Friday, September 30, 2016


    Who knew?!

Thursday, September 29, 2016



Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Book Excerpt for the Day

    “It’s a SETI site.”
    “Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence.”
    “Oh, right.”
    He talked quickly.  “We’ve spent forty years now listening for radio whispers from the sky.  But that’s twentieth-century thinking.  If you were an ETI, and you wanted to learn something about the Earth, what would you study?  What better than the Internet?  It’s by far the largest, most organized information source on the planet.”
    I said carefully, “You imagine aliens are logging on.”
    “Well, why not?  You’d learn a lot more about humankind than by sticking a probe up the rectum of a farmer.”    

    (from Coalescent by Stephen Baxter)

  8*/10.  The complete review is here.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Freeway Driving

    How come other drivers don't know about this rule?

Sunday, September 25, 2016

My retirement aspirations

    Without the muffin-top, though.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Complete Sentences

    True dis.  However, it also has to do with me being a grammar nazi.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Book Excerpt for the Day

    “All right,” I said to Barry.  “I won’t make any more fuss about taking the job.  This is a very big adventure and I suppose I should be grateful to my future self for suggesting me.  Because, after all, my future self must remember everything that the me now did in this time and if it was truly horrible he could have said that he didn’t want his younger self to get involved and so I wouldn’t be here, would I?”

    There was a certain silence in my head.

    “Barry,” I said, “are you there?”

    “Yes, I’m here chief.  It just got a bit busy and confusing in here for a moment.”

    (from The Abominable Showman, by Robert Rankin)

     8*/10.  The full review is here.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Belly Rubs

    This would be our Bella.  They even got her colors right.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Cooking and Chemistry

    Yeah, this is pretty much me in the kitchen.  And I am a chemist.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Chalk Art Tuesday


Monday, September 19, 2016

Your Dali weather report

   Looks like there's a strong melting watch system heading down over Arizona tomorrow.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Motorcycle Mama

    Another real book, by Trisha Yeager.  Available in Hardcover at Amazon for the low low price of just $9.999.98.  And the paperback version is just a measly $318.91.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

DNA Match

    I don't know if this is scientifically accurate or not, but it is plausible.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Vile Vials

    From last week.  Jeez, I guess cartoonists don't see the need for spell-checking.  But this is the vilest typo I've ever seen in a comic strip.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Your Cute

    And now you know why grammar nazis are lousy flirters.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Book Excerpt for the Day

    On location for Glamour in Key West, my roommate was a former Miss Universe who convinced me to try her prescribed amphetamines.

    “Are you sure they won’t make me feel weird?” I asked.  “And aren’t they addictive?”

    “Not at all,” she answered.  “I take them every day.”

    (from Cybill Disobedience by Cybill Shepherd and Aimee Lee Ball)

   8*/10.  The complete review is here.

Saturday, September 10, 2016



Friday, September 09, 2016

Friday Fun Fact

    Even more incredible :  To go from MILK to WINE only requires THREE letter changes!!

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Einstein Knew

    Einstein wasn't a dummy.  He knew what was coming down.. So long, suckers!!

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Arizona News Flash

    Oh Arizona,  How you do embarrass me sometimes.

Tuesday, September 06, 2016


    We are committed to posting any cartoon which uses the word, and embraces the concept of tautology.

Monday, September 05, 2016

Book Excerpt for the Day

    My office is in a building in midtown Chicago.  It’s an older building, and not in the best of shape, especially since there was that problem with the elevator last year.  I don’t care what anyone says, that wasn’t my fault.  When a giant scorpion the size of an Irish wolfhound is tearing its way through the roof of your elevator car, you get real willing to take desperate measures.

    (from Grave Peril by Jim Butcher)

    8½*/10.  The complete review is here.

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Pool Party

    We post this every time Liz throws a pool party, such as today.  And yes, ours was the first house bulit on this cul-de-sac.

Saturday, September 03, 2016


    A couple ideas for your Christmas list.

Friday, September 02, 2016

Pumpkin Spice

    And I for one am happy it is arrived again.

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Book Excerpt for the Day

    “What did she call it now?  Yoga!  Yes, that was it!”

    “And then?” asked Lucia.

    “Well, it appears you must have a teacher in Yoga or else you may injure yourself.  You have to breathe deeply and say ‘Om’ –“

    “Say what?”

    “Om. I understand the ejaculation to be Om.  And there are very curious physical exercises; you have to hold your ear with one hand and your toes with the other, and you may strain yourself unless you do it properly.  That was the general gist of it.”

    (from Queen Lucia, by E.F. Benson)

    5½*/10.  The full review is here.