Inspiration: Cat People

February 9, 2018 dkeener 0

This is an image of a strangely moving, recurring dream sequence from Cat People, the 1982 romantic horror movie starring Nastassja Kinski and Malcolm McDowell. The movie is about shapeshifters, specifically dangerous, black leopards. Irena Gallier is a young woman who keeps having a recurring dream about black leopards, eventually […]

Zombie Apocalypse

Inspiration: Worst Cities in a Zombie Apocalypse

December 15, 2017 dkeener 0

If you’ve ever worried about which cities would be the worst to be in when a zombie apocalypse starts, well, here’s an infographic that ranks the worst cities in the United States. Not unexpectedly, New York tops the list (which just happens to be where I’ve set my upcoming zombie […]

Olympus Mons and Arizona

Inspiration: Olympus Mons and Arizona

November 17, 2017 dkeener 0

Our inspiration this week is the long-dead volcano on Mars, Olympus Mons. As you can see in the accompanying image, the mountain is literally as big as the entire state of Arizona. It has a height of 13.6 miles (or 22 kilometers or 72,000 feet, take your pick). In short, […]

Doc Savage vs. Terminator

Monday Mashup: Doc Savage vs. Terminator

November 12, 2017 dkeener 0

Today’s mashup is a fake book cover featuring the inimitable pulp hero, Doc Savage, vs. the Terminator, from the famous movie franchise. Doc Savage was featured in his own magazine in the 1930s and 1940s, a response to a similar magazine featuring the Shadow. All of the Doc Savage stories […]

Little Fuzzy

Monday Mashup: Little Fuzzy

September 11, 2017 dkeener 0

Today’s mashup is going to be a little different. The image is the excellent cover of the book, Little Fuzzy, by H. Beam Piper (the Kindle edition appears to be free). The cover is from a 1970’s reissue of the book; it was originally published in 1962. The illustration is […]

Buzz Lightyear Enters the Grid

Monday Mashup: Buzz Lightyear Enters the Grid

September 4, 2017 dkeener 0

What could be better than Buzz Lightyear, of Toy Story fame, entering the Tron universe? Heck, it’s even possible. Disney owns Pixar, which created the Toy Story movies, and Disney itself created the two Tron movies. This is one mashup that I’d certainly go see…

Godzilla vs. Titanic

Monday Mashup: Godzilla​ vs. Titanic

August 28, 2017 dkeener 0

OK, yes, I know, it’s probably not politically correct. But it was a long time ago. This picture purports to show the true cause behind the sinking of the Titanic way back in 1912. Clearly, the tragedy resulted from a collision between the Titanic and Godzilla.

Mashup: Arya vs. Brienne

Monday Mashup: Arya vs. Brienne, with Light Sabers

August 21, 2017 dkeener 0

Sometimes the most interesting things come from mixing together two “ingredients” that might otherwise seem an unlikely combination. So, here’s the fight between Arya Stark and Brienne of Tarth from Game of Thrones…with light sabers. The entire scene is also available on YouTube. Search for it…you won’t be sorry.

Potbelly Sandwich Shop

The Kindness of Strangers

August 6, 2017 dkeener 0

I’m at the Potbelly Sandwich Shop, where I’ve ordered a salad for myself, a sandwich for my wife and a few accessories. I get up to the cash register, they ring up my order and I reach into my back for my wallet…which isn’t there. I apologize, make my excuses […]

Bentley in the Kitchen

Unbearable Cuteness

June 5, 2017 dkeener 0

This little bundle of cuteness is Bentley, at the age of about six weeks. In this photo, he’s about ten pounds, although he eventually ended being about 130 pounds. Gotta love Lab Rottweilers. OK, I know this has nothing to do with science fiction, but, well, who doesn’t like the […]