Off topic but do you ever wonder how pomp and circumstance came about? You line the troops up, turn their heads a certain direction and as the leader walks past, they snap their heads face forward. And certain religious ceremonies. How do people decide the best way to do this weird shit? It had to start somewhere… » 8/29/14 8:31am Friday 8:31am

I've gotten that same reaction a few times. A site I visit was swooning over the fact that she was directing a movie and I asked, innocently I thought, what qualified her to direct a big movie at this point in her career and the howling I heard from the peanut gallery was deafening. I found out I'm a misogynist, a… » 8/29/14 6:59am Friday 6:59am

Oh my god, "Dreamsnake"! I haven't thought of that in decades and I loved that book. I remember reading the short story first and apparently it was so incredibly popular, she expanded into a book which I also loved. Thank you for mentioning this, I've GOT to read it again. » 8/28/14 4:19pm Thursday 4:19pm