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Planet of the Apes TV series Episode 5 "The Legacy" Oct. 11 1974.

October 9th, 2016 (08:09 am)

MeTV has been showing the 1974 Planet of the Apes TV series at 5am Sundays.

"The Legacy", 5th of 14 episodes (Oct. 11 1974 - Planet of the Apes Wiki, watch here). Another episode filmed on the MGM backlot being demolished, convincingly standing in for a ruined city (Oaklake, California, 3979 A.D.). Apparently scenes from the Charlton Heston movie Earthquake were also filmed in these ruins.

Note the stray dog, which seems to establish the TV show isn't in exactly the same continuity as the movies (In Conquest of the Planet of the Apes [1972] it's revealed that all dogs and cats on Earth were killed off by a space virus, so scientists genetically engineer apes to be pets/servants).

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Dragon Con 2016 - Thursday, September 1st - Monday September 5th, 2016

September 12th, 2016 (07:19 am)

This is Dragon Con 30. The first Dragon Con was in 1987. I started going in 1995, and this is my 21st Dragon Con (I missed 2015).



Dragon Con 2016 - Day Zero - Thursday, September 1st, 2016

My first ride on the Atlanta Streetcar.


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Atlanta (And vicinity) used bookstore list

August 28th, 2016 (05:28 pm)

Updated 8/28/2016

Why compile such a list? Because not all stores appear in the yellowpages, and just googling for 'em can be spotty. Know of others? Please comment. To keep this list from growing to all of Georgia, I'm trying to limit it to ones in the 404/770/678 area codes.

A Cappella Books 208 Haralson Ave. NE Atlanta, GA
Atlanta Vintage Books 3660 Clairmont Road, Chamblee, GA
The Book Worm 4451 Marietta St Powder Springs GA 30127
Book Exchange 2932 Canton Rd Marietta GA 30066
Bookmiser 3822 Roswell Rd Marietta GA 30062
Bookmiser 4651 Sandy Plains Rd Roswell GA 30075
Books For Less 2815 Buford Drive Buford, GA (Near Mall of Georgia)
Book Nook 3073 North Druid Hills Road, Decatur, GA
Book Nook 1547 Roswell Road, Marietta, GA‎
Book Nook II 4664 Lawrenceville Hwy NW, Lilburn, GA
Eagle Eye Book Shop 2076 N. Decatur Road, Decatur, GA
Half Price Books 2615 N Decatur Rd. Decatur, GA
Half Price Books 1205 Johnson Ferry Rd Marietta GA 30068
Humpus Bumpus Books 703 Atlanta Road Cumming, GA
Once & Again Books 2421 Shallowford Marietta GA 30066
Read It Again Books 3630 Peachtree Parkway Suite 314 Suwanee GA 30024
2nd & Charles 815 Ernest W. Barrett Parkway Kennesaw Georgia 30909

New
Charis Books (Feminist bookstore) 1189 Euclid Ave NE Atlanta GA 30307
Little Shop of Stories (Children's bookstore) 133A East Court Square Decatur, Georgia 30030
Tall Tales Books 2105 Lavista Rd #108 Atlanta GA 30329

Comic Book Shops
Atlanta Classic Comics 3800 Wendell Drive Southwest Suite 203 Atlanta, GA 30336
Criminal Records 1154-A Euclid Ave NE Atlanta GA 30307
Dr. No's 3372 Canton Rd #104 Marietta GA 30066
Galactic Quest 4264 Sudderth Rd. Buford, GA 30518
Galactic Quest 116 East Crogan St Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Kapow Comics 655 Atlanta Hwy Cumming GA 30040
Odin's Comics 937 Killian Hill Rd SW Lilburn GA 30047
Oxford Comics 2855 Piedmont Rd NE Atlanta GA 30305
Titan Games & Comics 2131 Pleasant Hill Rd Duluth GA 30096

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Tiny Doors ATL

May 23rd, 2016 (05:13 pm)

Similar to my hunt for the Fairy Doors of Ann Arbor Michigan, there are 9 Tiny Doors ATL. tinydoorsatl.com in Atlanta, Georgia.

#4 Little Shop of Stories, Decatur Square (Interior).


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Secret Doors Decatur

May 23rd, 2016 (05:12 pm)

Similar to my hunt for the Fairy Doors of Ann Arbor Michigan, there are 32 Secret Doors Decatur secretdoorsdecatur.com in Decatur, Georgia.

#1 Brick Store Pub, Decatur Square.


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25 Halloweens 25!

October 9th, 2015 (05:30 am)
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1973 2nd grade, Clown (Outfit sewed by my sister).


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My Quest for the Seven Fairy Doors of Ann Arbor

September 12th, 2015 (10:28 am)

I decided to hunt down the Seven Fairy Doors of downtown Ann Arbor, Michigan (Wikipedia).

#1 Fairy Door inside the Ann Arbor library:
fairydoor1a

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My Futuro House count is now 2...

September 2nd, 2015 (09:32 pm)

So, there's these Futuro Houses, late 1960s/early 1970s, flying saucer-shaped houses (thefuturohouse.com, or Wikipedia). There's probably less than a hundred of them still intact, all around the world.

I visited two of them in Carlisle, Ohio. Private property, so I just took a picture from the end of their driveway.



These 2 linked together makes me think of the bit in Fredrick Pohl's novel Gateway where they connect 2 "Fives", that is, alien Heechee ships that can carry 5 people.

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STRAIGHT OUTTA KERBIN

August 23rd, 2015 (07:01 am)

The movie STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON has a web-toy where you can add your own photo and be STRAIGHT OUTTA SOMEWHERE: http://www.straightouttasomewhere.com/

The Interwebs of course did some great parodies with it. STRAIGHT OUTTA HOGWARTS , etc.

So I made a few:

for Kerbal Space Program:



and one for Narnia:

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Liberty Street Robot Supply & Repair, Ann Arbor, Michigan

July 28th, 2015 (08:43 am)


In downtown Ann Arbor, Michigan, there's this toy robot store,
Liberty Street Robot Supply & Repair. http://onwardrobots.com/

but it's sort of a front for a non-profit writing lab for kids 6-18.
http://www.826michigan.org/

826 National has differently-themed stores in different cities.
* The Greater Boston Bigfoot Research Institute
* Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply Co. (Chicago)
* The Museum of Unnatural History Gift Shop (Washington DC)
* The Time Travel Mart (Los Angeles, two locations)
* Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co. (Brooklyn NY)
* 826 Valencia Pirate Store (San Francisco)
* Liberty Street Robot Supply & Repair (Ann Arbor, Michigan)

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