Saturday, July 30, 2022

D.B. Cooper: Where Are You?!

I just finished my binge of DB Cooper: Where Are You?! and thought I'd share a few thoughts, since this case has fascinated me since childhood.

First, Tom Colbert comes off looking like an asshole conspiracy nutjob. Most of this series focuses on him and his "search," but he seems to lock onto a suspect early on into his investigation and then closes himself off to all other possibilities. While the series does touch on other investigators and other theories, none so much as Tom Colbert.

Second, unless a body is found with one of the parachutes and some of the cash strapped to it because they died in the jump, I don't think we'll ever know for certain who DB Cooper was. Considering he was thought to be in his 40s in 1971, and was a smoker, he is almost certainly dead by now. Or will be soon.

Finally, it's not a great series, but one worth watching if you've ever had any interest in the story at all. It was definitely enough to renew my interest in the subject ;)

Sunday, July 17, 2022

The Rings of Power

I cannot wait for this new series. I'm a huge fan of The Silmarillion and have read a good number of the History of Middle Earth volumes. I cannot wait to see the mythos behind the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings come to life.

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Dorian Gray Effect

The middle part of this video, starting about mid-way through, is really trippy. Surprisingly, the Dorian Gray Effect doesn't have a Wikipedia article. Still trippy, though. ;)

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Countdown to Webb first images

The Webb telescope's first images are going to be revealed on July 12 at 10:30am Eastern. NASA has a countdown timer for anyone who is interested ;)

Saturday, July 2, 2022


ahcapella recently sent me some notes he's been keeping over the years on CassieIsWatching, but many of the links have long since been dead. I've posted them over at and have been updating the links to Wayback Machine versions, where appropriate. Two of the three files he sent have been updated so far, but this makes me wonder... would it make sense for me to move the entire site off of a blogging platform and over to a wiki, like this, and mirror the content of all those links instead of link them? And, even though some of the sites are still there, should I maybe mirror the appropriate parts on as well? We have lost way too much data to time, and I would hate to lose more.