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This is the feed for my blog. I update the blog... occasionally? What's a phrase for "Not Terribly Frequently" that makes me sound busy rather than lazy? "When the mood strikes?", "As time allows?", "Every fortnight?" Hmmm.

I update the blog as much as I can. I'm writing, you know.

There’s your damn jetpack, now quit your bitchin!

There’s your damn jetpack, now quit your bitchin!

Cool story from Popular Science! A 49 year-old Swiss pilot and amateur aeronautical engineer named Yves Rossy strapped on this flying wing and dropped out of a plane near the English Channel.   His wing is a fiberglass shell wrapped around a carbon-fiber skeleton and…

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I'm Huge!

I'm Huge!

Golly, I miss MST3K!

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Man, do I miss the 70's (in a round-about, crazy, not-really way)!

Man, do I miss the 70's (in a round-about, crazy, not-really way)!

I was doing my mandatory community service… er cleaning out some of my boxes of crap when I came across this: Yep, an old-school Battlestar Galactica coloring and activity book, circa 1978. I was amazed at the content of the ‘activity’ book. It ranged from…

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Ooo! Carry Me! Carry Me!

Ooo! Carry Me! Carry Me!

Comic book cover art is all about getting the consumer to pick up that issue and buy it. There are tons of great covers out there, but today let’s look at that time-honored tradition of the carry. Usually its a hero or heroine being carried,…

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Art I Dig

Art I Dig

I bought a pretty cool print at a festival recently. The artist is Adam Brouillette. I stupidly haven’t taken a picture of the work I bought and it’s too big to scan. I’ll get to it. Meanwhile, check out some of his work from his…

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The Sun is spotless

The Sun is spotless

Scientists are curious as to why our Sun hasn’t had any spots for a good long time this year. 200 days and counting so far.Nobody really knows what this means, but the sunspot activity hasn’t been this low since the 50’s, so it naturally make…

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You heard me. Giant. Styrofoam. Robots.

You heard me. Giant. Styrofoam. Robots.

Oh I wish I could attend this excellent exhibit at the San Jose Museum of Art. It only goes until October 19th, though. Robots: Evolution of a Cultural Icon features the work of many artists, including Michael Salter’s packing foam robot creations like this one:…

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Stories I had nothing to do with

Stories I had nothing to do with

The US Navy says they have found the wreckage of lost WWII submarine, the USS Grunion. An Austrailian boy broke into a zoo, killed some animals and fed others to a crocodile. The Ig Nobels are out. The Mob Museum will open soon in Vegas….

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You hate to see that.

You hate to see that.

According to news reports, a Ft. Meyers, Florida man shot himself in the arm after his girlfriend refused to have sex with him. The two had returned home from a bar (Alcohol was involved? Shocking!) and the man wanted to the one-on-one version of the…

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Sorry, nothing witty.

Sorry, nothing witty.

I have nothing to say about Joss Whedon’s upcoming midseason Fox drama, Dollhouse yet. I won’t cringe because I hear they’re doing script rewrites, I haven’t gone to check out any leaked pages or scripts. I’ll wait and just watch the show. I know the…

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