“Tickets! Tickets!” the solitary figure called out from the steps of the arena. I passed by him on my way to the entrance, and that’s when I saw the gleam of a blade in the darkness. “You’d better take these goddam Knicks tickets off me, mister, or I swear . . .” Knicks Game Memory, From the Year 2018
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That guy had better take care once his precious robot runs out of batteries, otherwise the hummingbird is going to kick his ass.
Good old Lobster Boy. We all love him, and now he is starring in a movie based on his life. For the rest of his story and his doings check out Future-Worm on DisneyXD.
State of Weightlessness is a crazy documentary about the Soviet space program from Maciej Drygas. Cosmonauts who went insane from experiments done on them, meditations on Earthboundness, and of course, accidents and the like. I just highly recommend that you watch it!
Two Future-Worms are out on YouTube today! The rest start comin’ on August 1 on Disney XD.
Cephalia are these weird things some cactuses get where a gross column starts growing out of them at a certain age:
They are pretty much for flowers. Here is how one of the authors of A Cactus Odyssey describes them:
When a plant of Melocactus undergoes its transition into making a cephalium, it is like a young person going through puberty and developing adult characters like a beard. When a plant makes a lateral cephalium, however, it is as if only one narrow strip of a maturing plant undergoes puberty while the rest of him or her continues to be a child, albeit a giant version of that child. Maybe it is best not to think about it this way after all.
The book that I have been at work on for the past three-and-a-half years is being released next month. Needless to say, this was not an easy subject for me to address:
At the same time, I knew this was a tale I had to tell. I hope that my experience may be of some help to some people.
The book will be available for purchase behind the counter at Alan’s Health Stores nationwide. For signing opportunities, please contact me by email.
Before there were movies, there were paired daguerreotypes. “THE STORY OF WHAT HAPPENS WITH THE HAT AND CLOAK” was the number one Storypicture-Pair-o-Gram in 1859:
People would see it and just go absolutely insane. Crowds were so big that once they had to put it on display inside a factory, and everybody was pushing and jostling so much that parts of the factory collapsed. Later some of the people came back and burned the factory.
Today we know that most of the Pair-o-Gram riots were tied into anxiety about the looming Civil War. It was harder to work that out while it was actually happening, though, and they continued to be cited as a cause of the Civil War well into 1861.