That would be affirmative

Band name: Steam Governors

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


Frightful! Also, there might be a monster

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.


My God, it’s full of silica

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.