WHY I WON’T BE A PRESENTER AT THE HUGO AWARDS THIS YEAR | The Connie Willis . Net Blog

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And finally, to Vox Day, Brad Torgeson, and their followers, I have this to say:

“You may have been able to cheat your way onto the ballot. (And don’t talk to me about how this isn’t against the rules–doing anything except nominating the works you personally liked best is cheating in my book.) You may even be able to bully and intimidate people into voting for you. But you can’t make me hand you the Hugo and say “Congratulations,” just as if you’d actually won it. And you can’t make me appear onstage and tell jokes and act like this year’s Hugo ceremony is business as usual and what you’ve done is okay. I’m not going to help you get away with this. I love the Hugo Awards too much.”

Connie Willis

April 14, 2015

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McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: List: Are You Working in a Start-Up or Are You In Jail?

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The Official Website Of Amanda Fucking Palmer. Yes It Is. The official website of Amanda Fucking Palmer. Yes it is – Amanda Palmer

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Bicycle Boy grows up to Big Business

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Patti Niehoff:

My grandfather was a cyclist — I had no idea.

Originally posted on brighton bicycle club:

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Charles F. Williams, who in 1910 was elected the head of Western & Southern Life Insurance Company in Cincinnati, was a member of the Porkopolis Wheelmen and made several century runs (100 mile rides) in his day. He was elected Secretary of the Associated Cyclers Clubhouse in 1896.

He had an impressive collection of artwork, which included works by Sargent, Duveneck, and Van Dyke (among many others). It was said of him that throughout his life he ate simple fare and was kind to his workers.

Here he is leaning over the porch rail of his father’s home in Mount Adams, rallying his club for a run in the country.

CHARLES F. WILLIAMS

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qotd April 2, 2015 — Naomi Shihab Nye

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When you live in a rapidly moving swirl, you can only view your surroundings with a glance. Poetry requires us to slow down, to take time to pause.

Naomi Shihab Nye, Academy of American Poets Chancellor