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14 Aug 2009, Comments (6)

Lovelace and Babbage

Author: Helen

a panel from the Lovelace and Babbage webcomic

A big hat tip, or a doff rather, with a big Victorian-era hat – something tall and full of mercury— to Nabs, who has sent me a link to the most wonderful thing on the entire Internets.

No, not the guy who can catch a laptop in his buttocks, although that is definitely up there. I mean the Lovelace and Babbage graphic novel / blog.

Lovelace and Babbage is a steampunk cartoon blog started by the wonderful Sydney Padua, who describes herself as “an animator, story artist, and tiresome bore [yeah, right] working mostly in visual effects in London.” She’s a friend of Suw Charman, the originator of Ada Lovelace Day, which led to “Wouldn’t it be hee-larious if there was a comic about Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage fighting crime? Thanks, I’ll be here all week!”

Start here, with Lovelace: The Origin.

Follow the links at the top bloggy-style, and enjoy.

Lovelace and Babbage, by Sydney Padua

11 Sep 2007, Comments Off on We’re selling ours on eBay like normal people

We’re selling ours on eBay like normal people

Author: Helen

If those wacky, zany Christian fundies aren’t hatching plots to bomb folks, they’re selling off their daughters.

Warning: One of these items is not true.

(Hat tip to the alien who put tentacles to keyboard on this LP comment thread.)

14 May 2006, Comments Off on Mothers day

Mothers day

Author: Helen

I hope you got eggs and bacon.

“Say firmly: ‘We will not have questions decided by irrelevant agencies. Our husbands shall not come to us reeking of carnage for caresses and applause.



Our sons shall not be taken from us to unlearn all that we have been able to teach them of charity, mercy, and patience. We women of one country will be too tender to those of another country to allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs.


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From the bosom of a devastated Earth a voice goes up with our own, it says “Disarm! Disarm!”



The sword of murder is not the balance of justice. Blood does not wipe out dishonor, nor violence indicate possession.”

Original Mother’s day proclamation, Julia Ward Howe, 1870.




Hat tip to Anarchist Chris.

Photos from here and here.