Recent Reads: Robin Hood According to Spike Milligan

Robin Hood According to Spike Milligan From Amazon: This re-interpretation of Robin Hood finds Robin and his merry men dining out at McDonalds, Kentucky Fried Chicken and eating jam sandwiches. The band of outlaws include the immensely strong Big Dick and the insolent...

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Recent reads: How Much For Just the Planet

How Much for Just the Planet A funny Star Trek book? From Amazon: Dilithium. In crystalline form, the most valuable mineral in the galaxy. It powers the Federation's starships...and the Klingon Empire's battlecruisers. Now on a small, out-of-the-way planet named...

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On Napping

There are all kinds of health benefits associated with napping. Probably. I can’t really see doctor’s being down on extra rest considering they’re always prescribing “plenty of rest” like it’s some kind of controlled substance grown only in the Golden Triangle with a...

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What I’m Reading: Roadmarks

I've been wanting to read Roadmarks by Roger Zelazny for quite some time now. Or maybe that was Callahans' Crosstime Saloon. Either way, I'm reading this one now, I'll get to the other one later. The Road runs from the unimaginable past to the far future, and those...

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What I’m Reading: Star Smashers and the Galaxy Rangers

Can't remember where I came across this, but couldn't pass it up due to the title and it being Harrison. Seems to be a straight up parody of all things space opera but more specifically the Lensman series. Lots of "Gee whiz" and "aw shucks." From Amazon: The wild,...

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Graying Matter

I was watching a documentary the other day called The Other F Word. It's about punk rockers who are now also fathers and have had to learn how to balance giving authority the middle finger while ensuring that their kids still respect bedtime.  Another aspect it...

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Gone to the Dogs

Fidget stood and crossed the room to the patio door. Staring through smudge marks left by eager noses, his sharp brown eyes scanned the yard outside for signs of trouble. There weren’t any squirrels; this was, no doubt, due to his ferocious barking efforts over the...

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8 Reasons Self-Driving Cars Might Not Suck

Autonomous cars are coming. That means no more burnouts, handbrake turns or getting the car up on two-wheels while trying to beat the red. But it won’t all be bad. Self-driving cars are going to have a lot of benefits, too. NO HANDS The most obvious benefit is that...

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