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Mick Fanning punches a shark

July 20, 2015 - 06:15 -- Admin

Most everyone will have seen the footage of the shark that tried to make a snack of Mick Fanning during a surf meet in South Africa.

The really amazing thing wasn't just Fanning getting away, but the performance of the commentator who didn't freak out and didn't speculate about what was happening. He kept his shit cool and described only what he could see.

Protocol ebook

July 16, 2015 - 08:16 -- Admin

Soul Full of Guns, the Karin ebook, was easy to write because it's a straight line through a series of action sequences and old spy movie tropes.

A Protocol for Monsters isn't. It's Emergence, but told from the PoV of the other guys. The Scooby Gang. So the narrative arc is set and familiar before you read it, but what's new is knowing what's happening both offstage and in the minds of Heath, Emmeline and Compton when they meet Dave.

The real thing will bury San Andreas

July 15, 2015 - 07:45 -- Admin

This is why I subscribe to The New Yorker. A long, well researched, crisply written and utterly horrifying essay about the earthquake that will destroy America. Not the Big One, rumbling up out of the San Andreas fault so beloved of movie makers. The Bigger One which will flatten most of the Pacific Northwest, liquefying the ground under Seattle, drowning millions in Godzilla tsunamis.

It's a hole IN the pigeon

July 13, 2015 - 16:32 -- Admin

Having just finished my belated playthrough of Firefly and Serenity you can imagine my chuffedness upon hearing that Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk (Wash) have produced a schmick-looking homage/take-down.

Con Man looks like what would have happened if the stars of Galaxy Quest hadn't been contacted by those actual aliens.