were...– Teller, of Penn and Teller, in a letter at http://shwood.squarespace.com/news/2009/9/21/14-years-ago-the-day-teller-gave-me-the-secret-to-my-career.html Strangely, advice as good for writers or musicians as it is for magicians. (via neil-gaiman)
Chris Schweizer's Blog: The Schweizer Guide to... →
kellysue: Stuart Immonen tweeted something this morning that I didn’t understand: I’ve got this terrible fucking habit of contiguous tangents in abutting panels. Some hilarious ones in FI. You’d think I’d notice by now! I (rather sheepishly, alas) confessed my ignorance; I wasn’t familiar with the term “tangent” used in an art context. He was kind enough to explain: basically you get...
This is a thing that just happened at the store...
Female Employee 1: Bye, I'm going home!
Female Employee 2: Okay, see you on Tuesday!
Anne (quietly, to me): I wish she'd said "See you NEXT Tuesday."
Me: Did you...
Anne: Yeah. I said that.
Me: That's awesome.
Anne: I'm a horrible person.
Me: That's why I love you.
It’s not that Chris Brown is categorically unforgivable. It’s more that he’s no...– VICE on Cord’s Chris Brown post (via ceedling)
When I see an old movie, like from the ’40s or ’50s or ’60s,...– Rudy Rucker