I hate not having juicy links for you. I’ve just been so overwhelmed with work that I haven’t had time to read, tweet, or breathe these days. For sci-fi fun you’ll just have to re-read Dicebox and Marooned for now. Oh, I’ve been reading book 2 Gini Koch’s “Touched By An Alien” series, those are quite entertaining.
We and I watched the Czech film, “I served the King Of England.” It was interesting in what it was trying to do, although I’m not sure I’d go as far as to recommend it to anyone. But there was a quote in it, “We in the 20th century are inclined to see the glory in ourselves and the shame in others. That’s how the mess got started.” Concepts like that, although not unique or revolutionary, make me sit back and think. I try to think of perspectives from both our larger society, to politics, to my personal actions. Makes me quiet sometimes. It’s a big world, and it’s good to feel wonder at it.
In the news, a piece I did for MAD Magazine got a nice mention over on PopMatters.com. “Baldwin’s 9-panel unpacking of the derivative bigotry rampant in Polish jokes is so meaningfully sublime.” Feels good to hear things like that. Wait ’til they hear my Helen Keller jokes.