R.I.P. Diana Wynne Jones, 1934-2011


British fantasy writer Diana Wynne Jones died March 26, 2011 following a long bout with cancer. She was best known in the U.S. for her brilliant parody, A Tough Guide to Fantasyland. The Rough Guides are British travel guidebooks to some 200 foreign destinations. Jones’ Tough Guide extended the idea with a merciless send up…

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WC was surfing the web the other evening, and came across an acronym: RAGBRAI. WC had no idea what it meant, but Google Is Your Friend, and produced a website by the same name. Only after a lot of looking, menu-clicking and browsing did the meaning finally emerge: the Register Annual Great Bicycle Rode Across…