Monday, April 13, 2009

Rambling in Awe of Idiocy

Saturday, me and the Beloved Wife were wondering about, performing a few errands. As we were leaving one store, we were jumped so to say by one of those groups asking for money-well, this one was selling baked goods in exchange for money.

Now, here's a secret. I've never really given money to those folks. Even when in high school, and those who were performing the road-block were folks I know. Sure, on occasion, they'll tickle my fancy, and I'll give something, but it's rather rare for me to actively be the person instigating the donation.

Well, the group in question was the Lego Robotic League. It was just one of those things that I couldn't not do. After all, it was LEGOS and ROBOTS. My poor beleaguered wife, was confused for a few minutes as we perused the baked goods. But, she had figured it all out by the time we made it to our car with the brownies. At which time, she just gave me one of those exasparated sighs.

One does have to love the Beloved Wife.

Which is part of the reason I'm somewhat dumbfounded by some recent news out of Japan. Well, the article ws from 10/31/08 but I just found it a few days ago. The article in question (on the Comics Alliance site) is entitled: Japanese Man Petitions for Right to Marry Comic Characters.

Now, I know that the folks over in Japan love their anime, and I can admit that they are some pretty pictures invovled. But that's all they are, pictures.

Of course what makes this the most amusing of all, is that just moments before I read the article in question, I stumbled across the image to the right there on the I'm Not Alone blog.

It couldn't have been a more perfect picture.

Well, I was amused.

Sadly, the other news from the past week isn't quite as amusing. D&D co-creator Dave Arneson has finally lost his long battle with cancer.

To offset, this sad news, I must congratulate SF (or is that SyFy now?) author Tobias Buckwell's wife had twins on Saturday morning.

I'm a firm believeer that children are the ultimate in speculative fiction: unlimited possibilities, that we get to watch come true.

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