The totally unscientific Joe Chip awards for this whatever go to –
Best search engine search queries: “religion in embassytown” ; “hindu cryptozoology” (is that a band name yet?)
Most popular wordpress tag: mormon
Most popular subject: bill gates
Best spam: “I’m going to be careful for Brussels.” “you’ll be able to also give your baby some antibacterial baby socks to ensure that your baby is always clean” (yay it need wear nothing else, ever)
Best insult: “your writing isn’t nearly as “creative” as you think it is” (don’t joke with the militant)
Best response to a comment: “I am embarrassed how happy that makes me!” (that’s nice)
I dunno why all the spam says my titles are boring lately. One title that is not boring is “Smile or Die” (called something more boring in the US), a book by Barbara Ehrenreich on the horrors of positive thinking and positive psychology and their negative impact in and on the US. The very day after I finished it, at my workplace we had a psychologist present on positive psychology, and the lies we must tell ourselves to be happy. Thanks very much universe, I visualised a scary psychologist and you sent one at me! “The Secret” is true (it must be, its written by an Australian). What next, is a dalek going to come to my office? if only that had happened at the Olympics opening ceremony, Davros and crew exterminating all the Mary Poppinses … sorry they are not positive thoughts.