Goose sauce is a dish best served cold. You can pre-order a plate now ...
Coming June 29th to a theater near you The Website
"There are certain scenes, cannily termed 'kerspeckle', which print themselves upon Memory, and which endure as long as Memory lasts - a thunder-cloud bursting upon the Alps, a night of stormy darkness off the Cape, an African tornado; and, perhaps, most awful of all, a solitary journey over the sandy Desert.
Of this class is a stroll through the thoroughfares of old Cairo by night. All is squalor in the brilliancy of noon-day. In darkness you see nothing but a silhouette. When, however, the moon is high in the heavens, and the summer stars rain light upon God's world, there is something not of earth in the view. A glimpse at the strip of pale blue sky above scarcely reveals three ells of breadth; in many places the interval is less: here the copings meet, and there the outriggings of the houses seem to interlace. Now they are parted by a pencil, then by a flood of silvery splendour; while under the projecting cornices and the huge hanging-windows of fantastic wood-work, supported by gigantic corbels, and deep verandahs, and gateways vast enough for Behemoth to pass through, and blind wynds and long culs-de-sac, lie patches of thick darkness, made visible by the dimmest of oil lights.
The arch is a favourite form: in one place you see it a mere skeleton of stone opening into some huge deserted hall; in another it is full of fretted stone and carved wood. Not a line is straight; the tall dead walls of the mosques slope over their massy buttresses, and the thin minarets seem about to fall across your path. The cornices project crookedly from the houses, while the great gables stand merely by force of cohesion. And that the Line of Beauty may not be wanting, the graceful bending form of the palm, on whose topmost feathers, quivering in the cool night breeze, the moonbeam glistens, springs from a gloomy mound, or from the darkness of a mass of houses almost level with the ground.
Briefly, the whole view is so fantastic, so ghostly, that it seems rather preposterous to imagine that in such places human beings like ourselves can be born, and live through life, to carry out the command 'increase and multiply', and die."
( Spaceship One )
Universe Today is a very good site to follow to keep your spaceyness current.
For oodles more of too-funny, anti-asshatarian 'toons see the gallery at tedrallisfullofcrap, you'll be glad you did!
Grand Opening today, Friday, June 18th.
Check the museum site out, it's chocked full of lots of great events, displays, a Feature Exibit about our favorite angry red planet MARS, and a Brave New World's tribute to Ray Bradbury's great Fahrenheit 451 (the real one not some crappy politcal movie take off). Wow, what fun.
And if that wasn't enough, and it is, this year they've inducted into the Hall of Fame the Sudden Curve's patron saint ERB. Wish I could go!
posted by ROBO, editor who is positronically going to visit there soon.
Gee, we expected it from the neocons and the marxists. Hmmmmm, it occurs to us that maybe the real reason that the Radical-Libertarians never get a chance politically has nothing to do with Evil Government or Stupid Citizenry or Keynesian Economics ... maybe it's because they are petulant soreheads - ya' think?? Yeah, yeah, yeah... thanks eggheads, but we already know that Dutch didn't do what he said, so STFU already. And yes, nitwit politicians have ruined everything and we dont know either why the stupid post office is closed tomorrow forcryingoutloud!
Instead of linking to the various jackasses, here's our idea, ignore them all and see why us the people really liked Ronaldus Maximus :
And you can see a lot of them uncut and commercial *free* all day and night today on TCM's Movie Tribute to the Gipper. YAY!
P.s. - if you want to see Cavalry Charge (and we know you do- it's great) it'll be on just after midnight eastern-time under the title The Last Outpost
Now Playing, and just released is a long awaited new studio album from rock/blues legend, Johnny Rivers.
Thirty five years on the blues road from Loosiana to El Ay and back again has tuned Rivers' pipes to perfection. Reinvention Highway is packed with stylish remixes of classic rock hits and new rythmn. Sided by a whipcrack of a horn section, Rivers is better than ever.