In prehistoric gemology news, scientists have dug up some old costume jewelry. A fragment of zircon in the shape of a space dinosaur toenail (pictured above) was found on a sheep ranch in western Australia. The discoverer claims it to be 4.4 billion … Continue reading →
In temporal retirement news, a time-traveling space photographer has been put out to pasture. After hunting for the earliest clues about the evolution of the universe for more than four years, Europe’s Planck Space Observatory has gone to that big … Continue reading →
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In random factoid news, today is the one year anniversary of A Labor of Like. In other words, this blog has outlived its expected lifespan by roughly 500%.
As I have mentioned before, I started this blog as a distraction to keep a certain Muse from tricking me into writing a book. (I will let Toni remain nameless.) I expected that I would archive my stroke adventureshere, maybe write the occasional anecdote, vent a little bit about things that bug/offend me, and eventually get bored and drift off.
Things didn’t quite work out that way. In fact, this whole experience has been very different from what I expected. And I learned some things along the way.
In multicultural apocalyptics news, Norsemen around the world this weekend are celebrating the end of the world. Saturday, February 22 marks the beginning of Ragnarok, the Norse festival of universal destruction. Ragnarok is the ultimate landmark in Viking mythology. Excitement … Continue reading →
In mission creep news, a new photo (shown above) from NASA’s Curiosity rover shows the car-sized robot at the southern pole of the planet Dune, debating whether or not to drive over and see what’s happening on that planet. Curiosity’s … Continue reading →
A sullen, dejected Earth went through the motions today after being stood up by a space rock. The rock in question, which has been going by the name EM26 since 2000, was supposed to go streaking by the Earth, but … Continue reading →
In space mortality news, Yutu, a Chinese lunar rover, was pronounced dead on the scene by moon police last week. Authorities have declared the cause of death to be suicide by fortnightly rotation cycle, based on a preliminary report by … Continue reading →
Earlier today I was at Barnes & Noble looking for a TV Guide. (Disclaimer: I have been reading TV Guide since I was 8. It has a few more characters than General Hospital, but the plot is less ridiculous and … Continue reading →
In weaponized weather news, scientists announced the first successful deployment of their heavy snow artillery, after a test of the 40-foot snowball was conducted in the quad of Reed Richards University in Southeast Portland, Oregon. The projectile (shown above) consisted of … Continue reading →
In tectonic secrecy news, researchers report that continents on alien worlds could hint at extraterrestrial life, but won’t. The oldest signs of life found are about 3.5 billion years old, and have started to turn brown. New findings suggest that … Continue reading →