It has been brought to my attention that my blog is read by folks of more than one demographic niche.
Therefore, by way of explanation, I would like to point out that Michael Crichton's State of Fear does not actually contain 1,337 pages. When I said "his mad, 1337 page-turner writing skillz", I was referring to his talent for writing page-turning plots, which is very great. Or elite. Or "leet". Or "l33t". Or "1337". This is what we call "gentle ironic self-mockery of teh intarw3bz culture".
(EDIT: I'll bet people who watch this space using RSS or other site feeds sometimes hate my guts. It took about six edits before I was happy with all the punctuation, italicization, and 1337-speak. That's an awful lot of hitting the "publish" button for one post. Look! I'm about to hit it again!)
(EDIT^2: This one was just to be cruel. :p )