The Results Are In

I always thought people were essentially bright. Distracted, sure, and weak, and beaten, but never stupid. And then you show them, here’s the two people who want to be president. One is evil, but you can deal with him, because he actually harbors beliefs. The other one will tell any lie, wear any mask, to become president, […]

Sonic black holes are real…and they’re spectacular

(cross-posted from Ello) This bit of mind-blowing science was called to my attention by @jinxbubbletush this morning and I’ve been down the Wikipedia rabbit hole all morning trying to wrap my head around it. The article describes how scientist have been able to create a sonic black hole and observe Hawking radiation on its periphery. […]

In Reponse To Miss Amanda

(Oh my stars…I apologize in advance for the effed-up formatting.  Apparently, copying and pasting from FB into WP is a Very Bad Idea indeed…I’m working on it, but it seems that the visual editor is unable to cope with this mess) (Sorted. I think) This evening, Amanda Palmer posed a couple of questions about how […]

My Most Favorite Comic Book Series (a list!)

I’ve been reading comics for a long, long time, but it wasn’t until a friend handed me Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons’ Watchmen that I really took ’em seriously. I don’t mean “seriously” as “Serious Literature”; I’m not even sure what that means. I just mean that it wasn’t until Watchmen that I really got […]

Where Am I (social network edition)?

In a sense, I’ve probably been using social networks for as long as I’ve been on the internet. Since I first joined AOL in 1993 and found myself hanging out in their chat rooms, I’ve been using computers and the internet to interact with communities. Just for my own sake, and yours if you find […]

Wavy Lines Uv Deth

I’m currently re-reading Warren Ellis’ “Doktor Sleepless” series. I’m not sure it’s actually “good.” It’s trying too hard, there’s too much going on, too many ideas, and it doesn’t flow especially well, at least by Ellis’ standards. But damned if it doesn’t make you think, and that’s about the best thing a book can do, […]