Sweet upset in college football, on a last-second FG... North Dakota State 23, Iowa 21
North Dakota State's mascot is the Bison. twitter.com/NDSUfootball
The legend continues... The Kings of the North invade the Hawkeye state and defeat the Iowa Hawkeyes. The final 23... 21.
Horns up! Hawkeyes down!
- Announcer goes nuts after North Dakota's shock win over Iowa
We interrupt our normal blogging for this breaking news!
Crooked Hillary. Pfft.
Trump is still a crazy longshot, but so far he's done everything right. So, we shall see.
R.R. Rec Reading
This is kind of cool. It's a list of 25 books recommended by George R. R. Martin in his blog.
his blog post, I can whittle that list down to these "fantasy classics" that shaped R.R.'s work:
- J.R.R. Tolkien (LORD OF THE RINGS)
- Robert E. Howard (Conan the Cimmerian, Kull of Atlantis, Solomon Kane)
- C.L. Moore (Jirel of Joiry)
- Jack Vance (THE DYING EARTH, Lyonesse, Cugel the Clever, and so much more)
- Fritz Leiber (Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser)
- Richard Adams (WATERSHIP DOWN, SHARDIK, MAIA)
- Ursula K. Le Guin (Earthsea, the original trilogy)
- Mervyn Peake (GORMENGHAST)
- T.H. White (THE ONCE AND FUTURE KING)
- Rosemary Sutcliffe
- Alan Garner
- H.P. Lovecraft (more horror than fantasy, admittedly)
- Clark Ashton Smith
Count me IN of some of that goodness.
It's kind surprising that the formatting in his blog is total crap and the thing is barely readable (takes some doing for me to call someone else's blog "crap", eh).
And more surprising... R.R. likes football, and he's a Jet fan ?!? (patooey!)
The Jets ripped my guts out and stomped on them with an agonizing one-point loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in the morning game, as the Jets have a habit of doing. But in the afternoon game, the Giants made me smile and whoop and cheer with a rousing one-point win over the Dallas Cowboys.
- George R.R. Martin, Football is Back
The Happiest People in the World
Book: The Happiest People in the World by Brock Clarke
Review: 3 bill-stars (out of 5)... ok
This book is a satire. None of it is laugh-out-loud funny. It's mostly smile-to-yourself funny. And actually, the funny parts are kind of sparse. It's difficult for me to tell what exactly the author is satirizing here. My best guess: everything.
So, it's odd that the most interesting thing about The Happiest People is its plot and characters. Everything is larger than life, but it's fun to follow along as Danes and spies and high school guidance counselors enter and exit the convoluted plot which is set in upstate New York.
The moose head was fixed to the wall, the microphone in its mouth was broken, but the camera in its left eye was working just fine, and as far as the moose head could see, this as just another Friday night in the Lumber Lodge!
- The Happiest People in the World
I wish this book was smarter and funnier, but still it was an odd tale and worthy. A good read.
thanks... yow, bill
PS - Hey there! Two fun photos for the price of one blog post. This one is from the football game last Friday. It's a crappy cellphone pic.
"Full moon field goal"