Opinion/Editorial

Labor on Labor Day?

That parrot is definitely deceased, and when I purchased it not ‘alf an hour ago, you assured me that its total lack of movement was due to it bein’ tired and shagged out following a prolonged squawk.

Well, he’s…he’s, ah…probably pining for the fjords.

Happy Birthday America!

I just wanted to take this opportunity to mention how grateful I am to be living in the United States of America, the greatest, most perfect society the world has ever known. I’m truly in awe of how this country has managed to put its mark upon the world.  From the 1600s on, the people […]

Meme Me Up, Scotty

I recently got to thinking about all the little posts that people put on Facebook and what others reply. Now, I have quite a few geeky friends, mostly from going to various cons over the last couple of years, and they will use memes to comment on each other’s posts. According to Wikipedia.org an Internet […]

Space Princesses: Royalty in Science Fiction

  “For God’s sake let us sit upon the ground And tell sad stories about the death of kings.” Richard 11, Act 3, Scene 2 Shakespeare knew how to entertain a crowd and teach history at the same time. His plays are rife with kings, queens, dukes, barons and various and sundry other royal personages. His […]

Censored

Censorship of images has been much on people’s minds this last week. I thought I’d write a post about the depiction of nudity.

2015: A Geeky Year for Movies

Forget about all the things we were promised to have in 2015 by Back to the Future. 2015 seems to be our year for the movies, us geeks and nerds, that is. I do hope that no one is insulted by my use of the terms geek and nerd. Those are badges that I wear […]

Science Fiction Bikini

Science fiction bikini seems like a simple juxtaposition of words, but examining the phrase reveals much of the cultural and social baggage packed inside.

Sapper: A New Literary Movement & Manifesto

I don’t know why, but whenever I hear the word “manifesto”, I’m always reminded of Italian food.  “Do you want grated parmesan on your Manifesto?”  “Hmmmm, I never saw Manifesto made with Alfredo sauce before….” It seems that back in October a group of authors within our literary ghetto decided that it was time to declare […]