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It only seems appropriate to tell you what happened with my ebay purchase of the supposed VHS tape of W.W. AND THE DIXIE DANCE KINGS, off Terry's recommendation. You see, in the throes of "must have, must see movie," when one goes to ebay and finds W.W. AND THE DIXIE DANCE KINGS and procures it and gleefully gloats about said procurement... well, one doesn't read the description of the item too closely.

I was a bit confused when the package came. It was smallish, more CD sized than VHS cassette sized. This was because there was no VHS within. Rather, it seems that screenwriter Thomas Rickman also wrote a novelization of the movie (although nowhere on said Pocket Book edition does it say it's a novelization). This is what I have.

Yes, I'll be bringing it to Hickory for dramatic readings. Richard, get your Burt Reynolds impression ready.

Really, it was an honest mistake. The cover looks just like a bad VHS cover. Alas, my search to see this movie continues.


Now, go, dash, rush over to Locus Online for their annual April Fool's fun. I must say there's at least one scary truth in today's entries to the annual lunacy:

The committee said that future Worldcons would have the option of renaming other awards after consistent winners. "...And we're watching Ted Chiang very, very closely."

Also, it appears that Amazon will be launching a new feature:

At a shareholders' meeting held on April 1, 2004, Jeff Bezos, head of Amazon, revealed that the powerful retail website will soon have a companion.

"I'm proud to announce the formation of Amazon Author Self-Focus (, the new centralized place on the web where readers can go to find out what authors think of themselves and their books."


I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with typewriters.
- Frank Lloyd Wright


Happy Fool's April!

worm: nada, but a headache

today's fave post: the cinetrix lets DVD commentary tracks have it

namecheck: Ted "Somebody's Watching You" Chiang

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