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Carl Shirley
Attended Old Dominion University
Lives in Hampton, VA 23666
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The Frontier Boys: Matt, Leo and the Fight for the Oscar
Spoiler Alert: This post contains spoilers for both The Martian and The Revenant . Continue reading at your own risk. Of all the films nominated for Best Picture of 2015 by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences there are few common themes that em...
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Riffling Through the X-Files
I was never a fan of The X-Files . I rarely watched any of the episodes during its first run on FOX and had only seen a handful as reruns or on DVD in the intervening years. But with a new season of episodes scheduled to debut on January 24th, I embarked on...
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We Interrupt This Hiatus...

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National Novel Writing Month Approaches
Once again November 1st approaches, offering yet another opportunity to participate in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), an annual celebration of stunt writing where several thousand people attempt to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. I've 'part...
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Flash Fiction Sequel
The latest  Chuck Wendig   Flash Fiction Challenge calls for a space opera. Since the challenge I did in April resulted in something that qualifies as a space opera, I decided to write a sequel. You can read the original here to catch up on the story. Note ...
The latest Chuck Wendig Flash Fiction Challenge calls for a space opera. Since the challenge I did in April resulted in something that qualifies as a space opera, I decided to write a sequel. You can read the original here to...
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Mr. Holmes: 100 Word Movie Review
There are some mysteries that even Sherlock Holmes cannot solve, mysteries of memory, age and human relationships that are not easily distilled into mere facts. In Bill Condon’s Mr. Holmes the great detective’s inability to easily solve such mysteries catch...
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What’s Up With the Paradox?
Every so often someone will come up with a new theory to explain the Fermi Paradox , a contradiction between the number of alien civilizations we might expect to see in a universe so vast and the actual number of alien civilizations we have been able to det...
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Review: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
My original intention for the first post of 2016, marking the rebranding of my blog from Tabula Rasa to The Four Mile Circus , was to write a critique of director JJ Abrams’ questionable understanding of outer space. Abrams has the distinction of directing ...
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Blog On Hiatus Until January
This blog will be on hiatus until January of 2016. Look for the relaunch and redesign on New Years Day.
This blog will be on hiatus until January of 2016. Look for the relaunch and redesign on New Years Day.
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Crescent Moon Animated GIF
An animation of three nights of the waxing crescent moon:
An animation of three nights of the waxing crescent moon:
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The Martian: Book Review
The Martian , by Andy Weir, a science fact heavy science fiction novel about an astronaut abandoned on Mars, started life as a self-published freebie available on the Internet. In October it will debut as a science fiction blockbuster film directed by Ridle...
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Mr. Holmes: 100 Word Movie Review
There are some mysteries that even Sherlock Holmes cannot solve, mysteries of memory, age and human relationships that are not easily distilled into mere facts. In Bill Condon’s Mr. Holmes the great detective’s inability to easily solve such mysteries catch...
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