Dec
03
2016
2

‘Kashmir.’

It’s a Kashmir kind of night.

Kashmir, Led Zeppelin

 

Dec
03
2016
0

Book of the Week: “The Demolished Man.”

I’ll be honest: this is largely meant as a reminder that I should go read Alfred Bester’s The Demolished Man again.  Geez, do I still even have my copy?  It was in a paperback anthology and I seem to remember that the binding was cruddy.  Anyway: great book that tried to think pretty hard about the implications of ubiquitous telepathy when it came to crime. Yeah, definitely worth a re-read.

And so, adieu to Farmer Giles of Ham.

Dec
03
2016
0

In which I use my blog to let my wife vent a little over Five Nights at Freddie’s.

So, my sister-in-law emailed my wife, somewhat plaintively, to ask “What’s with all this Five Nights at Freddie’s stuff with the nephews, anyway?”  My wife waxed poetic on the subject.  Also, profane.

As do I. Dear Lord, but I loathe this game.  Mostly because they’re trying to sell to kids. I mean, it’s not hurting either of them – otherwise, we’d shut it down, of course – but marketing a horror game to kids under ten is a bit much.

Short Short Version of the Five Nights at Freddie’s (FNAF) mythology: (more…)

Dec
03
2016
7

The ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2’ Teaser Trailer.

You know? I think that it’s gonna be all right. I’m not looking for high drama, here?  I want cheerful popcorn and cheese with a cast that likes each other. I think that we’re gonna get that.

Dec
03
2016
1

Item Seed: Koreite.

I also got one for ‘plotonium,’ but that may be taking the joke too far.

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Koreite

Koreite (three syllables, by the way) is an ‘element’ that exists in universes that are at the outer edge of being habitable for ‘regular’ humans (i.e., us).  If sampled, it appears to be atomically equivalent to indium… which is absurd, because indium doesn’t glow blue and is toxic. Koreite is also incredibly more common in its ‘host’ universes than indium is in ours. (more…)

Dec
03
2016
3

Tweet and Life Lesson of the Day, HEED THIS WARNING edition.

Because somebody may try this.  Not today, but some day, when material science has improved sufficiently.  And presumably while drunk.

PS: That’s originally from XKCD, apparently.  Let me go replace the link with a picture.

 

xkcd-elements

Dec
03
2016
5

Making the Cheese and Garlic Crack Bread.

Background here:  had to make this this afternoon, before the bread went too stale.  Pictures of the extravaganza so far:

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I suspect that I probably should have added more cheese, but we will see in about fifteen minutes or so.

(more…)

Dec
03
2016
0

Item Seed: Platonium

platonium-google-docs

Platonium

This stuff can only be made in a particle accelerator that has been consecrated to the worship of Hephaestus by a priestess of the Cabeiri mystery cult.  Fortunately, there are any number of engineering fraternities that can provide the necessary personnel, which is one reason why the American Greek system continues to exist on the collegiate level.  The esoteric benefits are simply still too vital for national security. (more…)

Dec
02
2016
0

…Which last reminds me: I am an Amazon affiliate.

If you Christmas shop at Amazon via this link, you put money in my pocket at no cost to you. Which is always true about Amazon links generally.  I don’t bring it up, much, but it is Christmas time and people are gonna shop anyway.

Moe Lane

PS: If you don’t want to give me money I’m pretty sure that there’s still somebody else out there more to your tastes who wouldn’t mind the affiliate traffic, either. Or who might just really, really need it. I’m pretty blessed, honestly.

Dec
02
2016
2

…Shine on, you crazy 300 page L&O:SVU fanfic-printing at the office diamond.

Shine on.

The fanfic in question is called “Atlantis,” by Lyricara. It is apparently one of the greatest fanfics to have ever been written by anyone, anywhere – at least, if you believe the people responding on Twitter, who certainly all sound like fans and who pegged the work on sight.  I’m not going to lie, folks: if I watched more of Law & Order: SVU I’d probably be flipping through it right now.  I might do so anyway.  Although that may just be me loving the concept more than the reality, here.

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