Category Archives: Film, Literature and Entertainment

Friday the 13th: The Orphan

The second Friday the 13th of this year makes a nice October pitstop on our way to Halloween. I decided to mark this occasion by watching a movie that wasn’t part of the Friday the 13th horror franchise.  If I’m … Continue reading

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H. is for headspace. It’s also a movie.

Asteroid 3122 Florence (aka Asteroid 1981ET3) whooshed past Earth. 3122 Flo is yuge – 2.7 miles in diameter. We got lucky.  This time.  However, that doesn’t stop us from obsessing about large space objects colliding with Earth and causing havoc, with … Continue reading

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Haruo Nakajima – The man inside the monster

The man in the original Godzilla costume walked off into the sea.  Haruo Nakajima died of pneumonia on August 7th.  He was 88-years-old and had been in the Godzilla suit 12 times from 1954 to 1972, first donning the famous … Continue reading

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Solstice, not just a bad movie

It’s also one long ass day. The summer solstice.  Good times.  11:24 pm CDT. I was looking for a good solstice related movie.  There’s a few to choose from.  I read an article in which the author questioned why anyone … Continue reading

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That’s no space station…It’s a tiny moon

Today brings us the smallest full moon of the year.  The full moon crested at 9:10am Eastern Time, but it’s still out there being full right now. The Flower Moon – or Strawberry Moon or Rose Moon.  If you’re in … Continue reading

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“Spring” has sprung, mud was flung, tentacle tongues

That vernal equinox thing happened.  Now it’s spring.  March tried to pretend this was a big shift by tossing down six inches of snow last week. I made the most of it. All that snow is gone now and spring … Continue reading

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Is winter the end or the beginning?

It’s Groundhog Day and our furry buddy Phil grumpily announced that there would be a six-week extension to this winter season. Though it was damn cold this morning, it hasn’t been cold in Chicago this winter other than a week in … Continue reading

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The Last Winter before the longest night

I got up at quarter to four in the morning. This year’s Winter Solstice came due at 4:44 am, so I was outside to take it all in. I didn’t specifically get up because of the solstice.  It’s just that I … Continue reading

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Asteroid Day is a thing and it’s today

Today is Asteroid Day.  It’s only the second annual Asteroid Day, so I don’t feel that bad having it sneak up on me like this.  I have set five reminders on three different calendar apps just to make sure I … Continue reading

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Flying Leap, take one and pass it on

Today is a day like any and every other day.  More or less.  It’s also a rare day, if that’s possible. Of course it’s possible.  Anything is possible when you’re making shit up. The calendar is made up.  It’s useful, … Continue reading

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