Missed Commercials

Filed under:General — eric @ 11:56 am

Since the television programs I watch have been captured by the TiVo, I haven’t watched commercials in a long time. Yeah, shame on me for stealing from the broadcasters. Anyway, because of this, I miss things like announcements of new movies and odd things like Stop the Polyp! and Watch the Frog. That’s where knowing Kristie and Patty comes in handy.

Key to Time

Filed under:General — eric @ 2:55 am

Autographed copies of the DVD box set of Doctor Who’s Key to Time series, featuring voice overs by Tom Baker and Mary Tamm, is available for pre-order at Tom Baker’s web site.

Stock Prices, Revisited

Filed under:General — eric @ 2:39 am

Those people freaking out over the plummeting stock markets obviously didn’t read my announcement last year. True, I did expect the lows to come six months ago, but I didn’t anticipate 9/11 and the wave of patriotism that pushed the markets higher for a while. Now that that’s over with, real market forces are back in control and I stand by my previous announcement.

Fringe Solar Birth Theory

Filed under:General — eric @ 2:27 am

A pair of astrophysicists at the school I surly would have gone to had I remained in-state are advancing a theory that the solar system did not convalesce from a nebula of interstellar gasses, but rather from the remnants of a supernova, the core of which is still embedded at the center of our sun. It’s certainly not mainstream astrophysics, but it may be right.