Saturday, August 9, 2008

Trent Would Be So Proud

Zappa digital . . . Zappa analog.

—Trent Lane, "That Was Then, This Is Dumb"

Today is, of course, Frank Zappa Day in Baltimore, Maryland, and was declared so just last year when Frank's son Dweezil Zappa visited the city. It's an odd story, but that's Frank Zappa for you. If this holiday actually takes off, we'll already know what the Frank Zappa Day teen looks like at Holiday Island High. I remember listening to his albums in college, back when computers were as big as houses and Nixon was still a crook. Wow. You know that they named two asteroids after Frank Zappa? One wasn't enough, seriously. Two! He was THE MAN. Interestingly, Frank Zappa's music appears in numerous Daria fanfics, always as something that Trent likes, thanks to the above quote from him.

The author of the award-winning SF story "Flowers for Algernon," Daniel Keyes, was born 81 years ago today. This story became the basis for "A Bouquet for the Brain," an SF fanfic by Milo Minderbinder. Kevin Thompson takes the place of Charley (from the earlier story). Check it out.

  • Jane Lane: Ace Attorney, by Lorenzo Sauchelli (Part 1): Janey is facing just a tiny bit of pressure here.
  • Stacy Rowe, Seeker (Part II), by jtranser (continued): Ranstace was very nervous. After all, this was a rehearsal for what would be her very first galactic annihilation.

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