Above: Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - The Message.
Strangely Blogged stakes out the controversial position that Sociopaths Shouldn't Be in Government.
Our Opinions Are Correct (a science fiction podcast) discusses how storytelling is a major driver of historical amnesia in politics and in SF.
Attention space nerds! Treat yourself to the best light show of the year -- the Perseid meteor shower -- which peaks this week! Clear, dark skies will help you view them, but you can also watch them on the NASA livestream.
The Mahablog explains the GOP Climate Change plan: Deny ‘Til You Fry.
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