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The Bulwer-Lytton prize is out.

And it's the 35th anniversary of Apollo 11's moon landing.

And in my mailbox this morning, advertising email from Southwest: "Limited Time Travel Specials." For want of a hyphen, the Kingdom was sent back to the age of the dinosaurs....

It's sort of a sublime juxtaposition, really.

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Whee! That's spamalicious.

Although there is the "limited" aspect, which usually means that most of the dinosaur days are blacked out. However, the Ice Age can be loads of fun.
Oh man, I want to time travel! But only if I can also be invisible. I want to be able to be a fly on the wall of history.
Thank you. Much amusement.
I found a cookie once--I think it was on United's website but I'm not sure--I got the dates wrong, and the error screen said,

"Whoa! It's an aircraft, not a time machine!"
Hoot!
It reminds me of a high-end subdivision put in not all that far away from where I lived when I was in high school: "Lost Valley Homes". You can imagine how pissed I was when I spent an hour in that subdivision and didn't see a single dinosaur, or even so much as an Anomalocaris in the swimming pool...
See, that would make me sad, too.
Poor Bulwer-Lytton. He deserves better than this.

If I ever get around to the essay I promised Argosy, I'll do my best to explain why he deserves better.
Maybe we should campaign to have it renamed the John Norman award.
True...although, honestly, the first couple of Gor novels are serviceable pulp fantasy, even though the really hateful, misogynistic stuff begins appearing even then. But most of those first two or three novels isn't horrible.

Would "The Eye of Argon Award" be too clunky a title?