February 19th, 2008

scotto monkeypulse

9064 - tues

Getting cooler already... 44 today as opposed to 74 yesterday. Let's hope this isn't an even slope into the weekend!

Best bumper sticker seen this weekend - "What would Scooby Do?"

Veggie stir fry with red rice tonight... yummy. broccoli, snap beans, snow peas, and carrots.... nom nom nom.

BHK and I were watching the Chocolate Challenge last night, where one of the contestants goofed up the Statue Of Liberty in Chocolate... fubared the arm, headdress and the tablets were missing (But did pretty well, considering the height of stress that seemed to be going on) - had me thinking of a Cloverfield moment. Apparently this image happens more often than I thought. (found via fark) I knew Planet of the Apes, of course, A.I., and Escape from New York... but look at 'em all. I totally forgota about the way-cool Thundarr the Barbarian one, and the Scene from Superman II.

Noel Kern's Flickr has some amazing long-open shutter pics. Same with ihveissues.

The Pentagon says it has to shoot down a malfunctioning spy satellite because of the threat of a toxic gas cloud. Space security experts are calling the rationale highly unlikely. "Having the US government spend millions of dollars to destroy a billion-dollar failure to save zero lives is comedic gold," one tells DANGER ROOM.

There's going to be a total lunar eclipse Wednesday evening, (February 20th), which should turn the moon deep red as Earth's shadow passes over it. Maximum eclipse will be at 10:26 PM EST and 7:26 PST. Besides North and South America, the eclipse will be from South America and most of North America (on Feb. 20) as well as Western Europe, Africa, and western Asia (on Feb. 21). The next Lunar Eclipse is due December 2010.

Fidel Castro has formally stepped down as the president of Cuba, ending one of the longest tenures in the world as a head of state. Castro, 81, has been suffering from a long illness associated with a colon infection, and gave temporary power to his brother, Raúl Castro, 76, in 2006. Whether his resignation actually sparks changes in Cuba's system of government remains to be seen, and many experts appear to be skeptical as to whether Fidel will actually accept a less active role in governing the country. Still, the end of Castro's reign over Cuba marks a significant day in world history. President Bush has called for the release of Cuba's political prisoners.

1 year ago - Amy visit ends, truncated thought, Mexican and Chinese food, weak internet

2 years ago - super corkscrew, new video card, pin up girls,

3 years ago - missed my condo, thin man, wall pictures, blue ice, geocache fountain, joker utility belt

4 years ago - CoH preorder, getting a TENS

5 years ago - sleepy and rock-headed

6 years ago - nice dreams, String Cheese Incident, Feng Tzu-Chen, FMM poop, cool swiss mecha-island

7 years ago - placentophagy, haiku, poop on TampaGeotarget