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Thu 17 Jul 2003

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.

Karen Clark
Barkers Creek, Victoria, Australia


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.
Posted pretty late in the evening (from Rigbytimes)/home ]

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...

These are the sites that I read the most:

News
instapundit (like many, many other people)
Google News
reddit
OK, OK, so I'm biased. Big deal.

Highbrow
Arts & Letters Daily
Lowbrow
Fark

The best dang writing on the web, period. (At least it was, when I set up this blog 4 years ago.)
Lileks (especially the Bleat)
Eject! Eject! Eject!

Humor
Dave Barry
Tim Blair
Worse Than Failure

Legal Stuff
How Appealing
Balkin (when I want to get mad)
Volokh & Co. (I like Phillipe the best) (where did he go, anyway?)
Lessig
Some Harvard graduate who happens to be totally hilarious.

Other interesting political commentary
Amygdala
Colby Cosh
Impromptus (and what happened to him, too?)
Best of the Web

Baseball stuff
Neyer
Hunt (What the heck happened to him, anyway?)
Viva El Birdos

Geek stuff
Greenspun
Doc

Sites I used to read all the time, but rarely visit anymore
Slashdot
Yahoo Money
Ubid
Andrew Sullivan
New York Press

Marvelous ways to waste an afternoon
Travels with Samantha (rated PG-13)
The Institute of Official Cheer
The Fabulous Ruins of Detroit
Insultingly Stupid Movie Physics
The Tolkien Sarcasm Page
Wikipedia's BJAODN

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