Published on December 12 2008

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Prepare yourself for a sight tonight — not to mention some wild behavior, if the legends are true. The biggest full moon in 15 years is set to grace the Northern Hemisphere tonight. Because the moon orbits along an egg-shaped ellipse, not a circle, its distance from us changes. Today, the moon is approaching its nearest point to Earth, so it should look about 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than this year's other full moons, according to NASA. Tomorrow's approach will be the closest the moon has come to Earth since 1993. On top of that, tonight's moon will become full just four hours after perigee. The next time these two events will coincide will be in 2016.
via Bewerewolves: Fullest Moon in 15 Years Tonight | Wired Science from Wired.com.

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And the new version of Wordpress appears to be working. Keep yer fingers crossed, though. I do tend to live on the bleeding edge.  ;-)

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Published on December 9 2008

Who woulda thunk it? A corrupt politician in Illinois?? Wasn't this the guy who was going to clean up politics after the previous governor went to jail?
AP – CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was arrested Tuesday on charges he brazenly conspired to sell or trade President-elect Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat to the highest bidder as part of what federal prosecutors called a "political corruption crime spree." Prosecutors did not accuse Obama himself of any wrongdoing. Obama said he had no contact with the governor or his office on the matter. Blagojevich also was charged with illegally threatening to withhold state assistance to Tribune Co., the owner of the Chicago Tribune, in an attempt to strong-arm the newspaper into firing editorial writers who had criticized him. The 51-year-old Democrat was also accused of engaging in pay-to-play politics — that is, doling out jobs, contracts and appointments in return for campaign contributions.
Ill. governor charged in Obama successor probe - Yahoo News.

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I've always wanted to do something like this.... I try really hard to do it here, but... well.... Can you imagine trying to keep twenty years' worth of Polaroids organized??? Photo fo the Day.
AS a senior at Bard College in 1979, Jamie Livingston acquired a Polaroid camera. After a few weeks, he noticed that he was taking about one picture a day, and shortly thereafter he decided to continue doing so. The project, which quickly evolved into something of an obsession, began with a snapshot of Mindy Goldstein, Mr. Livingston’s girlfriend at the time, along with another friend, both of them smiling at something outside the frame. It ended 18 years and more than 6,000 photos later with a self-portrait of the photographer on his deathbed on his 41st birthday. Before Mr. Livingston died, his friends Hugh Crawford and Betsy Reid promised they would not let the project die with him. To commemorate the 10th anniversary of their friend’s death, they digitally photographed the Polaroids and reproduced them for an exhibition at Bard, in Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.

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Published on December 5 2008

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1. "Suit up, Number One. We're off to twentieth century Canada to prevent the assassination of Wayne Gretzky." 2. "Guinan knitted these herself, Number One. And I don't want to hurt her feelings." 3. In Alternative Parallel Universe 97-Theta, Star Fleet Headquarters is not in San Francisco, but in Duluth, Minnesota.
Caption This: Thanks for the Lids, Art.
My own caption: The Liberals, New Democrats and Bloc Quebecois goes Tory-hunting. Lordy, I love Caption This!

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