Monthly Archives: December 2007

He may be slightly trigger-happy

Lipscomb officer who shot man was fired after two Birmingham shootings- al.com

A Lipscomb police officer shot a man Christmas Eve. I didn’t write about it here because it was Christmas, plus I didn’t think it was particularly funny. However, it turns out that this is his third shooting! He was fired by Birmingham PD, as the headline said, after shooting #2. Lipscomb has a tradition of hiring cops fired by other local departments.

The newspaper of record, ladies and gentlemen.

Tiger on the Loose: Can It Happen Here? – New York Times

However, she can still pretend to be a police officer

Melanie Bouyer, recently appointed to the Lipscomb city council, has to resign because it turns out she doesn’t live in the district she represents. I can’t find a link yet, the AL.com story has apparently gone down the rabbit hole.

Nerdingham

Birmingham plans science fiction convention to rival DragonCon- al.com

Of course the whole idea of holding a science fiction convention in Birmingham is to have one as big as Atlanta’s. Duh. Hopefully this will last long enough so they can hold it in the Birmingdome.

This too, will suck

Berg Confirmed For New Dune

Peter Berg’s great; however, so is David Lynch (in a completely different way) and his Dune sucked. As did the Sci-Fi Channel miniseries. I’m not a big Dune guy, but I recognize that the book has its merits: being adaptable into a comprehendable film is not one on them.

Merry Christmas, everyone

Christmas in Shreveport!

Bah, Humbug! Bama not looking forward to a Shreveport Christmas- al.com

Let’s face it, Nick Saban is a jerk. Claiming that it would be his only chance to practice under the lights, he’s having his team spend Christmas night practicing. They’re really excited about it, as you might expect.