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by bolddeceiver
Wed Jul 08, 2009 4:16 am
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Nuclear terrorism, or child's play?
Replies: 3
Views: 714

Nuclear terrorism, or child's play?

Ask a German Policeman.

Or maybe don't.

Because if I were a terrorist planting a dirty bomb, I'd be sure to stick a RADIOACTIVE! sticker on the side.
by bolddeceiver
Sat May 02, 2009 2:13 am
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Wookies join Iranian army
Replies: 6
Views: 926

They don't make sniper bowcasters, that's why...
by bolddeceiver
Wed Apr 29, 2009 4:24 am
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Lobsters: the third best sea creature
Replies: 9
Views: 1602

I still think this takes the cake.
by bolddeceiver
Sun Mar 22, 2009 7:53 am
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: You knew this was coming.
Replies: 12
Views: 1538

Re: beasty

planish wrote:Once they get the arm-swinging thing figured out, the HRP-4C will become much more uncanny.
Yeah, that's important.
by bolddeceiver
Sun Mar 22, 2009 12:52 am
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: The perfect heist?
Replies: 4
Views: 794

LajesticVantrashellofLob wrote:Ask each one what the other would say if asked who stole the jewels. You'll get the same lie twice. :) Then again, this only works if one of them always lies and the other always tells the truth...
And, contrary to popular belief, this turns out not to be true of most identical twins!
by bolddeceiver
Sun Mar 22, 2009 12:51 am
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Obama: Cloning is "profoundly wrong."
Replies: 22
Views: 3536

That was an inclusive "or," then. Thanks again, ambiguity of language!
by bolddeceiver
Sat Mar 21, 2009 10:06 pm
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Obama: Cloning is "profoundly wrong."
Replies: 22
Views: 3536

The Prefect is great, and gives more of an idea than previous stories of life in pre-plague circum-Yellowstone society, and the Revelation Space universe short stories and novellas (the former collected in Galactic North , which I'm just finishing a last few stories in, and two of the latter publis...
by bolddeceiver
Sat Mar 21, 2009 9:00 pm
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Obama: Cloning is "profoundly wrong."
Replies: 22
Views: 3536

Eh, I'm pretty sure it doesn't work like that. Chicks and dudes have different chromosomes (the famous XX and XY), so you couldn't have a male clone of of a woman or visa versa. They'd have to get a Y from someplace other than your mom, so you wouldn't be genetically identical. However, you could p...
by bolddeceiver
Sat Mar 21, 2009 6:06 pm
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: The perfect heist?
Replies: 4
Views: 794

The perfect heist?

Check this . After a jewelry heist in Germany, in which three masked men stole millions of euros worth of merchandise, police thought they had a piece of solid evidence in the form of DNA evidence on a glove left at the scene. However, when they ran the test, they found not one match, but two -- id...
by bolddeceiver
Sun Nov 30, 2008 10:23 am
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Giant alien squid
Replies: 32
Views: 3676

An impressive critter, to be sure, but again I don't quite get the OMG SQUID angle. A critter that sits stationary in the water column slowly undulating its fins, dragging its dangly arms on the seafloor to pick up whatever chances by doesn't strike me as first choice monster material.
by bolddeceiver
Sun Nov 30, 2008 10:13 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Droubble: The Dying Game
Replies: 2
Views: 1147

Droubble: The Dying Game

Okay, I know the forum heading is "drabbles," but I hope nobody's too upset by a Droubble (double drabble -- 200 words). Again from my Drabbling Daily project -- check out more at drabblingdaily.blogspot.com , The Dying Game I can feel it working through my body, the wrenching pain as the poison’s ...
by bolddeceiver
Fri Nov 14, 2008 3:44 am
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Scientists Discover Massive Portal to Hell!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1443

It's actually probably the best new science fiction series I've read in years. Strongly recommended.
by bolddeceiver
Fri Nov 14, 2008 3:25 am
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Scientists Discover Massive Portal to Hell!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1443

I'm presently deep in the last book of Alstair Reynolds' Revelation Space cycle, an epic SF series about ancient alien intelligences that dismantle gas giants to create giant machines to wipe out all advanced intelligent life in the universe. I am almost 100% certain that's what's going on here.
by bolddeceiver
Tue Nov 11, 2008 4:08 pm
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Let's see a squid do that!
Replies: 7
Views: 1042

Well, given that the fear-mongering bigots always claim gay marriage is a slippery slope to bestiality...
by bolddeceiver
Sat Nov 08, 2008 9:17 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 088 - The Toys of Peace
Replies: 20
Views: 8984

I liked this story, not so much for the actual content, as for Saki's wonderful mastery of language. He had such a beautiful and distinctive way of storytelling that, if I'd tuned in part way without hearing the author, I probably would have been able to guess. But the real jewel of this story was N...
by bolddeceiver
Sat Nov 08, 2008 9:09 pm
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Let's see a squid do that!
Replies: 7
Views: 1042

Let's see a squid do that!

In this land of squiddies, I've gotta take every chance to hold forth on the behalf of my own preferred cephalopod.

This article pretty much speaks for itself.

Juggling hermit crabs. Show me a squid doing that.
by bolddeceiver
Sun Oct 26, 2008 1:34 am
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Behold, the power of adhesives!
Replies: 7
Views: 1585

Behold, the power of adhesives!

I just heard the scientist who made this discovery interviewed on NPR. It sounds so much like a joke, but it seems legit.
by bolddeceiver
Thu Oct 23, 2008 4:03 pm
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Crime 101: Never leave a fingerprint at a crime scene.
Replies: 2
Views: 905

Crime 101: Never leave a fingerprint at a crime scene.

Whoops...

This seems like it should be out of some Tarantino film.
by bolddeceiver
Sun Oct 19, 2008 10:07 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 085 - Trifecta V
Replies: 18
Views: 4000

As trifectas go, a pretty big meh, I'm afraid. The first story just didn't do it at all for me. The lead-up was hum-drum, the reveal had no punch, and then the story kept going after there wasn't much reason to. I did like the second pretty well. I enjoy that theme of apparent child's play turning o...