And they come with no warning,
nature loves her little surprises.
Continual crisis!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Scalzi Watch Alert

News from the front. John's messing with his blog. And what's up with that picture, hair and beard? Hmmm. We seem to be on the verge of seeing the release of Scalzi V2.0 (or whatever number he's up to these days). Or has he perfected cloning (in the SciFi sense) through his relationship with the Amish and now his clone army is poised to take over, what, Western Ohio? Oh, if only the furry recon group wasn't marching to Boston to find Chang for Rizzle, I could have been on top of this all, but instead I'm on the sidelines.

As Frankenfurter said, "Antici..."

And you though I could only quote high-brow literature. Ha!

"...pation."

10 comments:

Jim Wright said...

He looks like a college professor, non-tenured but still...

Amish cloning? I suspect if that was the case the picture would have more of a wood-grain skin tone.

ThatGreenyFlower said...

Hilarious!

Unknown said...

Sorry to do this to you, but....You Done Been Tagged

Ha-ha. This is a tough one too. Enjoy. Back later...

David Klecha said...

Ha... that is a nice look for him.

Steve Buchheit said...

Jim, actually the Amish (at least locally) are very interested in genetics. They have a center in Middlefield that is coordinating research into some problems they're experiencing. Thsi is one of those things I chuckle about when people tell me the Amish are technophobic. That and pointing out that the Middlefield Cellphone companies do most of their business with the Amish.

Greeny, thanks. :)

Kanrie, ARGH! (yeah, I saw it coming my way, I was hoping to duck).

Dave, yeah, he does look... different. Although the top and bottom hair certainly help balance it out. He does look relaxed and happy in that photo, so good for John.

Ed said...

How could I have missed the Beatles? Damn, good call! Oh and careful on that authentic Asian thing. I've been to "snake alley" in Taiwan. You're either hard core or you'd be regretting that comment there.

Steve Buchheit said...

Hey Variant E, yeah, that's why I qualified that statement with "and for some of it I wouldn't want it." Live eels and squid just aren't to my liking. Sushi and (because I've had to do this before) raw meat/insects are passible. But something that's squirmin', naw, I'll pass on those, thanks. And real Peking Duck, I like my intestinal track just fine, don't need to do that.

Jim Wright said...

Steve, yep I used to live in southern Maryland, just north of Wimoco Sound not far from Pax River. Large Amish population. Wonderful craftsman (said the woodworker in an admiring and respectful tone) and I certainly wouldn't call them technophobic, more like technopragmatic, i.e. unlike most of the US, technology doesn't control them, they choose what they will and will not use. Like I said, pragmatic. I would never underestimate them, a very admirable people by and large.

Steve Buchheit said...

Jim, oh yes. And some of them are very good craftsmen. And then there are the majority of the rest. When I was looking for a house, we looked at buying some Amish homes (mostly English homes that the Amish bought, and then disconnected fromt he grid). At that time I was a better craftsman than some of them (you should have seen some of the shoddy work in the houses). And I'm much better now (heck, I now know the difference between a Dado and a Rabbit, I know how to make different styles of woodworking/cabinetry, etc, I'm not the greatest, and I dont have all the tools, but at least I know how to do it).

But, yeah, they are very selective about the tech they let in.

Jim Wright said...

I now know the difference between a Dado and a Rabbit ahhh, but do you know the difference between a rabbit and a hare?