November 8, 2022

On this date in 1975 David Bowie made his US TV debut performing 'Fame', on the Cher CBS-TV show. Ah, the 70s. David Bowie, Fame (see above.)

John Scalzi applies his mighty brain to the question of Twitter and blue checks in "A Very Silly Workaround to Verify the @scalzi Account on Twitter is Actually Me, John Scalzi" (soon to be a major motion picture.)

No More Mr. Nice Blog: The Road to Hell Is Paved With Weaponized Phrases.

Crazy Eddie's Motie News: Meyers and Colbert take closer looks at Kari Lake and other election deniers running for office.

Attention space nerds! Is this The Beaver Brown Band I see before me? No, it's the Beaver Blood Moon. Tonight. Outside. In the sky. And -- bonus! -- you can look directly at it with no harm to your retinae.

Round Up by driftglass of the Professional Left Podcast and Science Fiction University.

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