Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

Off to Boston

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We’re heading up to Boston today so I can do just a little more research for the chapter. Links to celebrate:

* A writer for Futurama cooked up a math theorem just for use in the show.

* From A to Zzzaxx: An Alphabet of Marvel’s Unfortunate Supervillains. Also at io9: SF movie posters from an alternate universe.

* Has Paul the psychic octopus sold out?

* I really feel like I’ve done this one before: Silent Star Wars.

* Time to panic! The moon is shrinking.

* And of course I’m utterly  powerless to resist adorable Calvin & Hobbes mashups. Below: Calvin & Hobbes and Christopher & Pooh. I think the only one of these silly College Mindset Lists that will ever get me will be the one that reads “Calvin & Hobbes has never been in newspapers.” The strip ended in December 1995, when this year’s freshmen were 3 years old—so in terms of lived experience we’re probably already there…

I still have photos from my trip to put up, which will happen sometime, perhaps even this week. The summer of terrible blogging will continue for just a little bit longer; once we’re settled in our new apartment I may find I have something more to say again.

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  1. I was 8 in ’95 and I don’t remember ever reading Calvin in the newspaper either. It works better in book form, anyway. More conducive to marathon late-night reading sessions hidden in your closet or under the bed.

    Dan

    August 22, 2010 at 9:27 am


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