Month: Jan 2022

  • Susan’s Salon: 30/31 January 2022

    Susan’s Salon: 30/31 January 2022

    Well January 2022 is nearly over and so far, zero US fascist coup attempts, so that’s already beating 2021’s record! Use the comment section to chat about whatever you want. Susan’s Salon is posted early on Monday (Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is still Sunday in most places). It’s fine to be sad, worried, vaccinated, […]

  • Sunday Beer: Space Cadet West Coast IPA

    Despite the flag and the American beer style, tonight’s beer is from across the Tasman. It had one of those can labels that you can peel right off, so here’s a panoramic view. Pretty nice, fruity and hoppy and strong.

  • Timopoly

    Bored of the pandemic, Tim and I took a trip to an alternate universe. Sadly our holiday was ruined by persistent rain of venomous jellyfish. Stuck indoors, we played the local alternate universe board games (Scribble, Rusk, Eels & Ladles etc). Interestingly, this universe has no games based on attempting to control the property market […]

  • The M of RWG&SD Exhibit 3: The :CueCat

    The M of RWG&SD Exhibit 3: The :CueCat

    Dates: 2000 to 2001 Description: A modified barcode reader Significant Figure: Jeffry Jovan Pulitzer The year is 2022 and I stumble into the Museum from the global-warming enhanced heat with sweat making my face-mask sticky. Despite the discomfort, I’m triumphant, having scored a set of clinical tests for the pandemic virus that has swept the […]

  • Firefly Friday: Ep 8 Out of Gas

    A space episode and an episode where the show mixes things up a little with a non-linear plot and nested flashbacks. It opens with an injured Mal staggering through an apparently abandoned Serenity. As he collapses onto the floor of the cargo bay the story shifts back to Mal and Zoe’s first visit to the […]

  • Bond Songs 2: No Time To Die

    Song/Theme: No Time to Die Created by: Billie Ellish and Finneas O’Connell (+ Hans Zimmer & Johnny Marr) Singer: Billie Ellish Who is it about?: Bond’s feelings about somebody else What’s it about?: Somebody who has been betrayed by their lover Jumping to the future, we have a song for a film that I haven’t […]

  • Which Appalling Person Got an Australia Day Honour This Time?

    A year ago I wrote: “Another year and January 26 ticks over again. Australia’s very flawed national holiday continues to be a source of division and disunity. Among the manifold aspects of this is the announcement of various honours.” https://camestrosfelapton.wordpress.com/2021/01/26/australias-honours-system-remains-very-broken/ Among the many people honoured, in recent years we’ve had at least one person that […]

  • Some Wordle Stats

    I’m not putting any serious spoilers or cheats below but there’s a fold if you would rather remain ignorant of some details or if you are just heartily sick of people talking about the daily word game that is clearly an alien plot or a CIA scheme to make us think about abstract objects.

  • Keep the arms trade out of fandom

    Back to Raytheon and the Hugo Awards briefly. There’s a long connection between the arms trade, space technology and fandom. I’m going to detail some of that next month in a coda to Debarkle looking at some of those connections that I touched on in the main text (such as why Newt Gingrich kept making […]

  • Susan’s Salon: 23/24 January 2022

    Susan’s Salon: 23/24 January 2022

    Use the comment section to chat about whatever you want. Susan’s Salon is posted early on Monday (Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is still Sunday in most places). It’s fine to be sad, worried, vaccinated, unvaccinated-yet, angry or maybe even happy (or all of those things at once). Please feel free to post what you […]

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