Caturday’s Astrophenia | 2015.08.29

Good morning, and may the coming day find you in excellent fortune! With all that’s going on there’s much to do, and so little time to get it done. On my current sleep schedule I’ve been making time, though I’ll have to put off finishing the filk-song parody of Trains and Winter Rains until I come up with something that’s not only Lovecraftian, but complete and reasonably funny as well.

I’ve got in mind brains in cylinders, alien flying fungi that look vaguely crustacean, and Yuggoth (Lovecraft’s name for Pluto), but inspiration has been slow to come, and I’m a few lines short of the complete lyrics. Bloody hell.

Anyhoo, we’ve discovered a new asteroid 2015 QM3, taken a closer look at a so-called ‘pyramid’ on the dwarf planet Ceres, and there’s another asteroid impact rumor debunked as well. For this week’s Cat for ze Caturday, we’ve got Rockykins playing his role as the evil psycho fluffy shredder of hands.

May the weekend be kind to you, and in Soruggon,

Talotaa frang. Talotaa kas. Talotaa tranga suulaat.

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Scattering: Physics meme

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When Rockykins Wants His Belly Scratched…


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