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I've gone to my farm in Kentucky for the weekend. It's a great place to relax, do a little hard physical labor, and forget about the rest of the world. If you don't have such a place, I highly suggest you get one.

In the meantime, here's some fascinating long lost interviews with some of the greats that any science fiction buff, or any reader, will appreciate.

See you on Monday.

J. Peterman

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May 15, 2011 12:17 AM
293 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-5 rings90 said...

The first interveee is Douglas Adams, last week when MG & his brother changed my car's brakes they asked why I always have a towel in the back seat of my car... they both thought I was CRAZY when I said you ALWAYS have to have a towel according the Hitchhikers Guide to the Universe. Knowing I am really not a Sci-Fi type of girl they found it interesting that I am D.A. Followerer, but as this article seems to prove he's more Monty Python than Orson Scott Card & that's why I enjoy reading his work. 

May 15, 2011 12:17 AM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Mooseloop said...

Well, I was headed for the pillows, but had to finish cleaning up the kitchen, so upon seeing it was just past 12, figured I'd log in and see the topic for Sunday....Sci-fi....One of my favorite genre! Thanks, Mr. that escapist stuff!
Just thinking how the Eye is a kind of sci-fi with all of us in touch in space, by routers and PC's, and none of us really seeing each other, or knowing what we look like. We are like disembodied brains, personalities, reaching out over time and space to communicate the little bits that help us to define our humanity. Some in kitchens, some in offices, some writing on laptops perched in lotus on a duvet, some just interested in what folks in distant states, countries, climes may think or sound like. Reminds me of the Star Trek intro.
Hope this day's discussion moves into more of the old films and music. Such as this classic from 1956. Parody of The Forbidden Planet....
In its day, a pretty scary flick....and Robbie was such a card!

May 15, 2011 12:27 AM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Mooseloop said...

Top sci-fi movies, according to one rater.....Alien, Blade Runner, 2001 all in there.....
I am guessing today will reveal some of your favorites, Eye folks. I will be interested to see. My all time favorite is the first Star Wars, but 2001 is a close second. However, I like most of them, even back to Them and The Blob! Let's hear what SF opens your airlock.

May 15, 2011 3:16 AM
13091 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 janej78 said...

My favorite Science Fiction authors; Fritz Leiber, Roger Zelazny, Philip José Farmer, 
Philip K. Dick, Harlan Ellison, Frederik Pohl, Theodore Sturgeon, Kurt Vonnegut, and
Ursela K. Leguin. It's been a while, so I may have forgotten a name or two, but I 
loved, loved, loved sci-fi .
Though I wasn't a big fantasy fan...I did really like Marion Zimmer Bradley.

May 15, 2011 4:50 AM
Stage_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 JALOPKIN said...

THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL ... The Original, With Michael Rennie and Patricia Neal ...
THE INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS ... The Original with Kevin McCarthy and Dana Winter ...
20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA ... The Original with Kirk Douglas and James Mason ...
My Top Three Favorites, in that Order .......

May 15, 2011 6:46 AM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein made me grok many things.

May 15, 2011 9:05 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

Who am I to say if it's fact or fiction, but the first strange encounter I had that spoke of unusual events was the book of Ezekiel in the Old Testament of the Bible. I read his account of a UFO to an art class of 10 year olds and they made some superb pictures.
In common with others, I have a soft spot for Douglas Adams.
ChefDeb~ What's grok?

May 15, 2011 9:34 AM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

Hazel-grok was a word in Stranger In a Strange Land used to denote total comprehension and understanding.

May 15, 2011 9:38 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

Thanks, ChefDeb~ in Welsh, that would be gwybodaith.

May 15, 2011 9:40 AM
Poison_dart_frog_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1 Miss Blue said...

... with my muffin

May 15, 2011 9:48 AM
Poison_dart_frog_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1 Miss Blue said...

no Sunday morning complete with out M.J.

May 15, 2011 10:06 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

Thanks, Miss Blue. My cat is very worried 'cos I have been having a good sing-along to that and the side-salads. The only time cats "sing" (howl) is if they are in severe pain or overcome by lust. It's been years since I did those songs. Talk about time travel!
O, poo, it's raining and I don't feel like doing indoor chores .....

May 15, 2011 10:53 AM
Paolo 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 paolos said...

Does Neil Gaiman count?  Many of his books walk a line between science
fiction and mythological fiction.  American Gods and Anansi Boys are
two I enjoyed. I'm not a big sci-fi fan, but that can change at any time. Just
like the weather.
Sun is shining again, it's time for the outdoor chores.

May 15, 2011 11:15 AM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

I have always considered that I do not particularly like Sci-Fi--I kind of associate it with little green men and lots of special effects. I have never seen a Star Wars movie (and PLEASE don't tell anyone its my own dirty secret)but upon reflection today and with the use of Mr. P's side articles, I discover that I DO like Science Fiction. I love time travel stories like Jack Finney's Time and Again and Marguerite L'Engles A Wrinkle in Time or Quantum Leap on tv. I did in fact always love the Twilight Zone and cue the music almost daily. And of course I would be deported if I didn't like Kurt Vonnegut or Jules Verne or Huxley!

It happens to be my birthday today and this revelation is a nice gift to me as well as Amazon now that I have outgrown the novels like Love's Throbbing Dwarf (NO DISRESPECT TO LITTLE PEOPLE< JUST A JOKE --CATCH MY LIGHT TONE)and frequently am in need of kindle entertainment--yes, I still like actual books but they don't always fit in the apron pocket.

May 15, 2011 11:18 AM
Poison_dart_frog_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1 Miss Blue said...

Happy Birthday, ChefDeb!!!

May 15, 2011 11:20 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

Happy Birthday, ChefDeb.

May 15, 2011 11:23 AM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Mooseloop said...

   Favorite Books:   A.C.Clarke --Childhood's End, ...HG Wells - The Time Machine, Isaac Asimov -- I, Robot,  Harlan Ellison --"Soldier,"  Kurt Vonnegut --Welcome to the Monkey House, Slaughterhouse Five, Stephen King -- The Shining, Deadzone, Christine, It,   Dean Koontz -- Whispers, and  many others (if you like horror)... I will think and come back later with movies...although there are many in the Top Ten/Top 100 above. I realize I have not kept up with modern offerings, having read most of my choices many years ago, so if you have some good ones since the 70's, do list and recommend...(Of course, I have read the Koontz and King output up to present day.) Also love the fantasy of Tolkien, and the entire Rings, Hobbit series!

May 15, 2011 12:20 PM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

Thanks Miss Blue! Thank you Hazel!!

May 15, 2011 12:29 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

Beam me up, Scottie.

May 15, 2011 12:52 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Carol said...

ChefDeb--I hope all your birthday wishes come true!  Happy day, happy new year!

May 15, 2011 1:27 PM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...
Having watched that, read this and I won't embarrass our host by revealing what I paid for our copy

When you have finished or probably long before that, you will understand that when J. Peterman has something to convey to the village that he does it over his own signature.

I can't say who reads to be two-headed, except that I thought Olivia was Dong, and the relationships are not all virtual: I have met rings90 (and that has been an embarrassment of riches) and Guest.
Guest has met a one-time big city poster on the street but anonymously and one other of you.
Rings has met MissIve during the filming of The Lark which seems to have been kind of a super nova  for MissIve (who posed in Peterman's twenty-five pound beaver coat). Very little has been seen of her since.

Olivia met Ex Pat(?), became a soul-sister to Kindlee and so on.
It doesn't really seem to matter who knows whom and the persons who come by and flame out fast are the ones who start out saying: "You people..."
I'm not sure that it would be difficult to have more identities than one and it might be less annoying than new people who come in with an eye to rearranging the furniture.
Speaking for myself, the two-way support relationships that have developed here, mainly through private messages, are important and much more than "seemingly sincere."
On one occasion, Guest and I, slightly over-served, posted over each other's imprint and once, a visitor here typed in and submitted something as me. It was just about what I had been planning on saying and how but I spoke to her.
I'd be a lot more interested in knowing how the people tree is shaken so that three or four new posters pop in on the same day and... never come back.
I have met a number of lurkers and heard from more: "What are you talking about?"
Meanwhile, the rose-breasted grosbeak and common redpoll are back at and in the seed feeder while the orioles are enjoying cheap grape jelly right in front of me now.
The neighbor's labra-doodle with his comically massive tail, is having trouble in the high winds.
... some might just have said: "not too interested in today's subject matter..."
But, where's the fun in that?
It is possible, I think, to get back on topic without actually announcing that you are.

Chef Deb ~
Have yourself a beauty!

BTW, George Hall, could you get a steak the size of a barstool for the little woman?

May 15, 2011 1:47 PM
293 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-5 rings90 said...

Paolos - Neil Gaiman certainly counts - As I tend to shelve him in the Sci-Fi section at work, I have never red him but his titles intrgue me along with Terry Pratchetts books so I have added them to my VERY LONG reading list.  I swear if you LOVE to read NEVER EVER get a job in a bookstore you NEVER catch up on your reading list cuz you end up adding 50 titles to it a week.  Stoney - An embaressment of riches?.. Not sure how I feel about that. altho I did dream about those Chili Dogs the other night... Am thinking I need to get down there for them again :)  Happy Birthday Chef Deb!   

May 15, 2011 2:27 PM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...

Hi rings ~
I still need to get up North... didn't seem like a crappy weather deal to me although it is sunny today but going by about thirty-five miles an hour.
I don't have to meet anybody. They sent keys.
Soon... I'll be in touch to ask about your schedule.
Them dogs is addictive.

May 15, 2011 2:31 PM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

Thanks for the Birthday wishes Carol, Stoney and Rings90. I did rather brazenly solicit them but I am enjoying them nonetheless. Much appreciated, don't mean to sound flippant.

Stoney, you never disappoint! I just had a very entertaining lunch thanks to your posting. My daughter-in-law to be (a gem of a girl)gave me a bird feeder that attaches to the window. I'm looking forward to seeing if they actually use it.

May 15, 2011 3:14 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

Ha ha ChefDeb~ when I worked making recommendations for people in nursing homes, one of the things I always suggested was a stick-to-the-window bird feeder for their bedroom window. This involved having a chat with the man who did the outside chores. What an eye-opener! Mr Fixit would dish the dirt on the "care" home, as would kitchen staff if I wanted to discuss a client's diet. The times I have sat in my car and wept.

May 15, 2011 3:18 PM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Rusty said...

Here's to the birthday gal, ChefDeb: Have a great on today and many, many more in the years ahead.
Never have been into scifi so can only mention that I did enjoyed Star Trek, but that'a about it.   

May 15, 2011 3:18 PM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Mooseloop said...

Stoney - Of course, I was facetious in hinting  (for KSS and whoever else had suggested that there are false participants who use two names in this list of writers) that our host might be the one coming in as an alias. I own and have also read  the Peterman Rides Again story book, so I understand what you are saying that such duplicity is not Mr. P's style!
As for who it may be, could it be the gadflies, the ones who often disagree, or who sometimes post a "picky" antithesis --Just for the sake of trying to stir up something? I can't tell, as I don't know everyone as well as some of you do. I gather you have been here from the start, as you mention monikers I have not seen, since I came in Feb. 2011. (Do you know when the Eye first began?)
I was glad to hear that only 95% of the personalities are virtual, and that some of you have met and know each other in reality. (I was going to say "in the flesh" but somehow that came out as a bit suggestive!) It would be a boon for Mr. P to make a world map somewhere and put some dots or tiny people figures/icons on the map for the residence or location of all the posters....Or would that violate some kind of privacy act? I'd not mind.
I am still trying to get the map in the EyeDentity page to locate and settle on my actual geographic site!!  (I think I need more directions on how to make it lock in and stay put. )  But, then, even as I say that little suggestion, I feel maybe I am doing what Stoney says about asking to "move furniture."  Is that what you meant? Making comments about how to change or edit the site is "moving furniture"?? 
 Was there a Sgt. at Arms, Parliamentarian, or Eye Arbiter appointed at the start? Perhaps one who comes across as the Grand Dame or Sr. Solicitor to correct others in the village? Sometimes it appears that certain ones have assumed the role of judge and jury here. If there are strict rules of order, perhaps we need a reference list of them above in the introduction,  so as not to offend or irritate the persons who have seniority here.
Rings - I surely appreciate your comments about too many books, too little time! I have them piled up and floor to ceiling, hoping to get through the top priority titles before the dark closes in (the final dark). Keep at it, and you will certainly feel the satisfaction of accomplishment, even if you can't read them all.
Hazel - Yes! "Beam me up Scottie!" has come in handy in so many occasions! It is the perfect synonym for "I'm having a great time!!" and others! Love the pure ridiculous fantasy of the early Star Trek, and the creature creativity of the Next Generation, too!
Have a wonderful birthday, ChefDeb!! May 15 - Mid-May - usually ideal weather, easy to remember...Hope all your loved ones remembered and honored you well! "Live long and prosper!"

May 15, 2011 3:38 PM
004 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 korthal said...

Happy birthday CHEFDEB.
I'm out here, lurking, sick and enjoying all the comments everyone is making.

May 15, 2011 4:02 PM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Mooseloop said...

korthal - So sorry you are sick. I would say, "Get well soon," but have been told that is out of order, for who would not want to get well SOON! Certainly, no one wants to get well later!
Either way, hope you are feeling better each hour, and soon back to a normal for you!

May 15, 2011 4:08 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

Nice to see you, korthal.

May 15, 2011 4:17 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

While there is talk of duplicitous faces on this page, bear in mind that some people are ill and try to put a brave face on it, but they have their bad days.

May 15, 2011 4:31 PM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Mooseloop said...

Jalopkin - You are right up there with the best of the classic sci-fi, "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" - the original, 1956 Collier's mag by Jack Finney. The trailer for the film....
Although it is BW, the color version of 1978 did not have the same ellement of terror. Often, the original is better than the remake. (I think we discussed this issue with the recent remake of "True Grit." ) Likewise, I liked the original 3:10 to Yuma better than the remade. In the remake of "Invasion," the pods seemed more gross with the slime factor.
Now, I am for the extrapolation type of SF,  such as Heinlein wrote, but not the monster myths like zombies, vampires, and werewolves....What is that sub-genre called? However, I do enjoy the spiritual, historical, legendary,  or Mt. Olympus type of imaginings, such as Odysseus, Hercules, Clash of the Titans, and those with the unicorns and mythical beasties....
How could we forget one of the best of the future worlds in Logan's Run!?

May 15, 2011 4:36 PM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

Mooseloop, Rusty, Korthal, everybody you're all great and I am having a wonderful day.

Life is truly wonderful and yes May 15th is the perfect birthday to have. One of the best things in life is how different we all are...I was struck by Mooseloop saying that "Beam me up Scotty" is a happy Declaration. To me, its always been the equivalent of "Taxi! Get me out of here" or my more recent one that I've been using is "Somebody shoot me now."

And one more thing to all you cutey Villagers...thanks for keeping the faces made of punctuation marks to a minimum...they are the new "like" or "no problem" instead of "You're welcome." uh oh don't get me started!

May 15, 2011 4:51 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

Stoney~What what? People have been saying stuff if you trawl back through the pages, like there is some kind of "stalker" out there gossip. I'm off to bed, so you can all take a vote in the club car on if you want to hear from Hazel again.

May 15, 2011 5:09 PM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...

Favorite movie line:

BEETLEJUICE: "THAT  is why I won't do two shows a night anymore, babe. I won't. I won't do 'em..."

Of course, it helps to know that it followed his having sideshow hammered two humans (one of whom was... wait for it...Robert Goulet and who has not wanted to do that?) up through the ceiling, roof and out into space.

Korthal ~
I was about two Little Debbie Nutty Bars away from coming by to see what was up.
Get better.

I am told that blogs do that: suspect double identities, sometimes for good reason.
Anyway the vote has been taken and it was everybody to zero. You don't get out of here that easy.
Sleep well old pal... you have work to do.

May 15, 2011 5:19 PM
Poison_dart_frog_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1 Miss Blue said...

Please tell the Pod People to return the "Old Eye".

This alternate universe has turned into one scary place. Just sayin.

No stalker, Hazel. I believe the double poster theory was proposed on doppelgänger/ alter ego day.


No Sgt. at Arms, Parliamentarian, or Eye Arbiter was EVER appointed or needed. We also have no need for rules of order other than good manners, a lively imagination and most importantly, a bountiful sense of humor. Over the YEARS, I have been involved in a few misunderstandings; they eventually straightened themselves out. I suggest anyone not comfortable with the "format" flip back a year or two and see how the system works. Some of us bantered back and forth for DAYS; all in good fun.( Stoney, do you remember Olivia and I and the "crack "routine or the innumerable word games?),very competitive, but all in good fun. I guess the most important thing being, we just did NOT preach to each other.

Most of us have an EyE "shtick"; for the uninitiated, it may take a little while to grasp the full persona.

I am quirky, irreverent.....actually, a few years back the character Miss Blue appeared in the catalogue, I adopted her story as my own( pretty close to reality actually). I suggest you look her up.

May 15, 2011 5:23 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

Thanks, Stoney~ just brushed my teeth and all that stuff and came to switch off all the gizzmos. The duvet beckons. Night night, Nos da.

May 15, 2011 5:26 PM
Myself 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Spring Fragrance said...

I have very different hours from all of you, having only a small window to post. Its always a choice of this or that. I do love being here and if I post, its generally one, or two if i am catching up with a previous day's or someone. Weekends may be better.

May 15, 2011 5:45 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Carol said...

Miss Blue--I remember in one of my earliest conversational attempts in the Village, I asked if you were, indeed, the Miss Blue so oft referred to.......

May 15, 2011 5:50 PM
Poison_dart_frog_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1 Miss Blue said...

Carol, yes!

I believe the catalogue retired her hat and pants. Maybe she will reappear at a later date.

May 15, 2011 6:10 PM
Poison_dart_frog_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1 Miss Blue said...

My EyE persona is modeled on that character.

May 15, 2011 6:34 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Carol said...

Miss Blue--there seemed to be her aura about you....that's why I asked....

May 15, 2011 7:05 PM
Waldo 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Tommy Typical said...

My imported Tibetan boots will have their debut in the stage production of MASH I am working on. Now if I can only find a way for my con man character to work in my prayer pants from Nepal. The vintage Yankee hat is a shoo in. I always wanted to be GONZO MAN and have a rocket pack to fly. The best Sci Fi event became quasi real when Hunter Thompson's ashes were fired from a cannon atop a 150-foot tower of his own design shaped like a double-thumbed fist while Norman Greenbaum's wonderful song that I hum daily Spirit in the Sky played as fireworks lit up the sky. Reality can be stranger than fiction, I suppose.

May 15, 2011 7:06 PM
25891 Com-100First-comHr-1Hr-5 rapidgirl said...

First off, a very happy birthday to ChefDeb!

Secondly, I hope I'm not any cause for any of the speculation above. If I'm not, I apologize for my hyperactive ego. In any case, I've recently started posting here after a long hiatus. I found that I missed this being on the Train, I missed the stimulating discussions here, and I missed the passengers. My chaotic schedule may not permit my habitual use of this site, but I will sit in the cheap seats when I have to.

Regarding the day's topic, I'm one of those who is a lover of time travel stories as well. Or anything having to do with the possibilities of the road not taken. Shows like Quantum Leap, Sliders and Voyagers were favorites of mine, as are the books by Jasper Fforde. Little green men, not so much, but I enjoy old episodes of Star Trek about as much as anyone.

And lastly, I haveyet to discover the art of making new paragraphs in this response box. If this posts without breaks, I apologize and ask someone to please enlighten me! Thanks for the help and the mental exercise each day.

May 15, 2011 7:12 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1 bebe said...

CHEFDEB.................A most happy birthday to you! It would have been my father's birthday today also.................You are correct, it is a most special day! I too cannot stand Starwars......................................Startrek is also unbeliveably awful to me.
KORTHAL.............feel better soon my dear!
TT................Spirit in the Sky is a goofy, fun, weird song..............long may rock reign!
STONEY.......................loved it, loved it, loved it......................

May 15, 2011 7:15 PM
Paolo 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 paolos said...

For best work of Science Fiction with pictures I
would nominate An Inconvenient Truth by Albert Gore.  A close second
would be any US govenment commission report explaining any event
Miss Blue ~ I am sooooo glad to hear that you are
not Miss Bebe would say...that would just be creepy.

May 15, 2011 7:20 PM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Rusty said...

Got you message, Mooseloop.  Let's see, I was raised in Ventnor, N. J. Graduated Atlantic City High long before A. C was the gambling capital of the east. Now live in The Plains, VA. in a house started in 1852.  I have degrees in history and English and don't use either, and instead make women's clothing--everything from Midieval to modern.  I belong to one of the most liberal Episcopal church in the Diocese of Virginia where I'm chair of the altar guild and a Lay Eucharist Minister.  Have raised three daughters and have three grandchildren.   I also belong to an Education for Minestry alumni group that tries to read and discuss three to four books a year.  This year we did two on Islam and two by Peter Gomes.  I love to interact with bright minds, and so Peterman's Eye caught mine and here I "be".  How's that?  ChefDeb, now you know why I said the God Cup was right down the road.

May 15, 2011 7:27 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1 bebe said...

PAOLOS......................Al Gore, what a pantload ( I have always wanted to use that phrase, now I am satisfied.) I think Miss Blue is PL, STONEY, & RY.......................I think IVAN is CHEFDEB..............................we are surrounded by frauds, I can't take it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I managed to nap & read & munch the day away, must take dogs to the lake to run..........................Where are PARK & JAX????????????
I switched my e & a around in unbelievably...................duh.................

May 15, 2011 7:30 PM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-5 rwh1 said...

Rings 9,0 when it comes to reading being retired is a mixed blessing. I have more time to read but also more time to go to book stores and buy more books so I never get ahead of the curve, but that is ok becauase there is always another book to read.Tommy T, truth is stranger than fiction because fiction needs to make sense.Chef Deb---HAPPY BIRTHDAY  ENJOY----

May 15, 2011 7:33 PM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

Paolos, baby, you are good. Thank you!

Rapidgirl, Bebe, Rusty everyone in the Village--you have all contributed to making this a great day today!

Thanks everybody!!

May 15, 2011 7:34 PM
Poison_dart_frog_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1 Miss Blue said...

Shall we "out' Santa, the Easter Bunny and Tooth Fairy now?

Carol, that aura is rack of lamb on the grill.

Rusty, do you know the Gouldthorpes?

Paolos, yes that would be VERY creepy.


May 15, 2011 7:44 PM
1014 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 karma swim swami said...

Happy birthday indeed to ChefDeb!

ChefDeb and Haze: I thought the term "grok" was coined by Trekkies, as in "I grok Spock." They must have filched it from Heinlein.

May 15, 2011 7:53 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Carol said...

Miss Blue--that aura is magnificent--set a place for me!

May 15, 2011 8:51 PM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Rusty said...

No, Miss Blue, the name Gouldthorpe doesn't ring a bell.  I did know a fine lady with the last name of Thorpe as her married name.  She died last year at about 92.

May 15, 2011 9:19 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-5 George Hall said...

The way you tell 'real' from counterfeit is to practice handling the real'll immediately sense the imposter/counterfeit. I've had a sense we've had one recently but for me, that's cool.
ChefDeb~ ditto the Happy Birthday wishes, darling!!
Stoney~ the 'little woman's' steak is on the grill!
Paolos~you sensed correctly... no medal for the cactus wound. To give credit where its due though, Gunny Seimens did try to help. I believe his words were "If you're looking for sympathy, boy, check the dictionary. You'll find it there...BETWEEN $H!T! AND SYPHILIS !
Miss Blue~"In spite of ourselves we're gonna be a sitting on a rainbow. Against all odds, honey we're the big door prize" or words to that effect.
John Prine and Iris Dement, I think. 

May 15, 2011 9:35 PM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Peter Lake said...

As Hans Landa said in 'Iglorious Basterds'... I love rumors!

Going back to yesterday..... My favorite doppelgänger (stretching the definition, or in this case, shrinking it) has to be Dr. Evil's Mini-Me.

Meanwhile and in a galaxy faraway..... Edgar Rice Burroughs' Martian Series featuring John Carter, the Warlord of Mars and the Incomparable Dejah Thoris (who typically graced the covers of the paperback editions) introduced me to SciFi. Watching Flash Gordon battle wits with Ming the Merciless really set the treble hook.

Asimov's Foundation Trilogy, Bradbury's Martian Chronicles, Frank Herbert's Dune as well as the previously mentioned Neil Gaiman, Stephen King are also favorites of mine...... But Douglas Adams is my hero; combining SciFi, satire, irony and good old fashion fun into the perfect meteor storm.

Happy Birthday to ChefDeb!

Get well to Korthal!

Live Long and Prosper to all of !

Peace out........

May 15, 2011 9:57 PM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

Birfday goodness to Chef cake!  Any one remember Flash Gordon?I will reset the coin operated mirror so you can see who (whom) you really are...just backwards a it's a little like time travel....

May 15, 2011 10:56 PM
293 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-5 rings90 said...

Mooseloop- I think the Eye started in early 2008. I know my first post was on 3/25/08. I think Isles & DredPirate are even older posters than I am.  Stoney, RY & PL I think came on around the same time I did.   Honestly I have covered MANY topics here onthe Eye, have seen many come & go miss a few don't miss 1 at all, and have formed some very lasting & trusting friendships from this Sci-fi Futuristic Internet site Bloggy thingy that Mr. Peterman so graciously continues to put up daily to make us think, talk & learn from.  And quite honestly I REALLY am not ever planning on giving up my Seat on this Sepia  Train of ours...  

May 15, 2011 11:03 PM
13091 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 janej78 said...

Happy Birthday, Chef Deb. I just returned from a birthday party for my step-son...his 42nd, which is actually tomorrow. I hope you had a lovely, special day.
 Bebe...are you staying dry and safe from flooding?A friend's daughter is working with Americorps disaster response right now in Mississippi. 
I saw Star Wars (when it first came out), but I've never seen any of the sequels. I was disappointed with Dune (the movie), though I loved the book.
Kss, Grok is definitely from Stranger in a Strange of my first and possibly what turned me on to Sci-Fi (after Vonnegut). Heinlein is a great read for juveniles. A couple of friends and I still use the term occasionally, even though it seems very 'hippieish' (from the hippie era), and dated..
Korthal, may good health return to you quickly.

May 15, 2011 11:15 PM
5211 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 Dancingkatz said...

Hello, everyone. I'm taking a few minutes from studying for tomorrow's calculus test to check out the Eye after a hiatus caused by massive amounts of homework. I don't have time to catch up reading all the posts  from today (much less all those I've missed while I've been struggling to keep my head above the mathematical waters) so I hope everyone's doing well. I think I'll be able to be a more regular commenter in about 4 weeks when term is over.
And to make this at least vaguely on topic, I've loved science fiction since I first read Andre Norton's book "Moon of Three Rings" when I was 9 years old. The children's librarian suggested that I try it when I complained that I had read everything on the shelf labeled for 9 year olds. Since then I've read all the Masters and got to meet a number of them at SoonerCon in Oklahoma City back in 1993 when the guests of honor were those worthies known as First Fandom. I still have several dozen dog eared copies of "Astounding Stories" that belonged to my grandfather. I mourn the dearth of real science fiction on the bookstore shelves these days. Fantasy has its place but SF is more to my taste.
Here's enough credits to buy everyone a glass of Romulan Ale on Thesepia Train. Get ready for take off and wish me luck as I get back to wrestling with limits and integrals.

May 15, 2011 11:17 PM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

I grok that this Village is a great place to visit and I also want to live here! Again, thanks everyone. I've returned from celebrating and should legally be attempting to communciate but you ALL really helped make this a very special day.

May 16, 2011 12:20 AM
13091 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 janej78 said...

Dancingkatz, good studying and best on the test tomorrow. Welcome've been away quite a while and we've missed you

May 16, 2011 3:56 AM
Stage_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 JALOPKIN said...

MISS BEBE:   Blessings Upon You Ma'am .......
Perhaps you spent a little too much time out in the Sun this weekend ....... I'm at least fourteen years older than ChefDeb ... and I should look so Good !!!

May 16, 2011 9:34 AM
004 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 korthal said...

Thank you all for the good wishes. I hope health will return shortly.

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