Thanks to everyone who came by for Ada Lovelace Day last week. The most fun thing to happen was when one of my dedicatees read it, and wrote a comment. Just scroll down two posts to read my Ada-essay.
Sitemeter Sez: Visitors from Mars, Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Pluto and Eris couldn't make it. Arcturus and Aldebaran showed up though, along with some REAL BIG stars like Betelgeuse. Let's get Sirius -- APRIL FOOL!
Some more history at: Theater X-Net
Visit: Michael's Montana Web Archive
Theater, Art, Flash Gordon, Funky Music and MORE!
MORE UPDATES! Outre Space Cinema -- Featuring: 1930's Rocketry, Spitfires of the Spaceways and especially Cellulose to Celluloid, Even more Flash Gordon comparisons from the Saturday Matinees and Sunday Comics.
Many thanks to Jim Keefe (Visit his Website) -- the LAST Flash Gordon illustrator of the 20th Century, and Flash's FIRST illustrator of the 21st, for including my efforts on his Flash Gordon Resources Page -- along with actual creators like Alex Raymond, Al Williamson, and others!
Charity Alert: Play the FreeRice Game -- improve your vocabulary, and donate food to the United Nations. Check into Terra Sigilata blog -- donate $$$ to cancer patients just by clicking onto the site. Keep that Resolution to click on The Hunger Site every day. BTW -- AIDtoCHILDREN.com is a bit simpler than FreeRice Game.
In The Community: Dan Fagre's show at the Hockaday Museum of Art about the vanishing glaciers of Glacier National Park is a true labor of love by himself and other scientists from the USGS. Here's another website comparing glacier photos from the early 20th Century and recent decades. The Auction of Miniatures is up NOW -- get over there and bid.
FVCC's Honors Symposium -- Next, and last, on April 2 — China Today presented by Eric Pei, FVCC Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence; Visiting Professor, Liaoning University, Shenyang, China.
Media Watch: Trash A Go Go musta listened to me and canned the closing Duel of the Schlubs riff for a bonus dance featuring winners of the previous night. Yep -- nobody wants to see the WORST you have, especially TWICE!
OK, my top four couples are Derrek & Kim, Cheryl & Gilles, Tony & Melissa, and Mark & Shawn. I've become a Cheryl Burke fan, but saying that, I could still stand seeing Tony Dovalani win it all for a change.
One of the two worst schlubs is remaining after their double-elimination -- Steve O is hurt and ready to leave, but there he is. Charming Steve Wozniak went off, thanks to the judges keeping their traps shut, and not provoking the audience to save him.
Model Holly Madison might have been inept as a dancer, but she honestly tried, and is on her way back to her 'reality' show, which is taped anyway. It is ironic that Playboy, which peddles FANTASY, sponsors anything to do with REALITY. I'll give Hugh Hefner credit for being a great editor in the 50's and 60's, but I haven't really been aware of his productions for twenty years or more.