Name the Exoplanet Contest!

A reader writes: You commented on the buzz regarding earth-like planets recently. You know, since the star is called “Trappist”, I suggest we name one of the three planets in the habitable zone after Thomas Merton and another after Christian de Cherg√© (one of the Algerian martyrs shown in the movie “Gods and Men”). Any [Read More…]

I had the pleasure of meeting Brandon Hale out in Oklahoma

and hanging out with him and the late great Fr. Shane Tharp. ¬†Now he’s written a fun graphic novel! [Read more…]

Star Trek TNG toy…

…that is literally for the next generation. [Read more…]

It gives me hope for mankind…

…that there is something called a Bay Area Pun-Off. [Read more…]

On a day like today, what the world needs is William Shatner

and lots of him: [Read more…]

If you are planning to travel in time…

in any direction other than forward at 60 seconds per minute PLEASE GIVE SOME THOUGHT TO THE FOLLOWING LEST YOU CREATE A TEMPORAL PARADOX AND REALLY SCREW THINGS UP! [Read more…]

Here’s a fun game for the Holidays

Guess the film or book: Deeply traumatized member of the maritime working class, denied health care benefits and any kind of psychological help, attempts to work through his PTSD after a vicious attack by a wild animal that killed close friends and co-workers and left him permanently disabled. An equal opportunity employer with a multi-ethnic [Read More…]

In a Mass Knife Fight to the Death Between Every American President…

…who would win and why? I want it to be Teddy Roosevelt, but my heart says, “Andrew Jackson.” The only president to have ever actually been in knife fights. [Read more…]

Bill Murray Awakens to Find…

…it is the morning of November 2, 2016 and the radio is playing “I Got You, Babe”. [Read more…]

Sherry Antonetti, my Monday Co-host posted an Hour before the Game ended

Game Seven 2016 For seven innings, they were beautiful. For seven innings, they ruled the game. For seven innings the cubs whistled “What Curse?” and Go Cubs Go, they sang… For seven innings the Cubs played and silenced the whole Tribe The Eighth inning however, things got clever. It had a different vibe. Batters came, [Read More…]