Science Daily reports that a team from the University of Northumbria plans to drill deep into the Antarctic Ice “which may lead to the discovery of life-forms cut off from the main line of evolution for millions of years.” Dear God hasn’t anyone from the University of Northumbria read report from the Miskatonic University expedition cleverly disguised as fiction by HP Lovecraft in At the Mountains of Madness! Don’t they understand the eldritch horror that could be unleashed upon mankind!No comments
My latest design, reflecting those post holiday blues:
They say Chaotic Evil is never having to say your sorry. I made this design to let ‘em now I have no intentions of apologizing.No comments
I haven’t posted in a while mostly because I have been out of town a lot. I am always surprised when one of my designs sells. For some reason I’m even more surprised when its one of these. I’m not sure why, without a doubt over the past year more people have been interested in these two designs than any other. So here they are the:
The Square Root Wall Clock is the perfect clock for the math genius in your life:
The Binary Wall Clock is the perfect combination of digital and analog time telling. Perfect for programmers, IT professionals, and math geeks. Hang it in the computer lab at work, the computer room at home, or in your school classroom.
As a big fan and proponent of Undead Rights all I can say is bravo!
One thing that everyone loves is going on vacation. Well Stormtroopers are no different. If you think its fun going on vacation you should just try it dressed like a Stormtrooper!
Not long ago I finished the novel Legacy of Wolves by Marsheila Rockwell. This novel is a murder mystery set in the world of Eberron. I am a huge fan of Eberron and as you can tell from my Book List I’ve read most of the novels in that setting. This one gave me my first look at the culture of the shifters, also known as the Weretouched. The shifters are a separate race, descended from lycanthropes (i.e., Werewolves) who are able to take on animalistic characteristics of their were-ancestors. The book was pretty good especially for a first time author. So of course I was inspired to create a Weretouched design:
Here is a great way to kill a few minutes on a Monday morning. I’m not sure that I’m proud to admit that I scored 100% on this weeks quiz. Give it a shot and find out just how much of an alcoholic you are.
In this week’s installment of Everything’s More Fun When Your Dressed Like a Stormtrooper, we can see that truer words were never spoken. Normally riding the little kids train around the park is a bore for anyone over the age of 6 but, when your dressed like a Stormtrooper it’s a thrill-a-minute whirlwind of fun, fun, fun!
As I was getting ready to post my
Book List last week, I came to the realization that I have spent way too much time reading fantasy novels over the past year or so. I have tried to squeeze in a few non-fiction books. The one I finished over the weekend was Sowbelly: The Obsessive Quest for the World-Record Largemouth Bass by Monte Burke. The title pretty much says it all as far as describing what the book is about. One in long list of hobbies I have is bass fishing. So when my father-in-law (who happens to be my bassin’ buddy) recommended this book how could I pass it by.
The current world record of 22 pounds 4 ounces caught on June 2, 1932, is held by George Perry from Telfair County, Georgia. Burke does a good job of telling Perry’s tale and describes his visit with Bill Baab the world’s leading expert on the Perry story. It seems that ever since that fateful day in 1932, others have been questing to beat his record. Burke visits a number of California’s best fisherman to discuss their obsession. He talks with officials in Texas and a wacky guy from Alabama who are trying to grow the next world record bass. Burke tops off his stories with a visit to the forbidden island, Cuba, where the cigars aren’t the only thing Americans are missing out on.
Sowbelly also tells much of the history of bass fishing in America. It also describes how like so many other things American how the popularity of bass fishing is growing accordingly throughout the world in places like Cuba and Japan. The average fisherman will find a common note with the obsession of those questing for the world record bass. When Burke describes the optimism of fishing, the hope that any cast you could be the one when you pull in a lunker, he is talking to me. I know that feeling.
I found Sowbelly to be an extremely easy and enjoyable read. However, I will warn you that if you’re a fisherman, be careful because by the time you get through this book you’ll be ready to hit the water.
Rating: 4/5No comments
Arrrgh! ‘Appy Talk Like A Pirate Day!. September 19th is one of my favorite days every year. I get to walk around yelling Arrrgh!, Shiver Me Timbers!, and Show’em Your Larboard! What could possibly be better!
Looking for the perfect shirt for Talk Like A Pirate Day! Check out my piratey designs!No comments