I have no witty comeback for this racism. 2

So I’m biking along a mostly-deserted stretch of road north of Longmont and it’s hot as the Devil’s ballsack out there. I’m two-thirds of the way through my three liter camelback, and I’ve looped around to go back into town before I turn into a crispy strip of people leather on a bike. Another cyclists ...

Apparently Loki + Waffles = A Thing (and it’s my fault?)

Well, this was sure a surreal way to top off my time at Worldcon. I don’t see a point in being coy about the fact that I still write a bit of fanfiction now and then for fun, and lately it’s been Thor/The Avengers¬†fanfic with Loki as the main character because hey, he’s my favorite, ...

At which point a complete stranger felt compelled to show me his wang.

For the most part, this has been a very uneventful weekend. I’ve been driving, driving, driving, and then driving some more in my slammin’ ride, by which I mean a ten foot U-haul truck that contains approximately twelve boxes and two bicycles. And I’ve been driving through northern Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas, which are not ...

Cycling our way to a New World Order 4

This is why I love state/local politics. It’s also why I occasionally feel the need to drink cough syrup until I put myself in an uncaring stupor so that the unceasing bombardment of stupid will just stop for a moment. Maes said in a later interview that he once thought the mayor’s efforts to promote ...

He’s a very naughty boy

You know, I’ve read this article several times and I really just can’t come up with anything clever to say about it. Because it really just leaves me feeling like I’ve just bee hit in the back of the head with a small antelope, sort of flummoxed and confused and wondering why is there a ...

Big Brother is watching students (II)

BoingBoing is doing a fantastic job adding more and more to this already horrifically creepy story about school issues laptops being used to spy on students. I’m glad to know that the EFF and ACLU have gotten in on this now. Anyway, a couple highlights, about the district policy: * Possession of a monitored Macbook ...

Big brother is watching students

School used student laptop webcams to spy on them at school and home – via BoingBoing. This is absolutely ludicrous. A school issues laptops to its kids, then proceeds to use those laptops to spy on them while they’re at home. And apparently in one instance, even disciplined a kid for something that they did ...

The i…WHAT?

Okay, seriously. Was there no one in the Apple offices to let them know that their new device sounds like it was named after a feminine hygiene product? I’m sure it’s cool and stuff, but really. I feel like I should be sticking it in my underpants to hold the red menace at bay, not ...