Eric

Eric

  • Commented on Countdown to Crazy
    I realize your comment was from awhile back, but behind which doors? CSPAN in and of itself, for example, just brings to Cable what existed in various forms (eg the Congressional Record in print and even more recently online as...
  • Commented on All Glory to the New Management!
    does spectred isle include the Isle of Wight?...
  • Commented on All Glory to the New Management!
    189: ... oi. Too true. (my own 188): found it. It's called The Insects from Shaggy, and it's at a site called Maison Otaku....
  • Commented on All Glory to the New Management!
    In the early 1990s or so, I ran across a (I thought) -very- funny short story in which one of the Scooby Gang reveals that they had a secret history of being agents of Shub-Niggurath, etc. In trying to look...
  • Commented on All Glory to the New Management!
    and not-so-funny moments like when he kept (succeeding in) running over the moderator in the presidential debate, is there an exit button for this alternate universe?...
  • Commented on All Glory to the New Management!
    re Wittgenstein and cats: a quick search suggests it's very hard to find biographies of Wittgenstein that talk about him, rather than his beliefs; whether he and his family were owned by cats, as opposed to how the word cat...
  • Commented on All Glory to the New Management!
    Re the Jungle Book- maybe not surprising because Kipling [on the other hand when I read his early "The Light that Failed" I was expecting the book to be about something else entirely, not about the main character's encroaching blindness...
  • Commented on All Glory to the New Management!
    That was intended to be a reply to comment #19 by ElderlyCynic, btw, I seem to have messed up (sigh)...
  • Commented on All Glory to the New Management!
    re Louis Prima: less well-known than Armstrong, but not really that obscure, and there's an award named after him :)...
  • Commented on All Glory to the New Management!
    well, some of the movies they distribute... (Coco, Inside Out...)...
  • Commented on I ain't dead
    Already used by a Pratchett fan group on Facebook, so probably not :)...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas"
    "Massachusetts has a Republican Governor." William Weld, yes? I'm not at all sure who -he'd- nominate....
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas"
    This would be... 7.7*10^22 kilograms worth of common garden moles (who I gather are ca.128 grams apiece)? About the same as 7.7*10^20 people of ca. 100 kg each say? (Or, a bit under a billion times a trillion, 10^9*10^12.) That...
  • Commented on Yet another novel I will no longer write
    About 2 weeks before, but ok, that’s 14 days...
  • Commented on Yet another novel I will no longer write
    I thought that looked like a pun, though not quite sure I got both halves. :) Also enjoyed the would-have-been-excerpt. Thanks!...
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    In my worth-less-than-a-surreal-infinitesimal-number-opinion a novel that further fleshes out a world as interesting as the Laundry Files has become is a worthwhile "Laundry Files novel". (I was surprised to learn that the idea of related stories occupying the same "universe"...
  • Commented on Ask me anything!
    Same here indeed... Aleister Crowley, the "Great Beast Salvarsan" (... to quote a letter by a very unimpressed composer contemporary of his. "Salvarsan" was also known as "Compound 606" and was a sort of Snake Oil...)...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    Don't know, though it sounds oddly right and also like something Noam Chomsky might say....
  • Commented on Typo Hunt: The Labyrinth Index
    Especially after the "This hour has 22 Minutes" Bush interview... ( https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/22-minutes-star-pulls-prank-on-george-w-bush-1.212339 )...
  • Commented on Happy Halloween!
    Excession, if I remember?...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Delirium Brief
    Wasn't speaking of all Verne's books, just the few not cheaply available in English because the only existing published translations (according to Delphi?) are from 25(?) or fewer years ago, iirc. Something like that! Unless we're still talking about the...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Delirium Brief
    re Verne: not all of Verne's books are available in English translation in the US (out-of-copyright), however. There's an explanation of this for instance in the description of the Delphi Books (almost-)complete Verne set @ Amazon - some of his...
  • Commented on The Labyrinth Index: sneak preview!
    One thought more directly connected to this excerpt and if allowed, speculation?...- what if someone, maybe Mhari's ex, really is playing 5 steps ahead (while somehow avoiding, maybe by being dead now, mind-reading by Nyar Nyar...) - a plan to...
  • Commented on The Labyrinth Index: sneak preview!
    (NB: I'm not saying Quisling didn't _want_ to have an effective role, he very much did, just that the Nazis didn't _need_ him and that apparently they took over Norway without any help from his apparently rather ineffective work, apparently,...
  • Commented on The Labyrinth Index: sneak preview!
    I've been thinking about this comparison of Michael Armstrong to Vidkun Qusling. Given that Quisling had no effective role in the betrayal of Norway and was at most a figurehead for the Nazi government, the analogy seems unclear....
  • Commented on The Labyrinth Index: sneak preview!
    on the other hand, TRC toward the end sees Mhari viewing Bob with some respect (could be fear, could be fear.) For all his ego, Bob (or the thing that now thinks it's Bob after Bob's death in TFM, if...
  • Commented on The Labyrinth Index: sneak preview!
    Well, she could be referring to Bob, Oscar (from TRC, deceased but - still) or one of several concurrent with Bob (... according to Bob and, if I remember, Mhari too.) (I see Tor has fixed some Mhari-related typoish things....
  • Commented on Taxonomy of story, or, why murder?
    Almost sure that some of Reginald Hill's mysteries qualify, but will have to check which. He seemed to specialize in genre-breaking (with very positive results, I believe.) Had not heard of the thread-OP's novels, I think, but - hrm. Will...
  • Commented on The Nakamoto Variations
    Well, maybe he could use a cover band called Compuserve - who knows....
  • Commented on The Nakamoto Variations
    ... found that one to be quite good. (Insoluble by the wat'ry universal...)...
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