Monster Hunter Nation

Yay! I have internet again! The week in review.

So you may have noticed I haven’t blogged at all this week. That is because my stupid Century Link piece of crap internet died for the last time. I’ve put up with their garbage service and lousy speed for years because it was the only internet available on Yard Moose Mountain.

Luckily when Century Link died AGAIN this weekend I’d already learned that Digis had built a tower on our mountain. I got them to come out to install, but sadly that meant no house internet for a few days, which meant no blogging, even though there was lots of hilarious stuff going on in the world begging to be made fun of.

But last night we got our new internet, and holy moly it is so much faster it is ridiculous. I tested it out on Call of Duty. For the last year I’ve been playing using slow, laggy, jerky internet, plus I normally play while riding an exercise bike for an hour. Last night, actual good internet and a normal heart rate and I went from loser suckwad of losing to an avenging angel dispensing murder death. Yay fast internet!

So long Century Link. May your unspeakable foulness rot in hell.

But what did I not get to blog about? Lots. So let’s do a quick WEEK IN REVIEW!

First off, the greatest video ever made came out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=Z7Z4rGQi2cQ

Yes. Holy shit. That is the actual President of the United States of America running like a girl around the White House with an inebriated Joe Biden (I’m just amazed he can corner that well drunk, and since this is Joe we’re talking about, you know that isn’t water in his cup at the end). Even the Portuguese water dogs weep for America as they go by.

Side note after watching this video several times… How many freaking hand sanitizers do they have in the White House anyway?

If you ever wonder why every tyranical wannabe dictator violent scumbag in the world looks at America as being weak right now, well, there you go. Who the hell on the POTUS’s staff thought that video was a good idea? Probably the same dude who thought this was where the President should stand while making a statement concerning the Russian invasion of the Crimea.

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Yep… Can’t really make this stuff up.

Up next, in SAD PUPPIES NEWS, the Typical WorldCon Voter once again showed their ass to the world and demonstrated that they are too PC to live.

So the Hugo awards (you should have your PINs by now so don’t forget to nominate Warbound before the end of the month to combat PRS!) will be held in London this year. Neil Gaiman, who is about as close to a rock superstar as you get in this industry, is friends with Johnathan Ross, who is the British equivelent of Jay Leno or David Letterman. Gaiman asked Ross to host the Hugo ceremony. Ross (who normally gets like a hundred grand to host an event) VOLUNTEERED to do it for FREE. He’s hosted ComicCon and the Eisner awards (events bigger than like five or six WorldCons put together) and is also a sci-fi geek, has written sci-fi comics, and his wife is a Hugo winning sci-fi author so he actually likes this stuff, plus he’s got 3 MILLION Twitter followers, so that’s kind of a no brainer for publicity for our struggling, shrinking genre, right?

Oh hell no.

http://www.newstatesman.com/culture/2014/03/jonathan-ross-and-hugo-awards-why-was-he-forced-out-science-fictions-self-appointed

Those of you who want to end Puppy Related Sadness won’t be surprised to know that instead of saying “Yay! Publicity! Increased Book Sales for the nominees!” one of the authors got upset that Ross, being a comedian, might make fat jokes. And that made her feel unsafe. What’s the matter LonCon? You promised to make me feel safe. No. I shit you not.

Putting aside the whole thing where words make you unsafe bullshit, and how a con doesn’t just need to protect you from sexual harrassement but also the potential that somebody somewhere may actually utter words that hurt your self esteem, surely the Typical WorldCon Voter would be grown up enough to say put your big girl panties on and move on with life.

Of coure not. So then SMOF, being SMOF, immediately got their outrage on, lit up their torches and pulled out their pitchforks and began mercilessly attacking Ross. Not for anything he’d actually done mind you, but because of what he MIGHT do, never mind all of the evidence to the contrary of him being a professional in hosting award shows that dwarf the Hugos.

And Ross isn’t exactly a right winger. He’s British. 🙂

So the brigade of yippy attack dogs began nipping at him, flinging poo, and all of the usual character assassination stuff outspoken authors like me have been putting up with for years. “Why do you want all the fat people to die you hafeful 1%er?” When Ross defended himself and (being a comedian) tried to mock those mocking him, then it turning into “You sound angry.” “Yes, so angry.” “More examples of why you shouldn’t host, you hateful rage monster.” so on and so forth.

Of course, those of us who spend our lives yanking these people’s chains already have a checklist and bingo card ready for these sorts of predictable things, http://larrycorreia.wordpress.com/2013/09/20/the-internet-arguing-checklist/ we are used to their tantrums and immunized by being actual grown ups with lives, but since this was mostly lefties eating lefties, all of the hate and character assassination came as a surprise to them.

So Ross dropped out. His daughter tried to defend her father by pointing out that she was overweight and so Ross was sensitive to that sort of thing, but NOOOOOOOOOoooo, this is our designated outrage of the week and facts will not stand in our way! His sci-fi author wife and daughter had to quit Twitter because they got so hounded by caring liberals.

(on a side note, before the No Labels crowd throws their predictable fit, when I say Caring Liberals, that is the special subclass that cares so hard they like to threaten to kill people like me. One of us conservative bloggers’ favorite things to do on Twitter is see how many posts it takes to have a caring liberal go from accusing us of misogyny before they threaten to murder or rape our wives or daughters. My record is 5, though I’ve seen it done in 3) 🙂

Neil Gaiman was shocked by this outpouring of stupidity, and I for one love the comment about how he was stunned they attacked Ross for imaginary offenses and hateful things he’d never done or would do. No shit? Really? Welcome to the party, Mr. Gaiman. This is how the other half lives. Neil was apparently unaware of the Make Shit Up section of the checklist. If one half of what they said about somebody like me was true I’d be the vilest scum the world has ever seen, but I’m usually just a guy who disagrees with them and who will never back down, which obviously means I’m a white man who grew up with white privilege who hates gays, minorities, women, old people, young people, sunshine, and kittens.

LonCon issued a statement which reads sort of like the thing Maoist prisoners had to read right before going in front of the firing squad. They’re super sorry that their hateful hatemongery knows no boundry of hate, and how dare they put actual skill, celebrity, and promotional value above the off chance that one of you might pull some imagined offense out of your ass. We’re super sorry, commisar.

Anybody want to bet that if they’d gotten John Stewart or Stephen Colbert to host SMOF would have been giddy with excitement? And if somebody like me had said I feel unsafe because he may make jokes about the Tea Party, I’d have been the one to get laughed at? Not that that would have happened, because my side isn’t the one made up of easily offended glittery hoohaws.

So there you go, the latest SFWA/SMOF/Typical WorldCon Voter outrage of the week. Personally I think London should get Jeremy Clarkson to host. Then I’d actually bother to go, but mostly in the hopes that I’d get to hang out with him, drive around in a badass super car, and go to Piers Morgan’s house to punch him in the face again.

Oh, and by the way, we named our new fast internet router Privilege Whale. 🙂

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Matt
Guest

I am so glad I GAFIAted years ago. I am amazed at how narrow minded SF fans have become. “Liberal” has now become it’s own antonym. M

salgak
Guest

No kidding. 20 years ago, **I** was a SMOF. And Fandom got too wierd for ME. . . .Then I fell in amongst the Barflies, discovered Larry. . . and found the OLD fandom I knew and loved, not the stylish Glittery Hoo-hah set currently styling themselves as the Masters of . .. . hang on, not Masters, that implies domination and. . . . Well I’m sure you get the point (re-adjusting my IQ back to normal after a brief downgrade to SFWA/GHH mode. . .)

NR Pax
Guest

Larry, just out of curiosity: Did you have a Word document full of stupid shit like this ready to go once Yard Moose Mountain was hooked back into the Matrix?

Jusuchin (Military Otaku)
Guest

Clarkson as the host.

How about all three of them? Hammond and May are like Clarkson’s wingmen. Granted, Clarkson by himself ends up expousing his more right-of-center views and typically has more fun, but all three of them would end up a riot.

But the after party where we punch Piers Morgan in the face again would be very nice. As long as someone other than Clarkson drives, because I reckon there are a few straight lines on the way there.

mekadave5
Guest

That would be completely epic. I would pay many pounds sterling to see Musket Morgan get pummeled by Mr Clarkson yet again.

Radioactive
Guest

Deathmatch!!!

Wayne Blackburn
Guest

Good grief. Did you hear them at the end? “Same time next week?”?!? It’s bad enough that the POTUS is using his time to make something like that, but after all that trouble, implying that once a week is enough? The mind boggles.

Ashley R Pollard
Guest
It’s a pity you can’t make it over for Loncon as I would love to have the chance to meet you, so I guess we’ll have to meet some other time (I have books that need signing, and I’d love to shoot the breeze with you about loads of stuff). Being British I will now have to apologise by saying I’m sorry I’m probably not that right wing enough, a bit like Jonathon Ross, but I’m sure we would have enough to talk about [I like wargaming for one thing, and have shot guns, sot here’s a start, though I’m… Read more »
SBP
Guest

Just so I’m clear here: a guy who (allegedly) tells fat jokes makes someone feel “unsafe”, but (e.g.) an editor who knowingly marches in Stalinist demonstrations does not.

That’s an odd perspective, given that Stalinists have actually, you know, murdered millions of people.

Personally, Stalinists make me feel considerably more unsafe than fat jokes do, and I speak as someone who’s been spending way too much time sitting behind a desk in recent years.

I’m betting that a Twitter mob aimed at excluding Stalinists and their useful idiots wouldn’t be taken nearly as seriously.

Tarl
Guest

The problem is the Stalinists have a bigger mob than you.

SBP
Guest

No, they don’t. They’re just noisier.

DaveP.
Guest

Well, why not a kindergarten run for a kindergarten president?

Karen Evans
Guest

Hey Larry, did you notice that the POTUS video is unavailable now?

Expendable Henchman
Guest

It was probably getting swamped from 10 million iterations of:

“Achmed, you must see this, it is unbelivable”
“Well, He did say ‘people naturally back the stronger horse”
“But nobody exposes their weakest horses on YouTube!”

Tarl
Guest

Ross should make a point of mocking the LonCon fans in the mode of Triumph the Dog versus the Star Wars fans.

Wayne Blackburn
Guest

Anybody want to bet that if they’d gotten John Stewart or Stephen Colbert to host SMOF would have been giddy with excitement?

Oh, is it bad that I originally read that as giddy with excrement?

The Childlike Author
Guest

I’m a full time writer of fantasy myself, and so you might assume my friends know who Neil Gaiman is, or what a Hugo Award is.

Nope.

My own fiancée doesn’t even know who or what those things are. But they might’ve had Ross been allowed to host the awards unmolested. I cannot tell you how sick I am of all this PC, “look-out-for-that-bug’s-feelings-and-emotions” garbage.

We need a lunar colony more than ever.

Sjonnar
Guest

Ever read Tom Kratman’s ‘Desert called Peace’ series? I reckon most of us sensible people would be lining up for the privilege of being exiled to buttfuck nowhere.

The Childlike Author
Guest

There’s that, or there’s the alternative. We just get a couple of NASA scientists to say there’s a lunar colony, and then we ship all the libs and progs out there. It’s easy to fudge scientific information (see Global Warming).

Sjonnar
Guest

Thing is, they won’t want to go – it’s pretty comfortable here, and they’re not the kind of folks that are willing to put in the work to make a whole new society, especially not out on the damn moon. We’d have to ship them out by force, and people who -don’t- like intrusive big government nanny states are clearly outnumbered here.

SirBrass
Guest

Balboa or bust, my friend! Sign me up right the frak now!

Insectress
Guest

What got me about the whole LonCon she-bang was the gal who started it b*tching about how they chose Jonathon Ross over her to host. How she had volunteered to host, and was an award-winning comedienne, but they chose someone else.

This makes me wonder if she didn’t haul out her body image fears to cover up for sour grapes.

BornLib
Guest

You know I’ve tried to find out about this award she supposedly won for stand-up comedy and I can’t find squat, even on her own website. I also can’t find a single youtube clip of her doing stand-up. I’m willing to believe that she’s a stand-up comedian, because why would you lie about a lousy job like that? I just can’t prove it is all.

Raymond
Guest

Is the glitter they use mylar based or biodegradable liberal terrific fluid based.
And heaven help us if the wash and reuse the glitter!
Glad your back, Larry!
Looking forward to NRA Convention in April and GenCon in August!

Woot!

Jon
Guest
Larry – You forgot to comment on the Russian ‘Invasion’ of Crimea (I use air quotes because I’m pretty sure the guys at the border let them in with a wink and a nod.) – and the American response was to send a ‘strongly worded’ bit or two – send Kerry over to Kiev to talk to the Ukrainians and maybe a Russian. Have a photo op over a junk pile that was supposedly a impromptu shrine to those lost or something. (Yes, piles of refuse and old tires make a great shrine! Bonfire… maybe). Oh, and send *six* more… Read more »
Michael Kingswood
Guest

Fun though it might be totalk smack about doing it, a MEU and a carrier would accomplish precisely dick in this situation. Way up the Black Sea, away from our logistics centers, with no other support… Yeah that’s a disaster waiting to happen if the balloon were to go up.

Jeff Gauch
Guest

The other problem is that, per a treating dating back to the ’30’s, we can’t transit an aircraft carrier into the Black Sea.

But a couple of Virginia’s would probably have a grand old time.

Michael Kingswood
Guest

Hmm. Didn’t know about that. Which Treaty is it? But yeah, a couple SSNs could wreak some havoc, if the topography and environment is favorable. As a submariner myself, the notion of sinking a bunch of Russian ships that way is just… Ooooo…. 😉 That said, it wouldn’t really impact much of anything on the ground, though. So it would be strategically useless.

Fun, though. 🙂

Jon
Guest
Most movements of Carrier Air power *are* strategically useless – except in the reminder to the guy at the other end that we *can* move into their neighborhood, and make a mess while we’re there. If the Obama administration was serious about this in any way shape or form, some forces that equaled more then a handful would be moving from *somewhere* to at least stage in the Baltic states. Calling 10 Air Force Poges on the ground in Poland for a joint training mission, and *ten* whole Strike Eagles (assuming they were -15Es) a response to the Crimea situation… Read more »
lonejanitor
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The Montreaux Convention with Turkey in 1936, barred the passage of at least some non-Black Sea nation warships through the Bosporus and the Dardanelles (I think there was a limit having to do with the caliber of gun mounted on the ship). We did ignore it at least once, in the 60’s, and Turkey allowed it, since the ships mounted rockets instead of guns. Soviets complained, but we laughed at them. There’s no specific ban on carriers but they are above a tonnage limit that bars them. Which led to the Soviets renaming some of their carriers as “aircraft carrying… Read more »
mekadave5
Guest

My wife is from Poland and we watch the Polish news on TV most every day (U-Verse carries a Polish channel). She says the Polish politicians look terrified when they talk about what Russia’s done in Crimea. No surprise that Poland invoked NATO Article 4. They’ve seen that movie before where Russia shows up on their eastern border, and I don’t think they like the script.

Alan
Guest

So…Digis, eh? I live in Salt Lake. I got Comcast, and despite everyone telling me it’s better than CenturyLink, it’s still crappy. I wonder…

RetroGrouch
Guest

I’ve had both Comcast and CenturyLink (lucky me) and CenturyLink is more reliable, in my experience. Comcast was a better run company in terms of billing and Customer Service. But they both suck.

Pete
Guest

I used to have a Digis account a few years ago. I wasn’t impressed. They had overloaded the local node, so everyone had slow internet. Changing over to Comcast was an improvement when they finally brought service to our area.

Glad it hear it’s a good experience for Larry. I hope it remains so.

Expendable Henchman
Guest
Digis has been doing wireless internet for a long time. They got a lot of market penetration in areas where the best alternative was ISDN/dialup. Their advantage is that if you have totally clear, unobstructed line of sight, you will get a very fast connection. If there are any tree leaves in the way, your signal strength (and thus bandwith) will oscillate greatly, because water absorbs microwaves. It gets worse in rain, and if snow/ice lives on the interfering leaves the signal can go to near zero. On the happy side, if you do have unobstructed direct line of sight,… Read more »
alligosh
Guest
Since you brought it up… Google Fiber is AWESOME. I have been a sysadmin for companies that do DSL, Cable (docsis), wireless, T1s, DS3, OS192, LANs, WANs, etc for many years now. I have never had a home service that works as well as Google Fiber. So far, they are really doing it right. Of course, I am as fickle as any consumer. Bring me a better product at the same or better price, and we will talk. 🙂 As for right now, there isn’t any. Though I agree that Digis with a close tower that is not overpopulated beats… Read more »
JD(not the one with the picture)
Guest
JD(not the one with the picture)

The only good thing about that video is that F@LOTUS isn’t in it.

RetroGrouch
Guest

Larry, did you see the commercial with the young woman who signs up for Obamacare after a mild concussion?

Joe in PNG
Guest

Freaking Lit Hipsters. “I won this award, you’ve probably never heard of it…”

Radioactive
Guest

absolutely correct, who ever heard of trhe worlds biggest douche award

Quirel
Guest

Funny thing is, we had a troll around here who proudly proclaimed that she had a book up for a lesbian feminist award a few decades back, but she lost out because she was ‘too radical’. Or maybe because her story sucked even by lesbian feminist trans-sister standards.

Quirel
Guest

Wow. Did I get the context wrong or what?

Still funny to read.

Alexander O'Meara
Guest

My favorite part of this: The quote from Sarah Pinborough (whoever that is) saying it was ironic if the Americans criticizing Ross without knowing anything about him were the same ones who criticized Lynn Shephard for not having read Rowling and criticizing her.

Meta-ironic, to coin a term. Showing her ignorance about Americans by conflating two very different groups of American SFFers and calling their supposed ignorance ironic.

brianniemeier
Guest

It is singularity of unselfawareness.

perlhaqr
Guest

I have to admit, I always have wondered what it is you have against sunshine.

Radioactive
Guest

and puppies & kittens and butterflies and unicorns and and bunnies, yeah bunnies

Radioactive
Guest

I love fat people, come the zombie hordes, I don’t have to out run them just the fat folk…and they take way longer to eat too (bonus)

Tarl
Guest

Plus they turn into comical fat zombies, which are even slower than the regular kind of zombie!

Wayne Blackburn
Guest

Hey! Now you’ve hurt my feelings!

You believe me, right? 🙂

C.S.Gilmore
Guest

Unless its like in left for dead and then the fat ones may explode. 🙂

Radioactive
Guest

love to see that on Walking Dead…or would that be Rolling Dead?

Gigantor
Guest

Ha! Jokes on you twig boy once the initial wave breaks you skinnies will start dropping like flies from starvation when all the food supply infrastructure seizes up!

Daddy Warpig
Guest

Mom-safe Reaction:

That is -ed up.

mpoles
Guest
Larry, I’m so glad you wrote this about the Jonathan Ross thing. I wrote a blog article about it a couple of days ago that came to much the same conclusions as yours. http://philmophlegm.livejournal.com/292140.html I wait with bated breath to see who they do eventually get to host it. Who would actually want to do it now, knowing that they could be subject to that level of abuse? It seems like for every step forward we normal SF fans take in getting mainstream media acceptance of our genre, the leftard nerdocracy take us back three steps. (I’ll forgive you for… Read more »
James May
Guest
In this version of North By Northwest, QUILTBAG feminists in the role of Cary Grant are pursued by menacing figures in sexist white Privilege-Pants. When the Q-fems learn their safe-house will be compromised by Privilege-Pants, the feminist quick-response team launches a pre-emptive tears-on-demand tactical strike using the same boo-hoo ground-to-air complaint rockets they use for lady-bugs they find on their arms. Humor-warrior McGuire negotiates a compromise where she will host the Hugos in QUILTBAG-approved pants with jokes like “My alarm clock goes ‘TRIGGER WARNING.'” Privilege-Pants Ross withdraws in shame to his hot screenplay-writing wife who shuts down her Twitter feed… Read more »
brianniemeier
Guest

“Personally I think London should get Jeremy Clarkson to host.”

Seconded. We must start a petition!

mpoles
Guest

Oh yes. Mind you, I’m half-tempted to suggest Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Chubby_Brown

maniakmedic
Guest

You missed another hilarious video of an anti-Israel lib (but I repeat myself) having a breakdown when the UCLA student government didn’t vote as she thought they should. This is what will now and forever come to mind whenever I read the phrase “weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth.” Granted, it’s mostly indecipherable due ro her inconsolable blubbering, but the few things you can hear are comedy gold.

http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2014/03/01/lamentations-of-their-women-ucla-leftist-throws-wild-tantrum-when-anti-israel-vote-fails/

Austin
Guest

I really hope someone bottled those liberal tears. I hear they make great gun lube.

av willis
Guest

If that doesn’t work, you can always try a liberal powdering of white guilt

Sjonnar
Guest

That video has already been pulled. If someone has an alternate link, i’d like to see it.

maniakmedic
Guest
Joe in PNG
Guest

Anti-Comedian Racism is what this is. They’re just prejudiced against Comedy, and now their racism is totally showing.
And I’m sure we’ll hear about how some of their best friends are Comedians,

Ad Astra
Guest

“What’s the matter LonCon? You promised to make me feel safe.”

Pffftt…If you want to feel safe don’t go to London period, what with their skyrocketing violent crime rate now that they’ve rid themselves of those murderous machines known as firearms.

mekadave5
Guest

Yeah, that was one of the more particularly ridiculous/pathetic tweets. I can’t picture anyone typing that without wringing their hands while they do…. which begs the question of how they could type while wringing their hands. :-/

GuedeNimbo
Guest
I’ve gotten death threats after just one post on YouTube. I said something along the lines of “I’m mostly in the center, and have been cursed at by both sides for the same post, but I’ve only gotten death threats from the left”. To that I got “how dare you, you’re a lying piece of filth, the left would never threaten anyone. If I lived near you I’d beat you till (something I can’t remember) for lying and making false threats against the left”. I didn’t think saying both sides cursed at me was a threat. The threat while being… Read more »
Jonathan
Guest
Is there any way to resurrect Benny Hill and have him host? This will surely raise no objections (-: This is the evolution of outrage: Stage 1: We are insulted by actual words. Stage 2: We are insulted by potential words. What does “unsafe” mean anymore? Since I served in the military and lived in a country that was and is struck by terrorism, I have to say that I’m stunned by someone feeling “unsafe” due to potential jokes. Unsafe used to mean physical harm or the clear potential of it. Now it’s all about feelings. Larry, regarding the shrinking… Read more »
maniakmedic
Guest
Your post reminded me of and old South Park episode where Kyle’s mom ruins Christmas because she gets offended when Kyle is picked to play Joseph in the Nativity for school. Then a researcher hooks up a bunch of people to a machine and starts saying words related to Christmas to see what words offend people. One old lady is offended by the word “chair”. The school ends up doing some lame interpretive dance for the Christmas pageant so as not to offend anybody, thereby offending everybody. If I could link the clip showing the people being tested for what… Read more »
Radioactive
Guest

they have standards? hahahahahahahah

Radioactive
Guest

it’ss never pretty when the fat ones explode…

cco8
Guest

Gee, I have CenturyLink, and it seems OK to me. I don’t game, but it runs videos OK.

C.S.Gilmore
Guest

Those death threats and the like must have been pretty bad if Ross decided not to go.
Personally I think I would have gone anyway just to spite them and told those throwing out death threats that it would be their funeral.

Also I didn’t know Jeremy Clarkson punched Piers Morgan.
When and Why? I am curious now.

junior
Guest

Piers Morgan is disliked in the UK too. I don’t remember the details on the Clarkson punch (I read about it a month or so ago), but iirc it was largely because Piers was being his usual self.

And people cheered afterwards.

mekadave5
Guest
Found this on Wikipedia in Morgan’s entry’s ‘Feuds’ section (lol): “In October 2003, journalist and television personality Jeremy Clarkson reportedly emptied a glass of water over Morgan during the last flight of Concorde.[76] In March 2004, at the British Press Awards, Clarkson punched Morgan three times in a clash over The Mirror’s coverage of his private life, and accusations that Clarkson did not write for his column in The Sun himself.[76] Morgan reported on a rapprochement with Clarkson in the epilogue of his book, Don’t You Know Who I Am?.” Just remembered, when someone started that White House petition to… Read more »
mekadave5
Guest
Good lord, the things I missed this week. Just when I think the lefties can’t surprise me with anything, something like this happens. (I’d already gagged at that epically weak potus video, but I’d managed to miss the whole Ross firestorm.) Wow, just…. wow. I didn’t think Ms McG had such a thin skin, and over comments that hadn’t ACTUALLY BEEN MADE. She imagined future attacks all in her head. Went back and looked at her Twitter feed and had my jaw fall open a few times. Really surprised, cause I’d liked her writing a lot. Ye gods….. SMH. On… Read more »
Fruitbat44
Guest
Speaking as a Brit, who for a variety of sad reasons probably won’t be making it to Loncon, I think that the reason a lot of people, especially in Britain, didn’t want Jonathon Ross presenting the Hugos is because they consider the guy to be a total jerk. Yes the guy has impressive geek credentials, being best mates with Neil Gaiman is pretty darn cool (and I was blissfully unaware of that until extremely recently) and doing a voice over for a UNSC Marine of ‘Halo3’ is practically cryogenic (a fact I was unaware of until two hours ago). And… Read more »
C.S.Gilmore
Guest

Mmm… Good points, I agree on nominating Jeremy Clarkson then as that would be really fun to watch.
He could compliment or make fun of the winners based on the vehicles they drive or use in their stories. 🙂

SirBrass
Guest

Clarkson is kind of like the MZW of cars: witty, right of center, and can still manage to say things that piss me off but otherwise make me like him.

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Just saw a pic on FB of Jonathan Ross at London Super Comic-Con. Funny, the cosplayer taking a pic with him didn’t look upset or threatened at all. Go figure, right?

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