February 20th, 2004


More Asimov's

it appears that my sudden interest in the lolita porn rag asimov's is one built upon the sensationalism of journalism. oh, how could i be so bamboozled! yes, thank you, i am here all week, look for me in the cowboy hat tomorrow. anyhow, asimov's has given a reply, which states that the story casting them as an evil mag unfit for your children was, unsurprisingly, last Thursday that was full of distortions, misrepresentations, and omissions.

In My Stomach Is

"An X-Ray, made of the stomach of a 62-year-old man who came to the emergency room of Cholet General Hospital in western France in 2002. He had a history of major psychiatric illness, was suffering from stomach pain, and could not eat or move his bowels. Doctors discovered an enormous opaque mass in his stomach that turned out to weigh 12 pounds, as much as some bowling balls. The patient had swallowed around 350 coins, along with assorted necklaces and needles."

stare at it long enough, and you can make a fair bit.