Dave's Corner of the Universe

Where strange fact and stranger fiction collide

Interviewing the Fictitious: Nick Fury

  Maria Hill escorted me though the corridors of the helli-copter. She has a short tight black hairdo and an even tighter blue body suit. I resist the temptation to … Continue reading

July 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

The French Chef and Lovecraft: Or How I Discovered a Historical Writer had Used the Cthulhu Mythos in her Book.

I have a forty-five minute drive each way from my home to work, and my car radio doesn’t work. Fortunately the CD player does, so I often raid the Estacada … Continue reading

July 16, 2014 · 9 Comments

Geek Obscure: Mystery Science Theater Three Thousand

  One of my fondest memories was of the time my daughter Emma,  not yet quite one was sitting on my lap, as together we watched TV. It was Saturday … Continue reading

July 10, 2014 · 15 Comments

How Everything Good About America is Embodied in a Picture from a Comic Book.

  What iconic picture represents America the most to you? Grant Woods American Gothic? Emmanuel Gottlieb Luetez’s painting of Washington crossing the Delaware? Or maybe or Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks? For … Continue reading

July 4, 2014 · 8 Comments

Searching for Lady Portland: Trek in the Park.

  It was a beautiful non-rainy day in Portland Oregon. There are thousands of people milling around in a large park. Next to me is the Genius Loci of Portland. … Continue reading

June 26, 2014 · 5 Comments

The Strange Case of Arthur Conan Doyle

  Arthur Conan Doyle is world famous for his consulting detective Sherlock Holmes. With the possible exception of Dracula Holmes is the best remembered character form Victorian literature. Holmes is … Continue reading

June 22, 2014 · 10 Comments

The Ballad of the Soccer War

So there is a joke going around work, what do you call someone who isn’t excited about the world cup? An American. Well some Americans are excited about it, but … Continue reading

June 21, 2014 · 5 Comments

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