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El Coyote Gordo
29 November 2016 @ 05:46 am
Lon Atkins (1942-2016) Guy Lillian said it well enough that I won’t try to improve:
Lon Atkins, lost either yesterday or just this morning, was a titan in our Southern fannish world. His Rebel Award, his Fan GoHship at the DSC, were beautiful if finally inadequate reflections of his contribution to our early days as a regional fandom and our growth into the vibrant and important segment of SFdom we’ve become. He was Official Editor of SFPA for four years and kept it going through its slimmest days. His fabled battles at the Hearts table with his great friend Hank Reinhardt were not only legendary, but entertaining, helping to build the sense of community that marks the region and its game. He did the best apazines — the best-written, the best-reproed, the most comprehensive — I have ever seen. And he was a gentleman.

I am lost in regret. Lon was a mentor and a model for how a good man conducts himself in science fiction fandom. MELIKAPHKAZ forever!
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El Coyote Gordo
28 November 2016 @ 07:08 am
Math and morality and more

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El Coyote Gordo
28 November 2016 @ 06:44 am
Toilets in game design

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El Coyote Gordo
27 November 2016 @ 05:35 am
Russell Letson on Traveler of Worlds: Conversations with Robert Silverberg

Thanx to File 770
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El Coyote Gordo
27 November 2016 @ 05:10 am
I use Facebook off-label, the way others use Twitter. Since I like dw/lj a lot better than Facebook, I thought I'd pass along a few of my Facebook posts here:

* I am willing to give the next administration at least as much respect & cooperation as they gave the present one.

* This is not 2000, and this time the third parties didn’t make the difference. I don’t blame the Greens; I blame the Whites.

* The 24-second rule keeps basketball from being soccer

* I now have two favorite fake Lincoln quotes: “It's my Party and I'll cry if I want to,” and, replying to Trump's “The Theater must always be a safe and special place,” “Bitch, please.”

* Trump will treat his rural and working class supporters the way he usually treats those who trusted him. We coastal elitists told them so, but that was just our education talking, so they didn’t have to listen.

* Every unique* town’s newspaper can crap on your screen with a demand for registration that won’t let you read the news until you comply. The two whose gag I have gone along with both accept dev.null e-addresses.
*Latin: Unus=one, equus=horse

* Aretha Franklin has the genius to make “The Star-Spangled Banner” even worse

* We can’t imagine a president resigning because the job stopped being fun. I can remember when we couldn’t imagine a governor doing so.

* SF Premise: Last real Communist dies just after the Russians finally manage to fix an American presidential election.
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El Coyote Gordo
26 November 2016 @ 12:19 pm
A Jewish view of Rep. Keith Ellison. I agree.
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El Coyote Gordo
26 November 2016 @ 10:16 am
Happy birthday, ambartil
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El Coyote Gordo
26 November 2016 @ 06:01 am
Two NFL players fined for flipping the bird
 
 
 
El Coyote Gordo
26 November 2016 @ 05:17 am
Fidel Castro pissed off a lot of American politicians and eventually stopped putting queers in camps.

ETA: And as Roz Kaveney pointed out, apologized for the latter, which most dictators never do.
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El Coyote Gordo
25 November 2016 @ 05:51 pm
Time again for my Santa icon. Thanx again, bohemiancoast
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El Coyote Gordo
25 November 2016 @ 10:12 am
Happy birthday, orangemike and rosylavie
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El Coyote Gordo
25 November 2016 @ 07:23 am
Every few years, there is a new breakthrough theory in Management Science to the effect that treating employees as if they were intelligent people who wanted to do their jobs well tends to produce good work. As near as I can tell, the main reason this theory has to keep being reinvented is that it takes away one of the major psychic rewards of being a boss. The new heresy is that requiring neat, uniform cubicles does not lead to increased productivity.

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El Coyote Gordo
25 November 2016 @ 07:18 am
We have always been post-truth.

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El Coyote Gordo
25 November 2016 @ 05:36 am
Missing commas, including Bill Cosby’s Come On People

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El Coyote Gordo
25 November 2016 @ 05:31 am
Nuns and other clerical detectives

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El Coyote Gordo
24 November 2016 @ 10:49 am
Happy birthday, elynne
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