There’s a bar in Winnipeg for people like me! Yes, a nightclub for the nerd in you, with servers wearing glasses instead of contacts and “go-go dancers dressed as sexy librarians.” Okay, it sounds a little cheesy, but it certainly sounds a step (even a short step) up from Hooters and the like. Though, of course, the real test of the place is what a server says when asked to give her opinion on, oh, Canadian reliance on American muscle or whether Ezra Pound was outright insane or a product of the 19th century trying to survive into the 20th.
This was found on Blog of a Bookslut, where I also came across the following goodies:
- Did HG Wells write about the camera-phone? No, but Beatrix Campbell recent made a keynote address at some kind of festival in Britain, and among other things (like challenging feminism to campaign for a reduction in working hours for women and men, for the sake of family life), she said that Britney Spears is a counter-revolutionary and that she worries things have changed, but relationships and consciousness haven’t followed through on that change.
- Who are novelists voting for? Slate asks a few.
- What does Anne Rice have in common with most bad writers I’ve met? She doesn’t think she needs an editor. But at least the Vampire thing is over and done with.
- On the passing of Derrida, does anyone actually understand him? Can anyone explain his writing? (I can’t.)
- Postmodern Barney on why those Manga fanboys suck.
- Yes, there are are still people who insist on talking about SF even if they seem to know nothing about it. And there are magazines that’ll print their blatherings too.
I fear I shall never catch up on my RSS feeds. But perhaps one feed a day shall keep me in intellectual (and other) riches.