Tuesday, April 03, 2007

...And General Observations

  • In an interview by a Dallas television station, an unnamed participant at a rally for illegal immigrants said "We're tired of being treated like second-hand citizens!" - as if they are any kind of citizen.

  • There are now 32 closed-circuit surveillance cameras within 200 yards of George Orwell's home.

  • Congressionally mandated expansion of Daylight Savings Time to save energy was a nuisance to most and a big headache to IT departments. For our pain, we've accomplished nothing. Utility companies have noticed no change in demand.

  • The ashes of Star Trek’s Scotty and one of NASA’s first astronauts are once more bound for the final frontier, this time aboard a privately-built rocket to launch from New Mexico this month. Portions of the cremated remains of actor James Doohan, the plucky engineer of television's Starship Enterprise, and Mercury astronaut Gordon Cooper are set for an April 28 launch aboard a SpaceLoft XL rocket built by the private firm UP Aerospace.

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