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Marooned On Planet Earth?

I have a confession of sorts to make. If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you might have noticed that I haven’t posted nearly as much about science and space exploration as I used to. It’s true. I haven’t. If you’re wondering what’s going on, or what exactly has changed, I’m really not sure I can give a proper explanation. For, despite all the incredible things we’ve accomplished, the fact is that, for the time being at least, we Americans have allowed ourselves – through our own lack of focus, political infighting, and downright laziness – to become more or less marooned, right here on planet Earth…

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Norah Jones and Tori Amos on PBS!

As I’ve said many times, I’m a huge fan of the PBS Network. For news, science and nature, and even drama, its programming is really hard to beat. But did you know they have excellent music shows on there as well? I just had to search out these videos after seeing Norah Jones on “Austin City Limits” and Tori Amos on “Infinity Hall Live” last night. They aren’t the exact performances I saw, but they will definitely do!

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Escándalo!

Despite their wonderful and enticing promos, I admit that I’ve never actually watched ABC’s hit show Scandal. But I must say that, if it’s half as good as the takes of it done by Jimmy Kimmel Live, it might just be worth checking out! ;)

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An Update on the ‘Cosmos’ Reboot!

Many of you will recall this excited bit of writing from my Cosmos – A Spacetime Odyssey! post of last July:

If you’re as big a fan of Carl Sagan’s Cosmos: A Personal Voyage mini-series as I am, which is only the most widely watched PBS series in the world, then you’re probably well aware of the fact that an all new version, Cosmos – A Spacetime Odyssey, hosted by renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, has been in the works.

Well, while I haven’t been able to find an exact premiere date for the new show, they have released its first official trailer – an awesome spectacle in its own right!

Well my friends, after reading the Rebooting ‘Cosmos’: Neil DeGrasse Tyson Explains Why Iconic TV Series Returns in 2014 article on Space.com yesterday, and then following that with a little searching around, I am as pleased as punch to bring you this update to my previous post! :D

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The Fisher King

I happened upon a rerun last night of the concluding episode of the two-part Criminal Minds story called “The Fisher King.” You know, the one that featured a psychotic murderer who believed he was the Fisher King, and that FBI agent Dr. Spencer Reid was Percival, arrived to ask the healing question…

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WTF Did That Guy Eat?

If you ever needed a reminder of why you should not eat food off of the floor, this “RidicuList” segment from last night’s Anderson Cooper 360 should be the absolute final word on that! :shock:

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Your Hump Day Nightmare…

Despite all its beauty, the change of seasons is not without its drawbacks as well – particularly for us “aging” folks with arthritis. In addition to the usual pains in my neck, shoulders and back, I’ve been living for the last month or so with a pain that feels like some idiot doctor broke a needle off in my right hip and decided to simply leave it there.

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2nd Star To The Right, And Straight On Til Morning!

As one old enough to have watched the original Star Trek series on TV when they were new back in the 60s, not to mention every one of the spinoffs and movies except for Star Trek Into Darkness, I absolutely refuse to apologize for tearing up whenever I see this closing sequence from Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country…

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More Marvel Madness!

Okay, my previous post included two clips from Monday night’s 3 hour presentation of Iron Man 2 on ABC. Well here’s a couple of things ABC and Marvel Entertainment used that presentation to promote: