Thursday, December 30, 2004

nominating things

Well, this is sort of a pointless post, as I have no intelligent opinion on the topic, but what's the deal with all the hoo-ha over Nebula nominations? How complicated is it to actually nominate? Not being a member of SFWA, I'm a little in the dark on this one.

Also, did you guys make any great book/writer discoveries this year or read anything you hated/thought overrated?

Saturday, December 18, 2004

Bleu, Rouge

My thoughts about boycotts aren't simple or easy to put into words. Knowing where your money is going is never a bad thing, though. So now we have Buy Blue and Choose the Blue, both sites splitting out campaign contributions for a bunch of corporations. Some stuff is obvious: Barnes & Noble is a Blue company, Reynolds Tobacco is a Red company. Other tidbits are more problematic ... for instance, if you want a Blue car, Toyota's the only way to go. Blue gas? Shell (even though BP is widely regarded as the most eco-friendly petroleum company). Blue package shipping? You're out of luck.

Friday, December 17, 2004

Ghost in the Machine, Track Six

Rootburn sez: "My ability to produce and acquire has far outstripped my ability to consume." Oh, I agree completely. CDs unplayed, books unread, photographs glanced at and then filed away.