A PSA

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Certified Loonies

On the TV the other night, Sinead O’Connor suddenly appeared. This never was sang that terrible noise she recorded when Thomas Edison was doing the taping. Then she started in whining and ranting about, well gibberish. I turned her off back then and did this time too.

Sinead goes Shahada?…from Rico

I had long forgotten Sinead O’Connor until her recent conversion to Islam.

– Her one ‘hit’ in 1990 was quite unlistenable, and with nothing going for her since, it was like she just suddenly told Cat Stevens “watch this, and hold my beer.”

After all, becoming a Muzzie did so very much for his career, what could possibly go wrong for hers?

She has assumed the Musloid name ‘Shahada’ which roughly translates to ‘shithead’ or ‘shit-for-brains’ which fits neatly, but I would vote for ‘ramalama-ding-dong’ myself, if asked.

Astronomy

Here’s a preview of November Skies. At different times during the month, features of Sky and Space will be posted.

Astronomy

Here’s something to be enjoyed during the holidays through the New Year.

Space Weather link

SOMETHING WICKED-GREEN THIS WAY COMES: A green ball of gas wider than the planet Jupiter is approaching Earth. It’s name is “Comet 46P/Wirtanen.” Italian astronomer Rolando Ligustri photographed the verdant orb on Oct. 18th using a remote-controlled telescope in Australia:

Deep inside that green ball is a furiously vaporizing nugget of dirty ice. The frozen nucleus of 46P/Wirtanen is only about 1 km wide, but astronomers say it is “hyperactive.” As many as 1.7×1028 water molecules per second have been observed emerging from the comet’s core. Mixed with the water vapor is diatomic carbon (C2)–a gaseous substance common in comet atmospheres that glows green in the near-vacuum of space.

On Dec. 16th, this hyperactive comet will come within 11.5 million km of Earth–making it one of the 10 closest-approaching comets of the Space Age. Comet 46P/Wirtanen will probably become a naked eye object for several weeks during the holidays, prompting some astronomers to call it “the Comet of the Year.”

Comet Wirtanen passes through the inner solar system every 5.4 years. Right now it is near the orbit of Mars, and it is heading in our direction. Forecasters expected it to brighten more than 200-fold between now and mid-December, eventually reaching magnitude +3, similar to the stars of the Pleiades. Stay tuned.

Strange occurrences

It had to happen…

Daily Insanity

Cheerleader turned defensive back hopes to play football at Franklin College

She’s on the field throwing passes, helping the defensive backs run different routes. She’s carrying around cards, getting the scout offense ready for the defense. On the clipboard, she looks at the script for practice, where she needs to go next.

Hope Nelson is a freshman student football coach for Franklin College. It’s a tremendous feat, a woman helping to lead a team that this season is 5-1 and undefeated in its conference.

Coaching is the backup plan.

She’s in the weight room, squatting 245 pounds, getting her legs stronger — ready to make tackles. She’s running sprints, getting lightning fast — to cover receivers and defend against pass offenses. She’s watching the guys on the field, the cornerbacks in particular.

That’s her position.

Nelson was a high school defensive back.

“When I tell people, it’s always ‘Wow.’ And they’ll ask, ‘What position do you play? Kicker?'” Nelson said. “But that’s not the case. I’m out on the field making tackles. And I want to do that here. I know I can do it.” [snip]

This will need to have different penalties. Ten yards for inadvertent improper touching, five yards for backfield in motion. The 15 yard penalties shall be reserved for such items as Groping after the whistle, , honking the boobs and heavy breathing when tackling.

The game ain’t going to be the same. Next will be female refs and linesmen to make sure those penalties are called… often.

Peccable reflections

It is that time of the year when the Autumn air gets one thinking about Hallow’een , goblins, ghosts and pumpkins. All the accessories necessary for cuddling up by the fire and thinking about all those pumpkins.

Did this help put you in the mood to deal with a cute witch?