Saturday, May 8, 2010

Are you afraid of your staircase? (link roundup)

"Are you in love with your home, but afraid of your staircase?" China Mieville's blog posts are like ultra-condensed short stories. See also: Forest spirit sign.

And a few more links:

1. A blogger's ill-advised joke cost his employer $1 million when the target of the joke pulled advertising and got allies to pull advertising.

2. Here's a detailed description of the ARG supporting the JJ Abrams/Spielberg project Super 8 (which had a trailer not remotely justifying the buzz the movie is getting).

3. Cory Doctorow describes what happened when he declined to go through a dehumanizing airport naked scanner.

*Previously: The wit of the staircase.

*Cory Doctorow's new book is 32% off at Amazon.


  1. Wow, the trailer was really crappy, the antithesis of the Cloverfield trailer of past. It looked like a promo for a SyFy original.

  2. Well, I don't know about that - - SyFy tries a lot harder to have an interesting monster.