day of atonement
Carry Me Across The Water is out, at least at Prairie Lights, and Ethan had his reading last night. During the subsequent Q&A session, which he seemed to enjoy more than the actual reading, he mentioned the "dark night of the soul" through which all novelists must repeatedly pass. This made me feel better re: yesterday's entry, which came out more strident than I had intended. I must not be taking the right vitamins, or something.
Good links from other people today: Il Grantino sends in the McCafe, which was only a matter of time, given that the McDonald's corporation is a sort of economic shark whose primitive brain compels it to ingest ever more shares of ever more markets. Steve P. points out the Aluminum Foil Deflector Beanie, which can be made at home and is effective against most types of mind control.
It can't be stressed enough how important it is to have the shiny side pointing out. This is needed because the shiny side is most reflective to psychotronic radiation, while the dull side can actually, in certain environmental conditions, absorb it. However, as is illustrated in the instructions above, it is also wise to complement this with a layer of foil pointing shiny side in. This will keep your brain waves, which are also reflected by the shiny side, from being picked up by mind-reading equipment. There is a small number of aluminum foil researchers who believe that this may cause an alpha-wave harmonic to build up in the skull resulting in memory loss or pseudo-religious visions, but their findings have never been replicated by the aluminum foil research community at large. Even if their findings are validated, the risk involved is small compared to the potential of mind-intrusion.