Monday, December 29, 2008

Ass-teroid Whuppin

Check out this animation of an asteroid hitting Earth... all set to the sounds of Pink Floyd.

Beautiful, yet quite destructive:


In keeping with the science/space theme and highlighting how important it is that Obama is placing a lot of emphasis on science:

Scientists plan to ignite tiny man-made star - Telegraph:

"While it has seemed an impossible goal for nearly 100 years, scientists now believe that they are on brink of cracking one of the biggest problems in physics by harnessing the power of nuclear fusion, the reaction that burns at the heart of the sun.

In the spring, a team will begin attempts to ignite a tiny man-made star inside a laboratory and trigger a thermonuclear reaction."

YouTube's Best Of 2008: Top Ten (VIDEO)


I've been enjoying a self imposed political hiatus for AAW during the the holidays.

However, this article drives me nuts.

The corporate media gives us a gander and what the next 4 years will be about for them. Not issues, god forbid, but, rather, stories about getting their wittle feelings hurt.

So, Obama ditches the press pool in Hawaii to take his daughters to a water park. You know, family values and all.

Then, the press gets all pissy and decides to pen articles on how Obama is 'bristling' under the media spot-light.

That people get paid to publish this tripe makes me insane in the membrane.

Wonder where such outrage as been for the past 8 years.

Your worthless corporate media.

Via the Drudgico:

Obama bristles as the bubble closes in - Carol E. Lee -

"HONOLULU – The media glare, the constant security appendage and the sheer production that has become a morning jog or a hankering for an ice cream cone – it’s been closing in on Barack Obama for some time.

Now the president-elect appears increasingly conscious of the confines of his new position, bristling at the routine demands of press coverage and beginning to chafe at boundaries that are only going to get smaller.

Obama even took the unusual step Friday morning of leaving behind the pool of reporters assigned to follow him, taking his daughters to a nearby water park without them. It was a breach of longstanding protocol between presidents (or presidents-elect) and the media, that a gaggle of reporters representing television, print and wire services is with his motorcade at all times."

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