Writing in Slate, James Parker pronounces Rudyard Kipling's Rikki-Tikki-Tavi The Greatest Short Story of All Time
. "To read it as an authoritarian fable is to miss the real action of the story, which is down in the unconscious, down with the prima materia,
down by the bathroom sluice, where the creepy-crawlies hiss and fiddle and not even Father, the big man, can keep you safe." [more inside]
With the current hard times a lot of organizations are looking for alternative funding sources. This is almost exactly not like that.
This month marks the 25th aniversary of Elite
, the groundbreaking 3D space trading game. The making of Elite
. More on the making of Elite from The Backroom Boys
the original BBC Micro
version. The Dark Wheel
Little Mukesh is the most badass kid in his nursery. His little friends all have pet dogs, cats, ponies, goats, you know... same old thing. But not Mukesh! No no no! His
parents got him
a pet COBRA
! (Albeit clearly defanged. I mean, he is
a baby & all.)WARNING: Do not click link if you don't want to see a bare-butted baby piss off a spitting cobra.
tibetan yak butter, reindeer hash, crocodile paté, and smoked cobra. All this and more at edible.com
Journal of a new COBRA recruit.
"I report to COBRA boot camp out in Utah in the middle of June. The recruiter guy said that everyone around there thinks it's where some crazy old Mormon lives with all his wives. I'm not supposed to say anything about it to anyone. I'm supposed to tell Mom and Dad that I'm going off to work for the phone company."