There's a contest called the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest, named for the guy who actually did start a story with "It was a dark and stormy night." Anyway, the winners were (apparently) just announced, and are posted here. My favorite is
Had Dorothy known Duncan was a psychopath who would seduce, then brutally murder her, and that her best friend Dana, a forensic pathologist would investigate her death and also fall in love with him, but be saved just in time by Dwayne, her much maligned colleague, perhaps she wouldn't have bought him that Screwdriver.
Posted WAAAY too late at night, or early in the morning [ /society ]
Well, we got back from PA just fine. Had a good time seeing Horseshoe Curve and the dam that broke, killing 2000 people. It's a sobering site, thinking that there was once a lake there. The national memorial lays the blame pretty thickly on the private club (which included Andrew Mellon, and probably Andrew Carnegie, among others) which owned the lake and the dam. It's interesting, though -- the club won all of the lawsuits filed against it. Maybe I'll post some really long exposition of tort law here later, explaining why (I think, anyway) they were able to win. Nowadays you can be sure any jury would jump at the chance to take money from Carnegie et al. to give to grieving survivors -- but would the lawyers be able to convince the judge to allow the case to proceed? Well, it depends.
Boy, talk about a generic blog. What can I say, I'm not a design guy. My brother says he'll design a template for me if I want...
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Marvelous ways to waste an afternoon