“Break It Up”

So over on Salon, Christopher Wallace has a piece about English detectives and asexuality.  I'm reading along, going, 'Yes, yes, OK' -- anyone with two wits to rub together could figure out that Holmes was probably asexual -- until I came to this: It is a tricky thing, making of an abstemious protagonist a vivid …

“Zigeunerweisen”

Today I read: I am amazed that poets will continue to write about their divorces, even though there is currently a robot taking pictures of orange ethane lakes on Titan. - Christian Bök, about his poetry-producing microbe the Xenotext, in "The Xenotext: creating the poetry bug" [via the Outlet]

“Willow Waly”

Some of you will have noticed that I didn't post yesterday.  I didn't forget -- we had a massive power outage last night.  Pretty much the entire city lost power.  We were in the movie theater when it happened, but others reported seeing some very strange lights as a result.  Here's a videos: Apparently a …