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Places to Go:
Derryl's Fotolog
Fictionwise (reprints of some of Derryl's fiction)
Alyx Dellamonica
Boing Boing
Charlie Stross
Electrolite
Jena Snyder
Making Light
Randy Reichardt

~ Saturday, September 21, 2002
 
Hey, a little more about SUVs. And just for fun, a book on the same subject.
 
A bit more than a year ago, I remember reading Bill McKibben saying that SUVs were sinful. At the time, McKibben (one of my favorite authors, by the way) was a guest lecturer of some sort at the Yale Divinity School (or perhaps it was Harvard). But for those of you who need that SUV to be bigger and better, go here.

Also, the Car Talk boys have taken the fight against SUVs to their show and to the web. Of course, all this is something else I miss about living in the US, as I loved listening to their show on NPR.
 
Soccer player traded for his weight in shrimp. I don't know about you, but I'd be humiliated.
 
Here's a Flash animation shot at the Chickenhawks. The whole site is loade with animations about Shrub. Good stuff.
~ Friday, September 20, 2002
 
Here's a diagram of sex fetishes, again thanks to Charlie. I blink my eyes in wonder.
 
A sad article about Forry Ackerman.
 
Forbes has ranked the Top Fifteen fictional characters of all time. Unfortunately, I think they've rated Scrooge by his cartoon with the nephews, not by the original Carl Barks stories.
~ Thursday, September 19, 2002
 
Well, this doesn't come as much of a surprise to me; it turns out, according to an Aussie study, that suicide rates go up when there's a conservative government in power. I guess what this means is that even when I feel like crap because the party I choose to support consists mainly of yahoos and idiots, I still have this to fall back on. I'd be interested in seeing if these results do hold true for Canada and the US, though. (Thanks to Charlie Stross for this one)
~ Wednesday, September 18, 2002
 
Sucks that this story is classified as "Oddly Enough". I'll have to take some time to see if this isn't bogus.
 
Besides the pro-Canada thing, another reason not to shop at Wal*Mart.
~ Sunday, September 15, 2002
 
I have finally found the ultimate beer site. For now on, when I travel I'll know in advance which brews to look for. How handy is that?
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