Wes Phillips

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Wes Phillips  |  Dec 07, 2007  |  0 comments
Bagheera doesn't think either. She plots.
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 07, 2007  |  0 comments
In Hucklebery's case, it's deceptive. He's not really a thinker, that cat.
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 07, 2007  |  0 comments
Actually, he has been guest blogging over at Powell's website, drumming up publicity for The Stupidest Angel.
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 06, 2007  |  0 comments
. . . And the single-Maltites. It's all about the angels' share.
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 05, 2007  |  1 comments
Yesterday was the anniversary of Frank Zappa's death in 1993. The good news is that the Zappa estate is releasing tapes of The Grand Wazoo tour and that Zappa Radio is back online. Wowie zowie.
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 05, 2007  |  2 comments
Bill Bruford ponders his place at the top of the food chain.
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 04, 2007  |  0 comments
Scott Glover set out to find his birth parents. The truth doesn't set you free, it turns out. It entangles you.
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 04, 2007  |  2 comments
A partially mummified hadrosaur has been discovered in North Dakota. It's probably the most complete dinosaur ever found—it even has intact skin (with stripes) and possibly even soft tissue. But does it have a head? The head's the best part!
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 04, 2007  |  1 comments
Sigh, The Golden Compass opens this week and the kooks are out denouncing it as "atheist propaganda." I read—and greatly enjoyed—Pullman's trilogy and I thought it was more an argument with Milton than with God himself.
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 04, 2007  |  0 comments
PBS has posted a site dedicated to Nikola Tesla, my candidate for coolest scientist ever. Among other things, it includes a virtual tour o the Niagara Falls electrical generating plant and a fascinating hint that Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) was created out of fear that the USSR had perfected his charged-particle beam weapon (you see, there's this huge controversy over what happened to his papers after his death).
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 03, 2007  |  0 comments
Jon Carroll is always worth reading, but you really don't want to miss a column that has this lede: "This is such a wonderful story. It should serve as an example to us all, and as a shining light to the young. Yes, you can do something positive for society, while still breaking the law and cheesing everybody off! It's win-win."
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 03, 2007  |  1 comments
Don't you really wish the Bond girls are real?
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 03, 2007  |  0 comments
Of course they should—wasn't that the core of George Smiley's appeal?James Bond may be fun to watch, but he'd never really last in the field.
Wes Phillips  |  Nov 30, 2007  |  1 comments
My office window is almost precisely one Huckleberry wide. You'd be amazed how much of the house has been measured by that metric.