This is the worst obituary ever written

I can’t imagine what would motive someone to write such a hateful, mean spirited obituary. The following was written by the dead woman’s daughter and appeared in the Vallejo, California Times-Herald: Dolores Aguilar 1929 – Aug. 7, 2008 Dolores Aguilar, born in 1929 in New Mexico, left us on August 7, 2008. She will be … Continue reading “This is the worst obituary ever written”

How my former primary care doctor screwed me over

I thought I had my psoriasis licked. I was taking Raptiva, a medication I inject myself once a week. After taking it for two months, my hands were finally clear of psoriasis. It was in full remission.  It felt so good to have normal hands for a change.  I felt like a normal human being. … Continue reading “How my former primary care doctor screwed me over”

Comics journalism: carrots, sticks, threats, and spankings

If you have an interest in comics journalism, you need to listen to this podcast. It was recorded at the 2008 Heroes Con in North Carolina. The panel was entitled, “Covering Comics: Criticism, Reportage, and Gossip“. It was moderated by Tom Spurgeon of the Comics Reporter. The panel was comprised of Johanna Draper Carlson (Comics … Continue reading “Comics journalism: carrots, sticks, threats, and spankings”

Rick Reilly is kind of creepy

I was perusing the sports section of Waldenbooks the other day when I stumbled upon this book from former Sports Illustrated columnist Rick Reilly. It’s entitled Hate Mail from Cheerleaders and Other Adventures from the Life of Reilly. It’s a collection of some of Reilly’s Sports Illustrated columns. I’ve never really liked Rick Reilly. He … Continue reading “Rick Reilly is kind of creepy”

Tim Brazeal removes the FedconUSA message forum

FedconUSA convention promoter Tim Brazeal has begun the impossible task of purging all incriminating evidence against him and his company by deleting the entire message board at FedconUSA. Click on the image to see a full sized version. Not that I am surprised he is doing this. He pulled the plug on the show after … Continue reading “Tim Brazeal removes the FedconUSA message forum”

Science fiction covention canceled the day after it began

FedconUSA organizer Tim Brazeal canceled the convention almost 24 hours after it began, leaving celebrity guests and fans — some dressed as Klingons — stranded in Dallas with nowhere to go. Personally, I don’t know what I would hate more – being dressed as a Klingon or being stuck in Dallas. Tim Brazeal posted a … Continue reading “Science fiction covention canceled the day after it began”