The San Francisco Chronicle offers a list of 2006 deaths, with many authors and journalists. Conspicuously absent are the great talents Octavia Butler and Gilbert Sorrentino, demonstrating that you can win a MacArthur Genius Grant or radically influence experimental fiction and still not earn so much as a sentence from the mainstream media.
CNN: “A giant ice shelf the size of 11,000 football fields has snapped free from Canada’s Arctic, scientists said.” No global warming, eh? (via Michelle Richmond)
It makes me sick what’s happening to the ice shelves. 🙁
I’ve seen that cartoon list before – there’s some creepy racist toons on there. The best cartoon ever is on there, though – “Feed the Kitty”. It’s so cute, you have to watch it!
I don’t care if that booklist is for “young” hipsters, I want to read all those books now!
That Feed the Kitty is great. It’s been removed from YouTube, but I found it on Google Video: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6762987539031638117
Actually, Ed, if you listen closely to Dubya’s public comments, you’ll notice that he has quietly shifted from “global warming doesn’t exist” (though Jim Inhofe still insists that’s the case) to “okay, it exists, but there’s no proof that humans are causing it.”
Sometime in 2007, I suspect he will shift once again, this time to “okay, it exists and humans are causing it, but stopping big corporate polluters from doing it threatens the very foundation of the free enterprise system and will unnecessarily harm the profit and loss statements of some of my very best pals.” Though I’m sure his speechmakers will come up with a more graceful way of saying it.