One K Short Of A Dick
Some new faces on tonight’s show – and a surprisingly good turnout in the chatroom (maybe seeking solace from England’s dire performance at the World Cup, taking place at the same time as our broadcast). Polymath and science writer Brian Clegg is here to compare notes about the iPad – does this mean that all those other e-readers are now dead? Cath Murphy is checking in from Norway to pose a delicate question: is the “novel” part of “graphic novels” really merited? Newcomer Peter McGrath calls us from the English coastal town of Whitby – in whose public library Bram Stoker first discovered the name “Dracula” – to inquire into the private lives of private dicks… And Dave Bartram is here to speak eloquently about inchoate thought. Why don’t you join us live in the chatroom for next week’s show – the football alternative is likely to be insufferable! We kick off at 8pm UK / 3pm EST every Friday here.[audio:lad/lad_121.mp3]
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Other topics on tonight’s show include:
- What could a man say to you that would reveal his strengths?
- American rap star Diddy fancies the beautiful game
- What’s the difference between sarcasm and satire?
- Colin, Ronald, Barry, Kenneth, Graham, Roger, Roy, Keith, Terence and Brian – high pressure names
- The entropic decay of language – innit?
- Why you’ll never read that PI/Detective Jake McGillycuddy has a lovely wife
This week’s titles for the Commissioning Meeting are:
“The Golgotha Dancers”
Manly Wade Wellman, 1903-1986
“The Variable Man”
Philip K. Dick, 1928-1982
“Gunsight Pass – How Oil Came to the Cattle Country and Brought a New West”
William MacLeod Raine, 1871-1954
“The Von Toodleburgs, Or, The History of a Very Distinguished Family”
F. Colburn Adams
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