Archive of Posts in "General Geekery"

Here and Yet to Come: A 1957 Space Scrapbook

In the fall of 1957, my mother was 12 years old. She had a budding interest in science and an especial interest in space because 1) it was the fall of 1957 and 2) her father was an aeronautics engineer who was just being drafted (unsure if it was just before or just after Sputnik) into becoming an astronautical engineer (which he remained until he retired in the 1980s). From October to December of 1957, she clipped every story she could find (most likely from her hometown newspaper near Aberdeen proving ground, where they lived at the time).

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Dear Banshee:

Banshee, do you copy? It’s us, Squid and LateNight. (mouseover the pics…or else) You know, your wingmen? Good news, we weren’t blown up. We’ve crashed on a strange planet. I think it might be…Kobol. Or even Earth. There are ruins here, some ancient human architecture. And on it, we found an odd symbol painted… Most […]

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Ruth’s Really Long San Diego Comic-Con Recap

Last week, I got to fulfill an old dream of mine—attending San Diego Comic-Con. While it’s something I’ve wanted to do for years, timing and finances had prevented me until now. Perhaps that was a good thing. The friends I’ve made online in the last year made the experience extra-fun for me, and the timing was good since because of my library school transfer, I can’t take summer classes.

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The Tales of Lieutenants Ruth “Squid” Lovecrafted and Jess “Banshee” Toasty of the Battlestar Galactica. Or the Colonial Fleet. Or the Battlestar Gacraftica. Or the Colonial Tweet.

As we well know, off-duty pilots don’t always make the best decisions about how to spend their free time. Some of them get into fights with superior officers, some get their rocks off with prostitutes on Cloud 9, and some hare off and join wackadoodle monotheistic cults. Some even fly ships into suns.

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