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News Briefs 08-07-2016

Be nice to as many people as you possibly can. Lord knows, we all need it...

Quote of the Day:

The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy; instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it...Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

News Briefs 07-07-2016

A reminder: if you would like to be in the draw for a cool prize this month, offer some support as a 'Friend of the Grail' (e.g. by chipping in a few dollars a month to help keep our heads above water)...

Quote of the Day:

One day the AIs are going to look back on us the same way we look at fossil skeletons on the plains of Africa. An upright ape living in dust with crude language and tools, all set for extinction

Nathan (Ex Machina)

News Briefs 06-07-2016

Here and now:

  • Possible remains of the Buddha found in China.
  • Rock art on Danish island of Bornholm older than previously thought.
  • Shaman woman's grave from 10,000 BC discovered in Galilee.
  • Stone Age text links Australia to Europe: initial evidence for worldwide travel by an ancient Stone Age civilization.
  • "Leaders of otherplanets are worried" - Confused EU President talks about extraterrestrials.
  • Listen to the LHC’s weird, whale-like sounds.
  • German 'Stonehenge' opens to the public.
  • Scientists say Serpent Mound as old as Aristotle.
  • What alien abductees’ stories tell us about humanity.
  • Possible discovery of ancient mother and baby with elongated heads in Bolivia.
  • Scientists warn of 'global climate emergency' over shifting jet stream.
  • Massive 'lava lamp' blobs deep inside Earth have scientists puzzled.
  • Single-celled organisms forced to play life-or-death Pac-Man.
  • Stanley Kubrick's daughter has some choice words for moon landing truthers.
  • A fifth force: fact or fiction?

Quote of the Day:

Time and space are modes by which we think and not conditions in which we live.

Albert Einstein

News Briefs 05-07-2016

Juno insertion? Sounds like the worst movie prequel ever...

Quote of the Day:

From out there on the Moon, international politics look so petty. You want to grab a politician by the scruff of the neck and drag him a quarter of a million miles out and say, ‘Look at that, you son of a bitch.’

Edgar Mitchell (Apollo 14 astronaut)

News Briefs 04-07-2016

Go commando? Boxers? Nah, I wear briefs. OH! I still got it!

Thanks to Hayley Stevens, Rich Reynolds, and viewers like you.

"The fool who persists in his folly will become wise."
- William Blake

News Briefs 01-07-2016

Weekend groove: Buffalo Daughter, Oui Oui.

Quote of the Day:

If voting made any difference they wouldn't let us do it.

~ Mark Twain

News Briefs 30-06-2016

I'll be brief. Hehe, get it? Brief? 'Cause they're news briefs. Get me, I'm a reg'lar comedian here!

Thanks to viewers like you.

"Every day's a gift. It's just... does it have to be a pair of socks?"
- Tony Soprano

News Briefs 29-06-2016

*Pops head out of reality tunnel*
*Ducks back in*

Thanks to @catvincent

Quote of the Day:

Intelligence is the capacity to receive, decode and transmit information efficiently. Stupidity is blockage of this process at any point. Bigotry, ideologies etc. block the ability to receive; robotic reality-tunnels block the ability to decode or integrate new signals; censorship blocks transmission.

Robert Anton Wilson

News Briefs 28-06-2016

Dogpocalypse now...

Quote of the Day:

Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.

George Carlin

News Briefs 27-06-2016

In case your day isn't turning out exactly as expected: a little perspective...

Quote of the Day:

Everybody's got a little light under the Sun.

P-Funk, 'Flashlight'