Steven over at Ethyl the

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Steven over at Ethyl the Blog wrote a bit about Harpo Marx on Tuesday. The play I’m directing next summer, The Man Who Came to Dinner, has a character based on Harpo and many others based on his social circle. The show’s not until July, but I’m really starting to get into it.

Lunch has been over for

Filed under:General — eric @ 2:46 am

Lunch has been over for three hours now, but I can’t stop thinking about how good that fresh bananna pudding was. Still warm, it was the perfect companion for the bar-b-que sandwich I had.

My college roommate (one of

Filed under:General — eric @ 2:17 am

My college roommate (one of them, anyway), Phil “dE Cat with Grape Jelly” Jones has put some of his artwork online. We both started out in physics, but he realized one semester that it wasn’t right for him. Unfortunately, it was mid-semester and he couldn’t do much about it right then. So, while I wrote my lab reports, he made wonderful drawings and paintings. In the middle of the night, we’d run through campus, me to turn in assignments and he to hang his works on random walls.

Look what you can do

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Look what you can do with Elmer’s Glue! When I was a kid (not that long ago), all we did with Elmers glue was glue paper together and put it on our hands and let it dry. Who knew you could paint with it? Of course, when we wanted to paint something, we used the big plastic tubs of tempara paint.

The Astronomy Cafe is the

Filed under:General — eric @ 1:49 am

The Astronomy Cafe is the web site for the astronomically disadvantaged, featuring “Ask the Astronomer”, “Ask the Space Scientist”, and lots of desription, pictures, and movies. And even though we al know that in space, no one can hear you scream, the Cafe has a section of space sounds.

A state-of-the-art optical observatory

Filed under:General — eric @ 1:21 am

A state-of-the-art optical observatory that produces images which are sharper and far more detailed than those obtained from the Hubble Space Telescope is scheduled for construction atop the Magdalena Mountains in central New Mexico.
The university I attended has pulled off another coup in the Astrophysical world. Long a Mecca for radio astronomers, Socorro will soon be known for its optical observatory as well. One of these days I ought to put my astrophysics degree to use, I suppose…