Category Archives: fun & curios


Just noticed that the solstice/equinox dates are all around the 20th of the month, and Aphelion (ap-helion, not afelion) is the 4th of July. Who made up the dang calendar and the durn English language, anyway? (What? Nah, prob’ly not the same guy who made the 24hr and 60min/sec things. I know gravity did the [...]

Brits go full Monty Python

Never go full Monty Python_____ Story

my annual tribute…

…to high school drama clubHey, it was either this or a dumb Pi-Day joke yesterday

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Reminder: the F-1 season starts this weekend

Serve Wheels comin’ off, here, boss Return of serve Fresh rubber goin’ on, here, boss _____ Cultural ref

stuff that’s hard to do (Dragon capsule splashdown)

Looks like America has its own space-taxi service again (What? Yeah, it’ll be really impressive when they do a controlled splashdown into the O-Club swimming pool.)Also, here’s a cool vid of Japan’s Hayabusa 2 spacecraft asteroid sampling the other day.

stuff that’s hard to do (Falcon-9 Crew Dragon Demo-1)

First launch of the Crew Dragon capsule, but it’s unmanned for this first flight. Includes Stg-1 landing on drone ship.Spectacular full-screen vid with a snazzy new graphic for the mission event timeline Fixed start time to T-30s Crew Dragon docking with ISS jlw comment beat me to it Remind you of anything? Hatch opening

today’s question for Sandy

Pork chop necklace? Dog shows @AOC affection — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) February 22, 2019 Prob’ly the third-oldest joke I can remember

stuff that’s hard to do (3d launch/landing of this Stg-1 with private Israeli moon lander)

Stg-2 sep 20m30s Fairing sep 21m30s Stg-1 re-entry burn 24m15s Stg-1 landing burn 26m25s Payload-1 sep 51m15s (mostly hidden) Payload-2 1h01m30s_____ Story (Moon-lander) Also, yesterday: Japan’s spacecraft, Hayabusa-2, touched down on asteroid Ryugu to take a sample for return to Earth jlw comment Also, also, yesterday: Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo made another flight above 50mi with [...]

Good, but ultimately of no use

Karl Marx’s grave defaced for second time in a fortnight Had me a more useful ideer for Lenin a few years ago