WARREN ELLIS is a graphic novelist and author of the NYT best-selling novel GUN MACHINE. His graphic novel GLOBAL FREQUENCY is being developed for television by Jerry Bruckheimer and FOX. He is the writer of the graphic novel RED, adapted into the film starring Bruce Willis and Helen Mirren. His next book is NORMAL from FSG.
Links for 2009-10-12
Global Guerrillas: SOME THOUGHTS ON EXTREMISTAN "….extremistan. That's Nassim's term to describe areas of our experience that defy statistical analysis, modeling and thereby prediction. Essentially, he makes the persuasive case that all of the topics covered by the social sciences (from economics to warfare) are now firmly in extremistan, rather than the gaussian and statistically predictive world of mediocristan. Outcomes in extremistan are opaque to prediction yet can yield system changing results. Additionally, he makes the case that we are moving more deeply into extremistan due to the rapid increase in our use of highly leveraged, tightly coupled, and blindingly fast network connectivity…" (tags:polwar )
BBC NEWS | England | Cat registered as hypnotherapist "The regulation of hypnotherapists in the UK is so lax that even a cat can become accredited, the BBC has found. Chris Jackson, presenter of Inside Out in the North East and Cumbria, registered pet George with three industry bodies." (tags:crime )
SovMusic.ru – Soviet Music " I am glad to welcome you to this modest site. I have tried to assemble here a small legacy of songs left from the Soviet era. All of them were at once widely known and popular in the cities and towns of our glorious Motherland." (tags:music )