SPECIAL HISTORICAL NOTE: Tuesday, July 16th, will mark the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s lift off; Friday, July 19 will be the 50th anniversary of the Lunar Orbit Insertion program and Saturday, July 20th will mark the 50th anniversary of both the successful Lunar landing (20:17:39 GMT) and the first steps on the Moon by a human being (2:56:15 GMT). A detailed time line of Apollo11’s mission can be found here.
SPECIAL SAFETY ANNOUNCEMENT: Do NOT go to Area 51 to “storm the fences”. Not only is it a heavily restricted military base, the flying saucers stored there have extremely effective death rays mounted on them.
Charlie Chaplin’s Speech from The Great Dictator: (listen to it. all the way through)
You Don’t F*** with The Jesus! At least not if you want to see this Big Lebowski sequel! (A Big Lebowski sequel? Yes. A Big Lebowski sequel)
Get Your Very Own “Dave Kyle Says You Can’t Sit Here” Throw Pillow (reserve your seat at those pesky crowded panels!)
Feminist Fright Fest (some folks are just frightened of feminists)
“Hybrid” Vanity Presses Push Back against Writer Beware Warnings (don’t buy the hype)
William Gibson Thinks Sci Fi Writers Almost Always Get Their Predictions Wrong (well, maybe the “sci fi” writers….)
Or maybe planting 2.2 million acres with trees will save us all (my money is on the plastic-eating mushroom tree)