Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Begin the Great Adventure! Okay, so I'm a sucker for space stuff and science nonfiction. And the most important day in that history is coming up Monday, July 20th. We'll be seeing all the tributes, all the videos of Kennedy, and all the videos of Armstrong, but we can't forget what led to the moment. The ambition to press "LAUNCH." And this website, We Choose the Moon, lets us follow that process! In real time!
We've still got nearly 22 hours as of this writing, though I'll bet anything this won't be delayed like a modern shuttle! (Craftsmanship was so much better 40 years ago.)
P.S. you can even follow the Eagle on Twitter! And I'm going to @ it to give me a shout out or two.
Monday, July 13, 2009
American culture has truly been exported. On top of Arabian superstitions, now this family is blaming genies, spirits, and everyone but the ones truly at fault.
My question: who is truly at fault in this case? The genie, or the person that used a wish to make this genie to harass this family?
The Girl at the Video Game Store, from G4... Thanks, Nerf Herder, rhymes don't help my affliction.
I barely slept. I dreamed too much.
Labels: Beyond Nerdiness
Wednesday, July 08, 2009
It's always great to see scientists finding new places to vacation and learn about the horrible world we live in.
Wednesday, July 01, 2009
Amidst this flurry of recounts, Tweets, and court subpoenas, is Iran or Minnesota better at democracy? Iran is an oppressive dictatorship, unable to hold the mantle of Islamic Republic. Minnesota spent the last eight months making Florida look positively normal.
Two elections have concluded, and the two made the world both shake and bury its hands in disgust. But, they're done! Boy, are they done. As of today, Al Franken will be the Honorable Senator Al Franken of Minnesota. In Iran, the populist choice Mir-Hossein Mousavi will not be president, sadly.
So the woes are over, with democracy restored for everyone, right? Maybe not for conservatives in the United States. And it still took Minnesota eight months and a gigantic court fight. And Iran's still under an oppressive regime and system of government. So at least Iran has an excuse for not being good at democracy.
What's your excuse, Minnesota?