Monthly Archives: February 2007


Captain Kirk to Chekov and Sulu: “Phasers on ‘stun’ …” It’s not a handheld device … yet. Raytheon’s Silent Guardian™: From Raytheon promotional video Your tax dollars at work. William Saletan at Slate reports: Three weeks ago, the U.S. armed forces tested it on volunteers at an Air Force base in Georgia. You can watch […]

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Rollout of TheBook, v.1: (Happy Valentine’s Day to bibliophiles everywhere!)

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“Plavam …”

Martin Strel likes to swim. In rivers. Long rivers. From end to end. The Danube. The Mississippi. The Yangtze. And now, the Amazon. Never mind the piranha and the candirú. It’s the Slovenian red wine that keeps him going—he laughs when he says it, but he drinks it as he floats on his back down […]

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Photos by Vanderlin “Looks like a bomb t’me. Whaddya think, Mick?” “Yuh, could be. Better blow id up just in case.”

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  • Proverbs for Paranoids, 3: If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about answers.
    Gravity’s Rainbow

    ‘Is it about a bicycle?’ he asked.
    The Third Policeman