Weekend update

August 28, 2006

We went to a canine agility show this weekend. I’ve seen them on television before, and I assumed this would be another collection of slightly crazed border collies and Australian shepherds.

In reality, there were tons of breeds competing, from huge to wee tiny. And the longhaired Dachshund and Pomeranian in particular rocked that obstacle course.

Of course, the ventilation in the arena was kind of poor, and there was some serious dog grooming product in the air. It was like a fog of puppy perm solution.

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I meant to link to this when I first saw it, because it’s hilarious. Better late than never, I guess. Dr. Scott at Polite Dissent answers frequently asked questions about the dos and don’ts of the Superhero Registration Act. Don’t skip the comments.

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John Jakala not only provides a handy guide to graphic novel content in Entertainment Weekly, he spots earth’s mightiest homage, courtesy of Tokyopop. (I find both sites virtually impossible to navigate, so extra points to John for stamina.)

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If I had known today was Joann Sfar’s birthday, I would have tried to get my Klezmer review done. I love the book, by the way.

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In this week’s Flipped, I basically stand out of the way while the delightful Robin Brenner talks about manga in libraries, graphic novels for young adults, collection controversies, and a bunch of other subjects.