Our dear Greg – what a mensch! It only took a wife, three kids, and ten years of single-handedly footing all the bills for TDG to persuade him, finally, to ask all of us to pitch in. But apparently, residual ambivalence still wouldn’t allow him to ‘sticky’ his recent plea for our financial support of TDG to the top of the homepage. So, in case you missed it on July 1st, here’s a link to his post Funding the Future After Ten Years of TDG.
The father of Dana Scully has passed away. You know the guy…Major Briggs, who helped uncover the entrance to the Black Lodge in Twin Peaks. Then went up in rank to General, changed his name to George Hammond, and headed up the USAF’s Stargate Command. Also known in real life as Don S. Davis.
University of North Texas tests metallic fragments found in cemetery as part of UFO hunt into the infamous Aurora incident. Forget the price of fuel – that’s a news headline!
Upstairs, downstairs: As the super-rich get even richer, a historian wonders, will social cohesion disintegrate?
The Piper Alpha explosion was the world’s worst off-shore oil disaster. Only now, 20 years on, are the traumatised survivors finally able to tell the horrifying story. Stephen McGinty’s Fire in the Night: The Piper Alpha Disaster, published July 4, will soon be available at Amazon US & is available now at Amazon UK.
Big thanks to Greg for contributing a bunch of today’s news.
Quote of the Day:
DynaSoar: You’re remembering the Journal of Irreproducible Research, and you’re misremembering the details.
The JIR was purchased by Blackwell Scientific. The staff had a hard time reproducing the good results they had working with their previous publisher, and indeed producing anything at all. The staff quit, and formed AIR.
kalirion: You mean Journal of Irreproducible Results.
DynaSoar: Of course I do. I was published in that too, so I misremember it accurately.
Read what I mean, not what I write. Oh, you already did.