One of my favorite Calvin and Hobbes ever — Though I do love the one about being in the right place at the right time.
APOD with a stereo image of the Apollo 17 landing site — Sometimes I think about the fact that long after our species and all its works have turned to dust, the moon landing sites will still show evidence of our time here on Earth. Imagine future explorers from among the stars interpreting that — Neal Armstrong’s footprints should last longer than the fossils in the Olduvai Gorge have. I suppose this has already been used time and and again in SF, but it’s a haunting image.
The Lost Book Club — io9 on the self-referentialism of televsion. Still, I applaud. Now, how to get them reading Mainspring and Escapement….
“…the chains under which monkish ignorance and superstition had persuaded them to bind themselves” — Language Log on Jefferson, Bush and the elision of ellipses.
Time in saddle: 0 minutes (still recovering from surgery)
Last night’s weigh-out: n/a
This morning’s weigh-in: 252.0
Currently reading: n/a