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Child of the Cosmos Revisited…

It’s funny. Just days before seeing the following image from Child of the Cosmos, I was having my own goofy thoughts regarding how difficult developing a working missile defense system has turned out to be… But then it occurred to me that the European Space Agency – Rosetta mission team did have a little more…

Veterans Day 101

Veterans Day 101…

I know I’m getting older, and I know that my “mental issues” can confuse my sense of time, but I swear that we’ve celebrated Veterans Day at least once already this year – just as I did last year and the year before. The thing is however, if it’s just my mind going bad, then why does it just affect my memories of Veterans Day? I mean, it’s not like I remember a previous Thanksgiving or Christmas holiday this year…

So I decided to do a “more than one veterans day?” search and found only references to the one that happens today. Maybe I phrased the question wrong. Or perhaps there are celebrations specific to my location that Google didn’t pick up on. Hell, I don’t know, maybe I’m just freaking crazy. At any rate, that search did produce a link to a History Channel page that opened with this cool video:

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My Opponent Is A Hatchet-Faced Nutmeg Dealer!

If you’re anything like me, then you’re probably looking forward to the mid-term elections coming to an end tomorrow just as much as I am. I’m telling you, after months of negative or even downright crazy political ads, I’m thinking that the whole country might be in need of a good long shower – regardless of how the vote goes.

With that in mind, it occurs to me that a little bit of stress relief – by way of videos that I think capture the “spirit” of today’s politics so well – might just be in order! ;)

Flight Related

Flight Related…

As an Air Force veteran and “Spacehead,” the fact that my desktop slideshow includes lots of “flight-related” images will probably come as no surprise to anyone. The thing is though, while I was reading the How WWI Shaped Modern Air Supremacy article over on LiveScience, it wasn’t those images that immediately popped into my head…

About Those British Accents 2

About Those British Accents…

Anyone’s who’s read this blog for a while knows how much I love the British accent. My son, however, has such a difficult time understanding them that he won’t even bother watching movies or TV shows that feature British actors. Considering that some of my very favorite movies and TV shows do actually feature British actors, you can see how we don’t spend much time watching together. Of course I’d be lying if I said the accents never confuse me. But then, the confusion is a big part of the fun! ;)