Well, the good news is that I didn't do nearly as bad on the Principles quiz as I thought. I only missed one, so 29/30 or 97%. That brings me to just 2/100ths away form an A. Much more doable now (and if she rounds up, I've got it).
"Stubborness plus ego plus goal equals perseverance." and "While you have to writing, don't think it is only onerous. Writing is a joy." Yes it is. Those are some quotes form a WorldCon panel of Perseverance posted by Catherine Schaff-Stump. Another post marked here to read again in December.
Penguin Group sue authors over advances given when no book is delivered. Robert Gottlieb advises, "… any publisher who does this that they're setting themselves up for enormous criticism and risk. I mean, in today's world, it never looks good when you're suing somebody, who earned $20,000 for writing a book over a period of a year or two."
The Humble eBook Bundle. Some nice titles in there, and if you pay over the average, you get two more cool books. They're not exactly free 'cause, you know, you're paying more than average. But considering the average at the time I wrote this was less than $10, that's eight books for $10. Can't beat that with a stick. And you can set where the proceeds go: authors, charities, or tip the humble people.
And what's a little security theater without embarrassing some women in the end stages of life who has the audacity to try and fill her kick bucket. You know, Making Light peoples, I'm rethinking my stance regarding burning the TSA to the ground and not replacing it with anything.
The End Times continues to be popular. An astronomer answers the questions of the curious and the panicked (panicking kids, I'm sure the Bible says that's okay, somewhere). I sure hope there's some cultural apocalyptic myths to carry us forward from Dec 21, 2012. 'Cause, you know, I've got this book… (Grokked from the Slactivist)
John Husted lost again. And now he's going to appeal to the Supreme Court. Of course you are… dickhead. His reasoning is completely off base and part of what I've seen from most conservative (and some liberals), that because he was proven wrong on his assumption, that his straw man must be true. Here's the thing, Hustead, set the time for early voting across the state to be the same, and include the weekend before Nov. 6th. That's what the court is really telling you. How can you hold the Secretary of State position and be such an blithering idiot. Because that's the impression I'm left with. Or you think you're smarter than everyone else in the room. Got some news for you bucko, you're swimming in a bigger pond than just your friends, now. You ain't even the brightest crayon in the box, let alone the sharpest.
How Fox News lies with their onscreen charts. You know, since this is part of the day thing (making convincing charts, not lying for Fox News, although there are people here who do that freelance), there are ways to lie with charts. All of these things are junior level design work. Is Fox New outsourcing these things with the various Freelance Job websites? (Grokked from the Slactivist)
And Onion article. "Romney’s campaign advisers said that they adopted the strategy of lying a lot after realizing several things: (1) Lying sounds good, especially when the truth sounds bad, (2) the American media doesn’t care if you lie, (3) the American people don’t care if you lie, and (4) it’s okay to lie if you are very, very desperate to become the president of the United States… Romney campaign manager Matt Rhoades said… 'Most important, Mitt is comfortable when he is lying because then he doesn’t have to say anything bad. And in this last month it’s important that we just let Mitt be Mitt, whoever the hell that is.'" You can almost hear the bells on the jester rod jingling from here. Think that the Onion is being too harsh? Okay. Here's a run down of Mitt's performance during the debates. And then there was his foreign policy speech. Yeah, the Onion didn't go far enough. (Grokked from the Slactivist)
Alligator Quotient: So far away from here.