This week we check in on the beginning of the Wheel of Time series. Veronica’s ahead of me and says the thing really picks up right after the point I stopped. Which makes me think she’s just trying to get me to start reading again. Which is fine. One of the problems is I’m reading Watchmen at the same time in advance of the movie. I’ll share a few impressions about that with you as well. We also discuss the book Daemon as reviewed on Slashdot. Should it be our next book choice?
Finally we take some reader comments, including a Wheel of Time Drinking Game and someone calling the last book “pants.” We’re pretty sure that means he didn’t like it. Welcome to the wonderful world of monthly Sword and Laser! Woo-hoo! Pant
Special thanks to Jonathan Coulton for the use of his song, Mr. Fancy Pants! Go buy it here!
As promised in the most recent podcast, our good friend Ryan (a.k.a. TuxOtaku) has set up a Sword and Laser IRC channel! Here are the details:
We’ll be doing some scheduled chats soon, but otherwise feel free to pop in and say hello from time to time! Just be mindful of spoilers (in fact, let’s keep current book discussion to a minimum unless otherwise noted).
In this installment of our new monthly format, we talk about our progress in the current book selection from Robert Jordan. We also touch on Watchmen, Daemon, and of course, pants.
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Tom and Roger talk about the weather, Watchmen, economic stimulus and nuclear destruction.
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SuBBrilliant News makes an appearance in the Mozomedia Music podcast. Enjoy some fine tunes and then I’ll catch you up on the headlines that you won’t hear anywhere else.
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Tom and Roger welcome Patrick Beja to the show and discuss the stimulus package, the nature of capitalism and in the end, shockingly agree.
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Tom and Roger discuss the economy, black markets, nuclear weapons and transportation.
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Tom and Roger talk flu shots, climate change and modern day media.
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Eileen has done her video magic again with a documentation of our trip to DiBartlo in Oakland after East Meets West 146. enjoy.