Side note:

“What’s up with the blogspot address?” you may ask. Good question! Assuming you asked it, I mean.

This is just a temporary measure while I set up a new blog with WordPress. Blogger decided to end FTP publishing, which is super lame, and I haven’t been able to muster the time, energy, and braincycles to get the old blog converted and the new one set up yet. Before I could even start, Step Zero was moving my site to, which I did today. Step 0.5 comes tomorrow, once all the DNS info has percolated across the globe. Then I can begin!

Curious as to what I’ve been up to in the past eleventy billion years I haven’t been blogging, because you have no patience for Twitter? I attempt to catch my dear readers up to speed here!

I recently stumbled across what is indisputably my favourite review of the Storm Front graphic novel ever written. Or poorly translated. Or somehow spontaneously produced by some “Millenium Hand and Shrimp”-style babble generator. It was composed in response to the book reaching #1 on the New York Times Graphic Books Bestseller List, something I may or may not have posted about in this blog, but which is nevertheless AWESOME. *adds to resume, come to think of it*

I’m terrified of it somehow disappearing off the face of the internet in a puff of logic, so I’m reproducing it here, with my favourite bits in bold to save time for the lazy and/or overtaxed:

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Roland has kept the awful Maerlyn’s Grapefruit and has befit obsessed with peering into its pinkish depths consideration the unfailing dues it’s bewitched on his well-being. But all is not good fettle. And what the offspring gunslinger sees brings him the darkest of nightmares. And in this enter one’s chastise upon, Stephen Deschain’s sprightliness may be furnish up. Meanwhile, Roland’s framer has led a posse in search of those who threatened his son’s sprightliness in Hambry – John Farson and the Big Coffin Hunters. This legend collects Dark Tower: Treachery numbered 1-6. BATMAN: R.I.P., before Grant Morrison and Tony Daniel Tying into his other blockbuster stories of 2008 FINAL CRISIS and BATMAN: THE RESURRECTION OF RA’S AL GHUL, the great Grant Morrison confronts readers with the incredible: The extermination of The Dark Knight.

3. The troubled sprightliness of Bruce Wayne seems to disclose extreme of the mark of oversee when his releationship with the bewildering Jezebel Jet deepens. Capitalizing on the die of their greatest foe, the Club of Villains instal a misdemeanour carousal past the streets of Gotham that threatens to bring extreme of the mark the bring to its knees.

Soon Bruce Wayne drops extreme of the mark absolutely, having apparently befit the shlemiel of balmy affliction and abandoning his Batman congruence payment a sprightliness on the streets of Gotham City. Graphic Best Sellers (Paperback)1. Along the approach, the concept of the super-hero is dissected as the heroes are stalked before an unidentified assassin. WATCHMEN, before Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons solely belittling Now A Major Motion Picture!This Hugo Award-winning explicit multi-storey tale chronicles the die from compassion of a assembly of super-heroes plagued before all-too-human failings. One of the most effective explicit novels of all values bright and early and a non-stop bestseller, WATCHMEN has been contrived on college campuses across the polity and is considered a gateway legend, unequalled readers to other explicit novels such as V FOR VENDETTA, BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS and THE SANDMAN series. The Photographer before Emmanuel Guibert, Frederic Lemercier and Didier LefevreIn 1986, French photojournalist Didier Lefиvre accompanied a party of Doctors Without Borders (DWB) traveling to Afghanistan during the battle with the Soviet Union. 2.

It was his basic lecture. A donkey discombobulate past the ice and was rescued; a given unlucky horse prime was adrift during a sunset crossing. His extraordinary countryside photography documents their lift a jaunt from Peshawar, Pakistan across the Hindu Kush mountains with a caravan of 120 donkeys, 20 horses and 40 armed guards. When they reached their journey’s terminus in northern Afghanistan’s Yaftal valley, DWB bankroll attack up a clinic on a windswept porch with a courtyard that served as an ICU and a to hand mosque as a redemption office. 3.

The basic dependable was a offspring youngsters who burned his foot in a bread oven–a tasteless chaos in Afghanistan. BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: SEASON 8, VOL. Buffy is propelled into a dystopian later where there’s secluded a given Slayer – Fray, the legend unimpeachability of Joss Whedon’s 2001 series, the basic jocose he constantly wrote.

4, before Joss Whedon, Jeph Loeb and Karl Moline solely belittling Willow and Buffy CEO to New York City to unlock the secrets of Buffy’s bewildering scythe, when something goes fabulously awry.

The “article” can be found in its original habitat here.

God bless you, internets. Every one.

Academic Earth fills me with giddy glee. As described by LifeHacker:

Web site Academic Earth is like Hulu for academic lectures, pulling free lectures from Berkeley, Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Stanford, and Yale into one attractive, easy to navigate site. It’s incredible.

The site clearly takes its cues from Hulu and iTunes on its design, but it’s ten times better than either, because it’s open. The videos can be embedded anywhere or downloaded and enjoyed wherever you want to take them. It’s easy to use, has tons of great content, and it doesn’t cost a dime.

Wow. I am on that like beige on unbleached rice. Now I just have to figure out where to start! Biology? Economics? Psychology? History? I think I’ll start with The Civil War and Reconstruction Era, 1845-1877.

Is it just me, or is Domino’s Pizza Tracker kind of insane? Order Placed / Prep / Bake / Box / Delivery? “Mohammed began custom-making your order at 9:38 PM”?

More like the Too Much Information Age.