Thursday, January 28, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
I'm listing to this today for some reason. Do I miss the rain? I've complained so much about it though.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
These were a huge image from my childhood since I lived near Dulles airport. My sister now tells me they are no more. Which is probably a good thing, we do things better now. But I'll miss those moon buggies and their superflous ability to dynamically raise and lower themselves.
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
A physicist carefully examined the way R2D2 flies in Attack of the Clones, and has come to a startling discovery. Examining the thrust of R2's flight, then adding in gravity and resistance, he discerned that R2's mass is 100 grams.
While I love this kind of thing, it does make me a little sad. All fiction shouldn't have to be correct down to the molecular level.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
This is a film made by Kristin Windbigler for the 2010 National Cowboy Poetry Gathering. She was my editor back at Webmonkey, and if you look closely at some of the actors and the credits and the music, you can see the high tech hand of the monkey in this film about the country.
While playing this Lex asked "Is the Internet really made out of cats?" I told him it was a series of tubes.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
The latest scifi/lit mashup to emerge from Quirk Books, publishers of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, is a silly re-imagining of the famously humorless novel Anna Karenina. It's called Android Karenina, and the publisher promises what sound like steampunk cylons.
Again, we seem to be on a trend of remaining the classics of the past with all the elements of class and culture that we don't understand replaced with supernatural elements. I think it's a fine way to make the classics work for the masses. And when I say masses I mean me.