Sunday, July 27, 2008


But I wanted to strongly suggest you rush out to buy the reissued Neil Gaimen/Terry Pratchett cult classic GOOD OMENS — The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch. Nothing is quite as funny as the Apocalypse and a missing AntiChrist...

Meanwhile, from the ChiTrib, gun advocates on the attack:
ATLANTA—Following the U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down a ban on handguns, gun opponents are fighting to preserve or expand gun-free zones, igniting battles over whether civilians should be allowed to carry loaded weapons to places such as airports, public parks and even the Magic Kingdom.

The same day a new law went into effect in Georgia allowing people who have obtained a legal license to carry loaded weapons into restaurants that sell liquor, state parks and public transit systems, Atlanta officials declared Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport off-limits, citing security concerns. Gun proponents immediately filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging the decision.

Reacting to Florida's new law allowing workers to keep concealed firearms in their vehicles in employee parking lots, Walt Disney World amusement park declared its parking lot exempt. Disney security guard Edwin Sotomayor protested the rule and said he planned to challenge it in court. Disney later fired him, saying he violated employee policies.

Gun-rights advocates are challenging the U.S. Interior Department to reverse a long-held regulation banning loaded firearms in most national parks. The department is reviewing its policy, which officials said deters illegal hunting and makes the parks more attractive to families.
Good to see! Got dinner tomorrow night with Wayne LaPierre from the NRA...should be interesting dinner conversation!


Anonymous said...

Good Omens = good comedy!

Glad to hear you are a fan.

Anonymous said...

That's the second book that let me have a visit with airline security for laughing and cackling after boarding an airplane back in the early '90's. The first was Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

Two great books and Lord knows, we all need a good hearty laugh every day. I highly recommend Good Omen's and most of Neil's other works.

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