Remember The Anti-Coloring Book®? A "draw-from-your-imagination" collection of open-ended prompts designed to spark the boundless creativity of children?
Yeah, well, I found my old copy. See if you can spot a theme.
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As a member of the Young Astronauts club back in 1988, I pretty much assumed that building model rockets, visiting an observatory, and tasting freeze-dried ice cream were about as far as my cosmic inclinations would ever take me.
So I am both bewildered and thrilled to announce that The League's "sometimes-humorous but mostly-accurate" guide to the sky is today's Astronomy Picture of the Day over on the NASA-affiliated APOD site! The honor of being featured alongside galaxies and nebulae is, astonishingly, even cooler than those special lunch line passes of yore.
This NASAchievement caps a recent, inexplicable flurry of social media-fueled interest in The League that inundated me with so many Facebook notifications that I was sure I'd been hacked. To all my new fans: I'm sorry I thought you were robots. It's awesome that you're real, and thanks for joining the party!
NB: Original "Astronomy 101" post -- and links to its various translations (!) -- are here.
Facts that can be gleaned about my preschool self from a plate I made thirty-one years ago this month:
1. I acknowledged the existence of my older brother,
2. I was hyper-attuned to navels and nostrils, and
3. My grasp of human anatomy was otherwise tenuous at best.
All these years later, two out of three are still true!
Happy birthday, mybrother.
Thanks for the endless fodder, and I'm glad you actually have extremities and a neck.
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You know what makes for a really scary Halloween?
Finding, amongst one's old mix tapes, recordings from that regrettable stretch of time when one not only pretended to be an obnoxious radio d.j., but also made up a truly idiotic name.
Luckily for all of us, I can't figure out how to post audio clips.