Here at the frontier, the leaves fall like rain. Although my neighbors are all barbarians, and you, you are a thousand miles away, there are still two cups at my table.

Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn, a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter. If your mind isn't clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life.

~ Wu-men ~

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Who needs fiction: Reality meets the books.

There has been a lot of bizarre news laterly, where real life coincides with popular works of fiction:

Take this story, where a man goes on a murdering spree using a rattlesnake as a weapon:,0,782961.story

and the Sherlock Holmes story, the Case of the Speckled Band:

Then there is this story out of Peru:,,2171920,00.html

and The Andromeda Strain:

Then finally, this report of a student being Tazered at a John Kerry event:

and 1984:

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