August 17, 1998



by Curtis C. Chen

01 HAPPY TALK You got to have a dream. If you don't have a dream, how you gonna have a dream come true?

02 AD BANNERS Favorite slogan: "We will destroy you, and eat your family. OVEN Digital." Graphic designers have too much fun.

03 CSICOP Read some factual articles by the nice people who debunk "paranormal" phenomena. No, I don't think they have Dana Scully's E-mail address.

04 SEA KAYAKING Seagulls and otters and seals, oh my! (Plus the cozy, well-decorated, built-in-1904 Monterey Hotel.)

05 VARIETY Can't figure out what those wacky headlines mean? Check the dictionary.

06 AUSTIN POWERS 2 There's a sequel in the works. Yeah, baby, yeah!

07 COMIC BOOKS Hey kids! See how a professional artist creates covers by trac-- I mean, using photographs as guides!

08 WEIRD & GILLY Is there life on Mars? ... No, I don't think so.

09 SIFL & OLLY Don't miss Sifl's Star Wars Song -- it's crescent fresh!

10 BIODIVERSITY Yet another bad example of the overused "puzzle pieces" metaphor. Then again, what do you expect from the limited imagination of a large, monolithic corporation?

11 CONUCOPIA I missed the Worldcon in Baltimore this year (though I did witness part of the Hugo Awards ceremony on IRC), and dammit, I'm going to the NASFiC next year!

12 CRITICAL TREK File this under "Life, Get a".

13 THE AVENGERS I'm sure it's good fun, but wouldn't you also like to see Mr. Cranky's version?

14 WAITER.COM I tell you, if it weren't for Craig Cohen and Michael Adelberg, most of my weekday dinners would be microwaved.

15 FRACTURED FAIRY TALES "This is the true story of how a man from Staten Island went nuts in a mall bookstore and scored a job at View Askew..."


* with apologies to Jim Mullen

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