General J. C. Christian’s hilarious book review just got the coveted link from Pharyngula this week — and totally earned it!! Check it out, and don’t forget to vote! In other publishing award news, my husband’s latest book has been shortlisted for a prestigious award, the Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year. Yes, it’s a real award, and (unlike the J.C. Christian book review) I’m not kidding. I don’t think his book stands a chance against The 2009-2014 World Outlook for 60-milligram Containers of Fromage Frais, though. Of course, he wasn’t shooting for “oddest title” when he named his book — some mathematical objects just have funny names! Oh well, it’s always nice to get shortlisted for a book award. 😉
Then, of course, everyone’s talking about Chris Buttars this week! If you’re not sure what all the fuss is all about, Chino Blanco has compiled all of the relevant videos for your viewing pleasure. Chris Bigelow doesn’t like Buttars, but agrees with him that eventually the gay issue is going to help split this nation apart and cause terrible civil war. On the other end of the spectrum, MoHoHawaii and Tobi are at risk of being forcibly separated and are battling for the right to stay together like other couples.
And, for a little fun, Andee has prepared a set of lol cats using her own cats!!! Actually, you guys are probably all already aware of this, but FLAK has a 33-page sticky thread of LOL Damuz. Oh, and here’s a funny paranoid reaction to the atheist bus ads. And if that’s not enough to keep you entertained for this week, there are a few new chapters of Falling Into Life, and A Motley Vision is organizing a weekly Mormon Lit short story discussion group that you might want to participate in! The first one is an interesting story (from a back-issue of Dialogue) about a little girl in a polygamous family.
Oh, and about the “technical difficulties”: you may or may not have noticed that Main Street Plaza went offline for about a day and a half, but everything is back to normal now. Plus, I’m finally going to be updating Outer Blogness with the twenty or thirty new exmo blogs that I’ve discovered since the blogrolling service broke. They’re promising service by March 2. Of course, they’ve made a lot of promises, so I’m not holding my breath…