It all started with a birthday gift for my little sister back some fifteen-odd years ago. My sister was really into the idea of becoming a vet, so for her birthday, my parents saved up a bunch of old medicine containers and filled them with tic-tacs, Pez, Skittles, and Chiclets to use as "medicine" for… Continue reading Dr. Eponymous & The Placebo Emporium
And if you know me, you know I wasn't watching the hardcore horror/SF either. I was a kid in the 80's, so I watched kids movies. A LOT of kids movies. And except for E.T. (there are only two kinds of people in the world: those who liked E.T. and those who were terrified of… Continue reading Origins #2: 80’s Sci-Fi Flicks
Hey all! Just a quick note to let you know that my first blogpost for The Zombie Feed is now up for public consumption! It's a bit of an overview about what I'll be doing over there, and relates the story of a cold April day in Albany, NY, which started the seed in my… Continue reading Like a Debutante at a Zombie Ball
They've finally programmed a robot (other than Roomba) to do something I desperately need help with! Granted, we're not quite to the evolved state of being able to do this quickly (it currently still stares at the laundry as long as I do when trying to figure out how to fold it), but someday. Someday.… Continue reading EUREKA!
[Utah standing with Bodhi on the beach, in the rain, facing the 50-year storm.] Bodhi: But look at it, Johnny. Look at it! This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, man. Just let me go out there, let me get one wave before you take me. One wave. Where am I gonna go, man? Cliffs on both… Continue reading POINT BREAK: How It Should Have Ended
When most people think of robots, myself included, they think of metal, wires, cogs, and maybe malleable synthetic skin with micro-heaters beneath the surface to make them feel "real". But maybe the next wave of our little mechanical friends will be made from more transient materials. Like paper? D+ropop is a cardboard-made mannequin robot, and… Continue reading Paper Robots
I've always been a big fan of robotics. Ever since Short Circuit and Max from Flight of the Navigator, all the Star Wars robots, and then later stories by Isaac Asimov, Philip K. Dick, various manga (Chobits comes to mind) and the onset of modern robots (like the Roomba), I've been drawn to our mechanical… Continue reading The Robot Age
I came into this book with both hope and a little dread, knowing that I had some pretty big prejudices of my own to brace against. PRIDE & PREJUDICE is, by far, one of my favorite works of English literature, and I’ve read it multiple times, seen the BBC version of it twice, and cackled… Continue reading Book Review: PRIDE & PREJUDICE… and zombies!
Hi all! Just wanted to get the word out that on June (9th-I think), I'm "going behind bars" for Muscular Dystrophy. Basically, the goal is to raise enough money to help out the local MDA and to support the people affected by Muscular Dystrophy. I realize times are hard right now, so no pressure! But… Continue reading “Going Behind Bars” for Muscular Dystrophy in June
And no, it's not Oz, and I didn't take this video. But every time I see it I laugh. Now that's what I call perseverance. <3