The Dangers of Shopping at Target

Yesterday, I discovered that it can be dangerous to shop at Target. …wearing a red shirt. I was walking along, minding my own business. I had been re-listening to season 1 of Gregg Taylor’s character Martin Bracknell’s radio play Black Jack Justice (one of my favorite latter-day online radio series). I had paused my smartphone’s […]

Bits & Pieces 2013-02-07

Links and things that I’ve run across recently. What Else When the Power Goes Out? I suspect that there may be an unusual number of new birthdays between Halloween and Thanksgiving this year. (Too subtle? Remember that the power went out for a half-hour during the Superbowl? Now try counting the number of months from […]

Bits & Pieces 2012-09-20

Links and things that I’ve run across recently. Warp 21—35—17, Hut! This is too cool. The other day I was gushing to my kids that by the 24th century, life will probably be just like it is in Star Trek: The Next Generation. Well, maybe not the warp drive, because that’s just a plot device […]

The Greatest Story Ever Told (and the Star Trek Universe)

I don’t know what I’d do without Google. What did people do before Google? How did they do research? They actually went to a library and looked up stuff and copied it into thick binders full of paper. That was less than 20 years ago, and I remember a bit from those times. But I […]

How I Waste My Time (The last 7 shows I watched on Netflix)

As you may have noticed, I’m slipping on the posts… again. I continue to struggle with the idea that I really want to post regularly, every day, something, just something every day. And I even got caught up one week, to the point that come Monday, I had posts finished and scheduled for every day […]

Bits & Pieces 2012-08-23

Links and things that I’ve run across recently. It’s All in the Emphasis My Daughter: No way am I gonna name my son “Jonathan.” Every Jonathan I know is a total asshole, except my dad. Me: What about Jonathan [so-and-so]? He’s not a total asshole– uh, I mean, he’s not a total asshole… At Least […]

Bits & Pieces 2012-08-16

Links and things that I’ve run across recently. (I think I’m becoming more cynical and sardonic. Sorry about that. Might be time to read more Dave Barry.) Spider Robots Take Over the Earth Someone must’ve sent me this link, to a piece about a rideable spider-robot, named Stompy, being designed and built locally. I couldn’t […]

Bits & Pieces 2012-08-09

Links and things that I’ve run across recently. Return to Triskelion To ordinary people with dictionaries, a triskelion is an artistic motif consisting of three interlocked spirals. Star Trek fans, however, will recognize “Triskelion” as the planet where the “Providers” (these ultra-powerful, disembodied, colored, light-up brain guys) betted on how fights would turn out between […]

Living a Life of Balanced Thoughts

I think my theme for this week is: life is getting better. If you’re a Gilmore Girls fan, you might remember the episode after Rory and Dean had their affair, the one in which Dean’s wife Lindsay discovers Rory’s “heinous letter in Dean’s jacket.” Oy f***in’ vey! See, this is what happens when children grow […]

Bits & Pieces 2012-07-19

Links and things that I’ve run across recently. You MUST Have an Opinion I love Weird Al, but I’ll fight to the death your right not to care one way or the other! The Onion told a heartbreaking story a whole month ago about one peaceable gentleman who was intimidated by his so-called friends into […]