So if you liked “The Martian”…

February 27, 2015

imageAndy Weir wrote a fabulous book called “The Martian” about an astronaut that, by a relatively feasible set of circumstances, manages to find himself stranded on Mars.

This is easily one of my all-time favorite novels.  If you haven’t read the book, I suggest the Audible audiobook.  The reader is fantastic:

Now, if you HAVE read the book or listened to the audiobook, and are a fan, here’s some other things to look into to “continue the experience”.

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Annnnd the movie trailers of The Martian are in!

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Jimmy Kimmel Got A Bunch Of Actual Doctors To Tell Off Anti-Vaccinators

February 27, 2015

This is so awesome.  SO SO SO VERY AWESOME.  This is better than the Penn & Teller bit on the fallacy of anti-vaccination.  Seriously.

Jimmy Kimmel is tired of parents not vaccinating their kids.  “Parents here are more scared of gluten than they are of small pox.” Knowing he couldn’t sway the people of Los Angeles himself, he got a bunch of real medical professionals to set the naysayers straight. If you thought Jenny McCarthy knew what she was talking about, this is for you.

A Message for the Anti-Vaccine Movement

In case you missed the Penn & Teller bit on how anti-vaccination logic is total bullsh-t:

Penn and Teller on Vaccinations

Some of my favorite Audible audiobooks

February 24, 2015

imageI listened to a ton of audiobooks during last holiday vacation and really, really enjoyed myself.  I preferred to listen to the books I had than watch TV, surf the web, play Halo on my Xbox One… yeah, they were that good.

So I decided to make a list of some of my favorite audiobooks.  Here it is:

  • Ready Player One: Ernest Cline (Read by Wil Wheaton)
    This maybe very well be my all time favorite audiobook.  It’s definitely in my top 3.  Besides being a edge-of-your-seat page turner, it touched me on a very, VERY deep soulful level.  Never mind that I got every single geeky 80’s reference made in the book: (including Kikaida & Raideen, both of which were mispronounced by Wil in the audiobook)  It tells a story that, well, let’s just say very accurately reflects some personal experiences of mine when I was much younger, making this book mean more to me than perhaps others. 
    http://www.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/Ready-Player-One-Audiobook/B005FRGT44/
  • The Martian: Andy Weir
    This is the audiobook that got me back into listening to audiobooks.  Everything you’ve heard about this book is true.  It’s crafty, hilarious, riveting, and most of all, intelligent.
    http://www.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/The-Martian-Audiobook/B00B5HZGUG/

Here are some others to consider: