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Lost in Space Robot star May dies

“Veteran actor and stuntman Bob May, best known for donning The Robot’s suit in the hit 1960s TV show Lost in Space, has died at the age of 69.”

Bob May

Posted in Movies & TV January 19th, 2009 by Gandalara
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It’s a Major Award.

Major AwardSo I was bipping around through my RSS feed last week and ran across a post by The Crotchety Old Fan, noting that he had been awarded the Prémio Dardos (Dart Prize). It’s an award given “for recognition of cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values transmitted in the form of creative and original writing. These stamps were created with the intention of promoting fraternization between bloggers, a way of showing affection and gratitude for work that adds value to the Web.”

One of the requirements of the prize is to nominate 15 other blogs for inclusion. Now, if you’ll allow me to date myself:* Remember that shampoo commercial from the 70s, where the tagline was, “they’ll tell two friends, and so on…and so on…and so on?” On the one hand, the fact that the prize grows exponentially every time it’s awarded might seem to dilute it a little. On the other hand, the COF is a highly respected blogger and being mentioned by him is an honor. And on the gripping hand, the O*W*C was one of the blogs that he passed the award along to and we’re suddenly rubbing shoulders with John Scalzi, Wil Wheaton, and SF Signal.

So screw that old shampoo commercial.** We couldn’t be more thrilled.

To continue the tradition, let me tiptoe through my blogroll and share a few of my favorite sites:
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Dark Roasted Blend
The Presurfer
Big Dumb Object
Evil Mad Scientist Labs
Posthuman Blues
The Website at the End of the Universe
Defective Yeti
Museum of Hoaxes
Twenty Sided

Most of these are at least tangentially related to SF or science; a few just make me happy. Thanks to all of these sites for making the Web more interesting!

*I tried to date myself once before, but my parents made me break it off. They said I was no good for me.

**It was Faberge Organics. I had to look it up because it was driving me crazy.

Posted in News January 19th, 2009 by Chip