Archive for August, 2012

Rube Goldberg Reading Device

Posted August 30, 2012 By Jandy

I think I saw this in a Tweet from LeVar Burton. No matter, I know I saw this on Twitter and had to share. This is a hoot. But I wonder what turns the burner off again…

Yes, I laughed out loud in my office and immediately emailed it to my daughters when I saw it.

A Musical Note – and Flash Mobs

Posted August 27, 2012 By Jandy

The first Flash Mob video I saw struck me so much I added it here a few years ago. Since then they’ve become a major pop culture “thing” around the world. I knew they were old hat when I was invited to one (I’m the trailing edge of trends, not the cutting edge…). Anyway, I saw this video today on Facebook and liked this new twist on the Flash Mob.

Another Science Fiction Master Missing

Posted August 15, 2012 By Jandy

Currently I’m reading/listening to Harry Harrison’s The Stainless Steel Rat’s Revenge. This is rip-roarin’ fun spies in space.

This morning I’ve learned Harrison has died. I was lucky enough to see him once at the LA Times Festival of Books a few years ago. He wrote a lot of good books, from fantastic space opera, to young adults invasions, to short stories, and everything in between in science fiction. Pull one of his books out and have fun.

Rest in Peace, Master Harrison.