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News Briefs 10-05-2007

At least six impossible things before breakfast...

Quote of the Day:

It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.

Lewis Carroll ('Through the Looking Glass')

News Briefs 09-05-07

Plenty of good stuff to be getting on with today. Post your thoughts.

Quote of the Day:


The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.

Friedrich Nietzsche

News Briefs 08-05-2007

CIA black ops have taken out Kat's computer. I've barricaded the door and have managed to get today's news briefs out to you...

Thanks Rick and Loren.

Quote of the Day:

The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.

Bill Watterson

News Briefs 07-05-2007

Lots of archaeology today, dig in.

Quote of the Day

Sir Bedevere: What makes you think she's a witch?
Peasant: She turned me into a newt!
Sir Bedevere: A newt?
Peasant: [pauses, embarrassed] ... I got better.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

News Briefs 04-05-2007

Silence is golden...

Quote of the Day:

Learn to swim, learn to swim.

from "Aenema", by TOOL

News Briefs 03-05-2007

Silence is golden...

Quote of the Day:

The cosmic ballet goes on.

Leonard Nimoy (in 'The Simpsons')

News Briefs 02-05-07

Went AWOL last week. Just goes to show how little control one can have over ones own life. But I won’t claim the right. Post your thoughts.

  • To treat the dead.
  • Orwell rolls in his grave.
  • Death and sex in space.
  • JFK murder plot death bed confession aired on national radio.
  • You only live twice.
  • The man who came back from the dead.
  • What people say may not be what they know.
  • New nukes are good nukes?
  • Apes may lead to origin of language.
  • Two black holes?
  • Big brother microphones could supplement CCTV cameras in UK.
  • USA and Russia start cold war over the moon.
  • Memory: a simple solution.

Quote of the Day:


Evil when we are in its power is not felt as evil but as a necessity, or even a duty.

Simone Weil

News Briefs 30-04-2007

Two, four, six, eight, bog in, don't wait.

Thanks Kat.

Quote of the Day:

I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them.

Isaac Asimov

News Briefs 27-04-2007

If I took a zero-G flight, I'm sure I'd be the one to put the 'vomit' in the 'comet'...

Quote of the Day:

Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job..

Douglas Adams

News Briefs 26-04-2007

Short news today on account of spending the day with my boy Phoenix, who turned four today. Happy Birthday little dude!

  • New super-Earth found, which may have running water.
  • A slain Judaic Messiah who was resurrected in three days? You might think you know the story, but...not so.
  • Has Zahi found a tomb containing Alexander the Great, Antony and Cleopatra?
  • (In a seamless seque)...meanwhile, Shakespeare has managed to rest in peace, apparently due to the curse left inscribed on his tombstone. I see some pay per view action coming up - "the Bard vs Zahi: Come, thou mortal wretch".
  • The A-Team reunites - to talk to a dead George Peppard. I pity the fools!
  • Stanton Friedman has little patience for the nasty, noisy negativists in ufology.
  • Will April 13th, 2036 be a very bad day?
  • 'Space tourist' Charles Simonyi gets reacquainted with gravity.
  • Towering mystery fossil turns out to be a humongous fungus - a shroom with a view.
  • Scientists crack the beer-froth enigma.
  • Researcher says prayer does work.
  • Mick Jagger tells how he saw a UFO back in the 60s. The brown acid lingers on...
  • Paul Kimball's UFO documentary Best Evidence set for premiere. Looks like a good one.

Quote of the Day:

Lord, what fools these mortals be!

Shakespeare ('A Midsummer's Night Dream')