Category Archives: fun & curios

Oh, sweetie, no

Senator Sinema’s walk of shame I imagine fathers bellowing, “You’re not goin’ out dressed like that, young lady!” There’s so much wrong, here, that it’s hard to know where to begin. First, I reject the frequently used slut/stripper analogies — doubt that’s what’s goin’ on, here I see it more as a mid-life-crisis thing or [...]

stuff the ancients didn’t know

Sundays are thinking days, so… The past hundred years or so have provided quite a series of revelations about Nature. I wonder how the ancient sayers of pithy things would modify their said sayings, if they knew what you and I know now? The furthest-away thing we’ve ever had a close look at A new [...]

stuff that’s hard to do (Blue Origin #10)

Looks like an E-ticket* ride to meMoney can’t buy happiness, they say; but a lot of money will buy you a helluva ride, eventually Meanwhile, over at SpaceX… _____ * Ancient cultural ref (for you whippersnappers)

super blood wolf moon total lunar eclipse tonight

_____ Cultural ref (wooo, scary!) Okay, now that… that was the coolest doggone cosmic event I’ve ever witnessed directly. Weather, here in NC, was absolutely clear and cold; and the Moon was almost directly overhead. It did all the delightful things they promised in the promos. At full-eclipse, red, with stars all about, it looked [...]

stuff that’s hard to do (Delta Heavy/NRO, Vandenberg)

full-screen recommended Liftoff (30m00s) Strap-ons separation (34m00s) Stg-2 separation, nozzle extension, ignition, fairing separation (36m00s) Buzz Aldrin’s birthday

chains pulled

The media need to keep this guy on their payroll. Ah. Ah. Ah. _____ Story-1 (WaPo reacts) Story-2 (fact-checkers pounce) Story-3 (Ps fun had by all) Cultural ref Archives *heheeeee* and more *heheeee* (ref)

your tinfoil-hat minute

I have no dog in this fight, but this guy cracked me up Made this video to help educate people about the Knights of Columbus. Enjoy! — Jeremy McLellan (@JeremyMcLellan) January 10, 2019 Now, do the sneaky BPoE and VFW. Yeah, we know what’s goin’ on. I remember the JFK campaign crap. Papaphobia was [...]

stuff that’s hard to do (Falcon9-Iridium from Vind’nfog AFB)

Full-screen highly recommended Launch [19:35] Separation, Stg-2 ign, Stg-1 boost-back [22:25] Stg-1 landing phase [25:10] (cool coming down through clouds) Best satellite deployment [1:29:45] Meanwhile, on the far side of the Moon

stuff that’s hard to do (China’s probe lands on Moon)

Chang’e-4 soft landing on far side of Moon A historic first landing! China's Chang'e-4 probe touches down on far side of moon — China Xinhua News (@XHNews) January 3, 2019 (What? Yeah, that’s kind of a big freakin’ deal)


…arrival at a totally arbitrary point in our orbit