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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.


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 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.

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...
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 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:

Tuesday, April 25, 2006 9:03:00 AM  

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