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Fifth Frickin’ Friday in February Open Thread

Posted by pjsauter on February 29, 2008
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Happy Leap Day, everybody. Even more special than Leap Day is that this is the fifth Friday in February, which only happens in leap years when February 1st is on a Friday. And that’s only something like once every 28 years, so this is only the second one in my lifetime (so far; it’s about 50-50 odds that I’ll be around for another one).

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Thursday Open Thread

Posted by pjsauter on February 28, 2008
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You know you don’t have much to say when you talk about the weather. Speaking of which, it’s a bit chilly here. Not supposed to get above 14 or so. That’s not all that bad, really. Especially since spring is just six months or so away. Have a good Thursday.

Wednesday Open Thread

Posted by pjsauter on February 27, 2008
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Seeing as it’s hump day, I thought I’d pass something along to those of you with teenage kids who are looking for a great opportunity this summer. It seems that Senator Wide Stance Larry Craig is looking for a few good interns. According to his press release:

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Tuesday Open Thread

Posted by pjsauter on February 26, 2008
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I was watching this movie called “The Dish” last night. It’s about this little town in Australia (filled with colorful Australian characters) that had a big ass dish antenna that became part of the Apollo 11 mission. They showed the launch of Apollo 11, and everybody around the world was watching. There was this geeky kid who knew what every second of the countdown meant (that’d be me; back in the day, I knew everything there was to know about the space program – especially Apollo). Anyhow, watching that launch again brought tears to my eyes, and a lump to my throat. I don’t know if you guys remember that time, but back then we were the good guys, and everything was possible, and for the first time humans saw the world as a shiny blue and white marble off in the distance. For a very brief time, we – the whole world – were all together. Plus, the music was a hell of a lot better. I miss those days. It’s a shame how far we’ve fallen. I hope we can get back to something like that again, some day.

Monday Open Thread

Posted by pjsauter on February 25, 2008
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Hey, how ’bout those Oscars last night? Weren’t they great? So glad that that movie that won, won. And that actor and stuff. Boy howdie.

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Booblehead Open Thread

Posted by pjsauter on February 24, 2008
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The best thing about the Sunday morning shows is that they almost make me happy to go back to work. Almost.

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Saturday Open Thread

Posted by pjsauter on February 23, 2008
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Thank goodness it’s Saturday. Let’s keep it that way for a while.

Friday Open Thread

Posted by pjsauter on February 22, 2008
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So, the Serbs appear to be pretty pissed off at us over this Kosovo independence thing. Yeah, well, take a number. There are a lot of people ahead of you. Leave us the hell alone, or we’ll shoot you satellites down. Assuming you have a couple. Fuck it. We’ll give you some, and then shoot ’em down.

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Thursday Open Thread

Posted by pjsauter on February 21, 2008
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I’m afraid this is gonna be one of those ‘not much to say today’ days. Or, too tired and lazy to think and type (which will make work a little difficult).

Lunar Eclipse Open Thread

Posted by pjsauter on February 20, 2008
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Tonight we get to see (if it happens to be clear, which is doubtful here in my neck of the woods) the last total lunar eclipse until the end of 2010. The festivities start at 8:43 PM Eastern time, with totality beginning at 10:01, and lasting until 10:51. Even in totality, some indirect light gets filtered by the Earth’s atmosphere and makes it to the moon, so it remains visible. Our atmosphere filters out blue light, and since there hasn’t been a lot of volcanic activity this year,the moon should turn a vivid orange or red. As a bonus, the moon will be framed by the planet Saturn on one side, and the bright star Regulus on the other. It should be quite a show.

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