Links: 2019-02-22

Science Fiction

Gen Lit

  • E. E. Cummings’ “Anti-Acknowledgement” – Learn Fun Facts.
  • Gleanings from the Past #80 – Learn Fun Facts. There’s a Lovecraft quote in here but I wanted to repeat a different one. I wouldn’t have thought C. S. Lewis and I would agree on much, but this is nearly perfect: “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”


  • 1925-02-22 Edward Gorey
  • 1564-02-23 Christopher Marlowe
  • 1932-02-23 Majel Barrett
  • 1786-02-24 Wilhelm Grimm
  • 1921-02-24 Richard Powers
  • 1917-02-25 Anthony Burgess
  • 1918-02-26 Theodore Sturgeon
  • 1946-02-26 Phyllis Eisenstein
  • 1533-02-28 Michel de Montaigne

The data in this section is from the ISFDB. ISFDB entries usually have SFE and/or Wikipedia links for biographies. For free works of older authors online, try sites like FreeSFOnline,, Gutenberg, or






  • Weekly Song Challenge. My contributions are below the fold. Anyone who wants to can consider themselves tagged.

Copy rules and add to your own post, pinging back to this post.

Post music videos for your answers to the musical questions.

Tag two people to participate!

1. Post a video of a comedy song that you love.

There are so many, but today I’m going with

Alestorm – (warning: blah blah this video should not be watched by anyone)

2. Post a video of a song that has the word love in the title.

Cat Power – “Still in Love” (Hank Williams cover)

3. Post a video for a song by any band whose name begins with an E.

Entombed – “Demon”


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