It's funny, but hard-boiled pulp fiction seems to appeal to the literary mouth-breathers and the most extremely intellectual literati (and I make no claim as to which group I fall into). Even so, I did a double take when I saw that the review of Otto Penzler's new The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps was by John freaking Banville, author of The Sea, Doctor Copernicus, The Newton Letter, and Kepler, a novel."
In August, astronomers discovered an one billion light-year hole in the Universe. Now, Dr. Laura Mersini-Houghton's team of theoretical physicists and cosmologists posits that it is "unmistakable imprint of another universe beyond the edge of our own."
We're revamping our website infrastructure, so Huckleberry, Bagheera, and I will be taking the day off. Out guest cat-blogger in Mia, who is enjoying a special bonding moment with her human, Ayre's Steve Silberman.
The Cassini-Huygens probe has been recording the sounds of Saturn. My cats, who are thoroughly bored by everything audio (other than the gear's heat-generating properties), were quite agitated by these sounds. Good to know, hee hee hee.
I'm solidly hooked on The Comics Curmudgeon and I have to confess that the newly revived Cracked website is a guilty pleasure, so when the two get together to describe the "Five Most Unintentionally Hilarious Comic Strips," you know I'm there.