Tuesday, December 05, 2006

'Pornaments' on the Moon

Very cool! I'll see a permanent camp on the moon in my lifetime. I've always been a bit of a NASA-head. The first space shuttles were piggy-backed on giant 747s when they were being worked on in Huntsville, AL aka Space City. I remember staying home from school in order to watch the launches. So, I've always been a big cheerleader for the agency and I hope I'm around to see this pulled off:

NASA Says It Will Set Up Polar Moon Camp:
"WASHINGTON — NASA may be going to the same old moon with a ship that looks a lot like a 1960s Apollo capsule, but the space agency said Monday that it's going to do something dramatically different this time: Stay there."

Oh, The Onion. Why must your satire later turn into truth?

Kansas Outlaws Practice Of Evolution:
"The sweeping new law prohibits all living beings within state borders from being born with random genetic mutations that could make them better suited to evade predators, secure a mate, or, adapt to a changing environment. In addition, it bars any sexual reproduction, battles for survival, or instances of pure happenstance that might lead, after several generations, to a more well-adapted species or subspecies."

X-Rated 'Pornament' Christmas Decorations Raise Eyebrows

Eyebrows ain't the only thing they're raising!
"Several new holiday decorations considered X-rated are being sold in Florida at a store popular with young children, according to a report."
Of course Churchy McChurchster thinks that the pornaments are 'defaming' Christmas.
"It is just sad they have to stoop to this kind of thing to defame Christmas," Hillcrest Baptist Church Rev. Jim Patterson said. "It says we are nothing more than sexual acts or psychical being and we are much more than that. We are spiritual beings and this is a spiritual holiday. And, why bring it to that level. It makes no sense to me."
Things 'not making sense' to you could fill a book, pal. And if he wants to see Christmas defamed he not look any further than his local Super Wal-Mart.


Speaking of 'raising' things....

Scientists Levitate Small Animals:
Scientists have now levitated small live animals using sounds that are, well, uplifting.

In the past, researchers at Northwestern Polytechnical University in Xi'an, China, used ultrasound fields to successfully levitate globs of the heaviest solid and liquid—iridium and mercury, respectively. The aim of their work is to learn how to manufacture everything from pharmaceuticals to alloys without the aid of containers. At times compounds are too corrosive for containers to hold, or they react with containers in other undesirable ways."

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