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Cream of the Cool

Or, “The Nodies…”

Awhile or so ago I came up with a suggestion that I called the Most Valuable Noder in order to try and provide our contributors with some incentives to keep plying their trade and keep us all entertained, informed and educated. I didn’t get all that much in return in the form of feedback or endorsement so this being the time of year when I’ve got too much time on my hands I thought I’d try and look at it from another…

Pink-Eyed Blues Great

His mother told him someday you would be a man,
And you would be the leader of a big ol' band.
Many people coming from miles around,
To hear you play your music when the sun go down,
Maybe someday your name will be in lights saying, "Johnny B. Goode tonight!"

Go, go go Johnny go,
Go, Go go, Johnny go
Go Johnny B. Goode

Rolling Stone magazine's 63rd

« Why Not Just | Ra

Forty-six decillion joules is horrific overkill, commensurate with the urgency of Virtual civilisation's combined desire for more processing power. The energy packet distorts spacetime as it travels, and when the Earth's core node catches it, the planet measurably increases in mass and widens in orbit.

Vivid red lasers unzip the planet from top to bottom, slicing it along criss-crossing spiral…

« It Has To Work | Ra

Laura doesn't have time for disorientation or indecision. The universe is half black and half red, rolling around her like some demonic Macintosh mouse ball, furious wind is rising in her ears, there's an organ-rearranging urge to vomit-- all of this is irrelevant. "Tanako" got the drop on her, again. The last time, she vows. It's the end of the world. Plan A. Beat the Glass Man.

She powers all the way…