It’s the most wonderful time of the year

I found the most magnificent pillow at World Market today. That, my friends, is a throw pillow depicting the grave robbing scene in the original Frankenstein film.  October is the only time of year that I can really shop for home decor. Our apartment is a bit of a wreck at the moment, filled to brimming with Halloween projects in progress, and bags upon bags of paper bats. I can’t believe our party is a week from tonight. The temperature has finally dropped a bit here in Central Texas.  The mornings are crisp and the crow that winters in our neighborhood has been making a racket.  This means that the… Read More

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Morning Coffee and Mutilating Corpses

I’m in the middle of a deliciously macabre book, The Lady and Her Monsters by Roseanne Montillo. It’s all true stories of real 18th century mad scientists electrifying corpses, and how they were connected to Mary Shelley. It’s full of other wonderful tidbits as well. I did a bit of scholarship on the Romantics at large and Frankenstein in particular during my ill-spent youth. I might have kept at it for hilarity’s sake if I’d known that Samuel Taylor Coleridge and other poets were thoroughly abusing their friendship with scientist Sir Humphrey Davy (future president of the Royal Society) to get high on nitrous oxide. All the time. I want… Read More

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New big Budget Frankenstein Movie From 20th Century Fox this Thanksgiving

An actual twist on the classic Frankenstein story from Igor’s perspective? Starring Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy? Yes, I think I’d like some of that, please.

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Home Alone, Just Me and Science

Left alone for the evening, Jenn is left to fend boredom with the aid of science, and weird ideas from the internet. What follows may shock you.

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