If 5 millenia of human ingenuity can become endangered in less than a single month, what can that tell us regarding the possibility of vestiges from far older civilizations?
- Will Egypt's ancient treasures survive? --You may begin to weep... now.
- When it comes to supervolcanoes --like the one in Yellowstone park-- Michio Kaku turns into a regular doomsayer.
- Guillermo del Toro --my own personal Aztec deity-- gives some insight into the character design for the Shoggoth in his upcoming Lovecraft movie (more here).
- Star Wars Symbol Cycle: Empire, or the Hanged Man. Chris Knowles continues with his wonderful dissertation in fanboisticism ;)
- Is speculative fiction poised to break into the literary canon? All with me: ♪ It's a geek world after all ♫
- [Video] Top Ten places you aren't allowed to visit --Ha! tell that to my homie David Rice.
- Robonaut 2 --Eve's great-great-great grandfather-- set to launch this month.
- The UFO case of Armando Valdéz. An all-time classic in South American Ufology.
- Fossil discovery contradicts dinosaur mass extinction theory. This looks like a job for...
- Ilya Salkind, the famed producer behind "Superman" & "The Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas", is reported missing in Mexico city.
- At Binnal of America, Tim Binnal interviews hardcore cryptozoologist Adam Davies, and makes the solemn promise of joining his next expedition in search of the Mande-Burung... sort of :P
- Oh noes: Some douchebags are blaming the harmless Pacific northwest tree octopus for the demise of the entire western civilization.
- Well, Marky boy: you might have been named Man of the Year by Time magazine last year, but GUESS WHO has just been nominated for the Nobel prize!
- The Wikileaks scandal everybody seems to have missed.
- College professor urinated on colleagues door -- that's what we @ TDG call Pee-r review.
- Red pill of the day: a touching animation film reminding us that heroes can rise from the most unlikeliest of places...
Thanks Rick, Kat & Greg.
Quote of the Day:
I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: "Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown
And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed.
And on the pedestal these words appear:
`My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away".
Ozymandias, by Percy Bysshe Shelley.