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Mob Movie League: Summer Signups!


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Summer 2017 Movies
The next season of the MML is ready to open, but we’re moving it over to the Mob Slack to make life easier. Joining is simple, just head on over to #mobmovieleague, over at, and let us know you want to be entered in the next round.

If you need an invite to the Slack team drop me an email ( from the address you’d like associated with your account – First come, second served!

A Slice


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Null at the Vet
Our vet is an interesting guy.

He’s always very calm. When we had to put down Campbell he was the fellow on duty and I remember thinking, then, that he had that soothing manner you often see in nurses and long-time funeral home workers.

I suppose a serene demeanour helps when dealing with injured, and possibly angry, animals.

Just got notice that all went well with Null’s surgery. He made the call himself, which surprised me a little – usually it’s one of the vet techs who handles the phone.

Even more surprising, however, was the fact that I could hear the excitement in his voice.

“Everything went well with the surgery?” I asked.

“Yes, yes,” he replied, “but I need your email address: you MUST see what I expressed from her anal glands.”

– and now I have. Now I have.

Though I have no idea what I’m looking at, (beyond that I wouldn’t want to wipe it on my children,) our vet stands as a great reminder that you’ve got to find joy in your work where you can – even if it’s in cat-butt secretions.

Riding Explosions Through Space


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Joe Monk’s giant egg – and its big-bang-based engine – are actually inspired by the work of Project Orion, during which we considered using a series of nukes, dropped behind a heavy shield, to shove a ship across the solar system.

As far as I can tell it’s actually still the fastest method of getting around if we were willing to, you know, constantly be setting off nuclear explosions.

Here’s the 1-meter model in action. Yes, it’s pooping bombs.

Jessica May and the CCR Orchestra Present: Hysteria


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House on Haunted Hill

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The latest episode of Chrononaut Cinema Reviews isn’t quite ready for publication, but Jessica May has put together this excellent bit of music using the film, House on Haunted Hill, as her palette.

Check it out – but REMAIN CALM.

Chrononaut Cinema Reviews is presented by and Way of the Buffalo, and is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Unported License.

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