You guys did it to me again. You have insopired me to blog!!!!! ARRRGHHHH!!!! Thanks! This is what wound up on my Myspace page.
Please forgive me for allowing my ego getting the better of me and not posting just the part of the blog that pertained to just the show, but I felt the build up needed to be there to <insert future well thought out justification>
None the less please enjoy it, an my appologies for suffering through.
I must warn you, friend, there are two things to be aware of for the next several moments of your visit. One, beware of anything capable of producing a spark, and two, remain leery of anything you may read…
I love science. But science doesn’t love me. I suck at science! Of matters the mechanical I’m not half bad, and in the Algebra I class that I flunked, quadratic equations were the only thing I managed to rock. Like any other unrequited love it makes me crazed…MAD!
May I offer you a drink? It’s no bother really…
My greatest early inklings that I had mad leanings were the utter fascination I had with the film, The Great Race. Jack Lemmon’s portrayal of Professor Fate was an influence beyond scope. The man was egomaniacal, bipolar ADD, cackling and if my mother would have known I turned out this way she would have never let me watch it all in the name of family entertainment. Steampunk at it’s finest! Steampunk is all about the SCIENCE!
Allow me to show you around… I am sorry but the formal sitting room is currently being… renovated… so we shall retire to one of the, well, less visible rooms.
Not that I wish to revert to steampunk again…. But the current convention of mad scientists is to be found in the steampunk fan base. I could be wrong, but either way it ain’t a bad thing! I will use this opportunity to plug Girl Genius! You have to check out the radio shows and the comic crafting of Phil and Kaja Pholio at www.girlgenius.com
. It is mad, mad, mad fun and grand humor riddled with romance and science gone MAD!
Oh this room? This is the library! No, those are not manacles connected to a post. Those are conduits for the Tesla Coil. Honestly who would have manacles in a library…?
Speaking of comics I am currently enthralled in the comic book, Dr. Sleepless, Science Bastard. A colorful weaving of mentalist, electronic, and scientific processes wrapped in blanket of techno music and assassin bodyguards. Go support your comic shop and go crazy with fantastical SCIENCE!
Where? Oh outside the window of this grand promenade? Of course that is a moonship! Why everyone doesn’t have on I will never understand!
On all of the forums I belong to in the profile when it asks for interest I write in “Human experimentation with consenting adults” and that I alluded to in the last blog. I suppose that I can’t be considered a true Mad Scientist since I can’t really operate unless all parties involved are having fun. Still as the rest of this blog continues I am hoping that I may better illustrate my rationale, or justify being MAD!
I have 11 species of carnivorous plants in the greenhouse. I find it to be a more… eco-friendly alternative to insecticides.
I’m all about the LOX! At work I deal with this highly volatile substance called Liquid Oxygen. Basically it is pure oxygen that has its own natural properties turned upon it to be forced into a thermos bottle where it stays very, very upset until it is set free. The container I put the stuff into holds ten liters and to give you the idea of the explosive potential, 1 cubic inch of LOX will expand to seventy-two cubic feet of gas. If there is a containment failure the liquid will expand faster that the bottle can vent, causing a massive and violent explosion! And it happens every now and then, but that’s SCIENCE!
That? It is just a tentacle collection, what I would like to draw your attention to is the baroque masterpieces I have had restored…
LOX wants nothing more than to be a gas again. It hates, truly hates, being forced in to a mold that is not its true nature and will seek any attempt to escape and be free of the restrictions that others have forced up on it! I am one of those that holds LOX in captivity, and it wants to kill me. LOX is MAD!
You look tired from you journey. Please, please have a lay back on the chaise. It’s quite comfortable as I had it custom made.
I wear protective equipment when I have to deal with this stuff. Heavy white coveralls, grey rubber apron, big clunky boots, cryo gloves, safety glasses and a face shield, and I am aware of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-Long Blog and I highly approve!. My hair being what it is sticks out at all points of the elliptic, so when I am sporting my P.P.E. I scare the hell out of people. Mostly the military guys that are at the plant doing government oversight. Matter of fact they have mentioned that on a few occasions that my appearance is the subject of this blog. So I ask myself, “What do a bunch of P.E. and Poli-Sci majors know about SCIENCE?!
I understand. You need to squirm. After all when I said it was custom made, it wasn’t you it was made for.
I do dabble in science and building weird devices as a real world affection. I really did have carnivorous plants but they died. I should have replanted them into bigger pots, and looked for a place to buy flies in the winter. When my kids were younger and after a trip to the Kennedy Space Center they wanted to build their own rockets so I told them to make me a blueprint with a parts list and we would. They were the best looking two-liter bottles with fins you could stuff a Barbie doll in. My youngest really does have the science bug. I have helped her with all of her science fair projects most of her life. Anything from Star Charts to Rube Goldberg’s. She did it all. I am so serious, and it really sucked when other kid’s projects looked machined and polished and they won! Really…did that middle-schooler learn how to operate a lathe?!? Of course not! The Dad did it! They should have been disqualified!!!!! None the less… Naturally there are the prop building projects that come along with being a science fiction costumer, and my greatest triumphs have been B.F.G.s. I wish I had pictures. As for my great scientific passion I have a telescope that I haven’t used in years because of all of the places I used to stargaze are now overdeveloped and polluted with light. This makes me MAD!
I really couldn’t explain to you what you are doing here, after all you did come on your own volition.
Season Two of Cataclysmo is currently running at www.webserials.com
and the latest episode marks a return appearance of Dr. Crankshaft as portrayed by the completely awesomely incomparable Jesse Grotholsen. By the way as an uncompensated endorsement I recommend you got to their site and pre-order Cataclysmo and the Time Boys on DVD now!!!! Here is a return of a man who is completely misunderstood, looked upon in distain, yet is unafraid to walk around in a lab coat and a Speedo! He has an underwater lair…erg… research facility, and loves his mother. What I say?!? What… makes this man a villain?!?!? Nothing! He is a hero! And he does it with SCIENCE!!!
He-he-he… Forgive me dear reader. I did go on many tangents I realize that this entire blog is rambling and nonsensical but before I release the straps and let you up from the table please remind yourself…you were warned that it is written one that by one enamored with MAD SCIENCE!!!