Sunday, November 30, 2008
Tonight, a slender 10% crescent Moon will leap up from the horizon to join the super-bright Venus and Jupiter.
Tomorrow, Dec. 1st, will be the best night of all. The now-15% crescent Moon moves in closer to form an isosceles triangle with Venus and Jupiter as opposing vertices. The three brightest objects in the night sky will be gathered so tightly together, you can hide them all behind your thumb held at arm's length.
So get out there people, and look up.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
My family is coming over for Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow and I may be too busy to post, so I'll take the time to wish all my blog buddies and their families a Happy Thanksgiving Day.
And I'll leave you some words of thanksgiving from Ralph Waldo Emerson...
For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food,
For love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
Cheers from the Cube household.
Seven Pomeranian dogs wear firefighter costumes during a fashion show of the Dog Olympics at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium-amusement park complex in Yokohama, southwest of Tokyo.
This photo made me laugh. I can just imagine my dog niece, Lulu, wearing one of these outfits.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
The guys at Political Machine have combined two of my favorite subjects -- politics and Star Trek -- into some essays.
Star Trek 2008: The Wrath of McKhain
I don't agree with their politics, but the Photoshop work is outstanding.
General Chang cracks me up.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
OPORD Analytical Founder Unmasks ' Zodiac' Killer
True crime buffs and fans of cryptography will enjoy the report; a long but fascinating read...
The Zodiac Killer
Conclusion: Gareth Penn is the Zodiac Killer.
UPDATE: From the Wikipedia entry:
Gareth S. Penn (1941- ) is an American author and amateur detective. Penn was among the first non-experts to focus effort on the famous Zodiac Killer case. He published a credible theory about the killer's motives, publicly accused a noted UC Berkeley public policy professor of the crimes, and labeled himself a one-time suspect.
Did he do it?
Your guess is as good as mine.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
The Kronenberg Foundation in Warsaw has created a computer-generated reconstruction of what astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus may have looked like on the basis of a skull discovered in the cathedral in Frombork, northern Poland.
Polish and Swedish researchers said Thursday they have identified the remains of Nicolaus Copernicus by comparing DNA from a skeleton they have found with that taken from hair retrieved from one of the 16th-century astronomer's books.
This is cooler than cool.
This is the kind of stuff that keeps me enthralled with science.
Some may call the wind Mariah, but in one Florida classroom, breaking wind may get you arrested...
12-Year Old Arrested For Deliberately Breaking Wind In Class
What has that child been eating... Beef-A-Reeno?
Friday, November 21, 2008
This is my dog, Elke (yes, as in Elke Sommer) and she is a mind reader. I don't know how she does it, but she often manages to be right in the way of where I will be even before I know I will be there.
Take your mind off the stock market and share a silly pet trick...
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Some, like the Bacon Lamp, are humorous...
Others are a bit disturbing...
See the whole crafty collection at:
Craftastrophe.net: Because Homemade Isn't Always Pretty
Just some more Internet weirdness.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
30 Years Later, Survivors Remember Jonestown Massacre
It's hard to believe that this was 30 years ago!
Where does the time go?
George Takei, Mr. Sulu from the original Star Trek series, shown here with an obvious Trek fan, has incurred the wrath of the producers of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! for inappropriate peeing.
Producers' Fury At George Takei For Boldly Going Where He Shouldn't Have
What can I say? When you gotta go...
Sunday, November 16, 2008
NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), which is run by Dr. James Hansen, Al Gore's BFF in global warming, and is one of four bodies responsible for monitoring global temperatures, announced that last month was the hottest October on record.
Except it wasn't.
The World Has Never Seen Such Freezing Heat
Are you going to believe these scientific quacks or your own lying eyes?
[The BLOG note: photo via JunkScience.com a worthwhile site to visit.]
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Just in time for Christmas, a great gift idea for the Trekkie in your life...
TrekInk Review: Star Trek: The Complete Comic Book Collection DVD ROM
This collection is only missing the two issues done by Marvel that crossed the Star Trek crews with the X-Men of comic book fame.
Also missing is the smell of musty old paper and the tactile experience of turning the pages...
Oh well, it's still an awesome gift for collectors.
Monday, November 10, 2008
From the New York Times comes this article about President Bush hosting the Obamas at the White House:
A Visit Both Historic And Perhaps Awkward
Thing is, the title of the article was changed, yes changed from this:
"Obama Will Visit Bush, Watching Out for Tacks on Chairs in Oval Office"
I kid you not.
Saturday, November 08, 2008
Friday, November 07, 2008
Oxford Compiles List Of Top Ten Irritating Phrases
The top ten most irritating phrases:
1 - At the end of the day
2 - Fairly unique
3 - I personally
4 - At this moment in time
5 - With all due respect
6 - Absolutely
7 - It's a nightmare
8 - Shouldn't of
9 - 24/7
10 - It's not rocket science
I can think of a few more... change, hope, Obama... ;-)
Thursday, November 06, 2008
Found this photo via:
Vermin Inc's Flickr Photostream
and I think it is illustrative of the election... too little red falling into a sea of blue.
I'm taking a philosophical stance on the matter. It is what it is and there's no changing it. I survived one Carter and two Clinton administrations. I will survive this one too.
One thing to keep in mind, Barack Hussein Obama, is that Americans are going to be watching your actions closely, so don't screw up.
After all, you wouldn't want those of us on the red side of the political spectrum to show you the same level of respect that those on the blue side showed to President Bush.
I'm just sayin...
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
'Jurassic Park' Author Michael Crichton Dies At 66
My favorite Crichton novel will always be "The Andromeda Strain", and, although I did enjoy many other novels of his, I am saddened to hear that there will be no future ones.
We have not only lost a wonderful novelist, but we have also lost an opponent in the craptastic man-made global warming lib-fest. He was a trained scientist who articulated his very un-politically-correct position and I will miss that very much.
RIP, Mr. Crichton.
Monday, November 03, 2008
Obama Gives McCain The Middle Finger
Primary Flashback: Obama Makes One-Fingered Hand Gesture Toward Hillary
People, on the night before the election, let's give Barry the collective middle finger tomorrow.
Sunday, November 02, 2008
From Newsbusters comes an interview that Obama gave on January 17, 2008...
Hidden Audio: Obama Tells SF Chronicle He Will Bankrupt Coal Industry
If Obama is elected, I will not only blame the lazy malcontents who want free stuff from the government, but also the MSM because they did their utter best to hide the truth about BHO from the American public.
I hope and pray that there are more sane people than not.