Assorted Linkage

I've been remiss in my duties.

1) I got a Molon Labe (pronounced "mo-lone lah-veh") hat and a "Peace Through Superior Firepower" patch from the folks at Life, Liberty, Etc. The hat is very comfortable, and the patch is screaming at me, insisting that it be affixed to my drawing kit. Which is fine, because if the pen is mightier than the sword, that rolling suitcase is a WMD.

2) Baen's Universe just signed up to sponsor Schlock Mercenary for three months, and I can't be happier. You really, REALLY need to go check them out (their ad is on the top there in the left column). Many of the people commenting on my Boundary book review had already read all or parts of it electronically through Baen.

3) Pen vs Sword round two... as a cartoonist, I'm pretty passionate about my rights to speak, write, and draw whatever strikes my fancy. The current conflict over the Mohammed cartoons points out the clash between that right and the despots and crackpots who would take it away. There are those who urge restraint in our media, saying that we should take extra care right now not to offend Islam. Our most recent BlogAds advertiser is clearly not in that group (and by extension, neither am I). Click on that ad to the left, and have a look at a t-shirt that would probably get you killed in some parts of the world.

"I do not agree with what you have to say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." -- Voltaire