As mentioned earlier, I have a column in the Sunday edition of the Honolulu Advertiser. It’s on why financial spendature for space exploration isn’t a waste of money that could “be better spent here on earth.” Here it is. I’m on a weak dial-up connection, powered by a little dog running on a wheel just […]

Hopefully by the end of the weekend, or beginning of next week, I’ll have a chance to update the blog from my vacation spot. If not, see the post below this one as to where to find upcoming columns. On a side note, in my younger days, I wrote and drew a panel cartoon that […]

Since I’ll be leaving for Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula on Saturday morning for a week, I’ll post some of the column reminders right now. I may or may not have ‘net access up there, and if I do, it’ll be limited. On Sunday, I have an essay in the Sunday edition of the Honolulu Advertiser. […]

White House reporter Helen Thomas allegedly told the Hill newspaper that if Dick Cheney runs for president, she’ll kill herself, more than likely by a self-inflicted glance in the mirror. “All we need is one more liar,” Thomas is quoted as saying, in an apparent attempt to recruit more White House reporters. In all seriousness, […]

White House reporter Helen Thomas allegedly told the Hill newspaper that if Dick Cheney runs for president, she’ll kill herself, more than likely by a self-inflicted glance in the mirror. “All we need is one more liar,” Thomas is quoted as saying, in an apparent attempt to recruit more White House reporters. In all seriousness, […]

NASA has grounded future space shuttle flights indefinitely because a chunk of insulation fell off the external fuel tank during launch… again. This is most likely a problem that has plagued the shuttle since its first launch in 1981, but now the thing has more cameras on it than a topless Paris Hilton in front […]

LiveScience.com presents “10 ways to destroy the earth.” This is a list of actual ways to destroy the earth… not Al Gore ways, like mowing your lawn when it’s over 85 degrees and muggy out. As one example of the geekiness of the whole thing, here’s #9 on the list of ways to destroy the […]

L. Ron Hubbard be praised! There’s finally a site dedicated to the actor whose lucidity has been slipping like a deer on a frozen pond. “You don’t know about the history of Cruise… ‘TomCruiseIsNuts.com’ does!”

Watching the space shuttle Discovery’s fiery ascension from the launch pad Tuesday morning, I recalled comments I’ve heard recently, such as, “it’s such a waste of tax money, and, sometimes, lives.” Those aren’t isolated opinions. The Challenger explosion in 1986 and Columbia’s tragic reentry in 2003 have fueled talk that the cost/benefit ratio of the […]

This must be how “Joey” stays on the air… It has come to light that Sony has been paying radio stations to run songs by their acts. A memo to DJ’s from Sony spells it out, and pretty much says “if you run our songs, we’ll give you a bag of money the size of […]

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