The Washington Post has rather funny story about the anti-wedding. As someone who has been best man three times, in a few more wedding parties, and officiated a wedding, the idea that these two women sought the task of planning the anti-wedding amuses me. Of course the attorney within loved the negotiations with food stores, parks, and more as they strove to find a place to hold the event (a consult with the ACLU was needed as they sorted the location issue). A protest about death and taxes helped the cause.
On a different, yet oddly related, note, John Scalzi (for whom I was best man) has a free story up on Subterranean Press. Johnâ€™s post about the writing and payment is a curious example of just how fast digital media companies can move. The story is called Denise Jones, Super Booker. It is a tale of the woman who books super heroes for their, well, their gigs. She is â€œthe Super Hero Booking Coordinator for the International Society of Super Beings, formerly the National League of Super Beings, formerly The Liberty Friends.â€ Letâ€™s just say that the law yet again appears. Enjoy. Laugh. Share.
Last, check out Subterranean in general. It is a “specialty publisher in the horror, suspense, and dark mystery genres” and a fine example of how a smaller publisher can be successful despite the consolidation of much of the book publishing world.