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I know a lot of people who think that e-books are only for people who shell out the bucks for e-readers, whether it’s for a Kindle, Nook, or Sony e-reader. ¬†Well, you’re wrong. The fact of the matter is, that if you are reading this, you are most likely on a device that will allow you to read an e-book.

The lists of apps put out by Amazon can be found here. Barnes and Noble apps can be found here.

Got an iPhone? Amazon AND Barnes and Noble have an app for that.

Android phone? Amazon and Barnes and Noble have you covered.

Windows phone? Amazon is thinking of you.

Blackberries are also loved by Amazon.

If you have a PC, you just have no excuse: Amazon and Barnes and Noble both have very easy desktop readers for you to use.

If you have a Mac, You also have no excuse, there are apps for you on both.

The advantages in e-books is portability, ecological preservation (Don’t have to cut down all those trees and burn all that gas transporting for an e-book!), price and¬†convenience. I love being able to read on the bus, in long lines, in the middle of a boring lecture or class. (Bonus points if you take notes on a laptop.)

So, there isn’t really an excuse. Read more books! Books are easier to¬†acquire! Books are easier to read! You can have a hundred books waiting for you on the computer that you take anywhere!

What are you waiting for!

You can find it on Amazon and at Barnes and Noble’s e-book store.

And check out the official page for extras and fun stuff that will be posted for the next couple of days.

 

This is the most beautiful thing ever, to me, anyway…

It was in the suggested videos, and I have to share it with people all the time.

Some more YouTube videos that helped inspired News is War:

 

 

With bonus Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Listen, I am at heart what some may call these days a… commie pinko socialist anti American. And when I say some people, I mean people like this:

I am a registered, donating, and active liberal, not afraid to stand up to bull shit, whether it is that guy talking about death panels or that misogynistic corner preacher harrassing passing women. (That is a story for another day…)

I am also a YouTube junkie. I love watching old clips from shows like Countdown, The O’Reilly Factor, and interviews with crazies like Ann Coulter and Michelle Malkin. It’s interesting to see these things from a detached perspective, to listen to talk about scandals and issues that are now a part of the past.

My favorite ones to watch, and the ones that had a direct impact on the creation and writing of News is War, are Keith Olbermann and Bill O’Reilly.

The obvious glee with which Olbermann pokes the bear that is Bill O’Reilly is a shot of joy to my black little heart, and I think it shows the biggest difference between the two: A sense of humor. (For an example, see 0:25-0:37 in the clip above)

Because compare that to the clip, taken directly from O’Reilly’s own radio show, that is played from 1:04-2:00. Seriously? Wow. That’s not just being a douchebag, that seems more like a guy who takes everything too seriously.

And let’s be real, if he could handle it, it wouldn’t be nearly as fun. And you can see how serious Olbermann sees it, based on this clip from Countdown when O’Reilly Launched a petition to get Countdown taken off the air:

So what does this have to do with this little story I wrote?

This: I was sick one day and binging youtube clips while high as God’s Own Kite on Tylenol’s Blue Stuff, I got into a loop of a lot of Countdown clips in which o’Reilly was, well, owned. Then a little thought popped into my head. What if, instead of being a war of words, one of them actually started a physical fight?

So this little thought sat in my head, fed by a fever and some potent cold medicine, and paired up with a set of characters that I had been playing around with, writing little one off, goof ball stories that will never see the light of day, and POOF. There it was. So I wrote it down. And that is that.

UPDATE: News is War is now, finally up and for sale. Visit the Memoirs of a Freelance Mad Scientist main page for links and fun stuff, or you can skip that and go directly to Amazon or Barnes and Noble to download them.

So, I published my e-book this last night. And 12-24 hours later, it is still not on sale, on either website that I submitted to. Hopefully, this weekend it’ll be up, so you all can have a short story to read on your memorial day, but I don’t know how long this process is going to take, getting everything set.

In the meantime, I’ll post some extras from the story, like the behind the scenes on the DVD.

If you would like up to the minute updates on the status of my shtuff, you can follow me on twitter by following @geekinadress

Stay classy, San Diego!

I’m not dead.

Posted: May 10, 2012 in Uncategorized

I am working on a project. Details to come.

While you wait:

Not gonna lie…

Posted: February 15, 2012 in Uncategorized

I squeed like a girl.

AAAHMAAAHGAAAH WHO’S A TINY LEEZARD?! YOU! YOU ARE! LOOK HOW SMALL YOU ARE! YOU’RE SO CYOOTE!

Blogging from my phone

Posted: February 3, 2012 in Uncategorized

Laptop may have completely lost it this time.

Rest in Peace (most likely) Fred.

Will be taking advantage of the frshly updated WordPress app on my phone.

WHAT THE HELL, RON PAUL?

Posted: January 17, 2012 in Uncategorized

Who’s bright idea was it to put a 14 minute long ad in front of every goddam YouTube video? Nobody’s watching that!

How much did that cost and what else could you have done with that money?