Click through: I refuse to spoil the joke. Then again, it’s xkcd, so you’ve probably already read it. And laughed.
In retrospect – budget cuts, or no – the Philadelphia Water Department probably shouldn’t have stolen the diamond eye of that sleeping spider-god in that ruined underground temple down at the third sub-level. Especially while the comet was in the sky during a full moon.
— jimgeraghty (@jimgeraghty) June 18, 2013
My barber* and I agree: the somewhat, ah, disheveled one I had that he had to work with – or more accurately, on – last weekend could use more regular attention than would be permitted by my regular haircut schedule. Alas, he keeps his a lot shorter than I do, so no real help there: suggestions? For various reasons involving cash flow, I need something that’s on Amazon, and not insanely expensive.
*Turns out my old barbershop didn’t close; the guy just didn’t feel like coming in at 10 AM. Hard to argue with him on it, given that the strip mall is dead at that time of the morning.
They finally announced the Kickstarter for the second Guilded Age webcomic compilation. I have the first, as well as a pretty sweet print up on the wall, so I’ve been waiting for this to get announced…
I… hesitate to show the Kickstarter video. I shall compromise by showing it after the fold, so as to not alarm the sensibilities of my refined and classy readers.
Hope you either had a good one, or helped somebody else have a good one.
This pick was inspired by various beer-related comments here: The Drawing of the Dark is a Secret Magical History (involving the Siege of Vienna, Western chivalric mythology, and beer) which first demonstrated that Tim Powers is really, really good at creating esoteric and mystical explanations for historical events that make perfect sense at the time; disbelief is not so much suspended in one of Powers’ works as it is chained to the floor to keep it from smashing through the ceiling and out of one’s life completely.
Basically, it’s just that it’s never a bad idea to go read a Tim Powers novel. (more…)