Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Hell - Here's the deal...

You get all the crap you want in Hell, but you have to move it all - every six months. And no yard sales or trips to Goodwill. Any idea how much broken consumer electronics you can accumulate after a quadrillion years?

ThoughtCriminal is moving next week.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Galactic Orientation - Part 2

Friday, February 22, 2008

THE CIA goes to the Movies!

via Cynical-C
Central Intelligence Agency rewrite of Animal Farm

"Many people remember reading George Orwell's "Animal Farm" in high school or college, with its chilling finale in which the farm animals looked back and forth at the tyrannical pigs and the exploitative human farmers but found it "impossible to say which was which."

That ending was altered in the 1955 animated version, which removed the humans, leaving only the nasty pigs. Another example of Hollywood butchering great literature? Yes, but in this case the film's secret producer was the Central Intelligence Agency.

The C.I.A., it seems, was worried that the public might be too influenced by Orwell's pox-on-both-their-houses critique of the capitalist humans and Communist pigs. So after his death in 1950, agents were dispatched (by none other than E. Howard Hunt, later of Watergate fame) to buy the film rights to "Animal Farm" from his widow to make its message more overtly anti-Communist."
Later, the CIA bought the rights to Animal House, thinking that it was going to be a remake of Animal Farm. The project was abandoned and sold off soon after they found out it had nothing to do with Orwell's novel, but not before they tinkered with some possible rewrites. In the CIA version, the Omega House triumphs over the Deltas , saves Dean Wormer and the Faber College Homecoming Parade.

Dean Wormer with future White House aide and CIA Director, Gregg Marmalar.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

ThoughtCriminal's Fearless Election Prediction

For anyone who thinks that it won't make a difference who they vote for, consider what will happen if Kang makes the next Supreme Court appointments!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Galactic Orientation - Part 1

Friday, February 15, 2008

Harlequin NASCAR Romances

Sample dialog:
"You have no idea what an intake manifold is, do you?"
"No, but sounds hot."

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

The Future...

Approximate size comparison of "Space Station V" from 2001: A Space Odyssey to the International Space Station (2006).

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Electron Microscope Saved from Landfill

Built in 1951 by the Radio Corporation of America
"In the hallway at the vet school is an *old* electron microscope. I didn't know how old untill I had a conversation with Dr. C, who rescued it from being sent to the landfill at his old university, and had it brought here..." (thanks to Eve)
Next time I'm at the dump, I hope I can find an "Interocitor".

Replacement parts may be hard to find though.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Steamed Magazine

What would WIRED Magazine be like in a Steampunk Universe?

Tuesday, February 5, 2008


Every blog must have at least one Cloverfield post.

Monday, February 4, 2008

I'm With Stupid

Yes, sometimes we're idiots, but at least we can let everyone know who's really responsible.
And yes, you can buy the t-shirt!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Evilest Spock

Spock in my universe will not only have a beard, he's going to have a Mohawk. Crew members hide from him in the Agony Booth. If Dick Cheney was ever Vice President in your universe, this is how it turns out.

Friday, February 1, 2008

We're not the droids you're looking for