* A metrical analysis of the presidential campaigns reveals Barack Obama will win, as his name is a trochee. (via Bookslut)
* I don't mean to brag, but I beat Al Giordano to this conclusion about the John Edwards adultery kerfuffle of 2008 by over two weeks.
* Researchers at DefCon in Vegas have demonstrated that they can make "high security" Medeco key-blanks out of the plastic used in credit-cards, and then whittle them into working keys by referring to low-resolution photos of original keys. Easily the best key-related story since the great Bic/bike lock story of Aught Four.
* Also at Boing Boing: 1984 and Brave New World as pulp novels.
* When Lois was too curvy and Superman too gay. Via io9.
* "Serenity: The Other Half." A Firefly comic.
* And The Big Picture blog has big pictures of yesterday's Olympic opening ceremony.
Saturday, August 09, 2008
Posted by Gerry Canavan at 7:40 PM
Labels: 1984, Barack Obama, big pictures, Brave New World, comics, extramarital affairs, Firefly, games, general election 2008, John Edwards, Joss Whedon, keys, Olympics, poetry, politics, pulp novels, science fiction, Superman