Lesser Presidential Encounters with the Supernatural

A friend of mine complained about people who complain that Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter has no historical merit.   "No shit," he says.  "It's about vampires."This reminded me that, once upon a time, film critic Roger Ebert appeared on Conan O'Brien's show, and somehow the conversation drifted to *Kazaam,* starring Shaquille O'Neal, which Ebert described/describes... Continue Reading →


Holy cow (and exploding cat)

Okay.  Neil Gaiman just re-tweeted me.  NEIL FREAKING GAIMAN.He'd originally tweeted, "Dear god I'm up against Stephen Fry in the Anglo Fan Favorites tournament." How could one possibly choose between the two? If you haven't seen or read Gaiman's recent commencement speech to the University of the Arts, you really should.  If you need any kind... Continue Reading →

Cats at Work: Faux Postage

Earlier this year, the United States Postal Service issued a set of stamps honoring Dogs at Work, featuring dogs in familiar jobs -- guide dogs for the blind, therapy dogs, military dogs, and search & rescue dogs.Despite their reputation for indolence and indifference, cats have jobs, too, and I felt they should be honored for... Continue Reading →

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