Tuesday, November 13, 2007
HOUSTON - NASA is investigating a smoky smell in a spacesuit worn during a test on the ground, and officials said Tuesday they won’t hold any spacewalks until engineers can pinpoint the source of the odor.
Saturday, November 3, 2007
I saw a piece for his birthday on the Writer’s Almanac site a bit back. I remembered he was Midwestern, but he was “born in Corning, Iowa (1925), (he) grew up an extremely shy boy until he started doing magic tricks. He later said that it was the discovery of magic that helped him relate to people...”
Of course he took over the Tonight Show from Jack Paar in the early 60s, and the rest as they say is history.
BUT...the most astonishing trick Johnny ever did in my mind, was disappearing from public view altogether after being on air almost every night in front of millions of people for 30 years! He just went away as gracefully as he always stayed.
No mean feat in a time when America seems forever equally repulsed and attracted to Britney’s lack of underpants and dignity.
Thursday, November 1, 2007
I can’t even begin to understand what this is supposed to mean...
WASHINGTON - President Bush compared Congress’ Democratic leaders Thursday to people who ignored the rise of Lenin and Hitler early in the last century, saying “the world paid a terrible price” then and risks similar consequences for inaction today.