Six Word Science Fiction at Wired Magazine

Wired Magazine has Six Word Science Fiction stories.

My favorites:

Gown removed carelessly. Head, less so.

– Joss Whedon

1940: Young Hitler! Such a cantor!

– Michael Moorcock

Kirby had never eaten toes before.

– Kevin Smith

My quick 5GW-Themed attempt:

Lambs Among Wolves, Sneaking the Future

– Purpleslog

Feel free to post your six-word science fiction stories.

Future ABC Documentary: Looking Back at the 50th Anniversary of 9/11

From Scrappleface:

The docudrama recounts the initial resistance to global jihad mounted by the infidels of the former United States of America in the immediate aftermath of the great martyrdom operation.

Ok, it is a bit of Alt-History. I will not give it a “funny” tag.

Wednesday Night Links

Shining City has: Fetal Shark Attacks

Arnold Kling’s Suggested Ed Reform

TV Squad investigators are all over the Lost video clues

ISC Incident Handler on Information Security Standards

Islam Is The Problem?

Alt-History links

On the War: Reasons for Optimism (5 part series) by guest Owen Johnson at Swinkwrapped. I have read them; FuturePurpleSlog needs to write a post on it.

Why Do They Hate Walmart? I don’t shop there, but I like the idea of Walmart efficiency being added to banking and other services. The whole point is innovation of product (different,needs,style) and process (faster,cheaper,better). Competition (for the rewards = profit) foster creativity (incentives for progress) and Entrepreneurs. Better product,processes give people more life options (less misery, more happiness, human potential used).

Culture Jamming. Hmm… 4GW/5GW/InfoWarfare technique?

Lastly: Star Wars Burlesque – Not Safe for Work –>

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Dispatches From An Alternative Universe: Democrats Reorganize for Victory

TCS Daily has a wire service report from an Alternate Universe:

WASHINGTON (SatireNewsService) — Senator Joseph Lieberman (D-CT), flanked by former Senator Zell Miller (D-GA), Senator John Kerry (D-MA), Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA) and other Democratic leaders announced today that the long awaited Democrat plan for victory in the 2006 Congressional elections had been completed.

Holding aloft a thick binder entitled Muscular Democrats — A Comprehensive Plan for Something Other Than Moral Victory, Lieberman said, “this plan pulls Democrats back from the precipice of treason onto the solid ground of loyalty that America’s opposition parties have always occupied during times of war.”

If the Dems can not be serious about national security, I can not consider them legitimately for national offices.

The USA is worse off for this. We need two legitimate parties.

I always told my friends the key to a Democratic presidential victory in 2004 was nominating someone who would 1) go over-the-top of the Republicans on national security issues, 2) support and push for one or two pet conservative/libertarian cause (flat income tax, national vouchers for education, radical pension/social security reform) and 3) be a moderate/centrist democrat on everything else. That guy/gal would have won bigtime in 2004 and 2008 and 2012…you get the idea.

Instead, they treated as legitimate nutcase candidates like Kucinich / Braun / Sharpton. Former interesting moderate Dean morphed into a lefty nutcase in front of us. Strong national security democrats Graham and Lieberman were ignored by the party. Finally they nominated lightweight lefty Kerry with runner-up (and junk science trial lawyer) Edwards.

Interesting Alt-History Movie – C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America

The other thing I watched on TV DVD last night was an alternate history movie C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America.

It had as its point of departure that the Confederacy had been able to convince the British and French to openly support the CSA – support which include troops at Gettysburg which broke the Union army.

The movie is done in the style of a broadcast of a British documentary about the CSA over CSA TV including “commercials”.

There are funny moments and serious moments. I especially liked the “vintage” film of an Abraham Lincoln in exile talking about his own failings in not seeing how slavery was the real rot in the American Nation. The fake commercials made me feel uncomfortable, but the payoff was worth it. The movie covers the history of the CSA right up to contemporary times.
If you like alt-history, check out this movie.

References: Netflix, IMDB,

Update: I watched the movie on a Netflix DVD, not a TV channel.