``I can't help sensing a certain coolness in you toward me,'' the savage, bloodthirsty monster said.
I agreed with our pet rabbit. ``Well, I have felt a bit put off by you lately.''
``It wasn't my fault!'' He shook his head, flapping his ears together, in that way that starts out being dramatic and ends up comic because, you know, rabbit ears flapping. ``I didn't have any choice when you went and attacked my tail.''
I have the remainder of this dialogue up at my humor blog. Other pieces that have run in the week since The State of the University have been:
- Disappointment, the sad (for me) news about this year's Robert Benchley Society contest.
- Something To Read, about a peculiar magazine offer.
- Things I've Observed About Science Fiction, three things I've learned from watching people talk about it online.
- This I Believe, namely, what the kid said.
- Franklin P Adams: A Plea, for better baseball writing.
- Franklin P Adams: The Rich Man, a speculation.
Trivia: French commerce between the Metropole and its colonies rose from about ten percent of all external trade before World War I to about 27 percent by the late 1930s. Source: The Vulnerability of Empire, Charles A Kupchan.
Currently Reading: Sputnik and the Soviet Space Challenge, Asif A Siddiqi.