Afoot!, football refs, music books

Things I'm thinking: If I was a detective, or if I was writing a detective story, I'd never have someone say "The game is afoot!" ... Why? Glad I asked. Because "afoot" is a terrible name for a game. I get that there are games based on "Dr. Pimple Popper" and stuff, but "Afoot, the… Continue reading Afoot!, football refs, music books

NCAA Football, accents, free will

Things I'm thinking about Monday: Tonight's the last NCAA football game of the season. Thank goodness. I hope it's a good one.I want to pronounce "Monday" with a Scottish accent, but it turns out I have no idea how to make it sound like it's a Scottish accent. It's not my accent, whatever it is,… Continue reading NCAA Football, accents, free will

Malazan Book of the Fallen

Things I've learned recently: Steven Erikson's Malazan Book of the Fallen is better than A Song of Ice and Fire. Yes, I said it, and yes, I meant it. It's very simple to explain why: Malazan was completed. I have very little faith we'll ever see A Song of Ice and Fire to completion. What's… Continue reading Malazan Book of the Fallen

The Problem with the College Football Playoff

I really don't know, offhand, if I've been pro- or anti-playoff for NCAA football. I liked that the BCS gave us the possibility of seeing a champion determined by playing a game, but I recognize that there are lots of arguments about who should be playing in that game. So far this year, though, I've… Continue reading The Problem with the College Football Playoff