Noble Pen Meeting, March 25, 2010

Noble Pen Meeting

March 25, 2010
Happy Chef, 1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids

“It is a little known fact the the so-called “Law of Gravity” was actually one of Sir Isaac “shecky” Newton’s best practical jokes, and it was such a wonderful knee-slapper that generations of teachers have devoted themselves to keeping the hoax alive. In truth, there is no such thing as “gravity.” Rather, the Great Earth Goddess sucks.”
–Bruce Bethke, Headcrash

“I am chaos. I am the substance from which your artists and scientists build rhythms. I am the spirit with which your children and clowns laugh in happy anarchy. I am chaos. I am alive, and I tell you that you are free.”
–Eris, goddess of discord, from the Principia Discordia


Ciuin rewrote the front page copy for the IARMAC website. I just wish she wouldn’t cuss so much.


Here is a chart of what some famous writers did as day jobs. These guys were lightweights compared to Stephen King’s experience doing commercial laundry. Speaking of which, I think I’m going to go be sick now.

If you’ve been following the story of Canadian author Peter Watts, he was convicted of assaulting a federal officer today.

Mike Swift of the San Jose Mercury has a succinct article on the Google Books controversy.


Notice some schedule changes two and three weeks out. Dylan, I bumped you up a week, I hope that’s okay.

Someone remind me to be better about getting the names of the pieces instead of just reserving the slot for the author. I’ve been really bad about that lately, sorry.

Upcoming Schedule

Thursday, March 25th. Happy Chef.

George РAn essay on Intellectual Property law.


Thursday, April 1st. Happy Chef.



Thursday, April 8st. Happy Chef.




Keep Writing, Penites.