I'm going to be writing some college application essays this week...once I finish those, I'll be putting out an essay on A Bright Shining Lie, which is a huge nonfiction book without a hero, and return to my chattering.
Meanwhile, here's some stuff I've dredged up...
There once was a lady called Ayn Rand, who wrote huge novels championing "Objectivism" (a sort of atheistic libertarianism); I found this old review of her book Atlas Shrugged interesting. (I still can't believe any sane person would name a fictional character Midas Mulligan.)
The B-Movie Catechism discovers that my web-name of "Histor" isn't quite that original, and takes a look at the lottery system in the meantime. Furthermore, his post on costumes for Hallowe'en (or All Saints' Day, if you prefer the latter celebration as my family does) inspired me to come up with animal/creature costumes:
A FROG from Frogs, (sorry, folks, no pic)
A GIANT GILA MONSTER,
AN ALIEN FROM WAR OF THE WORLDS (dare you to try it!),
THE DEADLY MANTIS from the movie of the same name,
and of course GODZILLA.
As for me, I'm going to dress up as one of the Blues Brothers...
Anyone got a pork-pie hat they could lend me?