June 2nd, 2013

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The Radium Terrors, by Albert Dorrington

This is a bad book. Serialized by Argosy starting in 1910, published in this volume in 1912. As much as I appreciate an early appearance of radioactivity in popular fiction, its treatment is ludicrous. As much as I appreciate an early appearance of the wicked Asian criminal mastermind in popular fiction, its treatment is awful. An ending with multiple tissue-thin love matches.

I will rid myself of this book. Do not accept it from me.
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Wear and Tear

Back in December 2007, we started our streak of grilling once per calendar month. In the fine weather months (eleven-twelfths of the year, hereabouts) we generally average a lot better than once per month. That's put a lot of wear and tear on the grill. To wit, we oxidized our way through the coal grate.




Never fear, a replacement is here, and later today we'll notch month 67.