Thursday, May 28, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
And you can learn about Codetalkers here, since it is Memorial Day weekend and we should be honoring all veterans for their service, regardless of their racial or cultural background.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
That's Ben Stiller, Ricky Gervais, Robin Williams, Hank Azaria, Amy Adams, Owen Wilson and director Shawn Levy. (Both Photos by Ken Rahaim)
Monday, May 18, 2009
This is a documentary short done by Disney for the Department of the Treasury to encourage people to pay the "Victory Tax". A year after the United States entered the Second World War the federal government needed additional revenues to pay for the war effort, but at the time most people didn't pay income tax. Considering we all pay taxes out the nose (unless you are a congressperson, and then you pay only if you get caught), it's interesting to see this video today. We are at war, we are in a recession, but is it propaganda to ask people to pay their taxes or is it a patriotic duty? Hmmm....
Saturday, May 16, 2009
In honor of Jim Henson, enjoy this classic about being alive:
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Here's the info about the image:
This computer generated image, supplied by NASA, shows objects that are currently being tracked in Earth orbit. Approximately 95% of the objects in this illustration are orbital debris, i.e., not functional satellites. The dots represent each item. The orbital debris dots are scaled according to the image size of the graphic to optimize their visibility and are not scaled to Earth. This image provide a good visualization of where the greatest orbital debris populations exist. The space shuttle Atlantis is flying at about 350 miles above Earth, an area littered with more dangerous space junk than the lower orbits where shuttles normally park at the international space station.(AP Photo/NASA)
Thursday, May 7, 2009
As for real-life creepiness, Egyptian pyramids are really bad for claustrophobics. Trust me. You have to do a duck walk up a plank to get into the main chamber in the Great Pyramid. I was 16 when we went to Egypt, and the tight spaces didn't bother me too much. But the people staring at me because I had red hair did.