Today marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
Its a dark hour in our country's history and one that continues to fascinate and us. The conspiracy theories alone are enough to drive an entire industry.
A few years ago, when Stephe and I attended Wizard World in Arlington, Texas, we spent our Sunday morning touring the book depository and the grassy knoll. We also visited the conspiracy bookstore and museum located at the base of the building.
Walking in the footsteps of history was very cool.
Of course, in the Geek-o-verse, this week marks another 50th anniversary...that of the arrival of everyone's favorite Time Lord, Doctor Who.
Through 12 actors the sci-fi tales of the "good man" have fascinated for generations. The current revival has taken the popularity of the Doctor to a whole new level. The advent of video streaming hasn't hurt the cause either, I'm sure.
Of course, the Doctor wouldn't be the Doctor without his companions, those lucky/unlucky individuals plucked from their normal lives to served as our proxies as we watch the adventures in time and space.
Which, of course, brings us to today's cheesecake. Please say hello to Jenna-Louise Coleman.
Ms. Coleman currently serves as the 11th Doctor's companion, the "impossible girl," Clara Oswald.
Prior to her time in the TARDIS, Ms. Coleman was a BBC regular, appearing in Emmerdale, Waterloo Road, Titanic
and Room at the Top
It should also be noted that Ms. Coleman is also the companion of Richard Madden aka Robb Stark, former King of the North.
As you know, SPOILER ALERT
, Stark was killed at the Red Wedding thrown by Walder Frey. Frey, played by David Bradley. David Bradley starred opposite 10th Doctor, David Tennant, in the acclaimed BBC series, Broadchurch
To travel further through the wibbly wobbly, Bradley appeared as the villainous Solomon on the Doctor Who episode "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship," which I still think was an exercise in writing to the most ridiculous/cliche title imaginable. Tonight, Bradley will star in the BBC Doctor Who docudrama, "Adventures in Time and Space," as William Hartnell, the very first Doctor.
It's all related kids.
Also worth noting, while we are on the subject of anniversaries, today marks the 16th anniversary of the passing of Michael Hutchence of INXS. Hutchense was one of the great front men of the 80s/90s.
Let's hit the links.
45 minutes of Paul Stanley stage banter – “Let me get this of my chest. Lithen.”
17-year old Biggie Smalls freestyling
Arcade Fire officially tools
MickyD’s goes blue
Witness an aluminum can being slowly engulfed in lava.
Superhero makeovers - the good, the bad and the ugly.
Breaking Bad meets Malcolm in the Middle.
Very cool - fake- comic swag.
And finally, the entire history of Doctor Who on a single tapestry.