The realization has been dawning on me that as the proprietor of this here fine blog, and the sucker-who-feeds-and-cleans-up after two cats, there must be pictures of cats.
Actually, I can’t believe the shadowy liberal blog-elite have let me get away with my transgressions this long, but I guess they were busy banning Bibles or something. Nevertheless, before they start knocking on my door at four in the morning, here’s a picture of Cat Number One, Shiva.
Here’s Shiva the predator in her natural habitat, resting on top of a blanket. You can tell this isn’t just a normal cat blog picture, no sirree, as I went to extraordinary trouble and made it sepia. That’s right. Sepia. Just for you.
As you can tell from the amount and length of fur on this cat, Shiva has a hairball problem of Biblical proportions. There’s really nothing like being woken at 4:30 a.m. by the sounds of a cat gagging up a hairball right next to the bed to say “It’s going to be a fantastic day!”
Posted Saturday, 20 November, 2004 by Nic Lindh
Another book roundup, including some stellar athletes and soldiers, what might be the most jaded, soul-weary protagonist ever, and some grimdark fantasy.
The Internet is getting creepy, and Nic is breaking out his tinfoil hat after newspaper paywalls push him over the edge.
Nic is tired of tech sites obsessing over Apple’s financials and business strategy. So very tired.
Nic reads a book about the processed food industry and is incensed.
Computers are complicated. This brings out the irrational in people.
Nic proposes the loan word Rechthaberei be incorporated into American English.
The Core Dump is back! Books were read during the hiatus. Includes The Coldest Winter, Oh, Myyy!, Tough Sh*t, The Revolution Was Televised, The Rook, Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore, Gun Machine, Fortress Frontier, Standing in Another Man’s Grave, and The Memory of Light.
This site will return in February.
From a true patriot to a world-weary detective, a dead god, and a civilization about to sublime from the galaxy, this book roundup spans the gamut. Includes Where Men Win Glory, Wild, Inside the Box, The Black Box, Three Parts Dead, Red Country, and The Hydrogen Sonata.
Springsteen gives a concert in Phoenix. It’s fantastic.