Daily Archives: May 9, 2006

bush Rolls Out the Propaganda A-Team

Henley is not the last to blog about the mighty USDA propaganda machine.
If you are as out of touch as i’ve obviously been do take a few minutes to go read about your USDA’s role in taking it to those pesky terrorists and assisting the great nation of Iran. karl and company have even prepared the words for these esteemed public servants:

Several topics I’d like to talk to you about today–Farm Bill, trade with Japan, WTO, avian flu, animal ID–but before I do, let me touch on a subject people always ask about….progress in Iraq.

Just the question that would be on my front burner if I actually went through the effort to go hear one of these folks make a presentation about something. There is much, much more.

Oh yea, Henley is looking for related jokes.

2006 Nebula Award Winners

Here they are:


Camouflage, Joe Haldeman (Analog; Ace Books)


“Magic for Beginners”, Kelly Link (Magic for Beginners Small Beer Press; F&SF Sep 2005)


“The Faery Handbag”, Kelly Link (The Faery Reel Viking; ed. Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling)


“I Live With You”, Carol Emshwiller (F&SF Mar 2005)


Serenity, Joss Whedon


Valiant: A Modern Tale of Faerie, Holly Black (Simon & Schuster)

As previously announced, Harlan Ellison was presented the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award, and William F. Nolan was named Author Emeritus. Connie Willis was Toastmaster.

For a while I read every bit of Haldeman I could get my hands on and I’ll be headinng to the bookstore at lunch time today to pick up a copy of this one.
Harlan Ellison, in the picture on the Locus site (link above), definitely looks like he’s gone a bit past emeritus.
Yes! Serenity, my favorite movie of 2005 received the Nebula for best script!

Via Amy Sturgis at Liberty & Power. She has a couple link about why some of you might care that Serenity is a winner. Warning: the movie review she links to is written by Orson Scott Card whose Ender’s Game series is one I still reread but whose views on social issues and politics are pretty broken.