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The sky! It is all asparkle!

Tonight is the peak of the Geminid meteor shower. Look to the East between midnight and dawn.

The Geminids is a really good one, but it’s overlooked often on account of it’s cold as a witch’s tata out there in mid-December. It’s also a strange one — most meteor showers come from comet tails, but the Geminids come from this big rock thing which doesn’t seem to shed enough fluff to account for the light show.

Oooo. Mystery.

Also, ASPARKLE is the first Scrabble word Uncle B. spelled that got all his letters out. ASPARKLE. Jesus.

Yep. We’re still all over that Massive Multiplayer Online Scrabble game. We’re got over 60,000 points now (the minimum to hit the leaderboard is 160,000).

If you haven’t checked it out, it’s worth going over just to sightsee. Over 12 million tiles now. On a board 21926 by 18975 squares, which would be 90,685 square feet or just over two acres in the real world. Somebody has made a cool sightseeing guide to all the weird shapes and patterns people have made with spellin’!

I must say, it’s a pleasant thing to do of an evening: sit around in front of a roaring log fire with a drink and a sleepy cat and try to outdo each other spelling the biggest, badassedest words we can dredge up.

I had no idea he knew the word for lady parts in so many obscure dead languages.

December 13, 2010 — 8:59 pm
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