Do you ever have the desire to comment on something you know nothing about just because it’s a popular topic of conversation? You haven’t read the book or seen the film but by god you have opinions the world needs to hear! If so, you could write for the prestigious UK newspaper, The Guardian! Today they published on… »
Born in 1924. I was thinking about posting someone else but had to scuttle those plans when I saw this guy on the list. »
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Jacks Raging Colon
Cyclodextrin. Actually to tell the truth, there are a bunch of us Cyclodextrin molecules. I am Beta, the guy in the middle. I am a super cool molecule and play host to many delightful other molecules. They come and sit inside of me for a while and sometimes they stay and sometimes they… »
I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Now it’s time to kick off a new week......screw it i’m going back to bed. »
This show makes me want to order a bunch of test tubes and shit from Amazon, invent the zombie virus, infect myself with it, become a zombie, jump through the TV screen and bite every one of those boring-ass characters to make them zombies and liven this shit up. Spoilers, I guess.
And in 90 seconds. Also - in Lego. Did I mention it’s in Lego? OK, maybe Star Lord is not as cool as he used to be. But at least they skip that one death. Even though I’m not sure how I’ am supposed to understand the I. Rex’s final demise without being remembered about the Mosasaur in the middle of the thing. But here… »
Spin-offs are a mixed bunch. Some a vehicles for characters which have out grown the home show, while others seem to more a production line of different munipal services in the greater Chicago area. Some shows have the force, audience and/or prestige to warrant a spin-off, others do not. The Walking Dead is one which… »
Wes Craven, one of the Legends of horror, has died at the age of 76. He’d been battling brain cancer, and it finally got him. He leaves behind a truly stupendous body of work, from the original Last House On The Left through the Nightmare On Elm Street and Scream series of films. »
Jade has been treasured by people as diverse as the Olmecs, the Maya, and the Ancient Chinese to create beautiful art. »
Today, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced that in answer to a request made 40 years ago by Alaska’s then-governor Jay Hammond, the name of the highest mountain in North America has now officially been changed back to the Native Alaskan term, Denali, meaning “high one” or “great one.” The change… »
Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I really loved this book: a steampunk romance. It’s filled with excitement, action, a unique voice and mech sewing machines.
Why mech sewing machines? I have no idea, but I kind of want one.
The story involves Karen Memery, a prostitute in one of the nicer brothels… »
To anyone who had been following Oliver Sacks and his career, it did not come as a shock that he has died of cancer. This doesn’t make it any less sad, because the man wrote a lot of interesting books. His retrospective pieces on how he was dying are really quite beautiful.
Born in 1963. Hey, look! It’s the guy who was in the thing! But not the other thing, that was the other guy. »
A few minutes on the U.S. CDC web site yielded the following round numbers for annual mortality in the United States from 2013, the most recent available data, in categories selected by me. (Some deaths will be in multiple categories.) This is out of about 2,500,000 deaths total. »
I recently finished reading Paul Ford’s “What is code?”, an opus on software development that started out as an article and became a short book consuming an entire double issue of BusinessWeek (to which I subscribe), resulting in the best selling issue in that publication’s history. And it’s brilliant. Accessible.… »
In their campaigning to raffle bit parts for fans in the new movie in exchange for donations, this video, lead by Zachary Quinto, focuses on Quinto’s predecessor in the iconic part and a cause he supported, [EDIT] Namely the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital - Go to blackpanther’s comment, if you want to find out… »