Monthly Archives: October 2007
“This is all you need to know about tonight’s debate. Hillary Clinton, blew it. Big Time. It happened late in the debate, and I have no idea how many people stuck around to watch it. But, take my word for it, it is going to be a regularly repeating ad run by the GOP all summer long.”
Here’s a cool shot from the Astronomy Picture of the Day:
“Explanation: What’s happened to Comet Holmes? A normally docile comet discovered over 100 years ago, Comet 17P/Holmes suddenly became nearly one million times brighter last week, possibly over just a few hours. In astronomical terms, the comet brightened from magnitude 17, only visible through a good telescope, to magnitude 3, becoming visible with the unaided eye.”
I searched for Comets and found that they are the Bad Boys of Astronomy.
They have been blamed for everything from the Demise of the Dinosaurs, War, Pestilence and Fall of Nations to the last Ice Age.
On the Bright Side, some people believe that a Comet was actually The Star of Bethlehem.
A Telescopic View of Erupting Comet Holmes
UPDATE: It’s getting Brighter.
Claim: The 2007 film The Golden Compass is based on a series of books with anti-religious themes.
Status: True. “
>Looks like those people who trusted the Democrats to keep their identity secret were disappointed.
>While standing at the kitchen window, fixing my coffee, I could see that there was going to be an award-winning sunrise. I grabbed the tripod and went out to capture the moment.
I could see the pair of red-tailed hawks on the closest pole so I took a picture of them.
The next time I looked, one of them had flown to the next pole to the south.
Doesn’t this picture remind you of that movie The 300 ?
Here comes the sun.
Click on the photos to make them bigger.
“Health officials were trying to track down the owner of a rabid bat, when Eric Griffith recognized his animal. “Here I see my bat on TV so I figure I better call somebody,” Griffith said. Griffith called NewsChannel 7, and we put him in touch with Southwest District Health officials, who told him he had a 10-day window to get a rabies shot. Griffith noticed his cat playing with the bat this weekend and left the bat in a coffee can in front of the Idaho Fish and Game office in Nampa. After determining the bat was rabid, health officials were hoping to find who left the bat so they could get shots right away – and that’s exactly what Griffith and his wife did.”
You know what they say about Wild Animals. Don’t trust them.
Just ask Seigfried and Roy.
How many people are killed each year by Deer?
About 150 people, but most of those deaths happen when deer are involved in collisions with automobiles.
Since I don’t have a picture of a deer goring anybody, I’ll post this one of a deer that went through the windshield of a Dodge Durango.
BTW, the man in the Durango was not hurt seriously.
As we watched the frost melt, the drops would combine and run down toward the bottom.
it looked like a screensaver.
If we forgot to open the windows, our breath would form condensation on the inside and ‘rain’ on our heads.
Here’s a view out the frosty side window.