This week, Eric and Bryan welcome fellow podcaster and sCrypt Comics co-founder Rick Pipito to discuss the history of comics.
So what’s big, rocky, round and sits between Mars and Jupiter? If you’re scratching your head right now, don’t worry. Your 7th grade science teacher didn’t teach you about it because it wasn’t deemed worthy, but there is something out there.
On January 1, 1801, the Mathematician, Astronomer, and Catholic priest of the Theatine order, Father Giuseppe Piazzi, made a startling discovery. An object first thought to be a star (one of 7,646 that he cataloged in his career) was observed moving against a field of its fixed cosmic kin. To verify his findings Piazzi spent 3 more days making observations. What had he found? Well according to him it must have been a comet – a large ball of dust and ice, traveling through the solar system like a cosmic drifter. Only that’s what he felt comfortable telling the public. His instincts told a different story, as we can tell from a letter sent to his friend, Barnaba Oriani:
Here we are again, Valentine’s Day, or less that affectionately known to others as singles awareness day. Today is a time for many to celebrate love, but for this nerdy girl, I see it as a time to celebrate chocolate, with the perk of seeing nerdy themed valentines (like these, these, and this).
Now it may not come as a surprise to some of you, but I’ve never been one to really get into celebrating this holiday. I have plenty of cynical and deeply personal reasons for this, but one thing is that I don’t quite understand the point of spending money lame hallmark cards that don’t quite come from the heart,when there are better options (see nerdy valentines above).
And we’re back! Fresh off of their appearance at BayCon 2013: Triskadekaphobicon, Eric, Bryan and guest Kevin Sutorius delve into the history of science fiction, and key figures/works that pushed the genre forward.
Once again, it’s time to take a stroll down lover’s lane. Every love has a story. Today’s love is Hook.
(WARNING: The blog you are about to read may incite anger. Please remember, this is one man’s opinion. Oh, and it’s full of explicit language.)
The Blind Date:
Ahh first loves. We’ve all had them. They provide the base of the do’s and don’ts for future relationships, what we like and don’t like, and what our next relationship will be. It’s an exciting time. My first love was a young thing by the name of Hook. I remember it like it was yesterday…