Monthly Archives: December 2011

Internet Radio Drama

I have many fond memories of listening to radio dramas back in the day. Amos and Andy, The Shadow, etc; they were really before my time, but radio stations re-broadcasted them regularly when I was a kid.

I’ve met some interesting folks at Google+. One of them is Michaela Hutfles, who it seems lives in Vermont. Is there really a town called Cobalt City? She and some friends have produced a series of modern audio stories which you can access here:

Panic At The Marketplace

Entomological fantasies! I’ve never before typed the first word in the previous sentence. Three “o”s in a row, separated by consonants — will wonders never cease!

Larry

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John Lithgow

I’ve been a fan of John Lithgow ever since he so masterfully and wittily acted as the father, Dick Solomon, on the sitcom Third Rock From The Sun.

Here is an excellent example of his Shakespearean acting ability, a rendition of a press release by Newt Gingrich, our only amphibian politician:

The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
John Lithgow Performs Gingrich Press Release
www.colbertnation.com
http://media.mtvnservices.com/mgid:cms:item:comedycentral.com:387033
Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor & Satire Blog Video Archive

Larry

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Higgs Speaks

I got a kick out of this; I’ve had many cats over the years and many times have wondered what they were thinking:

Higgs, not the boson!

Larry

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Religion Flowchart

I like flowcharts created by geeks trying to make sense of the world! Thanks go to Michelle Beissel for this image.

Larry

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A Large Tortoise

A brilliant photographer named Dusty Gedge had this to say about a photo by Jukka Otsamo posted on Google+:

“Fantastic 🙂 Who needs designers when nature is so much better…”

This is like a third-level passing-along of a photo. So common these days, as links get passed back and forth!

I’m reminded of a conversation I had with a potter who once lived in Bethel, Missouri. He used old French designs in his glazes; he was and probably still is quite skilled at his trade.

I was examining one of his pots, a very pretty one, well-executed indeed.

I think that the potter was taken aback when I said:

“I do like this. But you should realize what your competition is. When I can go outside and see something in the natural world which outshines any human endeavor…”

Larry

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Mount Stupid

I really like this web comic strip, on a par with xkcd:

Mount Stupid

Larry

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22 Reasons

I like this blog!

22 Reasons Why You Should Stop Hanging Around Normal People.

Larry

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