November 7, 2005

If you're curious about the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT), you can check out their site here. And if you'd like to see a pic of their honeycomb mirror, check this out.

A for today's gag: For those of you who weren't around in the 1980's, Honeycomb cereal used to run TV commercials with a bunch of kids singing a really annoying song that had the following Shakespeareian lyrics:

Honeycomb's big!
Yeah, yeah, yeah!
It's not small!
No, no, no!

Even as a kid watching that, it annoyed me. Since when has there been a huge demand for large pieces of cereal? I mean, the actual *boxes* of Honeycomb were the same size as other cereals. They just have bigger individual pieces. And as a kid you could barely fit one of them in your mouth and they tasted like old Cheerios. I don't know who was in the board room and said "Hey, I know! BIG cereal!". I kept waiting for the day when they took it too far...

Now Honeycomb's huge!
Yeah, yeah, yeah!
It's just freakin' ridiculous!
Yeah, yeah, yeah!
There's only one per box!
Yeah, yeah, yeah!
It's technically a lethal weapon when thrown!
Yeah, yeah, yeah!

But I digress.

Let's talk about Jenn! The character of Jenn was really only designed as an interesting neighbor to suffer from collateral damage. But she ended up growing into a major character. In fact, Eric Burns of Websnark considers Jenn to be the main character of C&A. That wasn't really the intention, but hey, if people enjoy any part of the strip, I'm happy. I am beginning to see that there is a demographic of C&A readers who are big Jenn fans. I call them Jennophiles.

So, to all you Jennophiles out there, I thought you should know about Jenn Brozek's Jenn page. Jenn Brozek is a real life person who the character of Jenn is (very loosely) based on. She made a page on her own website to track C&A comics that have Jenn in them. So if you ever feel like reading *just* the C&As with Jenn in them, check this page out.


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