Monthly Archives: March 2012

Mid-America Truck Show!

2012 Mid-America Trucking Show  |  March 22 – 24, 2012  |  Louisville, KY at the Kentucky Exposition Center

Mid-America Truck Show

Official Site

RIP Arthur C. Clarke

Sir Arthur Charles Clarke, (16 December 1917 – 19 March 2008) was a British science fiction author, inventor, and futurist, most famous for his novel 2001: A Space Odyssey, and for collaborating with director Stanley Kubrick on the film of the same name.

Wikipedia Article

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Happy Birthday, Jerry Lewis

Jerry Lewis

Jerry Lewis (March 16, 1926 - )

Jerry Lewis is an American comedian, actor, producer, writer, director and singer. He is best-known for his slapstick humor on stage, screen and television, his singing ability in a string of music album recordings and his charity fund-raising telethons for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).

Thank you, Jerry, for many laughs throughout the years.

Mid-America Truck Show!

2012 Mid-America Trucking Show  |  March 22 – 24, 2012  |  Louisville, KY at the Kentucky Exposition Center

Mid-America Truck Show

Official Site

RIP HP Lovecraft

Howard Phillips Lovecraft (August 20, 1890 – March 15, 1937) was an American author of fantasy, horror and science fiction. Although Lovecraft’s readership was limited during his life, his works sustain cult popularity and influence. He created the Cthulhu Mythos as well as the famed Necronomicon. His profound cosmic pessimism underlies all his works.

It Was YOU All Along?!

It Was YOU All Along?!

Icy Lake Bay

Icy Lake Bay

Chug Pug

Chug Pug

Happy Birthday, Douglas Adams

Douglas Adams

Douglas Noël Adams (March 11, 1952 – May 11, 2001)

Douglas Adams was an English author, comic radio dramatist, and musician. He is best known as author of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series. Hitchhiker’s began on radio, and developed into a “trilogy” of five books (which sold more than fifteen million copies during his lifetime) as well as a television series, a towel, a live theater show, a drink, a comic book series, a computer game and a feature film that was completed after Adams’ death. He was known to some fans as Bop Ad (after his illegible signature), or by his initials “DNA”.

Norman Rockwell Star Wars

Norman Rockwell Star Wars

 

James Hance is a machine that manufactures awesomeness. He does so in both high quality and massive quantity. He does so by making many mashups of Star Wars, often pairing the science fiction franchise with Winnie the Pooh. But recently, he recreated a classic Norman Rockwell illustration called “Boy and Girl Gazing at the Moon.”

The ‘Love Boat’ sails out into the sunset one last time…

The Pacific Princess, the ship from the Love Boat, is headed for that big scrapyard in the sky…

 

Fox News Article

RIP Gary Gygax

RIP Dungeon Master.

Ernest Gary Gygax (July 27, 1938 – March 4, 2008 ) was an American writer and game designer, best known for co-creating the pioneering role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) with Dave Arneson, and co-founding the company Tactical Studies Rules (TSR) with Don Kaye in 1974. Gygax is generally acknowledged as the father of the role-playing game.

D&D Basic Set

Elevator Floor Illusion

Elevator Floor Illusion

Would YOU step in there?!

Sea Angel

It’s hard to believe but that otherworldly creature below, photographed by Alexander Semenov, lives in our ocean rather than on the pages of a sci-fi novel. The sea angel above was found in the White Sea, northwest of Russia.

Sea Angel

Wikipedia Link

RIP Philip K. Dick

Philip K. Dick

Philip K. Dick (December 16, 1928 – March 2, 1982)

Philip Kindred Dick was an American science fiction novelist and short story writer. He often drew upon his own life experiences and addressed the nature of drug use, paranoia and schizophrenia, and mystical experiences in novels such as A Scanner Darkly and VALIS.

In addition to his novels, Dick wrote approximately 121 short stories, many of which appeared in science fiction magazines. Although Dick spent most of his career as a writer in near-poverty, nine of his stories have been adapted into popular films since his death, including Blade Runner, Total Recall, A Scanner Darkly and Minority Report. In 2005, Time Magazine named Ubik one of the one hundred greatest English-language novels published since 1923. In 2007, Dick became the first science fiction writer to be included in The Library of America series.

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss

Dr. Theodor Seuss Geisel (March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991), better known by his pen name, Dr. Seuss, was a famous American writer and cartoonist best known for his children’s books, particularly The Cat in the Hat. He also wrote under the pen names Theo. LeSieg and Rosetta Stone.

Seuss Stamp

Postage stamp honoring Dr. Seuss and depicting him along with several of his creations, such as The Cat in the Hat and The Grinch (courtesy of the United States Postal Service).

Seuss Google Doodle

Google's 2009 Tribute to Dr. Seuss

RIP Jeff Healey

Jeff Healey

Jeff Healey (March 25, 1966 – March 2, 2008)

Norman Jeffrey Healey, known professionally as Jeff Healey, was a blind Canadian jazz and blues-rock guitarist and vocalist.  Healey was most widely known for his appearance as the blind guitar player in Roadhouse, and for his distinctive way of playing his guitar laid flat across his lap.

Healey was blind; he lost his sight when he was one year old, due to retinoblastoma, a rare cancer of the eyes which he suffered from throughout his life and which ultimately killed him.