On Unfinished Tales

When last we met, slightly more than a week ago, I was ruminating on the worthy idea that Hillary Clinton would make an excellent Supreme Court justice. And, it turns out, Bill Clinton thinks the same, though he admits that it won’t happen.

This is the longest I’ve gone without blogging in three years.

It wasn’t that anything unimportant happened last week. A volcano exploded in Iceland. The Catholic Church came under increasing fire about a sex abuse scandal that could pose the greatest threat to the church since the Reformation or the Great Schism. The British general election is getting interesting. Democrats in Congress are pushing new financial regulations to prevent the kind of economic collapse we witnessed during Bush’s last year in office. And there were new Daleks!

Lets take these in order.

1) Volcano in Iceland. Volcanos are cool, though the economic disruptions this volcano has caused is not cool.

2) Sex abuse scandal. I feel completely inadequate to comment, as I’m a non-theist observer. That said, the Catholic Church should not be above the law, and if they have been covering up heinous crimes, the Church itself should be prosecuted by local jurisdictions as a criminal enterprise because they are engaged in a criminal conspiracy. The solution, it seems to me, is for the Church to cooperate with local law enforcement officials to turn over any and all documents that relate to sex abuse cases, even if doing so violates the seal of confessional, because the truth should trump that. No one is above the law. There should also admissions that mistakes were made, restitution to victims should be offered, and members of the church heirachy should resign, be prosecuted to the full extent of the law, and sent to prison. That’s my view.

3) The British general election. I really like the Lib-Dems. I don’t think they have a chance — my reading of the situation is that the British system is rigged such that Labour has an unfair advantage — but it’s interesting to watch. Nick Clegg strikes me as the British Obama.

4) Financial regulations. Well, the Republican Party “Of No” is opposed to regulating Wall Street. Unsurprising, really.

5) “Victory of the Daleks.” I kinda liked the new dayglo Daleks. In general, though, the episode was shite. Poorly paced. The budget limitations were obvious. The characters weren’t compelling.

I have begun to think that Amy Pond might not be entirely real. I suspect that she may, in fact, be her seven year-old self Amelia, but I’m not entirely sure how this works. On an intuitive level, this makes sense. On a logical level, it makes no sense whatsoever.

Last week was busy.

I wrote a lot. Some of it was even quality. Bildungsroman.

But it left me wiped.

On the weekend, I unwound. I went kiting in gale-force winds. I have string burns on my fingers. It was pleasant.

I watched the first season of Jeeves & Wooster. I picked up the complete box set for a stupidly low price; it was a hole in my collection I’d long wanted to fill, and fill it I did. God, Bertie Wooster is such an oblivious moron. 🙂

Just for fun, “Apocalypse Pooh.” Winnie-the-Pooh must go up the river from Saigan, to find the mysterious Colonel Kurtz:

The Cubs :cubs: are pissing me off.

Fortunately, Theodore Roosevelt Lilly returns this weekend. The sun will shine. Birds will sing. It will be a glorious day.

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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