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Richard Lee Byers
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Happy birthday to Cosmic Call 2! It went out on this day in 2003.

This was a radio METI (Messaging to Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence) message sent from 70-metre Eupatoria Planetary Radar to five stars, Hip 4872, HD 245409, 55 Cancri, HF 10307, and 47 Ursae Majoris.

In my opinion, this was a worthy endeavor. But the various messages won’t arrive until 2036, 2040, 2044, and 2049, and the answers, if any, may take just as long to come back. Thus, making dinner plans is problematic.
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Time for the Ape of the Day!

Fun fact: The original shooting script for EVERY WHICH WAY BUT LOOSE did not include Clyde the orangutan. But when Clint Eastwood insisted on adlibbing rambling, rhetorical question-filled monologues addressed to the empty passenger seat of the eighteen-wheeler, director James Fargo found the effect “unsettling.”
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Happy 4th from these two versions of the Patriot to all you patriots!
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Happy 4th from the USAgemt! (He's 15% as patriotic as Captan America.)
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Have a marvelous Independence Day!
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Time for the Ape of the Day!

Fun fact: Though he never said so for fear of hurting the “old, blind hermit’s” feelings, Konga was surprised the lump-of-dung-on-a-stick defense worked for as long as it evidently had.
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The important thing is that, amid all the danger, chaos, and carnage, everyone experiences personal growth!

Well, everyone but Chris Pratt. His character is already perfect.

Botton line, a totally by-the-numbers action movie of the type brilliantly satirized in TEAM AMERICA: WORLD POLICE. But the dinosaurs are cool.
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Happy birthday to Spam, introduced by Hormel on this day in 1937!

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Anybody else watching this? I like it quite a bit. The Charles Manson stuff is actually the least interesting part. Detective Hodiak working his various cases and dealing with his personal issues in Vietnam War-era LA is what keeps me coming back. If you like private-eye and police-procedural novels from this era, there's a good chance you'll like the show.
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The Golden Age and modern versions of Miss America wish you a happy 4th! (Hm, the new one sort of seems to be saying to have one or else.)
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I watched this on late-night cable. Basically, it's CHARLIE'S ANGELS meets THE DIRTY DOZEN, shot for a couple hundred bucks.

Sounds pretty great already, right? But just in case you still aren't convinced I'm pointing you toward a classy, high-quality piece of cinema, consider this: The black member of the team is named "Raven." (It's not racist, it's poetic!)
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Happy birthday to the Crab Nebula! Well, sort of. On this day in 1054, Chinese and Arab observers saw a supernova near the star Zeta Tauri.

The supernova’s remnants formed the nebula, which is also a pulsar wind nebula. Many scientists believe that its mysterious emissions exert a malign influence over certain terrestrial life-forms.
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  • Self
    Writer, 1986 - present
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Tampa, FL - Plant City, FL - Lakeland, FL - Columbus, Ohio
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I write fantasy and horror fiction.
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I'm Richard Lee Byers, the author of over thirty fantasy and horror novels including a number set in the Forgotten Realm universe. My current projects include The Brotherhood of the Griffon, an ongoing series about a mercenary (excuse me, sellsword) company in the Forgotten Realms, and The Impostor, an ongoing series that's either a superhero comic in prose or a modern version of a hero pulp depending on your frame of reference.
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From a recent review of The Impostor #1: Half a Hero: The Impostor #1: Half a Hero succeeds in everything that it was trying to accomplish. It was entertaining, had interesting and likable characters, an intriguing story and world, and leaves you wanting more. It’s something that I can see myself following as more of this series comes out. It’s definitely worth checking out. http://travizzt.wordpress.com/2011/09/03/the-impostor-1-half-a-hero-by-richard-lee-byers/
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  • University of South Florida
    Psychology, 1972 - 1975
  • Ohio State University
    Psychology, 1968 - 1972
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