The Sequal To Down and Out...Kinda

Author Cory Doctorow waxes philosophic about "leaving places behind" after a book is done to describe his no sequel policy, when hypeing the debut of a "free" short story now available to read at Salon. Claiming it is not a sequel but a "novelette-length followup" set in the same place as the book...okay whatever, how long do you think it took Lichtenstien to stop painting abstracts and stick to what was in demand?

It talks about whuffie, deadheading, and sub-vocalization and is called Truncat.

Let's hear what you think.
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The American's Creed

While I am feeling all patriotic and such, thanks to my friends post below, I thought I would post this historical document:

The American's Creed by William Tyler Page

"I believe in the United States of America as a government of the people, by the people, for the people; whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed, a democracy in a republic, a sovereign Nation of many sovereign States; a perfect union, one and inseparable; established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice, and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes.

"I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to love it, to support its Constitution, to obey its laws to respect its flag, and to defend it against all enemies."

-- Written 1917, accepted by the United States House of Representatives on April 3, 1918.

Patriotic Whuffie

This soldiers story of homecoming is a good reminder of the mundane struggle and personal family sacrifice that the majority of men and women in the service have contributed to our freedoms. Stories like this and the ones of heroism, ultimate sacrifice remind us of what we have in the US.
Knowing a little about those who care for you with their lives is the least you can do. I dare you to read this short homecoming account without shedding a tear.

Also contribute some whuffie by buying him a beer to welcome him home. We did.