Sunday, October 26, 2014

But I know that you will like this....

Time for a foray into the world of Children's Lituature, via a quick Reading Rainbow outtake:  (Oh, my god...)

Our lives as nerds intersect with our lives as parents.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

It is just possible BBC members may enjoy this...

Why not travel to Middle Earth New Zeland this year?  A quick video will help you:

(BTW, the dorky guy getting his mask placed by an orc around 1:20 is Richard Taylor, who was the creature effects guy on Lord of the Rings.  You should recognize the rest.  If you don't, shame on you.)


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Fixing the World and Killing a Film

Just to follow up on last night's discussion of "The World Without Us," I wanted to post a link to this fantastic Radiolab podcast about the "poop train." It's about a local environmental crisis that demanded a creative solution and got one, at least temporarily. It's alternatively disgusting, depressing, and inspiring, sort of like last night's discussion.

Also, here's the unreleased ending to "Titanic," which should kill any lingering appreciation of that film you might have (or perhaps renew your appreciation for the major studios that still have the power to rein in egomaniacal directors).

Monday, October 6, 2014

Two things in our wheelhouse

IMHO, A Visit from the Good Squad was the best book we have read in the BBC (since I joined.)  Jennifer Egan is visiting Denver as part of the Pen and Podium.  Details here.

Also, on a less highfallutin' note, there is this subway map.