July 12th, 2005

Salt Precaution

To-day's Nine Inch Nails joke.

Was just at Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf and noticed some sort of "Books For Our Troops" affair against the wall. Decorated with copious red, white, and blue ribbon was a table and a R2D2-sized cardboard box filled with paperback books, which customers donated to troops in exchange for a free drink.

Simple, uncoffeed Me, thought, "Oh, what a nice way to support troops and literature at the same time."

Then I looked in the box and laughed. It was filled with Nora Roberts, Danielle Steele, and a couple books from a so-called "Super Romance" series. Maybe they ought to've called it "Kindling For Our Troops".

It strikes me somehow as a metaphor for the insensitivity of those who support the war. It would take someone with a Harlequin romance brain to foist Harlequin romance on professional soldiers.

They ought to send them with a note; "Bow down before the fluff you serve."
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Salt Precaution

Looming Comic-Con

Oof. Can't seem to concentrate to-day. And that's not good. I wanted to get the new Boschen and Nesuko chapter done early because the Comic-Con starts Thursday and I wanna go on Thursday and Friday at least. Thursday because David Cronenberg's gonna be there, and Friday because that's when Tim's going. I haven't looked too closely at the schedule yet, though, so I might end up going Saturday and/or Sunday as well.

Anyone else going to this thing? Wanna meet up and have a hasty physical relationship to stock ourselves with shameful memories? Let me know.

Also, if anyone who's not going has dreamily looked at something on the schedule and bitterly cursed their inability to attend, let me know what that something is and maybe I'll check it out for you and tell you how much it ruled and how much your travel impairments make you a small and pathetic fish in this world. Because that's the kind of guy I am.
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