Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Time Magazine 1988: Robert A. Heinlein Obituary

Today is the 25th anniversary of the death of Robert A. Heinlein, one of the greatest scifi authors ever, and a personal favorite of mine. Thanks to my father, I grew up reading his books and still have a shelf full of them. I’ve always recalled a strange thing that Time magazine stuck in his obituary and I looked it up recently to verify my memory:

Yes, they listed time travel as a “future commonplace” that Heinlein included in his fiction. I guess that is, technically, true.

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Monday, May 6, 2013

Third Coolest Temperatures Ever at Jazz Fest

Just like last year’s statistics provided fodder for the anthropological global warming alarmists, this year’s fifth annual update on Jazz Fest temperatures is an example of the other extreme - this was the third coolest Jazz Fest ever.

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