Some amateur monster hunters found what looks like the outline of some kind of prehistoric beast swimming under the waters of Loch Ness in Scotland on Apple Maps, so obviously it’s Nessie. It sure does look compelling, and public satellite maps are always accurate and never ever have weird artifacts show up through incorrect image stitching. Not ever.
Several actually. Got knocked over by Mick Jagger on his way to a limo in 1993, hung out once with Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth in Michigan… 1997 I think. That same year, I randomly met Patti Smith and Natalie Merchant twice in two days as they were sightseeing around Ann Arbor, Michigan, once at a Whole Foods, once at a coffee shop. Had a beer with Mojo Nixon around 2000 at a bar in Asheville, NC. He was playing at a club across the street in 30 minutes, but wanted to go over to this other bar to get good and sloshed first and he just happened to sit next to me at the bar. Several years ago I met Michael Ironside… really cool guy, though he made me more nervous by teasing me about how nervous I was. I think that’s it, though I feel like I’m missing somebody.
While the number of exoplanets discovered by scientists via the Kepler telescope numbers in the thousands, most of the planets found have been gas giants, because gas giants are much easier to spot. But if you’re looking for an Earth 2, the closest thing so far is Kepler 186f, a small rocky planet only slightly larger than Earth that orbits in the comfortable “Goldilocks zone” around its star where it’s not too hot, not too cold. We may never know if there’s life on Kepler 186f, but its discovery is certainly a damn good start in the search for other Earth-like planets out there.
With X-Men: Days of Future Past hitting theaters in the US at the end of May, the timing couldn’t be worse for Bryan Singer, who is facing very serious accusations that in 1999, he stuck his wang in the b-hole of a 17 year old. Perhaps that then puts Singer in the perfect spot to direct the next Elmo movie.
Hi IHC, a friend of mine is streaming a one-sitting playthrough of Ocarina Of Time on N64 for Child’s Play charity. I’ll be guest commentating at some point during the day and would love it if you could spare any cash. The link for the stream is http://www.twitch.tv/gurn94 and the link for donations is https://donate.childsplaycharity.org/d5821d94b28350ffaa38bba554b25973
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