Friday June 2, 2006

Two New Fridays

Two visitors to this site who share some of my interests have called my attention to new regular Friday features on their respective blogs.  The first feature is The Dagger Aleph's Video Deconstruction Fridays, in which DA examines a classic 80's music video in unnecessary (and therefore entertaining) detail.  This week it's Pat Benatar's "Love is a Battlefield" that gets the treatment.  The second feature is Unused and Probably Unusable's Heinlein Fridays, in which Eh Nonymous writes about issues related to the law and lawyers in Heinlein's fiction.  This week's post is full to bursting with interesting bits from Job: A Comedy of Justice, Have Spacesuit, Will Travel, I Will Fear No Evil, and Starship Troopers.  (For a future topic, might I suggest the parallel world with the "eye for an eye" legal system that the main characters visit in The Number of the Beast?)

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Nothing much to say, but I love your post title. Many a time there has been a looming deadline, meaning "two new fridays" would have been just the thing (even without the intervening other week-days!).

Posted by: Erkki at Jun 5, 2006 11:00:18 AM

Tensor, fantastic suggestion. I'm not sure how much juice I'll be able to get out of that particular ficton, standing alone; a major aspect of that world is its philosophical and religious differences with ours (or those like ours)...

... even though it's all from the "same" text.

Hm. Even though that's a religious inquiry, I think I can tie *that* back to law as well, regarding originalism and textualism. Very helpful suggestion, indeed.

Thanks for the linkback; I'll formally recognize everyone who's linked to HFs soon.

Posted by: Eh Nonymous at Jun 9, 2006 6:14:52 AM