The Website at the End of the Universe is again providing a printable SF-themed calendar for 2006, featuring gloriously schlocky images of pulpy SF magazine and book covers from decades ago. I couldn't detect a definite theme in last year's calendar, but for 2006 every month features a lightly (or tightly) draped human female, often with a crowd on her balcony, generally being menaced, fondled, or dragged off by something with scales, tentacles, or gears.
I hadn't even heard of some of the pulps they found. 'Cosmic Science Stories'?
== chouda no retsu == long line, long snake
|Left radical is 'insect' (虫), used in its original meaning of 'large-hooded snake'. Right radical is a character only found in Chinese, meaning the same thing. Henshall suggests taking the right radical is 'house/roof' and 'sitting person/man' (ヒ), and as a mnemonic: 'Man in house sits on 'insect' -- really a snake!'|