On a Month Until Farpoint

I realized today that we’re a month away from Farpoint. Farpoint is a science-fiction convention held north of Baltimore every February (right next to the building where I work, actually), usually right around Valentine’s Day. This year it falls the weekend after, beginning on February the 18th. I’ve been attending Farpoint since 2006, and this … Continue reading On a Month Until Farpoint

On This Week’s Scottish Musical Discovery

Every few months, I’ll discover a new and interesting band on Vic Galloway’s Scotland Introducing podcast for the BBC. While the main point of interest this week for me was two live tracks by The Seventeenth Century from Ally McCrae’s BBC Introducing in Scotland show, the podcast kicked off with a track from Aerials Up, … Continue reading On This Week’s Scottish Musical Discovery

On a Facebook Comment Worth Preserving

One of the problems with political discourse today is that those on the right and the left not only see the world differently but they talk about the world differently. Words have different meanings on the left and the right. A friend, one that has, in my view, gone unfortunately off the deep end into … Continue reading On a Facebook Comment Worth Preserving

More on Alex Kingston’s Appearance on Craig Ferguson’s Show

In case you missed Alex Kingston’s appearance on Craig Ferguson’s show last night, which I wrote about here, here’s the clip of her segment of the show: That whole “rabbits” thing that Kingston and Ferguson go on about? It refers to this. Hmm, those things look like the mutanted love child of a saguaro cactus … Continue reading More on Alex Kingston’s Appearance on Craig Ferguson’s Show

On Alex Kingston’s Appearance On Craig Ferguson

In case you didn’t know, Alex Kingston of E.R. and Doctor Who will be appearing on the Craig Ferguson Show tonight. Over a year ago, I wrote that Kingston would be a fantastic guest for Ferguson’s show; he’s clearly a fan (watch the monologue from that link), and Kingston lived in Los Angeles. (I use … Continue reading On Alex Kingston’s Appearance On Craig Ferguson

On Personal Travels Through Time

One hour in a time machine. All of history, past and future, is open to me. Where would I go? I wouldn't be like the amateur time travelers of Desmond Warzel's short story "WikiHistory" where, as BigChill says in the story, "everybody kills Hitler on their first trip." Honestly, no interest in that. I'd want … Continue reading On Personal Travels Through Time