Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Competitive Wonder

Some images from the Royal Greenwich Observatory's annual Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Wednesday, July 24, 2013


Alan Turing will finally be pardoned for the "crime" of homosexuality. Not much comfort to Turing now, of course, but still an important thing for the living, and for historical memory. Of course, many other men suffered under the same laws, and do not have the recognition or public advocacy that Turing has had. Hopefully, someday, they can have their names cleared, too.

Monday, July 22, 2013

It Ain't All Jar-Jar Jokes and Medal Ceremonies

Some of the often-overlooked aspects of the Star Wars universe that illustrate just how terrible and cruel a galaxy it can be!  Cuddly teddy-bears my ass; those Ewoks are crazed killers! 

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Viva La Raza!

Chihuahuas and others are actually natives, not immigrants.  Now, the Canine Congress is considering deporting all these "illegal" poodles and German shepherds! 

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Monday, July 01, 2013

Who Is A Good Dog? Who Is A Good Dog? Thou Art A Good Dog! Verily, Thou Art!

Medieval pet names. 

The Snortmarillion

I'm generally staunchly anti-dressing-your-pets-up.  Just leave the poor things alone, I say.  But pugs dressed as Lord of the Rings characters?  That just hits too many of my buttons to resist.