Nine glyphs: (1) a woman's face in profile formed by wisps of smoke; (2) the spindly tail of some creature; (3) a cross-section of an apple sliced in half, with odd seeds visible; (4) a palm print; (5) a frog seen from above; (6) a daisy or similar flower; (7) a seahorse in profile; (8) a butterfly; (9) a leaf

Here's a round of quick bits on Fringe since I've yet to post a proper review.

On last week's episode we finally heard — but didn't see — the mysterious William
Bell via an old videotape. Even if you weren't aware of the recent casting news, it was easy to recognize the voice of Leonard Nimoy, soon to be seen as Spock for perhaps the final time in Lost and Fringe co-creator J.J. Abrams' Star Trek film.

Finding It

Phillies logo TM The Philadelphia Phillies.

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Rocking It

Cover to the Concrete Earth Day special © 1990 Paul Chadwick.

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Booty Call

I hadn't submitted anything to The Late Show with David Letterman's online Top
Ten Contest worth posting in a while — until the batch of entries for this week's subject. Note: They're sort-of raunchy. I don't want to offend anyone visiting or get this blog flagged for adult content on the basis of a few lame one-liners, so if you're easily shocked please just don't read my...

Top Nine Punchlines to Dirty Pirate Jokes

9. "And he said, 'How do you think I became first mate?'"

8. "Oh... That dinghy!"

7. "It were so dark she never saw me comin'!"

6. "This one ain't hollow."

5. "So now my ex marks the spot!"

4. "A squid."

3. "That's not why they call it the poop deck."

2. "But the bad news is, that wasn't no mermaid."

And the Number One (and Most Obvious) Punchline to a Dirty Pirate Joke...

Norse Code

if you don't know what this is.


The Lost Boys.

"Death by stereo!"

Stereo TV.

TV on the Radio.

"Radio Ga-Ga".

Lady Gaga.

Lady Dynamite.
Not the one I had in mind, but whatever.

Big Audio Dynamite.

The Clash.

Clash of the Titans.

The Teen Titans.

Robin the Boy Wonder.

Wonder Woman.

Paradise Island.

The Island is Paradise Island?
No way! I haven't seen any Amazons.
Wait... The Amazons are Greek mythology;
we're looking for Norse mythology.

Okay, Paradise Island.

Fantasy Island.

Ricardo Montalban.

The Wrath of Khan.


Madeline Kahn.

Young Frankenstein.

Frankenstein's Monster.

Monster's Ball.


"Beisbol been bery, bery good... to me."

Chico Escuela.

Chico and the Man.

Freddie Prinze.

Freddie Prinze Jr.

Sarah Michelle Gellar.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer.



Heavy Metal.

Medal of honor.

On Her Majesty's Secret Service.

James Bond.

Sean Connery.

Chuck Woolery.

Chuck Woolery? Yikes! Let's try this again.

Sean Connery.

Sean Penn.

"The pen is mightier than the sword."


"Don't Fence Me In".

Bing Crosby.

Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young.

Nash Bridges.

The Rainbow Bridge, called Bifröst,
which is guarded by Heimdall and leads from Midgard,
or Earth, to Asgard, home of the Norse gods,
rendered by artists as diverse as
Arthur Rackham and Jack Kirby!
Suck it, haters! Wooooo!