Cited, Referenced (and an Original Sarcasmo)   


Friend of Sarcasmo's Corner, Peccable, has sent us some exciting news. You may recall that Peccable and Sarcasmo collaborated on a little project. An Interactive Fiction game entitled"Slouching Towards Bedlam." It won a few awards , was reviewed and applauded by those who know the genre, and is still generating discussion , more than 4 years aftere it's release. Today we can add another distinction to STB. It was referenced in a Doctoral Disssertaion by a candidate for a Ph.D in English at UC Santa Barbara.

To paraphrase Peccable, 'Sarcasmo would be tickled pink'. Indeed she would.

According to Peccable, the dissertation includes a detailed break-down of the interface he and Sarcasmo developed. I'll have to take his word on that for now. I have read the Abstract (where they get a mention) and checked out their inclusion in Works Cited, on page 373. The part in between that appears a bit technical and may take me a while to get through.

I thought that while I am reading the dissertation, I would leave you with this, an Original Sarcasmo. Originally posted on November 28,2005, Sarcasmo gives us a glimpse of where her mind was wandering off to when reality was somewhat boring. Enjoy!

As always, Sarcasmo's Corner is hoping you will participate in this blog by sending links Sarcasmo would have posted, stories, commentary, or whatever you feel appropriate to slf1954@verizon.net . We would be especially appreciative for any holiday related stories you may want to share, or links to sites Sarcasmo would have put on her own Christmas Wish List.

Posted by Star on Wednesday, November 28, 2007
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Friday After Turkey Day Follies   


Sarcasmo's Corner hopes you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We had a very traditional one. The family gathered together and hung in the kitchen ( the smallest room in the house) until the turkey was done. Everyone pitched in with the cooking, the eating and the clean-up.

As I turned over under the covers this morning , I was well aware that hordes of people on cranberry sugar highs got up before the sun and stood in ridiculously long lines and are at this moment , done their Christmas shopping.

My holiday present "MO" involves a lot of pointing and clicking. In fact when I am done here I may just limber up the right hand index finger, and get started on my shopping list. Maybe I'll make a turkey sandwich first. I have heard that one shouldn't shop on an empty stomach.

Here a few places I may visit.

Tailspin Hoops - all decorated for the holidays. Friend of Sarcasmo's Corner, Jenn has some holiday themed hoops for sale, as well as her standard inventory, and her custom made option. Her catalog includes the Super Star in honor of our Sarcasmo. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each Super Star is donated to the Star C. Foster Scholarship Fund.

Signals - The online version of one of my favorite catalogues that comes in the mail. Particularly this page . Monopoly and books, books and Monopoly. That is about as good a pairing as chocolate and peanut butter.

Think Geek- This site was sure to be on Sarcasmo's Christmas wish list. Always up for a good pillow fight, she may have picked out these potential weapons.

Bandai Namco- Just for this Japanese version of the Easy Bake Oven. Can anyone translate?(via ShinyShiny )

As always, Sarcasmo's Corner is hoping you will participate in this blog by sending links Sarcasmo would have posted, stories, commentary, or whatever you feel appropriate to slf1954@verizon.net . We would be especially appreciative for any holiday related stories you may want to share, or links to sites Sarcasmo would have put on her own Christmas Wish List.


Posted by Star on Friday, November 23, 2007
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Monday Morning Madness   


In this past week I have discovered that Sarcasmo is not the only one with photographic mojo. Friend of Sarcasmo's Corner, Frank, took this picture at a Vote or Die Concert at Temple University. It now hangs at the entrance of the Liberty Science Center. in Jersey City New Jersey. Way to go Frank!

And not to be outdone, friend of the Corner, and contributor of many links, Cheryl has a photo featured in a 2008 calendar. In addition , one of her photos is being used in a classroom science textbook. How cool is that? The book is published by Sally Ride Science which gives rise to this Sarcasmo memory.

It was days after Sarcasmo's tenth birthday, that Sally Ride became the first American woman into outer space. While the rest of America cheered, Sarcasmo was mad , mad, mad. Seems Sally had beaten her to being the first woman in space. I don't think she ever fully forgave her for it either.

And now to the Monday Mooring Links.

Cake or Legos- Be glad I spared you this link til today. Now you can waste your workday watching all the Eddie Izzrd inspired Lego shorts, instead of blowing you weekend. (thanks Sarcas-sis)

Yes ! Exactly- This is the kind of thing that makes us say- :why didn't I think of that"? When in truth we probably did think of it, we just didn't do anything about it.( thanks again Sarcas-sis)

Where Does One Wear a Slanket- Here.(via Popgadget)

Is This Your Cup of Tea - Which of course you will drink lying on you MAC couch, draped in your Slanket.( via Popgadget )

In Case Your Feet Get Cold- you know, if they peek out from under the Slanket.(via Babygadget)

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Posted by Star on Sunday, November 11, 2007
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Page 249 ( and the Friday Follies)   


Way back in February the following email arrived in Sarcasmo's gmail box:

Dear Sarcasmo,I am writing to you on behalf of Artisan Books, a book publisher in New York. We are interested in using your photograph of the "ghost" of Benjamin Franklin's house (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sarcasmo/1042170/in/set-316876/)in a book on the Founding Fathers that will be published this coming fall.
Please let me know if this is something you would be interested in, and we can move forward with the details from there.
I look forward to hearing from you.Best regards,

Sarcasmo's Corner was excited. to say the least. We turned the details over to Saras-sis. who knows all about photos and contracts and ownership of artistic properties.

Right before Halloween this appeared at our door.:
(key the trumpets)

http://www.amazon.com/Houses-Founding-Fathers-Hugh-Howard/dp/1579652751/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1194571324&sr=8-1

Impressive .no?

And on page 249 you can find the photo.



And on page 354 the following credit:

Franklin "ghost house" p.249 courtesy of Star C. Foster



Pretty cool, no? Also cool, an eyewitness report from Sarcas-sis that she saw the book featured on the new releases table at a local bookstore. Front and center.

It is a lovely coffee table book, suitable for gift giving this holiday season. Even to yourself.

Sarasmmo would be pleased.
Sarcasmo would look upon this as a baby step in her plan for world domination.

And now, some links.

To quote Pink Floyd, -"It's a hellofa start and could be made into a monster if we all pull together as a teaaaaaam!" so says the cast of MST3K about Cinematic Titanic.

If You Want To Get Published- Here's your chance

Classic Teenage Angst- Zombie style.



(pssssst: page 249!)




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Posted by Star on Thursday, November 08, 2007
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