• The Before the Future Came podcast art: a painting from NASA of space colony consisting of a massive tunnel of pasture and rivers, overlaid with the title of the podcast.
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    I’m in a New Podcast: Before the Future Came

    Sooooo, how do you feel about Star Trek? Because I love Star Trek. It has strong visions of what society could be and takes some big swings to try to show those visions as achievable. Sometimes those swings land, and other times they miss in interesting ways. Its vision(s) of utopia are fun to crack open and look at, so I’m co-hosting a podcast to do so! Before the Future Came is a podcast hosted by Lucy Arnold, Gregory Avery-Weir, and yours truly that is not quite yet about Star Trek. Until the SAG-AFTRA strike is over, we are turning our brains to examining utopias in science fiction books, comics,…

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    Tons of Videos!

    Actually, like 3 videos. But they’re good ones! Plus a few miscellaneous links. First, a video: My question: Why can’t he pull out a chair? Turns out, home skillet has a bad back. To offset that, a bit of cuteness: Maximumble – comic #594 – Ship. Mew.

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    Weekly Linkage: Harlem Shake

    This is what happens when Greg asks, “What’s the Harlem Shake?” I just about feel off the couch. Especially when I realized at about 2:40 that that’s a DVD in his belt, not a buckle. Greg may never ask me another dancing-related question ever again. A few other nuggets: Three Word Phrase, by Ryan Pequin – I’ll confess, I started watching Hoarders recently. Just entered Season 3. I’m not sure how I feel about myself anymore. In my defense Season 3 fired off with enough drama that I’ve skipped episodes. Autumnal equinox – It’s almost time to break out the sunlamp. Capital One Says ING Direct Deal Will Create Jobs…

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    Weekly Linkage: Planets, EDs, and Blood Donations

    This past week(…s)’s internet surfin’: A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing: What’s Wrong With Sex? – Sex in a book doesn’t make it erotica. Hyperbole and a Half: This is Why I’ll Never be an Adult – As always, I love Allie’s art and humor, and her point here is so well taken. I know very few people who don’t do this. Twitter / @violetblue: They made me wait a long t … – This is definitely a WTF. Also a “what in the world do you do?” Do you make a kerfluffle about being able to see your stuff when you’re about to be patted down? Do you just wait…

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    Weekly linkage

    This week’s internet cruising: Christopher Hawkins – Necessary Rudeness and the Effective Use of Your Time – I love this: "I will go so far as to say that if you are not 100% unavailable for at least 2 hours a day, you probably aren't getting much done that's of any importance." I like the idea of saying, "5 minutes now or 30 minutes by appointment later," but unfortunately, everyone I work with thinks their stuff will only take 5 minutes. …I don't understand that. Christopher Hawkins – 11 Clients You Need To Fire Right Now – My favorite line: "We're white-collar professionals, not street thugs." Nuff said. Fo' sho.…