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fran-johns's picture
Mar.17.2012
It's as if somebody dropped a bomb on the London Library. The idea of the Encyclopedia Britannica not being up there on its physical shelf, radiating Truth and Authority, offering the final word on any research topic, erudite argument or dinner table conversation? It's too much to bear. But the...
manny-pacheco's picture
Jul.21.2011
I’m thrilled to discover that WIKIPEDIA has actually used Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History as a matter of Reference for one of their pages. This action further validates the info I provide in my book. I can additionally surmise that an employee of this online organization may have actually...
steven-belanger's picture
Feb.19.2011
  I've beat the Dan Simmons drum before, with the recently-read Drood.  That book had been very good; for a look at my review on this blog, go a few blogs entries below here.  But now, let's talk about The Terror. This book is much longer, and much more brilliant.  At 955 very thin, paperback...
dave-cullen's picture
Jan.31.2011
There is a picture. It's from Wikipedia, though indirectly: I found it quite amusing, along with the 99 other variations you can click at Notabilia. More on that in a second. The reason I found it so intriguing, is because I've been backstage at Wikipedia. I was an early adopter there, back...
clinton-fein's picture
Aug.03.2010
Why, you may ask, would the cover of Annoy.com consist of nothing but the logo of the FBI? No tweaks, witty modifications or slight alterations. Just the image of the logo exactly as it is. And, of course, a disclaimer! Because, it appears, the FBI decided to take time out from protecting the...
bob-mustin's picture
Jun.22.2010
This is as fun a post as one would expect from THE REJECTIONIST. It reminds me of writing classes in which (correctly) instructors urge writing students to eschew adjectives, adverbs, and to replace weak nouns and verbs with more resonant ones. It also reminds me of the purple prose less gifted...
andy-ross's picture
Sep.09.2009
Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?  -T.S. Eliot  -   The Rock Did you ever get the  feeling  that Wikipedia was  a metaphor about everything that is wrong with the world? Or maybe just the virtual world?  You have to admit, at least,...
june-casagrande's picture
Apr.28.2009
  In Grammar Snobs Are Great Big Meanies, I tried to position myself as the Beavis and/or Butthead of the grammar world. It looks like I have some competition. Wikipedia, in its entry for "Sentence," says under the subhead, "Components of a sentence": "A simple complete...
barbara-mountjoy's picture
Apr.16.2009
I have wikied. In broad daylight, once. But mostly under cover of night. My new skill for the week *insert fanfare of trumpets here* is that I have become one of the thousands–nay, MILLIONS– of authors of Wikipedia. A few posts ago, I referenced Maquis Universal, a science fiction RPG of which I’...
fran-johns's picture
Sep.11.2008
My friend and fellow Red Room author Stewart Florsheim recently had his fine book of poetry, A Short Fall from Grace, featured in Pedestal Magazine, in a thorough and insightful review by Alice Osborn. Early on, Ms. Osborn declared Stewart a “master of the ekphrastic poem…” which sent at least two...