I say, "Fie on you, Superman Returns." I'll probably go see it if it shows up here in Morris, but otherwise, Jesus in spandex has little appeal to me.
The only summer blockbuster I care about is the one with the pirates, and most importantly, the villains based on marine biology.
It takes a…
Lots of chatter in the news today about finding ricin in a Vegas hotel room.
Image of PDB ID 2AAI from Wikipedia
Ricin works by inhibiting protein synthesis at the ribosomal level. This is a well-known method of killing something, and one on which many antibiotics work.
You'll note this looks…
I don't know who commissions a steampunk wedding cake, but whoever they are, I like the way they think. Check out these whimsical steampunk cakes (including a metallic, Jules Verne-esque cephalopod) at the normally frightening Cake Wrecks. And big thanks to LindaCO for the heads up!
Good idea: the National Zoo is letting us name its Giant Pacific octopus.
Bad idea: the names. All four are terrible:
Olympus: This octopus arrived at the Zoo just before the 2010 Winter Olympics, and for many zoogoers the octopus gets a gold medal for being a compelling animal.Ceph: Octopuses…