Still don't feel much like blogging: big doin's at The Store tomorrow (involving a visit by the very folks whose name is in big letters on the side of our building), for which we've worked very hard all week; fatigue from all the impromptu dancing I'm doing whenever I remember that the Democrats beat the snot out of the Republicans on Tuesday (guess that loony Howard Dean knew what the hell he was doing with that 50-State-Strategy of his, eh?); and general tiredness from putting up with a cold for the last few days.
So, just some more quick stuff:
:: Interesting stuff, as always, by Matthew Yglesias on the myth of Karl Rove (noting that Rove has often made errors of electoral strategy that always came close to failing, and finally failed spectacularly) and the myth of this election as a rise of Democratic conservatism (noting that in just about every case, Republicans were beaten by someone to the left of them, which can only serve to ultimately push the political tone in this country to the left).
:: If you haven't been reading Shamus's "DM of the Rings" comic, you really gotta. In this installment he notes that for a role-playing game fanatic, a new set of gaming dice is always a new event. It's like getting a new box of Titleist golf balls, I guess. Even though I haven't played AD&D in over a decade, I still have my dice in my desk somewhere; they're in one of those nifty little drawstring bags that those small bottles of Crown Royal whiskey used to come in.
But my favorite dice were my DM's. His dice all had pointy vertices, as opposed to the rounded ones like the ones that adorn the masthead of Shamus's blog. With those pointy dice, you could hold the D8 between two fingertips and spin them like tops.
:: Film composer Basil Poledouris has died. He was a sadly underrated composer, and he will be missed.
That's all. More blogging when I feel like doing more blogging.