Daily Archives: October 23, 2008

3 posts

Too many journalists?

From a science fiction webcomic that I read, Buck Godot: In the Prime Mover’s comprehensive overview of sentient and semi-sentient life within the sphere of the Gallimaufry: Why We’re Better Than All Of You Put Together, there are various appendices which deal with predators that feed upon sentients. Journalists are placed within this category. Despite extremely bad reviews, these concepts were eventually accepted, and the number of journalists a healthy civilization could support was worked […]

“Portable Electronic Devices”

I have spent the majority of this day flying. It is currently 8:40 pm and I still have a 2:47 minute flight ahead of me. As the last flight was preparing for landing I had a George Carlin moment. The flight attendant came on the speaker and spoke the usual words, telling us that we must turn off all “portable electronic devices.” As opposed to what? “Sir, please turn off that electronic device.” “But it […]