Monday, August 22, 2016

2016 Hugo Award-winner Binti is really good

$2.99 at Amazon.

"Our mission is to protect the future of our national icon by adopting one sick and injured Koala with every mattress purchase."


"Sir Ian McKellen was offered one million pounds to dress as his Lord Of The Rings character Gandalf and officiate at the wedding of a Facebook billionaire"

"I said, 'I am sorry, Gandalf doesn’t do weddings.'"

Shadows of the Empire Evolution covers

By Duncan Fegredo. Via.

"Hundreds of Americans wash up illegally in Canada after river party"


About 1,500 Americans floating down a river that separates the United States from Canada had to be rescued from the water when strong rains and winds sent them illegally into Canadian territory, the country's coast guard said on Monday.

The Americans were taking part in the annual Port Huron Float Down on Sunday in the St. Clair River, which runs between the U.S. state of Michigan and the Canadian province of Ontario.


"They were terrified of entering another country without documentation. No one carries their passport or any ID, and a lot were drinking alcohol," Peter Garapick, superintendent of search and rescue for the coast guard, told CBC television.

Ghostbusters Rowan figure available for preorder

At the BBTS.

"Supercell’s latest game, 'Clash Royale,' has delivered declining revenue for four consecutive months"

"The videogame-research firm estimates July 'Clash Royale' revenue at $62 million, less than half of the $133 million the game generated in March"

"Massachusetts to tax ride-hailing apps, give the money to taxis"

"The law says the money will help taxi businesses to adopt 'new technologies and advanced service, safety and operational capabilities' and to support workforce development."