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Walk This Way: The History of the Moving Sidewalk

Authors like H.G. Wells, Isaac Asimov, and Robert Heinlein have long envisioned a future where the automobile gives way to massive, high-speed moving walkways. Some of them merely zoom commuters around cities, while others, like Heinlein’s “mechanized roads,” could take people from Cleveland all the way to Cincinnati. The moving sidewalk is familiar to travelers in [...]

BlöödHag: Seattle’s Edu-Core Death Metal Library Rockers

BlöödHag is a death metal band from Seattle who perform, among other places, in libraries. Their songs are “Edu-Core,” and focus on science fiction authors and literacy — check out some lyrics here. In fact, what the heck, I’ll just quote their classic “Robert A. Heinlein” in its entirety: Robert A. Heinlein Grok this! Robert A. Heinlein, [...]