Current Reading Material: the trade paperback editions of DMZ a series by Brian Wood and illustrated by Riccardo Burchielli. In the words of the website the series takes place "in the near future, America's worst nightmare has come true. With military adventurism overseas bogging down the Army and National Guard, the U.S. government mistakenly neglects the very real threat of anti-establishment militias scattered across the 50 states. Like a sleeping giant, Middle America rises up and violently pushes its way to the shining seas, coming to a standstill at the line in the sand — Manhattan or, as the world now knows it, the DMZ." If you liked Y the Last Man or are enjoying Ex Machina, check it out.
I also picked up Misha Glenny's McMafia: A Journey Through the Global Criminal Underworld. I have only skimmed through it but it looks promising.
Current Listening: Mastodon's Crack the Skye and A Woman A Man Walked By PJ Harvey & John Parish. solid releases all the way around. Mastodon's latest is much more interesting than their last album. Initially, I was smitten with teh album but it lacked staying power. As for Harvey and Parish, well... PJ could could rub her nose all over the microphone for a whole album and I still may find something worthwhile about it. Still vibrant, still talented, still worth the time.
Current Pet Peeve: Whiney lab staff who don't have a clue about is going on elsewhere in the working world. Stand up for what matters people, the piddly crap is just that.