(from the Bad Astronomy blog at Discover)
This is a brilliant optical illusion. I highly recommend you follow the link and see why it's so good.
Seriously, it's great.
Talking to an Extraordinary Gentleman of letters
Language, Joyce, Newton, Bojeffries, magic and drugs advice
The Mighty Moore Marathon
by Pádraig Ó Méalóid (from the Forbidden Planet International Blog Log)
A very long, three-part interview with Alan Moore, discussing all kinds of stuff, far too much to even consider summarising. Quite interesting though. Well, some of it. Parts one and three, to be blunt. In fact, to be perfectly honest, it's far too damn long and needs a good edit. I mean, here's a good example (and, believe it or not, I've edited this a bit):
Moore: The other book which I am, I’ve read the first part, and am now looking forward to the second part, this is something that you won’t be able to find yet, it’s unpublished, but it’s by Brian Catling, the sculptor... What he’s written is a novel called The Vorrh, which is a three-part novel. I’ve read the first part...
Méalóid: Tell me how to spell Vorrh.
Moore: V H O O R? There’s another R on the end as well.
Méalóid: Could be another R on the end, yeah, we’ll put another R on the end, just to be safe.
Moore: I’ve got it here at my feet. Let’s just not be lazy, let’s open it up and see… VO double R H.
Méalóid: OK, got that. Fair enough. What am I going to ask you next?
But still, if you like The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, the first and third parts are must-reads.