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Geekamundo

Okay, I lied. There actually is a bookstore in Owatonna. It's called the Little Professor (Now with Comic Books!), so I had to give it a try.

First, it's tiny.

Second by "comic books", they have two rotary racks.

They have a shelf marked "fiction". A small shelf of romance, western, adventure, mystery.

And after some browsing, I finally found a Science Fiction section. Woo-hoo.

Okay, I'm a bit spoiled. I live within a strenuous walk of Dreamhaven. But for a little place, I was amused to find that there were *graphic novels* in the science fiction section.

So I splurged a bit.

  • Haunted Heartland, a collection of "true" hauntings in the midwest.

  • Zombie Lover, Piers Anthony. Xanth novel.

  • Voodoo Dancing in the Dark, Alan Moore, Michael Lopez, Al Rio.

  • LXG, volume 1. Alan moore, etc.

  • The Punisher (vol 3, 1-12)

  • Aliens vs. Predator vs. The Terminator (Oh, how could I not?)

  • and PC Gamer magazine.


I am a consumer whore.

And I am driving around Owatonna with a dessicated corpse in my passenger seat and not even getting stares. It's like I'm in Stepford.

Comments

stark0228
Sep. 8th, 2003 11:34 am (UTC)
Well, you really can't got wrong with Alan Moore.

Did you see the slashdot article on infrasound? Sounds like something that would be very interesting adding to a haunted house.
http://science.slashdot.org/science/03/09/08/1042217.shtml?tid=134
magicmarmot
Sep. 8th, 2003 01:31 pm (UTC)
Yeah-- I've actually wanted to try it for years. They make bass shakers that you can drive with a regular amplifier that are designed to shake architecture, and they're really not all that expensive. I might yet give it a shot.

I know that a 12 Hz tone can induce nausea in some folk. That'as not really the effect I'd want to try for though...
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magicmarmot
Sep. 9th, 2003 10:35 am (UTC)
http://www.clarksynthesis.com/

The Clark Synthesis transducers are probably the best available. You can order them from www.smarthome.com-- they also have some cheaper solutions that are not as powerful.

The bookstore guy was real nice and ordinary. Pretty basic bookstore, not weird at all.

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