So the editorial folks here at the capitol are going to the circus this morning. The nut job who's trying to ban Harry Potter books, after being shot down at the school and then school board level, is appealing her case to the Georgia State Board of Education. The hearing is this morning at 10AM across the street in the Twin Towers State Building, and we're all going to watch the spectacle.
On the more wholesome amusing front, britzkrieg forwarded along this link to Cute Overload which made me giggle. Baby skunkies!
I didn't see any of the footage. Pook! Persuasive argument for getting a TiVo, there. But I wondered if I'd be on TV. We ended up sitting right across the podium from crazy lady and a camera guy. My 10 seconds of TV fame, and I didn't see it. Drat.
OK, I'm all for the HP folks from D*C showing up, but BABY SKUNKS! Kittens. Man, a flood of memories of 5 little fuzzies thundering into the kitchen for meals! They were a posse! The cutest things I ever had in my house. Miss babies.
You had FIVE baby skunkies in your house?? OMG, the chaos and the cuteness! Hobkin was such a lil fuzz when he was a baby, all clumsy paws and tail fluff. And such a handful! My brain spins at the idea of five babies running around.
It's my deepest ambition to one day write a book that incites crazy Southerners to a tenth of that kind of fervor. My plan is to see Rowling's evil pagan witchcraft-practicing teens, and raise her by pairing them all into gay interracial couples.
What made One Story a long shot?
"What made One Story a long shot?"
It's more of a literary/mainstream 'zine which traditionally aren't very impressed by or receptive to genre works. But this story sort of straddles the line between genre and "literary" so I've been trying it at markets on both sides of the street.
You just can't trust those soccer mom types!
Baby skunks are adorable. I'm surprised that the wild variety would approach the little girls at all and they seem to be making a beeline for them. Wonder if their momma was killed?
And thanks for the comment pointing to the HP hearing description. I commented on the LJ of terracinque to thank her for writing up the arguments so well also.
Warning, rant brewing along with toil and trouble:
It never ceases to amaze me the things the anti-HP fanatics come up with. In the AJC article that terracinque points out, soccer mom called wicca "evil." Not that wicca has anything to do with HP, but how can a tree-hugging, world-and-people-loving group be evil, I wonder? I haven't met an "evil" wiccan yet, but there sure seemed to have been some evil, "let's burn some witches at the stake," "Christians" over the centuries mentioned in the various accounts I've read, most notably a long list of witches put to death by various ghastly means during the Middle Ages up until the late 18th Century and maybe later (my memory fails me, a sign of insistent aging--I hope no one denounces this old hag as a witch and decides to tie me to a tree--got to stop now and go hide my spell book).