supergee: (coy1)
2017-04-22 05:55 am

Gray is a kind of black

50 years ago, it was hip to say that Bugs Bunny was queer (cross-dresses, kisses Elmer Fudd). Now we hear that he’s Black. There’s a whole list of Black cartoon characters, but it doesn’t include my totemic hero, Wile E. Coyote. I guess he’s Native American.

Thanx to Metafilter
supergee: (kangaroo)
2017-04-21 07:25 am

The team’s execution

I guess the death penalty is so bad that even keeping a piece of shit like Charlie Manson alive for 50 years at public expense is preferable. The latest is the Arkansas chemical farce, in which it turns out that the state refuses to do DNA tests that might exonerate two of the people it is eager to kill.

I never had strong feelings about the death penalty. (I was raised collectivist, so killing one person for the general good seemed more reasonable to me than it does to some.) I never thought it was terribly important to make sure that the individual was smart enough and sane enough to be executed. But if the state is going to kill somebody, the least it can do is take all reasonable means to make sure that they have the actual perp. This is nowhere near the first time that the collective lust to kill has overcome such technicalities. At best the death penalty is one of those nice things we can’t have because people are turds.

Thanx to Radley Balko, who is wonderful about keeping an eye on this sort of thing.
supergee: (breeches)
2017-04-20 12:35 pm

Anyone can be president, he said frighteningly

Jim Wright makes the elitist suggestion that we have things done by people who know how to do them.
supergee: (pumbaa)
2017-04-20 05:39 am

Mandatory Jollity

Good cheer can be one of the more onerous requirements of work. And of course it’s worse for women.

Thanx to Metafilter
supergee: (starmaker)
2017-04-20 05:33 am

Beginning

Nisi Shawl looks at The Jewels of Aptor.

Thanx to Tor.com.
supergee: (cthulhu)
2017-04-19 06:14 am

Reburying the undead

World Fantasy Con realizes that Lovecraft doesn’t belong on the nominee pins either.

Thanx to File 770
supergee: (nebula)
2017-04-19 06:08 am

Full of ideas

Why Ada Palmer writes like that

Thanx to File 770
supergee: (disgust)
2017-04-19 05:47 am

"An excellent sf premise in the hands of someone who has no particular love for the genre"

I never liked David Lynch. I saw Eraserhead but fell asleep after the first three or four hours and missed all the good parts. Here’s a discussion of why his Dune sucks badly.

Thanx to Tor.com.
supergee: (pissed)
2017-04-19 05:32 am

“Rights”

All-male panel fails to pass Maryland bill ending rapists' parental rights

Thanx to [personal profile] twistedchick, who made a moderate and reasonable suggestion: NONE OF THESE GUYS SHOULD EVER GET LAID AGAIN. BY ANYONE. ANYWHERE. AND NO WOMAN SHOULD TOLERATE THEM.
supergee: (book)
2017-04-18 05:22 am

Downhill from there

First novels that were their author’s best

Thanx to Metafilter
supergee: (baseball)
2017-04-15 05:47 am

Have a heart

Rod Carew gets a football player’s heart.

Thanx to Metafilter
supergee: (thinking)
2017-04-15 05:38 am

Map in the mind

In which the writer draws a map and the editors edit it.

Thanx to Tor.com.