In this week's installment of the Summer of the Rift, Andrea interviews Bill Corbett, who was the second person to voice Crow on Mystery Science Theatre 3000, and was also one of the show's writers and players. Currently, he's part of the Rifftrax touring company that does on stage what MST3K used to do on TV.
U.S. Marshal Wild Bill Hickok was shot dead while playing poker in a saloon in Deadwood, SD (1876)
TOGS & DUVETS
A TOG is a unit of thermal resistance used to express the insulating properties of clothing and bedding. 1 TOG is the resistance that will maintain a temperature difference of 0.l degrees C with a flux of 1 watt per square meter or, put another way, the TOG value of a textile is equal to 10 times the temperature difference between its two faces when the flow of heat is equal to one watt per square meter. 1 TOG is roughly equal to the thermal resistance of a man's summer suit or a blanket of medium quality; 10 TOGs is the maximum that is practicable to wear. The TOG ratings of duvets vary by manufacturer but, as a rule of thumb, summer duvets are around 4.5-6.0 TOGs, whereras winter duvets have a rating of 12.0-13.5.
Life's too short for chess. Henry James Byron (1834-84)
Episode 1: "In the Flesh" is now online: four teenagers stop off at the local Pump-n-Go for party stuffs and find themselves at ground zero of the zombie apocalypse.
The cast includes:
Keith R.A. DeCandido as Todd Rage Stacy Dooks as Gray M. Sieiro Garcia as Caitlin Rebecca Rinas as Ronni Ryan Smith as Hicks Tracy Angelina Evans as Lady Roy Winger as Carl and D.T. Kelly as your announcer
On the subway, where I kept hearing a child laugh, but with no child in evidence in the car. Then I realized that the sound of kid guffaws was being used as a ringtone by the woman sitting across from me. *snerf*
My favorite, though, is discovering the role that Jack Kirby and Roger Zelazny played (sort of) in the Iran hostage crisis of 1979. Really! (Click on the link and scroll down about a third of the way through the page -- or just search for "Kirby.")