August 23rd, 2007


Fanzine Titles which are anagrams

I've produced (or co-produced) two one-shot fanzines and each has been given a title that's an anagram of my name -- "Spangled Course" and "Clues and Gropes".

Since then a number of people have asked me for fanzine articles, and I've uniformly failed to deliver them on time -- the editors have all had to proceed to publication without my article.

Suppose I were to finally get round to writing all these overdue articles, and assemble them into a new one-shot fanzine... what should it be entitled? Assuming, of course, that it's going to be another anagram of my name?

"Unprocessed Lag". Of course.

NCSE's "Project Steve"

Are you a scientist?

Are you called Steve?

Do you believe the following?
    Evolution is a vital, well-supported, unifying principle of the biological sciences, and the scientific evidence is overwhelmingly in favor of the idea that all living things share a common ancestry. Although there are legitimate debates about the patterns and processes of evolution, there is no serious scientific doubt that evolution occurred or that natural selection is a major mechanism in its occurrence. It is scientifically inappropriate and pedagogically irresponsible for creationist pseudoscience, including but not limited to 'intelligent design,' to be introduced into the science curricula of our nation's public schools.

Have a look at Project Steve (via here) -- "our nation" referring to the USA, of course.

Is it bad manners to resign?

I've been playing Scrabulous (requires facebook login; it's a Scrabble® clone) a fair bit today. I've just offered a table to random passers-by, and found myself in a game with someone I don't know.

We've had six moves each, the score is 84 to 295, and he's resigned. I'm quite disappointed.

The last two words played were "EXIT" (22) and "BAbYISH" (108).

Ah well.