evening clickbait: Harry Potter postage stamps; girls do too like sci-fi; symphony crowd gasps as JFK assassination announced; Gravity if it was shot in Ikea


• Except the owls hate getting stamp glue on their feathers. Takes forever to preen that shit off. “First look at new USPS ‘Harry Potter’ Forever stamps” [examiner.com]

• “[Bullock] will be vital in bringing to the movie a type of viewer not statistically attracted to science fiction extravaganzas. That type is called ‘female’.” Er, lots and lots of women already love science fiction. “Sandra Bullock, Gravity and the ‘single actor’ movie” [NewStatesman]

• So sad and chilling, to hear a moment of history as it happened. And yet… art helps us cope. “Listen to This Chilling Audio as Crowd at Boston Symphony Learns President Kennedy Is Dead” [Time U.S.]

• Brilliant. “This hilarious parody of Gravity set in IKEA is spot on” [sploid]

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Fri, Nov 15, 2013 11:32am

It’s the standard non-SF-reading journalist’s response to SF, really, or indeed to anything else they don’t understand (such as role-playing games, boardgames, maths, the Internet, or thinking about things rather than spewing out standard quotes like a broken ELIZA). “I don’t like it, so it must be for spotty male weirdoes who live with their mums.”

MaryAnn Johanson
reply to  RogerBW
Fri, Nov 15, 2013 3:09pm

That may be, but it doesn’t mean we shouldn’t call it out when we see it.

reply to  MaryAnn Johanson
Fri, Nov 15, 2013 3:31pm