Victorian Dragon

A “baby dragon”, believed to possibly be an attempt by German scientists to discredit their Victorian British counterparts, found after more than a century sitting in someone’s garage.

Read the article here.

My favorite line:

“It could be made from India rubber, because Germany was the world’s leading manufacturer of it at the time, or it could be made of wax.

‘Or, of course, it might be real.'”


Where are they now?

Occasionally, I get folks asking me what ever happened to the folks that I used to work with in Synister Creative Systems. I usually had to shrug and say that I didn’t know–after I left the company, they didn’t put anything else out, and quickly faded away, and there was really no contact between us.

Well, last night, I stumbled upon the Jaffe brothers’ latest project, Xenojack, a web-based film project, written and directed by Sean Jaffe and starring Josh Jaffe, Jeff Moxley and Rodney Clarke, about three rat-pack hipster aliens sentenced to parole on our planet. Two episodes are available for download (Quicktime), along with a bunch of AIM icons, desktops, etc.

Ring-a-ding-ding, Baby!


Attention: Gamers

If you attend the Origins game convention in Columbus, OH, then I’d like to call your attention to something:

The governor of Ohio is about to sign a same-sex marriage ban into law.

If you’ve been to Origins, you’ve been there during the Pride marches, and you know that Columbus is an open, welcoming city. With this legislation, that looks like it’s about to change for the worse.

Please call Governor Bob Taft at 614.466.3555 (or Fax at 614.752.4858), and let him know that you come to Ohio every summer and spend money at its hotels, bars and restaurants. You, and thousands of folks just like you, come and contribute to the Ohio economy. Let him know that those contributions may not continue if this legislation is signed into law.

If you’re a member of GAMA (the owners and operators of the Origins convention), contact the Board of Directors (contact info can be found on the website), and let them know your position, and request that they contact Governor Taft as well.

It’s 2004, folks. The only way to prevent the conservatives from steamrolling their bullshit into all of our lives is to actually DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

(Thanks to Jason L Blair for getting the ball rolling.)