May 31, 2008 Leave a comment
starring “Young Hillary Clinton”
We know people who know people so you don't have to.
Is there really so little news out there that an omg-space-alien-in-the-window story gets this much coverage?
A video you can watch by clicking on the pic is the local news channel doing a fairly oblivious caricature of itself, at least from the twit’s perspective.
Some more oblivious than others, perhaps…
May 30, 2008 3 Comments
Apparently, a Japanese man recently found a woman living in his closet, according to Reuters.
After food kept disappearing from his kitchen, he found the woman out by catching her on a hidden camera.
Officers rushed to the house and found a 58-year-old unemployed woman hiding in an unused closet, where she had secreted a mattress and plastic drink bottles, the Asahi said. Police suspect she may have been there for several months, the paper said.
It’s eerily similar to an experience I had as a college student at Pacific Tech when my roommate Mitch found out someone was living in our closet.
Another day, another outrage, another reason for war.
From the BBC on May 30, 2008, there are reports from Myanmar indicating:
Burma’s military government had begun to evict homeless families from some government-run emergency camps.
It has given them bamboo poles and tarpaulins and told them to go and rebuild their lives, say reports.
An estimated 2.4m people remain homeless and hungry following Cyclone Nargis, which struck on 2 May.
May 29, 2008 Leave a comment
Houston, we have a problem.
Four words you don’t want to hear in space:
“The toilet is broken.”
Space is a long way to try and hold it. Try sitting on the edge of the capsule and crossing your legs.
Russian mission control told the crew — Russian Cosmonauts Sergey Volkov and Oleg Kononenko, and Garrett Reisman, a NASA astronaut, to use the toilet on the Soyuz capsule that is attached to the station as a lifeboat. But that system has very limited capacity, and so repairing the system has become an increasingly urgent issue.
“Increasingly urgent.” I like that.
I know when my toilet is busted or the water in my building is turned off for repairs, things can get a bit, um, difficult for me, but at least I am not 217 miles away from the closest toilet. Or tree.