I simply don't understand what the big
deal is about
Neal Stephenson. I read Cryptonomicon,
sure. Apparently you can't be considered a geek without having read it.
It was OK; Stephenson keeps the plot going pretty well. Some parts of
the book just bugged me, though.
Randy was out on the
sidewalk, swiping his card through a pay phone like an assassin drawing a
single-edged razor blade across the throat of a tubby
politician.I mean, what is up with that? That is quite
possibly one of the worst similes I have ever read in my life.
This kind of I'm cool attitude permeates the book.
And I know I'm going to sound like a total snob writing this, but I
much preferred Anna
Karenina and Moby Dick.
At least a person can relate to the characters in those books.
Posted at night [ /society/popculture ]
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:
instapundit (like many, many
OK, OK, so I'm biased. Big deal.
Arts & Letters Daily
The best dang writing on the web, period. (At least it was, when I
set up this blog 4 years ago.)
(especially the Bleat)
Eject! Eject! Eject!
Worse Than Failure
Balkin (when I want to get mad)
Volokh & Co. (I like Phillipe the best) (where did he go, anyway?)
Some Harvard graduate who happens to be totally hilarious.
Other interesting political commentary
(and what happened to him, too?)
Best of the Web
(What the heck happened to him, anyway?)
Viva El Birdos
I used to read all the time, but rarely visit anymore
New York Press
Marvelous ways to waste an afternoon
Travels with Samantha (rated PG-13)
The Institute of
The Fabulous Ruins of
Insultingly Stupid Movie Physics
The Tolkien Sarcasm Page