Archive for August 23rd, 2006

Random Vacation Photoblogging

Well, I have some time to kill before the vendor treats my peers and I to dinner, and the Blogger image upload tool appears to be working, so here are some more shots from my big fat California vacation:

The ceiling of the senior center where we caught the bus for Laguna Beach to see The Pageant Of The Masters. Just imagine if I had brought along my really wide-angle lens…

We got there early, so we had time to take a quick dip in the billiards.

In Laguna Beach. I probably should have tried to line up the sun with the hole in the poster to make the third-eye effect more dramatic…

No photography was allowed at the Pageant. (This guy had absolutely nothing to do with it, I just thought he looked like he was shielding himself from paparazzi.)

2 comments August 23rd, 2006 at 06:06pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: La Jolla/San Diego,Photoblogging

Wednesday Why-I-Love-The-Weekly-World-News Blogging

You might say, “This story is the cat’s meow.” But I won’t.

HOUSTON, Tex. — NASA officials were embarrassed this week to announce the Space Station is infested with mice.

Project Manager Terry Duckworth told Weekly World News, “The female mice escaped from one of our onboard experiments and the male mice came up on a Russian supply ship, hidden in the cargo hold. Now we have a big predicament — what we call UMP, or Unauthorized Mice Pairing. You might say, ‘Houston we have a pest problem.’ But I won’t.”

The mice have chewed through wires and insulation, and the patter of their feet has disturbed astronauts as they’ve slept.

For NASA, the solution was refreshingly lowcost. He may look like an ordinary housecat, but Charlie carries the fate of the multibillion dollar project on his tiny shoulders. “Charlie is my Aunt Ethel’s cat and he’s a great mouser,” said Duckworth.

NASA has developed and manufactured a specially designed space cat suit for Charlie’s imminent launch. He will be hoisted spaceward as soon as the shuttle returns to service.

“You might say we’re hoping this will ‘Kill the UMP,'” Duckworth said. “But I won’t.”

Have I mentioned lately that these people are my heroes?

3 comments August 23rd, 2006 at 12:02am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Weekly World News

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