What, Me Worry?

It’s funny, whether it’s me worrying over my comparatively minor issues, or other people worrying over things like the so-called “fiscal cliff” or the 12/21/2012 Mayan “doomsday” date, it seems like everywhere I look these days people are feeling at least a little bit of a sense of impending doom. Well, you know me folks,…

When Asteroids Attack!

If pop culture has taught us non-scientists anything about asteroids, it’s that we should blow them up. From classic video game Asteroids to the Michael Bay disaster classic Armageddon, asteroids are either random bits of floating debris out to destroy us, or massive malignant space tumors hurtling our way to destroy us, which we’re told…

You Want Crazy? I Got Your Crazy!

As I said in my last post, my original plan for today was to purge the inner darkness feeding off the lunacy of our situation in the Middle East. So, are you wondering what I had in mind? Well, to be honest, I never did come up with words to sufficiently describe the emotional cacophony…

Hey, It’s 2012!

Happy New Year Everyone! First, a big Thank You to WordPress.com for this very cool 2011 annual stats report: Here’s an excerpt: Madison Square Garden can seat 20,000 people for a concert. This blog was viewed about 64,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Madison Square Garden, it would take about 3…

Countdown To Doomsday?

Hey everyone, check out the neat little “Debt Ceiling Doomsday” counter widget I added to the top of my sidebar! Yeah, I know, it’s pretty basic, especially compared to those Cool SharkBreak Widgets, but it works well enough I guess. And believe it or not (you know how I am), “well enough” is just fine…

Anatomy of a Computer Virus

In response to a comment made by fellow blogger Rincewind on my Ways The World Will End post, I said: How could they (and I) have overlooked such a monstrous possibility?!?! I knew they had left out several possibilities from The Science Channel’s 10 Ways the World Might End, including my favorite: The Invasion of…

Ways The World Will End

I found this excellent video in the Video: Ways the World Will End post at Universe Today. Ways the World will End from Dana Peters on Vimeo. Yes, the world will end someday, but probably not in your lifetime. Just had to post this video “mashup” from our friend Phil Plait’s Discovery Channel series “Bad…