Retro Future: Space Art Update →
See “What Future Used To Be”… in regards to space exploration (long live our memory of the Space Shuttle, alas) and the great starry yonder where no one has gone before.
The 70s. →
The horror…… Faces of The Price Is Right 1973 Sears Catalog Ice Follies Programs
Show me a man or a woman alone and I’ll show you a saint. Give me two and...– Stephen King
The Republican House that failed to raise the debt ceiling would somehow escape...– http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/173831 Good little Hobbits….. (Idiots.)
Since any reasonable person would choose a Mac over a PC, Apple’s market...
10 Myths About Introverts →
Myth #1 – Introverts don’t like to talk. This is not true. Introverts just don’t talk unless they have something to say. They hate small talk. Get an introvert talking about something they are interested in, and they won’t shut up for days. Myth #2 – Introverts are shy. Shyness has nothing to do with being an Introvert. Introverts are not necessarily afraid of people. What they need is a...
Well.... That's a wrap. →
On the anniversary of Apollo 11 an artist reminds... →
A sample: I was talking about this depressing turn of events last Friday at a somewhat misnamed happy hour with my friend Ellen, who just about slumped forward to the point where her forehead was touching the icy rim of her martini glass, so demoralized was she over the prospect of the end of America’s space program, with all it symbolized—the ebbing of American optimism and enterprise, our...
SLIDESHOW - Worth it. →
NASA’s Last Space Shuttle Flight Photos of Atlantis These are the last you know…. FWIW, each Orbiter only flew about 1/3 of its design service life. They were designed for 100 flights. They flew about 30. I know intellectually that it is time to move on, but this is sad….
The race is on.... →
Atlantis undocked from the station for the final time of the Space Shuttle Program at 2:28 a.m. EDT Tuesday. Tuesday also marked the 36th anniversary of the undocking of the Apollo spacecraft from a Soviet Soyuz in the first-of-its-kind joint flight. Nearly six years passed between the end of that 1975 mission and the start of NASA’s next: the space shuttle. Mission Control said...
Last good bye..... →
Atlantis’ commander, Christopher Ferguson, presented the flag to the space station crew, along with a small model of a space shuttle. He said he wishes he could have brought a monument to commemorate the 30-year shuttle program, but it would not have fit. “We brought the best monument we could possibly find, and that’s a space shuttle model,” he said. The...
Henson & Oz →
“Henson & Oz: Never Before, Never Again.”
Not only is Big Brother watching.... →
he can pick YOU out of a crowd.
Bored? Got matches, tinfoil, and a paperclip? →
How fun! →
Dude! Where's my job? →
The jobs and businesses that are leaving are gone for good and will not be coming back.
Ancora Imparo: The Wise Woman's Stone →
hippiewitch: A wise woman who was traveling in the mountains found a precious stone in a stream. The next day she met another traveler who was hungry, and the wise woman opened her bag to share her food. The hungry traveler saw the precious stone and asked the woman to give it to him. She did so without…
Dalai Lama's 18 Rules to Living →
chrisacrosstheworld: Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson. Follow the three Rs: Respect for self Respect for others Responsibility for all your actions Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly. Don’t let a...
Why all the STS stuff....
Those who follow who are not of my family may wonder why all the Shuttle stuff. Because: Half a lifetime ago I was an lowly inspector for the company that had the contract to manufacture the Orbiter Mid-Fuselage. My hands touched the belly of all of them. My inspection stamp is on both the metal and the documentation. On each of them. OV-99 to OV-105. Being a small part of the team that created...
More Shuttle Transportation System stuff →
You drive. I’m just along for the ride….
Why people become chickenhawks →
Shielded from any personal risk of injury or death, the chickenhawk is thus permitted to wrap himself in an American flag and goose step his way through television studios as the alleged personification of patriotic bravery.
LPOD - July 1, 2011 →
Lunar Picture of the Day. Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter was tilted 65° to better capture the oddity of a huge boulder (~120 m wide) sitting in a hollow at the summit of Tycho’s central peak.