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December 10, 2004


Tom Scudder

The line that stopped me in the article was...

"Neil Stephenson, Festival Director and CEO, said the festival was honoured to have the esteemed leader visit Dubai as its guest..."

So Neil Stephenson invites Buffy and Desmond over to Dubai to speak at the festival he runs between churning out 3000-page trilogies...

the aardvark

Ha! A renaissance man, indeed.

Personally, I hadn't even caught the irony of the "beheading" motif until just now.. Buffy, meet Zarqawi. Taste of one's own medicine, and so forth.

David F.

Permit me to refer you to "Biological Warfare and the 'Buffy Paradigm'" by Anthony H. Cordesman,
Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy, Center for Strategic and International Studies:

(via http://www.nielsenhayden.com/lighter/)

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