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January 20th, 2017

This afternoon I'm going to be joining thousands of people protesting Trump's inauguration.

My plan is to go to the demonstration, but leave before the riot. (I have to kid-sit tonight.)

Last night my nine-year old granddaughter said to me, "tomorrow America is over." I guess she's picking up the gist of the political atmosphere here in Portland.
I'm reading 1Q84 (free online).

This line made me lol, and I felt I should record and share it. Two new friends, women, have had dinner together and are (so far) spending the night platonically. They are talking about their bodies --

“No, I like your breasts. They’re very elegantly shaped, and they give this intellectual impression.”

and now, back to the book.

Stargate Centerpiece 2012 SGA Side

I don't know if I've ever seen this Fan work.
Now he's thinking of making a 3-D model of the Raza, the ship from JM and PM's latest SF show.


I'm turning 60 years old today

Sixty is a big number.
It's 420 in dog years.
Remember the Rodney/John penguin stories?
warning: Very angry penguin image


Rodney is mad about John touching the Ancient artifacts again.

Dec. 18th, 2015

Why didn't I know Bernie Sanders' campaign manager was a comic book collector and shop owner?
The White House needs more geeks.

Mother Jones July 16, 2015
Meet the Comic Book King Running Bernie Sanders' Campaign

The article says Mark Ruffalo ♡ donated to the Sanders campaign.

This song is done by a prolific writer who writes sort of stream-of-consciousness about a wide range of things. This one is about my (rl) son and a documentary he was in, and helped create. A brag... and goofy... and only 1.48 minutes.

Science is magic that works

My sister recently gave a talk about fabric decoys in WWII and continuing onto recent developments such as this:

... in Japan a fantastic stealth cape was developed at
a university. The cape is a fabric composed of photosensitive
glass beads. Somehow it connects to a computer and projects
on the front of the cape, the image from the back of the cape.
It looks like Harry Potter's invisibility cloak. Very cool.

Agent Carter Style

I enjoyed this article about 1940's dressing. It has some interesting facts about the whats and whys of fashion -- fabric shortages in WWII were reflected by men's pants cuffs and pocket flaps disappearing -- along with some specific analysis of Agent-Carter-style itself, and how it might play out in the future. There are a couple nice pics too.

A guide to the amazing 1940s fashion in 'Agent Carter' (from a Daily Dot article)