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Wed
Nov 26 2014 5:05pm

Happy Thanksgiving from Tor.com!

Happy Thanksgiving from Tor.com!

The Tor.com staff is about to pile into Stubby and take off for the Planet of Food and Not Being On The Internet For Once, but we’ll be back to normal on Friday. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Wed
Nov 26 2014 12:00pm

Learning Empathy From Robots: How MST3K Explained My Parents

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Thanksgiving marathon

This week marks a milestone for all of humanity—Sunday was the 25th anniversary of the first broadcast of Mystery Science Theater 3000. The first ever episode, “The Green Slime” was shown on a small Minneapolis cable-access channel called KTMA on November 24, 1988. This is also the 22nd anniversary of the Turkey Day Marathon, which aired annually on Comedy Central from 1991 until 1995, and which will be returning this year! Joel Hodgson is curating an online marathon that will be available this Thursday starting at noon Eastern Time.

[In the not-too-distant past]

Tue
Nov 25 2014 8:00am

Morning Roundup: Gleaming the Batcube!

Unreality Magazine shared this shot of The Joker, um, kickflipping over Batman. Yes, this is probably just photoshopped, but we prefer the reality where Heath Ledger—a known skateboard-enthusiast—decided to add a little X-TREME flair to his Dark Knight character. Bottom line: it made us happy, so here you go.

Morning Roundup reminds you that no one can take the sky from you! Also, we’ve got adventures in cloning, and reading suggestions for film lovers.

[Plus: ROBOT DRAGON.]

Wed
Nov 27 2013 1:00pm

Learning Empathy From Robots: How MST3K Explained My Parents

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Thanksgiving marathon

This week marks a milestone for all of humanity—Sunday was the 25th anniversary of the first broadcast of Mystery Science Theater 3000. The first ever episode, “The Green Slime” was shown on a small Minneapolis cable-access channel called KTMA on November 24, 1988. This is also the 22nd anniversary of the Turkey Day Marathon, which aired annually on Comedy Central from 1991 until 1995, and which will be returning this year! Joel Hodgson is curating an online marathon that will be available this Thursday starting at noon Eastern Time.

[In the not-too-distant past]

Sat
Jul 20 2013 12:45pm

What Time Is It? Thanksgiving Time! Adventure Time at SDCC

Adventure Time San Diego Comic Con Thanksgiving parade

The Adventure Time panel at San Diego Comic Con was fittingly epic! First, it was announced that Finn and Jake would make their debut in the 87th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® this fall. Then writer and storyboard artist Rebecca Sugar sang a few songs for the crowd, including one, “Bad Little Boy” with surprise guest Donald Glover! And Jason Momoa ran in and kissed Donald on the cheek! (Where will Jason strike next?)

...OK, the last thing probably didn’t happen. But you should still click through for some adorable songs!

[It was actually Lumpy Space Princess who kissed Donald]

Wed
Nov 21 2012 3:00pm

Happy Thanksgiving from Tor.com!

Happy Thanksgiving from Tor.com!

The Tor.com staff is about to pile into Stubby and take off for the Planet of Food and Not Being On The Internet For Once, but we’ll be around!

Check back with us for a gorgeous gallery of book-related art, The Hobbit reread, an update on the Doctor Who 50th anniversary, a new original story from Marissa Meyer, and a quick rewatch of the Lord of the Rings trilogy in preparation for The Hobbit! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

(If you find yourself bored, we suggest wandering through the On Our Radar tag for a delirious good time.)

Wed
Nov 21 2012 9:00am

The Late Mike Fellinger’s Turkey Algorithm: An Exercise in Geek Cooking

The Late Mike Fellinger’s Turkey Algorithm: An Exercise in Geek Cooking

I still think of this as Jon Singer’s Turkey Algorithm, because that’s the title under which I knew it for decades; but Singer says it was devised by the late Mike Fellinger, and must be credited to him. It goes:

“For a turkey of greater than ten pounds, the roasting time should be equal to 1.65 times the natural log of the weight of the bird in pounds, cooked at 325 F.”

If you’re not a person who normally calculates natural logs, go to Google. Say you have a 20-pound turkey. Type in natural log 20 and hit the search button. Google will tell you that the natural log of 20 is 2.99573227. Multiply this by 1.65. The result will be 4.9429582455, or five hours.

[Math will cook this turkey]

Wed
Nov 23 2011 5:00pm

Happy Thanksgiving from Tor.com

The Tor.com staff is about to pile into Stubby and take off for the Planet of Food and Not Being On The Internet For Once (Or we might all just go see The Muppets, we haven’t decided yet.) but we’ll be back on Friday. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

(If you find yourself bored, we suggest wandering through our enormous backlog of Series and original Stories.)

Wed
Nov 23 2011 1:30pm

Feed Cthulhu: Pledge a Food Donation Today & Win The Book of Cthulhu

Ross E. Lockhart, the editor of recent Lovecraft anthology The Book of Cthulhu, out from Night Shade Press has started a Feed Cthulhu hunger drive.

24 randomly selected people who make a food donation today will win an ebook of the new anthology. You can enter by making a donation then tweeting the details to Lockhart like so:

I fed Cthulhu [your donation] to [organization] #FeedCthulhu @lossrockhart

Winners will be chosen on Thanksgiving Day by Lockhart. More details are available on Lockhart’s blog, linked above.

Wed
Nov 23 2011 11:15am

The Late Mike Fellinger’s Turkey Algorithm: An Exercise in Geek Cooking

I still think of this as Jon Singer’s Turkey Algorithm, because that’s the title under which I knew it for decades; but Singer says it was devised by the late Mike Fellinger, and must be credited to him. It goes:

“For a turkey of greater than ten pounds, the roasting time should be equal to 1.65 times the natural log of the weight of the bird in pounds, cooked at 325 F.”

If you’re not a person who normally calculates natural logs, go to Google. Say you have a 20-pound turkey. Type in natural log 20 and hit the search button. Google will tell you that the natural log of 20 is 2.99573227. Multiply this by 1.65. The result will be 4.9429582455, or five hours.

[Math will cook this turkey]

Wed
Nov 24 2010 4:11pm

Happy Thanksgiving from Tor.com!

The staff here at Tor.com will be taking off for the holiday weekend, sitting down to a meal in the huge rocketship that they all totally live in on top of the Flatiron Building you bet.

BUT. The site will still be updated every day throughout the weekend with cool videos, original posts, and a big slate of our regular features, including:

So be sure and think of us when you’re bored on the internet this weekend or need a break from your family. Have a great holiday!

Sci-fi turkey hand by Gregory Manchess

Mon
Nov 22 2010 10:19am

Time to Give Thanks and Praise!

Tor.com on TwitterThanksgiving is looming; are you all prepared? Lists made, food brought, ovens at the ready?

In amongst all those preparations, we are hoping that you are ready to give thanks—to all those authors who add a little to your life!

We put the question out there to both our Facebook friends and our Twitter followers, and here are some of the very touching replies.

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Thu
Nov 27 2008 5:42am

Things (and people) to be thankful for:

This list is by no means comprehensive; feel free to add to it in the comments. Happy Thanksgiving to all our readers in the United States. To our international readers, sorry for the light posting, but we’re busy gorging on turkeys and such, and can’t be bothered to get up off the couch to blog. We hope you can manage. Thanks to all for reading.

• No robot uprising (so far)

• No zombie infection, either (again, for now)

Jonathan Coulton

LOLcats

• The FDIC

• Lasers (sharks not included)

• BitTorrent (for Linux distros, of course)

• That the inexorable passage of time brings us ever closer to the return of Battlestar Galactica.

xkcd

Creative Commons

Book giveaways

Sexy times in space

Free bar food in NYC

Cory Doctorow

• That, no matter what else may divide us, we’re all in agreement on the one thing that really matters: Han shot first.

Lawrence Lessig

• That Toby’s back home and doing well Hm. Seems we spoke too soon. Get better right quick, T.

Fri
Nov 21 2008 3:34pm

SF Scene: KGB Fantastic Fiction 11/19/08

This month’s KGB had no particular theme, just a trio of great stories. First up was Benjamin Parzybok, who’s on tour right now for his first novel Couch, which just came out from the esteemed independent publisher Small Beer Press. Ben read a short story called “Birds,” unrelated to his novel. The second reader was Caítlin R. Kiernan, who read the short stories “Still Life” and “Untitled 17” from the Subterranean Press collection Tales From the Woeful Platypus. Because everyone on the web is quicker than me, you can see Ben’s account here, Caítlin’s here, and Ellen’s pictures here.

Since we’re coming up on Thanksgiving, that peculiar American celebration of plenty (excellent timing!), I went around asking people What is the imaginary thing you’re most thankful for? This deliberately non-specific query drew more than a few blank stares, so when people asked for guidance I would explain that I wanted them to tell me about the person or thing that doesn’t exist that they most wish did. In the end, we wound up with a nice range of responses, from the whimsical to the political...

[Here’s theirs; what’s yours?]