Sunday, February 01, 2009

Geekety Geekety Geekety

My following has grown by twenty percent in a single day! Welcome Lisa in Indiana! If you really are Lisa in Indiana, that is. Your picture looks suspiciously like Grant's. Coincidence? How many faceless grey-skinned people are there out there? Hmmmm . . .

It occurs to me that I have not yet posted an actual link to The Golem at Everyday Weirdness. Now I have. Hit the little link at the bottom of that page and it will bring you back here. It's a freaky loop that will blow your mind!

Scalzi tells us of a new edition of The Forever War
coming later this month. I'm pretty sure I have to read this again. I haven't read it since high school and I think there's more stuff in it than there used to be. I have to read that new stuff. The Forever War is one of my favorite books and I am not alone. If you haven't read it, do so now. Or on February 17th so you can get a copy that's not covered in greasy fingerprints. I'm just kidding. No one picks up science fiction books.

Saw this at the job last week:

The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet by Neil deGrasse Tyson. I like Neil deGrasse Tyson. I like seeing him on Nova Science Now (Though I am a big fan of Robert Krulwich, whom he replaced (Am I super-geeking?)). But I don't, I'm sorry to say, give a rat's ass about Pluto, or whether or not it's a planet. The truth is, I would probably still like the book. Though America may disagree, I'm unconvinced that Pluto is its favorite planet. I'm putting my money on Earth (both literally and figuratively) because that's where America keeps all its stuff. Like air.


Laurel Kornfeld said...

Whether or not Pluto is America's favorite planet, it most certainly IS a planet. If you're interested in knowing more about Pluto and efforts to get its status reinstated, feel free to visit my Pluto blog at

I'm writing a book about Pluto too, but it'll be a while before it's done.

Matthew Sanborn Smith said...

Well, I already made my feelings clear on Pluto. I glanced at Laurel's blog and I can say she is definitely passionate about the subject. So if any of you guys are interested, check out Laurel's blog.