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Lou Antonelli
06-12-2005
01:48 AM ET (US)
I've heard of a Straw Man. Is Stross the plural form? Are there all manner of cloned Charlies chugging around? Sounds like Multiplicity as opposed to Singularity.

Oh, heck. It's a funny story. Like Einstein said: "I only believe two things are infinite - the universe and human stupidity. And I'm starting to have doubts about the universe."
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Kathryn Cramer
06-08-2005
09:07 PM ET (US)
I was going to post a new remark, but when I clicked on the comment link, I found that my comment from last August about remaindered clones fits the bill just fine.
Edited 06-08-2005 09:07 PM
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Peter
06-06-2005
03:56 PM ET (US)
Extraneous grammar note: in "their front door," using the "their" in the singular really bugs me, which is strange because I often myself use "they" for a person of unknown sex. I think what bugs me here is that it isn't being used for a person of unknown sex; here I am quite certain you're talking about a science fiction author named Charlie Stross (despite your phrasing).
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Anton Sherwood
06-06-2005
02:20 AM ET (US)
Did the shopkeeper fix you with an accusing eye and say, "You told me you were Chas Stross!" ?
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Charlie StrossPerson was signed in when posted
06-02-2005
08:54 AM ET (US)
Fixed! Sorry 'bout that -- I hate it when it happens to me, too.
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Justine Larbalestier
06-02-2005
12:32 AM ET (US)
Thanks so much for linking to my blog. Much appreciated. Just one wee thing, you have my surname spelt slightly wrong: it's Larbalestier. I am a crap speller myself, took years before I could spell it right . . . Feel free to point out all the typoes on my site.
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Chris Williams
05-28-2005
05:06 PM ET (US)
Yeah well, you'll be glad to know that also today, in another book store a few hundred miles to the south, my girlfriend overheard this conversation:
"Hello, have you got Charles Stross's new book in yet?"
"Which new book are you after? There are about three."
Identity theives are only attempting this level of brazen fraud so as to be able to afford your output.
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David Shanahan
10-30-2004
07:16 AM ET (US)
You seem dismissive of the idea that baggage trucks can fly. How else do you think the airlines lose all that luggage? If it went on the plane then it wouldn't get lost now would it?

It's only because the luggage trucks sometimes get confused and follow the wrong aircraft that you get to fill out all those forms and wonder if your luggage is having a better time than you are (it usually is).
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Kathryn Cramer
08-15-2004
09:23 PM ET (US)
Don't worry. Those are just your remaindered clones. There are plenty of you Charles Strosses to go around.
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Dave Bell
07-05-2004
04:04 PM ET (US)
But did he sing "YMCA" to the tune of "We'll Gather Lilacs"?

(BBC Radio 7, "I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue", available to internet listeners all week...)
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TonyC
07-05-2004
11:04 AM ET (US)
Do you think he got choice of costume? If so, what does his choice of the hard-hat outfit tell us?
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Syd Webb
07-04-2004
07:23 AM ET (US)
This has been going on for at least seven years, Charlie, ever since Dr Madeline Albright sang a number from Evita using the words, "Don't cry for me ASEANies". Back in 2002 CNN ran an item on another Powell extravaganza.
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Dave Bell
07-03-2004
11:26 AM ET (US)
You know, if you wanted to distance yourself from President Bush, there are worse ways than singing YMCA.
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Dave Clements
03-31-2004
05:52 PM ET (US)
Can't we make it International We're Embaressed by Your President Day?
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Jim Braiden
01-19-2004
05:52 AM ET (US)
Re Spuds in PC
I have tried but cannot resist.
He should have peeled, sliced and fried them then he would have had.....computer chips.
oh God I am so sorry for that. Will immediately order boos from Amazon, via link, to atone
Jim Braiden
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Mountain
12-01-2003
09:49 AM ET (US)
I take it you don't want a gratis goatse shirt* then, Charlie..? :D

*100% Promise the link is work/soul safe.

Oh, and nothing will ever compare to the glorious Waita Uziga... Google if you dare ;)
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