Full Moon Tonight In Aquarius – July, The Full Buck Moon, or Full Thunder Moon, or Full Hay Moon

The full moon tonight occurs at 9:36pm EST. It is one of moving on from the past and seeing what we can contribute to the future. It’s a time to find what is holding us back from moving forward and welcome in new ideas; a time of  awakening, a time of finding new solutions.

“The Full Buck Moon – July July is normally the month when the new antlers of buck deer push out of their foreheads in coatings of velvety fur. It was also often called the Full Thunder Moon, for the reason that thunderstorms are most frequent during this time. Another name for this month’s Moon was the Full Hay Moon.” – farmersalmanac.com

Happy Mid-Summer!

From: artcharts.com/blog/2010/07/full-moon-july-25

iJustine on the "cyberBarbie" or videoBarbie doll

The end must be very nigh now…See the new Barbie doll that has a video camera in the necklace, a screen on its back and its own Barbie video editing software! CyberBarbie! VideoBarbie! Is the TerminatorBarbie far behind?

This is a far cry from the Barbie destruction and torture experiments that I know many of us fondly remember from our childhoods.

I wonder when iJustine is getting her own camera and screen installed! 😉 It would make her vblogging a breeze!


Happy 50th Twilight Zone!

The 1959 series title.

“You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension – a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. You’re moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You’ve just crossed over into…The Twilight Zone.” – Rod Serling, as he introduced the original Twilight Zone series.

The Twilight Zone turned 50 years old on October 2nd, 2009! Thank you Rod Serling, for the Twilight Zone! The original series was started by Serling in 1959, and its first episode Where is Everybody aired on October 2nd, 1959. Serling was the creator, producer and writer for most of the episodes. Excellent guest writers of fantasy, horror and science-fiction of the day, such as Ray Bradbury, also penned episodes. Serling was also the host of each show who delivered the opening lines and often appeared on camera smoking a cigarette.

Rod Serling, the creator of The Twilight Zone.

The Twilight Zone was a near-obsession of mine for many years as I was growing up.  Ok, I was obsessed! I watched every rerun episode I could on late night TV, and watched each revival of the series as they debuted before my eager eyes and ears. The series, particularly the original first run, had style, class, dealt with deep issues and also scared the crap out of you! I still get goosebumps thinking about the shows, and the black and white photography in the original series made the wild stories even more surreal.

I also watched The Night Gallery, Serling’s colour series after the ‘Zone that carried many of the same themes of The Twilight Zone forward in a more paranormal, paranoid, modern fashion. Then, there was the revival of The Twilight Zone in 1985 with theme music by The Grateful Dead! That was fun was well, but no show has ever captured the gravitas of the original Twilight Zone in my opinion.

One of my favourite episodes is The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street. “You’re a bad man! You’re a very bad man!” Careful, or the kid will wish you into the cornfield!


Then, there is To Serve Man. A warning that not all advanced aliens from space will be out for our best interests, though they may consider us very interesting indeed! I remember the shock I felt at the twist ending of that episode when I first watched it as a little kid! I won’t ruin it for those who have not seen it!


And, who could forget William Shatner as the freaked out passenger in Nightmare At 20,000 Feet?


From the great opening montage of sights and sounds, to Serling’s ominous welcome and warning as we enter The Twilight Zone, that series captured a magic of the times, and of the huge amount of creativity that was bought to the massive endeavor of creating 156 episodes in its original run from 1959 to 1964. The second series ran from 1985 to 1989 and produced 65 episodes, and a third run went from 2002 to 2003, with 44 episodes.

There were so many great episodes and I could go on and on, but I’ll wrap it up. If you’ve never seen The Twilight Zone, you are in for a treat! And, if you remember the shows, then now is a time of fond remembrance and to give thanks to Rod Serling for his tremendous accomplishment, may he rest in peace, and to all of the talented people who made such great TV art that is timeless. They took us on “a journey into a wondrous land of imagination.”

new William Gibson book "Zero History" on the way!

I can barely wait! Gibson is one of my favourite writers. I’ve read most of his work, even the unproduced screenplays! 😉 I think I’ll get it in hardcover, as it would be lovely to have that signed.

I had a chance to meet William Gibson in a book store in Vancouver several years ago. That was interesting. We talked a little about sci-fi and writing. Then, a bit about Macs.

Zero History page: http://www.williamgibsonbooks.com/books/zero_history.asp

Iggy and the Stooges, Toronto, June 2010

So, I went to the Iggy and the Stooges show in downtown Toronto a couple weeks or so ago and shot some video. It was very crowded, much more than I expected, for the free show that was part of NXNE. A hot summer night. It was neat seeing Iggy and hearing them rock downtown! I could hear the music blocks away from the stage, as it was reverberating off the buildings, in the concrete canyons. Iggy and the Stooges are living legends. I’m glad I got to experience some of their music first hand. Iggy is an inspiration to be still doing his thing at 63! He doesn’t look it, doesn’t move like his age, or sound like it.

People were wandering all over the place during the show. A girl, maybe early twenties came up to me. She didn’t have any shoes on and her feet were getting dirty. She didn’t seem wasted, but was a bit perturbed. She said she had lost her boyfriend and her shoes, and that she was from out of town. I helped her to try and figure out where she was staying, as she didn’t know which way to go, and gave her directions as best I could. I felt bad for her after she had left on her way, walking bare footed on the city streets, through the massive crowd and thumping music. I wish I had done more for her.


BREAKING: Another X-DAY passed, no UFO overloads appeared. Next year the SEX GODDESSES land for sure! Says Bob.


Hello Reader,

This past weekend, mutants and SubGenii came from far and wide, gathered together and awaited XDAY THE DAY THE WORLD ENDS AND THE UFOS COME TO SAVE US!

Every XDAY from 1 XDAY to 12 XDAY has been a total letdown, as the world is still here and every SubGenius is not aboard Nirvana-filled pleasure UFO saucers, filled with SEX GODDESSES and everything else you could ever want, dream of, or imagine.

Why would anyone have hope that 13 XDAY would be any different and we wouldn’t be let down again? Because Bob said so, that’s why.

13 XDAY or XIII XDAY was on July 5th, 2010 and guess what? What happened?

NOTHING!! The world is still here and no UFO saviors, as Bob promised!! No SEX GODDESSES!!! WTF?

But, rejoice! Ye, the workings of Bob are strange and mysterious! There is no need for upset! Bob is a fickle one, and X-DAY will come to pass one…XDAY soon. As the living avatar of slack, can we expect anything less from Bob?

The Church of the SubGenius spreads the word of Bob across the globe like oil from an underwater Volcano: thick, gooey and hot!

I’ll be keeping my eyes on the skies until next XDAY!



Dave “Rockin” Sloma

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Very hot today and the power went out! Glad it was only off for a couple of hours. So, before I had to move all frozen items in the freezer to a working friend’s freezer in another area that had power, the power came back on! Reminded me of being in Mexico today – walking outside and getting hit with a wall of hot, damp air. 90F in the shade today!