Otter is in Chicago...
you can count this as a post!
When Apollo Mission Astronaut Neil Armstrong first walked on the moon, he not only gave his famous "One small step for man; one giant leap for mankind" statement, but followed it by several remarks, including the usual COM traffic between him, the other astronauts, and Mission Control.
Before he re-entered the lander, he made the enigmatic remark "Good luck, Mr. Gorsky." Many people at NASA thought it was a casual remark concerning some rival Soviet Cosmonaut. However, upon checking, [they found] there was no Gorsky in either the Russian or American space programs. Over the years, many people have questioned him as to what the "Good luck, Mr. Gorsky" statement meant.
On July 5, in
Snopes debunks it at the above link. Too bad, I thought it was true at first
Link stolen from To The People (again)
Actually, she may be the coolest bowling celebrity in Hollywood.
What follows is my 10-frame manifesto attesting to her undeniable appeal. And nowhere in those frames will you find a mention of her breasts. (See, I'm evolving already.)
Frame 1: Elisha's a top-notch bowler -- and trash-talker.
When I open with three strikes, she shouts: "He's on 'roids!" -- which, if it were true, would surely be the first instance of a bowler taking a performance-enhancing drug not named Viagra.
Cuthbert's bowling form is impeccable, and when she makes her first strike, she invents a funky I Dream of Genie/moonwalk dance to celebrate. "I'm acting like I have good bowling form," she says, voguing. "See what films can do?"
LOS ANGELES Sep 6, 2006 (AP)— To prosecutors, Robert "Roy" van de Hoek is a vandal with pruning shears. To supporters of native California shrubs and trees, he's a martyr.
Once again, he's in court.
The Los Angeles City Attorney's office says the former park supervisor cut down non-native plants in one of the largest coastal wetlands in Southern California, killing a ficus tree and myoporum shrubs.
He is facing six misdemeanor charges that include injuring vegetation without permission. Each count could bring jail time and thousands of dollars in fines.
"Trimming and landscaping isn't done without authorization from government agencies," said Frank Mateljan of the city attorney's office.
Here is an awesome line I stole from this post at To The People (a kickass website).
Mateljan's comment is best read aloud, and in an authoritative German accent.
Seriously, I hope this guy doesn't get punished. He pruned some trees and cut down some non-native stuff. It isn't like he clear-cut a forest or strip-mined West Virginia. This is a perfect case for jury nullification.
Speaking of jury nullification - we had a debate here about that about a year ago - did you know that the only Supreme Court Justice (Samuel Chase - a Marylander) who ever had articles of impeachment drawn up against him was impeached because he didn't support jury nullification enough? Many of our current prosecutors would have you believe that juries judging the laws were a terrible thing.
These cameras actually increase accidents. They also increase accidents with injuries. They also generate revenue for the government.
LONDON (Reuters) - A British motorist who blew up a road safety camera which had caught him speeding was jailed for four months Wednesday, Greater Manchester Police said.
Craig Moore, 28, took his revenge on the camera, which had flashed him in the Hyde area of Manchester, in August 2005.
Although the camera itself was badly damaged, images of him speeding and returning to destroy the evidence were stored in recording equipment in its unscathed base.