Question of the Day

What candy/dessert can you not stand?

Oatmeal raisin cookies. That’s not a dessert. It’s breakfast. And the worst part is if you’re not paying attention you could bite into it mistaking the raisins for chocolate chips.

And candy/caramel apples get a runner-up mention. I’m not smart enough to have figured out how to eat the damn things without losing a few teeth.

RIP David Eddings

The Belgariad was one of the first fantasy series I read and I still read it every so often. It doesn’t break much new ground in the genre but the characters jump off the page (Silk FTW) and by the end of the five books they feel like family. The Mallorean wasn’t quite as good, but familiar, like spending time with old friends after not seeing them in a a while. Here’s his wiki entry for those who haven’t read him.

(via SFSignal)

Daily Dose of Ingersoll

Moses differed from most of the makers of sacred books by his
failure to say anything of a future life, by failing to promise
heaven, and to threaten hell. Upon the subject of a future state,
there is not one word in the Pentateuch. Probably at that early day
God did not deem it important to make a revelation as to the
eternal destiny of man. He seems to have thought that he could
control the Jews, at least, by rewards and punishments in this
world, and so he kept the frightful realities of eternal joy and
torment a profound secret from the people of his choice. He thought
it far more important to tell the Jews their origin than to
enlighten them as to their destiny.

Robert Green Ingersoll – “Some Mistakes of Moses” (1879)