Jun
15
2018
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Tomorrow is National Free RPG Day…

…and, hey, there’s a gaming store just down the road from me that’s doing Free RPG Day tomorrow.  No, I’m not saying which one.  Horrible of me, but last year I got there too late and there are gaming supplements I rather badly want.  You can find your own store here.

Jun
15
2018
3

SPACE TREBUCHETS*!

Kind of:

On Thursday, a Silicon Valley startup called SpinLaunch Inc. will reveal the first details of its plans to build a machine meant to hurl rockets into space. To achieve that goal, SpinLaunch has secured $40 million from some top technology investors, said Jonathan Yaney, the founder.  The company remains tight-lipped about exactly how this contraption will work, although its name gives away the basic idea. Rather than using propellants like kerosene and liquid oxygen to ignite a fire under a rocket, SpinLaunch plans to get a rocket spinning in a circle at up to 5,000 miles per hour and then let it go—more or less throwing the rocket to the edge of space, at which point it can light up and deliver objects like satellites into orbit.

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Jun
15
2018
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Tweet of the Day, I’d Buy This Superhero Comic edition.

At least, the graphic novel compilation.

Jun
11
2018
2

Early night.

Stomach’s bothering me. I think I forgot that I no longer have a gallbladder — what’s that? “You didn’t ask?” Lord love you, since when has that ever stopped me?

Jun
08
2018
1

IKEA and LEGO to create Laceration Engines to bring about the Time of Folly.

Excuse me: they’re “teaming up.” …It’s funny. I love LEGO, and have a mildly positive reaction to IKEA; but LEGKEA fills me with an oddly specific dread. Perhaps it’s because I’m trying to imagine how painful an LEGKEA mutant brick would be to step upon.  Perhaps it’s because I’m terrified that the trend will now be for modular furniture (which is going to be less sexy than it sounds).  And perhaps it’s a premonition from my future self, warning me to stop the unholy convergence before it’s too late.

Hard to say, really.

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Jun
07
2018
1

Tweet of the Day, This Is Pure Hitean-Lovecraftian Awesomeness edition.

I absolutely gotta watch this.

Jun
07
2018
3

‘Smartphones’ continuing to evolve into not-phones.

OK, this is faintly ridiculous.

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Jun
05
2018
2

MST3K touring this year with Joel.

Well, dang.

After an incredible tour in 2017, Mystery Science Theater 3000 announces the MST3K Live 30th Anniversary Tour featuring, for the first time in 25 years, original host and MST3K creator Joel Hodgson back in the red jumpsuit as Joel Robinson. Alongside new MST3K host Jonah Heston (Jonah Ray), Joel, Jonah and the Bots will bring new movies and all new riffs and sketches live to the stage across U.S. cities this fall. The MST3K Live 30th Anniversary Tour kicks off October 9 in Portland, ME and hits 29 cities to perform 42 shows across the U.S. Tickets for all dates go on sale Friday, June 8 via AXS.com and local venue box offices.

That’s something to think about, it is. I mean.  Joel.

Jun
04
2018
3

Tweet of the Day, OK, Sure, A Walkie-Talkie Mode For The Apple Watch Would Be Cool edition.

Fair’s fair.

This is the sort of thing that I’d want on a super-tech future-watch.  And, honestly, the major reason why I haven’t gotten a watch like this — Apple or otherwise — is because I’m not real good with watches. As in, I’ve had them literally* explode off my list.

Moe Lane

*Not a chemical explosion, but definitely a mechanical one. Something just went sproing.

Jun
01
2018
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Kind of creatively drained, today.

Often happens on the first of the month. I’m also mildly worried of burnout, but I’m always worried about burnout. I think I’m going to go to bed at (for me) a reasonable hour, turn off the alarm, and not worry about when I’m getting up. The kids are perfectly capable of getting their own breakfasts and into each other’s business without my help, after all.

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