Monster Under the Bed Scientifically Identified!

Given the common name of the thing, I would swear the Neoclinus blanchardi is a spoof. (Click the pic to embiggen.) Yet Wikipedia describes it thus: … [Read more...]

Calvin & Hobbes Epilog — Extra Bacon!

I'm just going to go ahead and assume everybody in the known Universe knew about this. That's the way these things usually work when I "discover" something especially delightful. If there was a Last to Know Club, I would be elected president by popular acclaim. I'm also going to assume you are a Calvin & Hobbes fan, because, hey, if you're not, you're dead to me. But! In 2011, years after Bill Watterson stopped doing Calvin & Hobbes, a couple of brothers doing a comic named Pants are … [Read more...]

Toasty Toes at Tony Robbins Event

I actually like Tony Robbins, and I lean toward buy-in to the basic concept of motivational speaking. The difference between believing you can do a thing, and not do that thing, matters. I've had amazing successes at points in my life, and terrible failures at others. Some of those amazing successes were attended by a deliberately positive mindset, some of the terrible failures were attended by aimlessly negative ones. … [Read more...]