If there's ever been a writer whose covers should not be used to judge their books, it's Philip K. Dick. His works are usually classified as a science fiction, but to me, he's a cyberpunk physicist, a time-traveling gnostic, and a prescient speed freak. He's also responsible for a slew of Hollywood films like Bladerunner and Total Recall, and the list goes on. I'm a fan of his, and that, of course, makes me a Dickhead. Read the rest
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A few years back, Mark introduced me to The Fruit Hunters, a book about "exotic fruits and the obsessives that hunt them." I read the book, and as if infected with some Lovecraftian curse, I am now a Fruit Hunter, too. Read the rest
"Recently, on a beautiful Fall day, my sister, my Mom, and I went to visit the local brothel." Kelly Kittell reports from the world famous Mustang Ranch
Kelly Kittell ponders the advice that one should eat frogs near the pond they were captured from so you can enjoy the bereaved croaks of their grieving mates.
For what's basically insect poop vomited up by a bee, it's delicious, says Kelly Kittell.
Kelly Kittell's EnChroma CX Receptor colorblind-correcting sunglasses arrived with the following warning: When first trying on the lens, the unusual appearance of colors may be visually distracting. "It’s a bit of an understatement. The first time I saw brick red I was so overwhelmed I stopped cold. Purple and lavender, where have you been all my life?"