Monthly Archives: January 2008

1958: Explorer 1 launched into orbit, take that Sputnik!

From what I remember reading in other books, various agencies of the US government were planning satellite launches before Sputnik scared everyone. More of the details on Explorer 1 are on the link. I’m very impressed that the gang at … Continue reading

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Who’s your favorite from the Bond movies?

Entertainment Weekly or as I prefer to call it, Entertain Me Weakly posted their list of the Best & Worst Bond Girls in preparation of the upcoming movie, which may have the worst title yet. Sure, Webster’s can defend the use of the … Continue reading

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Outbound Flight by Timothy Zahn

If you read Heir to the Empire right away in 1991 like I did, you may recall Zahn’s earlier novel mentioning the Outbound Flight project: an expedition to the closest galaxy that disappeared without any survivors. It was only important … Continue reading

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Kids, don’t let your parents try this at home

Today was the first decent day we’ve had weather-wise in about two weeks and my father-in-law has been needing his ladder back so I got to climb on to my roof. I have done this before last year to assess … Continue reading

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Happy 40th Birthday Sarah McLachlan

I’m not a big fan of hers anymore, she lost me with Surfacing which I found rather boring so I stopped buying her albums; maybe I should give her another chance through the 30-second samples in iTunes. One close friend … Continue reading

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The All-Star Game remains dull, but the deadline looms

Not bad this year. We’re at the “official” half-way point in the season with the All-Star break. My Flyers now have five more victories than they had the entire season last year! They’re also tied for first in the Atlantic … Continue reading

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Birthday cake for an MC Chris fan

I doubt the birthday boy reads my site but this is Somara’s contribution to a party we are/were attending. She wanted to go with a theme or idea for the recipient yet all I could think about was his motorcycle, … Continue reading

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Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Season Two

By the second season, Sabrina the Teenage Witch was a hit and the network bumped it up to the 8/7 PM slot to kick off their Friday evenings while Clueless slunk off to UPN. I had only seen roughly a … Continue reading

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Superbad

Judd Apatow, Hollywood’s current golden child of comedy, loans his production company and credibility to Seth Rogen (an Apatow regular) for this coming-of-age picture. It’s a fouler-mouthed version of Weird Science with Dazed and Confused‘s flow (or snapshot) of one … Continue reading

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At least the Icebats won yesterday

The Bats are having a lousy season and are pretty close to last place but they’re currently on a winning streak. Thankfully, they didn’t disappoint me while I used our new digital camera to catch the scoring action (click on … Continue reading

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