Monday, January 19, 2009

Bloops, Blips and Mystery Roars.

I love space.

I also love, the website devoted to everything cosmic, and cosmos.

Another reason that I love is the site's writers are just as fascinated with what's going on 'out there' as I am. Possibly more so.

I've talked about the mysterious bloop under the sea (which, by the way has gotten a good many hits on this page).

And, although I've never personally discussed it on this blog, I've also been fascinated by the WOW! signal discovered at The Ohio State University in 1977.

Now, reported of a mysterious roar detected from the outer limits of space on January 7, 2009.


According to the article the booming noise was measured to be 'six times brighter than the combined emission of all known radio sources in the universe.'

Like I said. Cool.

Could it be a signal from Arthur C. Clark's Rama? Could it be God burping? Could it be my grandfather trying to speak from the grave saying 'Be good grandson, there is a heaven after all.'?

Hopefully. Maybe. And highly unlikely.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby!

I was just thinking of this Tom and Jerry cartoon yesterday. My brother and I used to sing it all the time when we were young. Check out the hot female cat that Tom's singing to. Rawr!

No wonder I liked this cartoon.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Where in the World is John Hughes, Part 2

A while ago, I wrote this piece asking you, the public, where in the hell was Writer/Director/Producer John Hughes - the man, the myth, the legend who brought us Sixteen Candles, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, The Breakfast Club and - one of my favorite films of all time - Vacation.

Speaking of Vacation - for all of those unaware, Hughes' screenplay originated from a short story he wrote which was optioned by Hollywood to be transformed into a feature-length film. Which, in turn, still leaves hope for me.

But, instead of little old me going on and on about the experience, I'll let John Hughes tell you himself in this rather interesting forward that he wrote for Zoetrope - a quarterly magazine founded by Francis Ford Coppola devoted to short fiction and one-act plays.

And you can read Hughes' short story Vacation '58 right here.