Not the post I wanted to make

Here is a post from Mica Stone, Walt’s wife. Walt was my partner on this web-blog, and a friend of mine for almost 20 years. Walt and I never actually met, but we chatted online, and by phone often over the years. This is not a post I ever thought I’d ever have to make, but now it is up to me to make it.

The following post is from Mica, which she posted on Walt’s Facebook page:

Hi, everyone. This is Walt’s wife Mica with news no one wants to hear:

On December 21st, 2017, the longest night and the darkest day of the year, Walt left us. He was my husband and soul mate and other half. He was father to Mike; stepfather to Holly, Megan​ ​(and her husband Rene), Casey​ ​(and his wife Taylor); Pop-Pop to Sam, Charlie Grace, Wyatt, and Levi Walter​ ​(his namesake). He was brother to Shirley, Ruth, and Jim; uncle, cousin, and in-law to many; friend and mentor to numerous others. His philosophy was “teach a man to fish” and he lived that with endless generosity.

He was a lover of dogs, a fake-hater of cats, a stuffer of Christmas stockings bar none, and a master of spinach artichoke dip. He never met a problem he couldn’t solve one way or another, or a task he couldn’t conquer. (Case in point: He once got us home by using my pantyhose as a fan belt.) He was opinionated about everything though in recent years had learned to admit when he was wrong. It wasn’t very often.

A geologist by degree (Lamar University, 1978) and a petroleum geologist by trade, he’d spent the last several years as a science fiction novelist and the last several months as a construction contractor rebuilding the parts of our home destroyed by Hurricane Harvey. He loved​ ​space and geology and politics. He loved apple pie and Harry Potter and social media.

He loved storytelling, though it was the rare book or movie that met his standards. (Your​ ​Name is an example​ ​of one that did. ​The Last Jedi is​ ​one that did not.) He loved all of you. He loved me with his entire being. He was my life’s greatest gift and I appreciated him​ ​and adored him and loved him beyond reason. His absence leaves a hole in countless hearts.

There will be a celebration of his life on January 2nd, 2018. For details, please PM Mica or Holly or Taylor.

__________

The Perfessor here again. I’m currently reading Walt’s book, Icefall, and I strongly suggest that you all do so as well.

I’ll have more to say at a later date, right now I’m going to have a drink.

The Perfessor

The beginning of the end?

We can only hope. today is Monday October 31, 2017 and subpoenas for Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s meddling in last year’s presidential campaign scheduled to go out today. Someone made this video which has gone viral, and we wanted to re-post it here because…well, because it is fun.

Have fun out there kids.

The Perfessor

A Bernie Sanders video you really need to watch.

Bernie Sanders versus the media. Golden!

I love it when Bernie Sanders gets angry! Here he is laying the smackdown on corporate media types.

Posted by Brandon Weber on Friday, August 21, 2015

The Perfessor

Hitler finds out Kanye West Disses Taylor Swift at the VMAs

I’ve seen this vid a couple of times now (each one has a different subtitle text attached) and is has always been funny. This version is the funniest one so far. I’m now waiting for someone to re-dub it with Hitler getting pissed of that there are people comparing Obama to him, and declaring that he is NOTHING like Obama. and that he is more like Kanye West or some such.

Any takers?

The Perfessor

Colbert Goes Commando

He’s been promoting this event for weeks, and well, now, he’s there. That’s right, Starting this past Monday (yesterday) Stephen Colbert began a week of broadcasting from Iraq. You can view the full episode on ColbertNation.

I have to tell you that the show was a hoot-and-a-half, and not only that, but I totally want this suit:

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Needless to say, while he was over there, he did his own fair share of celebrity sightings:

I can hardly wait for tonight’s episode.

The Perfessor

Captain America Lives!

According to a recent posting on Steve Epting’s site, (Steve is the artist currently drawing the very compelling Captain America comic published by Marvel Comics) After Captain America #50 hits the stores this May, the book will return to it’s original numbering, which makes the June issue #600. Here’s how that issue is described in Marvel’s June 2009 Solicitations:

capa600_400CAPTAIN AMERICA #600
Written by ED BRUBAKER with MARK WAID, ROGER STERN & OTHERS
Pencils by BUTCH GUICE, LUKE ROSS, DALE EAGLESHAM & OTHERS
Cover by STEVE EPTING
50/50 Cover by ALEX ROSS
Where were you when Captain America died? It’s the anniversary of the day Steve Rogers was killed, a day of reflection and mourning in the Marvel U…a time to look back on the things Steve did and what he stood for… or is this issue actually the beginning of the most wicked plot twist since issue 25? Yeah, actually it’s both. Plus, contributions from Cap creators past and present, including a very special essay by Joe Simon, a classic story from Cap’s Golden Age, a full gallery of 600 Cap covers, and more anniversary shenanigans than you can shake a shield at!
104 PGS./New and Reprints/Rated T+ …$4.99

The cover is a deception James Buchanan “Bucky” Barnes in his three identities (Bucky, Winter Soldier, Captain America) all under the watchful eye of Steve Rogers (the original Captain America). I’m thinking that this should be a great issue, personally, I’m looking forward to reading it.

The Perfessor