Batten down the hatches, I had an opinion on superhero comics.
Sundog above juniper trees. The sun is off to the left. This stood out starkly when viewed through my polarized sunglasses, but disappeared completely into the glare without them. I had to put my sunglasses in front of my phone to get this, and even then I enhanced the color saturation before posting.
Another soon-to-be-demolished structure. This old medical building in Torrance has a lot more character than the railroad bridge by LAX, but it’s being replaced by something less exciting than a new light rail line, IMO: an expansion to the local mall.
Next week they’ll tear out this old railroad bridge near #LAX. A Metro station will take its place. #CenturyCrush
Last night’s “supermoon” rising through light clouds. Spotted, oddly enough, while walking past a SuperCuts.
It wasn’t quite as cool as a week ago, when I was driving home late at night and watched the first-quarter moon setting like a giant orange slice near the horizon. But I didn’t have my camera, and wasn’t sure about stopping somewhere unfamiliar at midnight to take photos.
As it happened,…
My own feeling is that science fiction, of all the different forms of literature, is the one that most easily accepts the notion of change. Things are changing very quickly, and any kid who thinks about it knows that the world in which he or she will be a grown-up — which he or she will be helping to run — will be considerably different from this one. Maybe better, maybe worse, but different. Science fiction explores the future world.
I think more and more young people are beginning to feel that science fiction is the kind of literature that a person interested in reality should be reading.
- Isaac Asimov
A while back, I asked why it is that some science fiction is so good at predicting the future. Far and away, the most common answer was because people who read science fiction are then inspired to make that future a reality.
Asimov knew that.
Check out more from his 1983 interview with Dr. Julius Strangepork in Muppets magazine (yes, seriously) at Brain Pickings.
This is one of my favorite little comics on here.
MY ENTIRE FAMILY AND GROUP OF FRIENDS NEEDS TO SEE THIS.
This is me perfectly. I wish my friends understood this too.
i love these because they help me understand my introverted friends more
I showed this to my mom, she didn’t understand. ._.”