Thursday, August 31, 2017
Mike T's Big Birthday
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Labels: Mike T, Photography
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
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Labels: popular culture, television, Twin Peaks
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
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Labels: Photography, Silly Nonsense
Monday, August 28, 2017
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Labels: Action Figures, Beppo the Super-Monkey, comics, DC Comics, LEGO, Pac-Man, popular culture, Superman, Superman Robot, Superman vs Muhammad Ali, Toys, Video Games
Sunday, August 27, 2017
I added 10 states to my existing tally on this trip, but as you can see above, that's not enough to reach the 270 votes required for victory by the American electoral college system. On the other hand, Sylvia and I are planning to visit New York next year, and that would give me another 29 electoral votes - enough to eke out a narrow win in 2020.
Given the state of American politics today, it's pretty hard to imagine any two candidates delivering this map. Somehow the left wins Texas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alaska and Indiana while losing the election, and for some reason the reliably Democrat New England - including Washington, DC - chooses the Republican! But then, I suppose practically anything is possible in this bold new era.
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Labels: Alternate History, Politics, Silly Nonsense, Sylvia, Travel
Saturday, August 26, 2017
Superman vs Muhammad Ali
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Labels: comics, DC Comics, Muhammad Ali, popular culture, Sports, Superman, Superman vs Muhammad Ali
Friday, August 25, 2017
Shadow Over America: Epilogue
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Labels: 2017 Eclipse, Travel
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Shadow Over America: Antumbra
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Labels: Alberta, Edmonton, Fargo, Manitoba, North Dakota, Reston, Saskatchewan, Sylvia, Travel
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Shadow Over America: Hello, Wisconsin!
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Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Shadow Over America: The Long Road Home
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Monday, August 21, 2017
Shadow Over America: Eclipse
When the moment comes, everything but awe is eclipsed. It is the sight of a lifetime, majestic, irresistible: nature's reminder of our place in the vast and wondrous cosmos. The moon's shadow passes over us at over 3,600 km/h, and from our location that gives us a little over two minutes of totality. We soak up every moment as we are suddenly cast into an eerie midday twilight.
And then the shadow passes, heading southeast. We'll remember this for the rest of our lives.
To Metropolis, Illinois, where even Superman himself has donned a pair of eclipse glasses. He doesn't need them, of course, but ever the public servant, he sets an example for the throngs that came here to experience totality.
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Labels: 2017 Eclipse, comics, DC Comics, Farmington, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, popular culture, Superman, Sylvia, Tennessee, Travel
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