When You Need It Most, It Stops

When You Need It Most, It Stops

The World Series will conclude tonight and I must say, it’s been an entertaining post-season, despite the lack of a certain team from Southern California participating. When the Royals close this out (yes, I’m predicting a KC win), we will have the cold of late Fall and into Winter to face. For a variety of reasons, October is bittersweet.

For me, the season always ends with a reflection on Bart Giamatti’s brilliant essay The Green Fields of the Mind. I encourage you to read the entire thing, but the excerpt below sums it up for most of us crazy baseball fans.

It  breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone. You count on it, rely on it to buffer the passage of time, to keep the memory of sunshine and high skies alive, and then just when the days are all twilight, when you need it most, it stops.

~A Bartlett Giamatti 

Carry on, Citizens!
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Star Wars Episode VII Rumor of the Day

Star Wars Episode VII Rumor of the Day

It seems like every other day, there is a new Star Wars Episode VII rumor. From the plot to pictures, stuff just seems to keep leaking out. It’s almost as if JJ Abrams and Disney wanted it that way to keep the movie in the news…

Anyway, we here at the Citizens’ Geekery and SciFi Newsgathering Consortium (it might be a thing) have been digging into the movie ourselves. From time to time until the movie comes out (or until we get bored with this story) we will share some Star Wars “secrets.”  And you’re very lucky you stopped by today because we have some earth shattering Episode VII news that will BLOW YOUR MIND!

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The Citizens’ Geekery has learned that all the nobs in the updated version of the Millenium Falcon will go to 11! That’s right, the Falcon has been upgraded by none other than Nigel Tufnel! No word yet from Abrams on how Nigel’s character will fit in the official Star Wars cannon. We’re betting he’s a Jedi haberdasher!

Carry on, Citizens!

University of North Carolina Considers Rebranding In Wake of Scandal

University of North Carolina Considers Rebranding In Wake of Scandal

The University of North Carolina is in the middle of an academic scandal as revelations of bogus courses and academic fraud came to light yesterday. As they consider how to move on from this and whether or not to embrace their newfound identity as a diploma mill for not just marginally literate athletes and students in general, our graphic designer came up with some rebranding suggestions. Please vote on your favorite!

Either the image above (Option 1)  or the one below (Option 2)

Carry on, Citizens!

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