Monday, June 30, 2008

Happy Tunguska Day!

Today is the 100th anniversary of an event that is still controversial to this day, the Tunguska Event. While believed to have been caused by a meteor, the lack of a crater and rock fragments has led to as many conspiracy and supernatural theories as any other event or phenomenon. Read more about it at the Bad Astronomy Blog.Technorati Tags: , , ,

Bad Astronomy Blog » 100 years ago today: KABLAM!!!!!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Our Mark Twain Has Moved On

George Carlin died today. I wasn't going to blog about it, seeing as just about everybody else probably has by now. But PZ Myers posted this video from him on his blog, and I just couldn't let his passing go without giving my thoughts. George Carlin was that rare individual, just like Mark Twain, whom despite what you thought about his politics, could say things that were very controversial yet get you to laugh about it. Then, after you're done laughing, you realize that you can't argue with the logic. He was an equal to the greatest philosophers in history, yet his medium was comedy. And that's what we'll miss about George Carlin. He made you THINK.

Here's a clip of George on a topic near and dear to many. Of course you can make a case for hypocrisy, seeing as he played Rufus, a god-ish character, in Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure. Whoa. Oh yeah, NSFW. But you knew that.

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Thursday, June 19, 2008

It Must Have Been Ice

The Phoenix Mars lander has found what it was sent to Mars to find. Ice.

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Sunday, June 15, 2008

Water Everywhere

We are having an epic spring this year, as this flooded wayside near Ixonia, Wisconsin shows. For more pictures of flooding in Jefferson County, click here.

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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Prarie Sentinel

Cosmos, Minnesota 56228

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Car in Lot

Dothan, Alabama.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Mammatus on a Hot Spring Evening

Thunderstorms were menacing the area for a couple of hours, but it wasn't until after dinner and I was driving around town when the sun hit the right spot. All of a sudden I'm scurrying to find a place to park with an unobstructed view. And there it is. More about mammatus clouds here.

Dothan, Alabama.