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Merry Tharsismas, everyone. On this day in 1998, Tharsis, a...

Merry Tharsismas, everyone. On this day in 1998, Tharsis, a genius among cats, the Platonic ideal from which the very idea of “cat” is descended, namesake to the Land of Tharsis, the westernmost land on Cat World, and the flagship of its defence, the Dread Zeppelin Tharsis, was born.

Chief Petting Officer Vidma, now empirically proven to be cuter...

Chief Petting Officer Vidma, now empirically proven to be cuter than borscht, is using her skills as Chief Engineer of the Dread Zeppelin Tharsis to get fur into the hardest-to-reach corners.

Monday morning. Malenky is already hard at work ensuring...

Monday morning. Malenky is already hard at work ensuring there’s enough fur on the couch.

Sometimes the 21st century lives up to the golden age of sci-fi....

Sometimes the 21st century lives up to the golden age of sci-fi. This morning I had trouble parking the communal hybrid-electric car I’d reserved using my pocket-computer/video-phone because a coronal mass ejection on the Sun yesterday was causing radio interference in the magnetosphere, upsetting the accuracy of the global positioning satellite network.

Air Progress - World’s Great Aircraft

Air Progress - World’s Great Aircraft
Edward G. Tripp, Publisher, 1972
Peterson Publishing Co., US, 1972

Veteran and Vintage Cars

Veteran and Vintage Cars
Peter Roberts, 1974
Octopus Books, UK, 1974
printed in Hong Kong

Collector’s Cars

Collector’s Cars
Lee Culpepper, 1979
Octopus Books, US, 1979
printed in Hong Kong
ex libris signature on title page, “Ralph F. Barrick”

Automotive Repair Manual: Ford Fairmont / Mercury Zephyr, 1978...

Automotive Repair Manual: Ford Fairmont / Mercury Zephyr, 1978 thru 1983. 2-Door, 4-Door, Coupe, Station Wagon
Larry Warren and John H. Haynes, 1982, 1983, 1987
Haynes North America, US, 3rd ed. 1987

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