October 31, 2013


Via Instapundit comes the terrifying news that a bunch of California NIMBYs are conspiring to get the Huy Fong Foods factory shut down.
They make Sriracha.

Looks like I'll have to keep a ready bag of the stuff in the trunk for when I to to pho' shops.

The only good thing about this odious development is that stocking up on these has no downside...I'll have a chilli stockpile which I can use even if the situation improves. This is is stark contrast to what happened when I got burned after that Hostess fiasco and found myself holding a freezerfull of Twinkies I had not unloaded before the underground Twinkie market collapsed when the company reorganized.

Of course commodities speculation is always fraught with peril.

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October 14, 2013

Well...I Guess That My Window of Opertunity....

...to purchase Taken by the T-Rex has passed.

Via Instapundit we learn that Amazon, B&N and other E-Book publishers are removing all self published E-Books from their virtual shelves, while they go through them and discover if there is any designated naughtiness amongst them.

  Their statement ends with the conclusion that the website will be operational again "once all self published eBooks have been removed and we are totally sure that there are no offending titles available.” When that will be, they did not say.

This is a gut-punch to the self published E-book industry and hurts a lot of authors. I certainly carry no brief for the subject matter and would not gripe if Amazon instituted a "no incest" policy, but this sweeping action is both lazy and hurtful.  If it continues it will kill an emerging industry.

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October 05, 2013

One of These Does Not Belong

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