So about a month ago, I get out of the shower and take a look at my face. This isn’t all that unusual, most of us do it (take a look at our own faces, if you’re looking at my face that might be unusual). Anyway, I notice that while I’m in need of a shave, there’s a weird patch of… nothing, just under my right nostril (see picture).
Interesting, I think. I look like a 70s era cocaine fiend and jokingly ask Rasa, who isn’t so keen on my facial hair to begin with, if she’s been waking up in the middle of the night to shave a part of my face or apply depilatory cream? She denies it, rightly so, and don’t think about, shaving the rest of my face to match. Continue reading
So I’m signed up for NaNoWriMo, the annual “let’s slap down 50k words towards a novel in 30 days” insanity this year. My profile can be found here. Of course, I’m actually not a fan of the fest, I think it can actually do more harm than good, but I understand the concept and I’m signed up with a book idea ready to go.
Naturally, this is the exact moment when the day jobs decide to spring extra work and it’s the end of the semester so there’s lots of grading to get done and blah blah blah, excuses excuses.
In any event, I’m there. If you’re participating look me up and I’ll add you back. And hey, I’m an amazing cheerleader even if I’m not able to race alongside you.
Way back in the dark ages of the 70s, there was a magazine called Omni, put out by Penthouse publisher Bob Guccione. It was a great magazine which mixed science, pseudo science and science fiction all between the same, beautiful covers. It ran from 1978-1995 in a print version going another three years online.
Now, the entire print run is available, for free. you can find scans of every page, here. Of course, going through 17 years of a magazine can be difficult if you don’t know what you’re looking for, so here ya go, an index of the contents is here. It’s an amazing amount of work.
Discovering Superman’s Jewish DNA
Source: DAVID • Think: “Holy Bagels, Batman!
This month, in David Magazine, I explore the secret origin of comic books themselves!