You Get Nothing

We have to shut everything down because it’s all about staying healthy, you see. Which explains why you can’t host a running race on city streets, outside, with tons of spacing and in the bright antiseptic sunlight. Let me walk you through this one.  Locally, the parks are open...

Fanning the Flames of Good Reading

There’s a couple of fresh new outrages going on in the drama llama club that is mainstream sci-fi.  Somebody tried to publish a magazine that didn’t prostrate itself before the cult of Nu and got cancelled.  Again.  And something about Lovecraft.  Again. BOR-ing! Rather than talk about that, why...

The Pulp Mindset

When it comes to mid-length cultural analysis, JD Cowan is one of the best in the blogging business.  His ‘Wasteland and Sky’ has been on my blogroll for years.  He is as adept at noticing trends as he is at digging up hard evidence for the what’s the how’s...

The Earth a Machine to Speak

Ya gotta understand that when I talk about “engineering porn”, I’m not talking about slinky women dressed immodestly and draped over trains. Sometimes people use that second word as a suffix that means, “gorgeous ideas about a typically innocuous thing elevated to a higher level by means of extraordinary...

Thor Heyerdahl Vindicated

The pre-history of the Americas is a true dark age – a time of great uncertainty and filled with mysteries for which we may never have solutions.  The most basic of these, who was the first to arrive, remains shrouded in conflicting narratives and contradictory evidence provided by scattered...

T-Bird and Throttle Conclusion

If you’ve missed out on the furious fun of Josh Howard’s  T-Bird and Throttle comics, now is your chance to get in on things with the complete collection. Josh is running the fourth crowd fund for the fourth and final installment of this volume, and the first three issues...

Circumspection And The OTHER You Know Who

Things are getting a little hot out there in internet land, and in the interests of self-preservation, I have adopted a policy of speaking circumspectly.  If you read my last post, you’ll notice that it never directly references the ‘Vid Nineteen.  Nor does this one.  It doesn’t need to. ...

Shoving Corona Brand Toothpaste Back in the Tube

They’ll never let us go back to our normal lives. Not because of “the science” but because of the egos.  The technocrats have too much invested in their own sense of self-worth to ever admit that they botched the entire Summer of CoronaChan.  They can’t walk back any of...

The Power of “Domestic Terrorists”

Not going to lie: there were a few days there when Milwaukee was still burning that things got real tense.  The anti-bad people had their run of things, and even successfully declared independence from these United States.  (At least a few square blocks of them did.)  Mayors huddled in...

The Clumsy, Big-Headed Front in the Culture War

Pundits of all stripes are falling all over each other trying to be the firstest or the loudest decrying the Redskins finally caving in to the demands of the Woke Mob to end their nearly 90-year tradition.  The clever-clever crowd ha also started taking bets on which mascot they...