Somewhere in the Quisling Clinic

… there's a shorthand typist taking seconds over minutes:

  • We made the WSJ's "Best of the Web Today" by submitting this headline from Foster's Daily Democrat:
    Contaminants not found at former Farmington auto trim site
    A Bottom Story of the Day. But BOTWT aficionados know that they just haven't Looked in the Last Place yet.

  • Oliver Hirschbiegel, director of Downfall, is OK with all the parodies of the Adolf-gets-bad-news bunker scene in his movie: "You couldn't get a better compliment as a director."

    And I'm sure you've asked yourself what happens if you search YouTube for "Hitler finds out".

    All this makes me wish I'd liked Downfall more.

  • Rene's Apple is a new addition to the blogroll. The proprietor has thrown me some links, much appreciated. (As are longtime linkers Skip and Amy.)

    But Rene's Apple has a neat bookshelf display, and two of the authors thereon are Walker Percy and Keith Laumer. Which kind of dropped my jaw; there might be some other folks with similar tastes, but I bet not many.

  • Speaking of books, here's someone's idea of The 100 Greatest Science Fiction or Fantasy Novels of All Time. Lots of good memories there; I was surprised by how many I'd read.

    On the other hand, there's no Zelazny. (Or, for that matter, no Laumer.) So it's wedged.

Last Modified 2011-02-04 1:31 PM EST