Bluer than velvet / circling the drain

Okay okay I know I’m being extremely irregular about this, but it’s been a mad house around here.

I just wanted to take the time to say How good is velvet? What an amazing thing. I’m sure that when they invent spaceships that are good enough to hang right in front of black holes, they will find that the reason why no light can escape from them is because they are made of velvet.
I would point to the wikipedia entry on velvet, but in this case I find it woefully inadequate.
I want to go on a tour to a factory where they make the stuff. I just can’t imagine how it happens.
I think I am going to get a jacket made out of blue velvet — really dark blue.


I’m coming down with something otherwise I’d write more. More about velvet.