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Friday, April 14, 2006

Who's Afraid of Mark Tushingham?

At first read, it seems absurd. On a second read it's seems like a great marketing gimmick. From G&M:

"Environment Minister Rona Ambrose has stopped an Environment Canada scientist from speaking publicly about his own novel."

It's a science fiction novel after all, isn't it? Personally, I don't believe it's a freedom of speech issue but rather freedom of stupidity. Get his book, Hotter Than Hell, here if you want.

4 Comments:

Blogger Robert B. said...

Do you eaven realise that the men was affrade, because he was tretend(pardon my french!) to lose is job? It's not a farce, and the gagh workt, eaven the papers diden't do a falo-up because he was strognly advice not to talk to reporters. Yet y havent found a writer or a writer association ho took is defence.Snobism? Wear dos it leed? Cinicisem is a duubel edge sord and the law of silence is a dengerous won.
Keep on laghing...
Robert B.

Thursday, April 20, 2006 2:24:00 AM  
Blogger John W. MacDonald said...

Woah, for a moment there I thought it was William Henry Drummond who came back from the dead to post on my weblog. Thanks for the comment... I think. Laughing is good.
-jm

Thursday, April 20, 2006 7:44:00 AM  
Blogger Just Me said...

Amazing, I googled Mark Tushingham and you came up top of the list...
Congrats!
I just read about all this, the govt is nuts, and by the way.. that first comment made me laugh harder than anything else today!

Tuesday, April 25, 2006 8:50:00 AM  
Blogger John W. MacDonald said...

The only reason, far as I can tell, is that I was one of the only posts that put the author's name in the blog post, thus drawing attention to google indexing. There's a better discussion of the politcal issue here, for example:

http://cristalia.livejournal.com/96911.html

Tuesday, April 25, 2006 9:03:00 AM  

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