Sunday, August 19, 2007

Top 100 Sci-Fi Books

Looks like I've read a tenth of the books on someone's so called "top 100 sci-fi books list"

2 Orson Scott Card Ender's Game [S1]
5 George Orwell 1984
7 Aldous Huxley Brave New World
9 Ray Bradbury Fahrenheit 451
15 H G Wells The Time Machine
17 H G Wells The War of the Worlds
23 Orson Scott Card Speaker for the Dead [S2]
28 Orson Scott Card Ender's Shadow [S1]
46 Mary Shelley Frankenstein
77 H G Wells The Invisible Man
83 C S Lewis Out of the Silent Planet [S1]

If you add movies to the list, here's what I've seen:
Hitchhiker's Guide
I, Robot (may have read this... can't remember)
Fahrenheit 451
Starship Troopers
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (Blade Runner)
Time Machine
War of the Worlds
Jurassic Park
Clockwork Orange
Andromeda Strain
Invisible Man
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

Friday, August 10, 2007

Whoa, man!

Help wanted sign at the local mall

Wednesday, August 08, 2007


When does 15+15=45? When dealing with Ticketmaster.

Mute Math tickets in Omaha:

Total Convenience Charge(s) US $5.65 x 2

Order Processing Charge(s) US $3.30


At least they're not charging to have tickets sent in the mail.

Sheesh. I still want to know what a convenience charge is. Convenient for Ticketmaster it would seem.

But Mute Math is more than worth it. I'd gladly write the band a check for $45 and not mess with the middle men.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Bridge collapse

Colleen has good links to the 35w bridge collapse in Minneapolis

I'm left nearly speechless. Hard to make sense of this.

These are always worse, when you have a connection. In this case, family in the twin cities, and personal memories of crossing the Mississippi countless times myself. Prayers to all involved.