The Forever War by Joe Haldeman is one of my favourite novels and a masterpiece of science fiction. Written in 1974, it draws heavily for inspiration from the author’s experiences in Vietnam. In his own words, it’s “mainly about war, … Continue reading The Forever War Day Thread (July 7)
Hungarian-born artist and photographer László Moholy-Nagy (1895-1946) was a “relentless experimentalist” who taught at the Bauhaus in Germany, most influential Modernist art school of the 20th century. He was a self-taught artist who started drawing during his military service during … Continue reading The Moholy-Nagy Photograms Night Thread (July 4)
In 1859 a terrible storm off the coast of Anglesey in England led to the deaths of 800 people and the sinking of 133 ships, including the clipper Royal Charter; on which alone 450 lives were lost. The British Admiralty … Continue reading The Shipping Forecast Day Thread (July 3)
Andy Daly is one of my favourite comedians. As well as his peerless Comedy Central show Review, you will probably seen him pop up in one of your favourite shows: Eastbound & Down, Black-ish, Silicon Valley, Brooklyn 99, the Good … Continue reading The Andy Daly Day Thread (July 2)
Be well, be safe, and be awesome, everyone! Continue reading The Salesman Day Thread (June 29)
You are probably familiar with Brett and Rennie Sparks even if you don’t think you are. They are The Handsome Family, and their haunting song “Far From Any Road” was the opening credits music for the first season of True … Continue reading The Handsome Family Night Thread (June 27)
This weeks winner of Identify This GIF will receive the prestigious Golden Avocado. Good luck! Here’s how to play: 1: Post a SFW (or spoilered) GIF 2: Identify the source 3: ??? 4: Profit! Keep in mind Snail’s golden Rule: … Continue reading Identify This GIF!
Stay frosty, everyone. Continue reading The Vasquez Day Thread (June 26)
Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon is a classic novel of speculative science fiction, by a writer described during his lifetime as “the heir to HG Wells.” His 1937 novel is a spiritual sequel to Last and First Men, a “history … Continue reading The Star Maker Night Thread (June 25)
Usually, the animal that makes trophies of man uses heat vision, which looks like this: But it can also change helmet visor modes to see different wavelengths, like this: But without its helmet, the alien views the world like this! … Continue reading The Predator Vision Day Thread (June 21)
The Atheist is a lovely little pitch black horror comic, published in 2005. It features a hardcore sceptic – the titular Atheist battling the living dead, a man with uncanny powers of perception, a scientist whose body has been assimilated … Continue reading The Atheist Night Thread (June 19)
As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to post GIFs on the internet for other people to guess. 1: Post a SFW (or spoilered) GIF 2: Identify the source 3: ??? 4: Profit!!! Please be mindful of … Continue reading Identify This GIF!
Lesley Gore became a Big Deal in 1963 with her very first bubblegum-pop tune, “It’s My Party (And I’ll Cry if I Want To)” which went straight to number one and the chorus of which everyone can hear in their … Continue reading The Pussycat Day Thread (June 17)
Hello, this is the offices of Dr Octagon. If you have insurance or medical problems, I’m here for you for any type of intestine surgery, rectal rebuilding, relocated saliva glands, and chimpanzee acne – and of course moosebumps. You can … Continue reading The Doctor Octagon Night Thread (June 15)
My Dad is a Heel Wrestler is a fun-for-all-ages Japanese film made in 2018, in which young Shota has to grapple with the shocking discovery that his father is a despicable heel wrestler. Hiroshi Tanahashi plays the once-beloved Takashi, who … Continue reading My Dad is a Heel Wrestler Day Thread (June 14)
While away your Friday afternoon by posting and guessing some GIF! Don’t know how? I’ll tell you how! 1: Post a SFW (or spoilered) GIF 2: Identify the source 3: ??? 4: Profit!!! Please be mindful of others when it … Continue reading Identify This GIF!
Mario Bava’s 1965 Italian science-fiction film Terrore nello Spazio (“Terror in Space”) is, along with Queen of Blood, The Quatermass Experiment, and It! The Terror From Beyond Space! one of the films that Dan O’Bannon took plot elements from for … Continue reading The Terrore nello Spazio Day Thread (June 10)
I can’t stop this feeling, deep inside of me. GIFs you just don’t realise, what you do to me. Here’s what to do y’all: 1: Post a SFW (or spoilered) GIF 2: Identify the source 3: ??? 4: Profit!!! Please … Continue reading Identify This GIF!