Well, *today* crashed and burned.

Can’t even put my finger on why. Well, actually, I can: the kids have less than a month left of school. They grow… restless.

And I guess I grow restless, too. The idea of not having to wake up at 6:30 AM every morning? Bliss. Almost as much as not having to give impromptu explanations of sixth-grade math because I went into English literature on the understanding that there was to be no math. And certainly no spreadsheets: so many, many spreadsheets. How did people survive, before them?

Tweet of the Day, You’ll Laugh In Pure Horror edition.

Although my wife doesn’t know if this is any worse than just picking up the cat by the scruff of the neck. And she’s the one who knows cats. I just like having ’em around.

Tweet of the Day, Collect Call From Yuggoth edition.

I’d rather Sandy was wrong about this, but his mind is made up. So I don’t know what we’re gonna do. Hide behind Jupiter, maybe?

Tweet of the Day, The Secret Ingredient Is Looting edition.

I was wondering if they were going to be deliberately obtuse in the article…

…but no. As the article notes: the bust disappeared in 1944 Germany, and clearly it ended up in some GI’s possession. And since it finally ended up in a Goodwill, it’s probably safe to say that the guy who looted it never told his kids that it might be valuable. I’m going to assume that he took the story to his grave, in fact. It’s a better story that way.

:solemnly: Don’t loot Roman artifacts from Axis locations! Bad GI! Bad! No biscuit!

Moe Lane

PS: …Did anybody check the rest of the stuff at that Goodwill? You know. Just in case.

Blood Moon tonight!

Which I may not see, depending on the cloud cover. It should be something to see:

The moon will glow a scarlet color during this year’s first total lunar eclipse on Sunday — a stark contrast to its ordinarily milky white sheen. A partial eclipse will begin at 10:27 p.m. ET Sunday, with the total lunar eclipse starting at 11:29 p.m. ET,Β according to EarthSky. The total eclipse will end at 12:53 a.m. ET Monday, and the partial eclipse will end at 1:55 a.m. ET Monday, the site said.

BLOOD MOON. I just like writing that out.

We *may* be getting a cat tomorrow.

My wife and eldest are to travel to see the cat, see if the cat is acceptable, and see whether we are acceptable to the cat. It would be nice to have a cat around the place again, honestly. Although I’ll have to go back to regularly dosing myself with magical Tablets of Allergy Negation* again.

We’re still trying to decide whether or not to rename the cat. I’m kind of favoring ‘Kadath,’ because Lovecraft, but I’m not the only one who gets a vote. For that matter, the cat might actually answer to the original name. :shrug: Guess we’ll see…

Moe Lane

*I would have done crimes for this stuff at the age of twenty-three.


Tweet of the Day, SWARM Activated edition.

Based on the video, you’d almost think these most excellent citizens had to do this every day.

Via @RandyEBartlett.