Thursday, December 29, 2005

Multnomah Libraries, News Quiz, et al

Multnomah County Libraries: we're no. 2! -
Multnomah library spokeswoman, June Mikkelson, says the ranking reflected the whopping 19 million items checked out from late 2004 to 2005... "It certainly is one of the chief driving factors, in fact, Multnomah County libraries' circulation is the highest in the United States."
I've certainly found the library darn useful, especially the time that our computer went belly up. The library's online catalog is here.

African news quiz -
I only got 6/10

Flickr photos of the day:

Rhamncwa aka Middle Finga

DSC_0055 (not sure where this is)

Sturgeons Law - seems right to me. -
...The professor read a few selected passages of "purple prose" from popular science fiction works, and declared "90% of this Science Fiction is crap." Sturgeon replied "90% of everything is crap."
Yup, that seems about right. I'm surprised that I haven't heard of this one before.

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RuneQuest mention - San Francisco Examiner, 17 April 1979

Here is a clipping from the San Francisco Examiner  of 17 April, 1979. It mentions RuneQuest, Greg Stafford, and Chaosium. Click here ...