Will it be the same in the future? Will the prized treasures of to-day always be the cheap trifles of the day before? Will rows of our willow-pattern dinner-plates be ranged above the chimneypieces of the great in the years 2000 and odd? Will the white cups with the gold rim and the beautiful gold flower inside (species unknown), that our Sarah Janes now break in sheer light-heartedness of spirit, be carefully mended, and stood upon a bracket, and dusted only by the lady of the house? – Jerome K. Jerome, Three Men in a Boat
Book name: Neptune’s Illegitimate Daughter
Friday music! of a rather peculiar sort!
Perhaps science and technology has progressed to the point that we can settle the controversy about Loch Ness by simply creating an aquatic beast of our own and introducing it to the famous locale. We’ll put whoever’s responsible for this varmint in charge:
I doubt that it can be much more disruptive to the ecology than the monster-hunting robots and other seekers already clogging up the loch looking for a (presumably rather annoyed) natural sea creature.
Band name: Glenduff Mobile Psyops Brigade
Despite the impressiveness of the armament, I think the best part is how he made the backpack with the “jet ports” out of a broken typewriter.
Album name: Cameleopard vs. Manatee
Spotted by the cafeteria in our office building
Which would win? Or would it even possible to imagine them fighting?
Band name: Star Factory and the Nebulans
I saw these images of Tiffany Favrile glass when leafing through the current issue of Silvershotz magazine today and they made me think about CGI graphics without computers, interstellar gas clouds in the studio, and tissue mounts without a pathology lab. And now I find out from the artist’s bio that we went to the same college as well. The samples of his work are well worth a look.
Musical piece: Sweet Pea Sweet
I did not do any sweet peas this year, which I think now to have been a mistake, since my soybeans did nothing either. I believe I will plant that whole bed along the driveway in sweet peas next spring for a color shot after the snows melt.