March 4th, 2007


In Soviet Union you do not pay attention, attention pays you

The allochthonic davidlevine has rightly pointed out to me that I am on programming at Potlatch next weekend. (This was a surprise to me, somehow, as I was not paying attention.)

Saturday March 10th, 4:00-5:30 PM: Humor in Science Fiction
Ellen Klages, Jay Lake, David Levine, Eileen Gunn
Humor is the only test of gravity, and gravity of humor; for a subject which will not bear raillery is suspicious, and a jest which will not bear serious examination is false wit.

I venture to say that will be pants-wetting funny, because with that crew there's no way it's not going to turn into a liar's panel extraordinaire, and a damned strange one at that.

Counting the villains

Had a very good day today. Slept in. Way in. Went to a University of Portland production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead with tillyjane and AH. Had a little bit of high quality social time. Spent the first part of the evening reading and playing Scrabble with the_child. Now I'm wrapping up packing for Omaha, then off to sleep the sleep of the virtuous.

We did determine today that the_child confuses Count Dooku and Count Olaf. I can't tell if this represents good character or poor judgment on her part.

What fictional villains do you find easily confusable? Bloefeld and Sergeant Schultz?