Monthly Archives: January 2011

Questions of scale in the universe

I just read a sf story by a friend of mine. While really liking the idea and the prose I found the logical progression to be not quite convincing. Without going into details here, I think it has to do … Continue reading

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Weird Al: Trapped in the Drive-Thru

From the album “Straight Outta Lynwood.”

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Why we write

Just a short link to share today, but one well worth your time.  Go to the Superstars Writing Seminar site and scroll down to the middle of the page where it says “Tracy Hickman Story”, then listen to the .mp3.  … Continue reading

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I hang my head in shame

My friend The Ferrett posted about Starro the Conqueror, which is always a good topic. He mentioned that Starro, who is basically a gigantic starfish that shits out little starfish that attach themselves to your face and thus control your … Continue reading

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Groove Apparatus Featuring Vic Juris

Groove Apparatus performs “Desert Sky” at Van Gogh’s Ear, located in Union, New Jersey.

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Graphic Novel Review: New Avengers Volume One

This volume isn’t Bendis’ finest moment. I am not a Brian Michael Bendis hater by any means: I thought Search for the Sorcerer Supreme was very good, and there were moments I liked a lot in Powerloss (Mockingbird singlehandedly holding … Continue reading

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Shanghai, where you going?

This is great. Sometimes it’s hard to get a grip on the great changes certain regions of the world have experienced in the last 20 years. These pictures kind of break it out into the open. Shanghai 1990 Shanghai 2010 … Continue reading

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