Category Archives: Universal Absurdity

It’s Friday, again, and it’s the 13th

This happens all the time.  We’re lucky it does.  It gives everyone a reason to think about all the silly things people think about when a Friday occurs on the thirteenth day of a month. It’s special, but not that … Continue reading

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A Trip to Mars

Mars is so hot lately. Some billionaire detailed a fantasy-level plan to colonize Mars. The world rejoiced. Our little buddies Opportunity and Curiosity are roaming around looking for microorganisms, water and secret Nazi bases. The Schiaparelli probe is scheduled to land on Mars … Continue reading

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It’s a Friday and it’s the 13th day of the month

It’s been a week.  Not the greatest one, but a week nonetheless.  I’m going to have a drink. Friday the 13th is happening.  You can’t stop it.  Why would you want to?  It’s still a Friday. If you end up taking … Continue reading

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Some kind of GeddonMas

An asteroid will probably not hit Earth on Christmas Eve. Or will it?  I’m just asking questions here! The first full moon on Christmas since 1977. The first Star Wars movie came out in 1977.  A new hope; a retitled … Continue reading

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He’s a monster, all right

I’m about to watch the season finale of Penny Dreadful.  I’ve enjoyed this season, for the most part.  For the most part being more than half of it, at the least. View image | gettyimages.com I’ve even come to enjoy … Continue reading

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Are you feeling lucky, punk?

So, it is one of those days.  A Friday, the thirteenth day of a month. This means you probably have the opportunity to catch at least one movie with Jason Voorhees (or his mother…or some faker!) killing nubile, young folks … Continue reading

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Rising, setting, been trying to get into the sun

Noel Keating has been trying to get this shot.  He finally did. It’s short, but cool.  It was worth it, Noel. He had this to say about it (via EarthSky) As the plane got closer to the sun, I couldn’t see it … Continue reading

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Chernobyl – surviving in the glowing stone age

Voices from Chernobyl in The Paris Review.  Good words; check it out. Really interesting personal accounts.  Various perspectives; all human.                   There’s this abandoned house. It’s closed. There’s a cat on the … Continue reading

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Of Hell and High Water – Cthulhu, with a side of Mariana

We’ve got to go deeper. University of Aberdeen scientists have discovered a fish deeper than ever before (a snailfish at 8,145 meters deep).  Five hundred meters deeper than the deepest previously observed fish, which was also their discovery back in 2008. … Continue reading

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It’s cold as hell

I met up with a friend for a few cocktails Wednesday night. My cab driver was a real nice fellow.  What else would you expect from the Dark Lord? I don’t think it’s any coincidence that I was hung over … Continue reading

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