Thursday, February 26, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
As NASA prepares to hunt for Earth-like planets in our corner of the Milky Way galaxy, there's new buzz that "Star Trek's" vision of a universe full of life may not be that far-fetched.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Oh look, isn't this timely? The Iraqi National Museum has reopened, the day after the Oscars.
The Iraq Museum, which has stood at its present location since 1966, last year completed the renovation of its Islamic and Assyrian halls, thanks to a one-million-euro (1.1 million dollar) donation and technical help from Italy.
Monday, February 23, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
Secret societies? Shape-shifting aliens? Post-humanism? Secret societies of shape-shifting post-human aliens? These memes might be news to the mainstream, but not to old school funnybook geeks like myself.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
The bill-signing, an unusual event outside of Washington, will be Tuesday at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science in City Park... "This is like a dream," said George Sparks, director of the museum." - Denver Post
Monday, February 16, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
The memory of Eartha's biography Thursday's Child provided David Bowie a title for his lead single and opening track of Hours. As Bowie revealed in VH1 Storytellers, "When I was about 14, Eartha Kitt and D. H. Lawrence were some of my favorite bedtime reading." The title was also a song that was sung by Eartha.First of all, I think the "Hours" title was a typo that didn't get caught at the CD plant. Try this:
Now, this is bugging me; where have we seen that all-male recreation of La Pieta before?
"Tabloid rumours of rock star weirdness emerged almost as soon as the six-week New Mexico shoot began. Bowie it was said, spent his spare time locked in a trailer scouring his library of 1,500 mystical books, consorting both with then wife Angie and heiress Sabrina Guinness and listening to 'Young Americans' played backward on a special turntable which made the recording sound like a Tibetan chant.
The film's New Mexico location, a hot spot for UFO activity, fuelled the madness. 'You could look up into the sky,' remembers the film's writer Paul Mayersburg, 'and see strange things every day.' Bowie, still a year away from his extended detox in Berlin, claimed several sightings."
Now that she’s portrayed Etta James in the upcoming film, Cadillac Records, Beyonce has set her sights on another legend: Eartha Kitt. ABC News reports that Beyonce will star as the legendary singer-actress most known for her role as Catwoman. Two years ago, Eartha Kitt approved of Beyonce portraying her, and told PageSix.com it’s about time she get her own movie saying, “My life has been so damned interesting.”- TVOne
Thursday, February 12, 2009
The Mark of the Hawk (1957) The man called Obam (Sidney Poitier) struggles with the increasingly hostile forces facing each other in a colonial African country. The African natives want their land and lives back from the British colonists.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Sunday, February 08, 2009
Intelligent civilisations are out there and there could be thousands of them, according to an Edinburgh scientist. The discovery of more than 330 planets outside our solar system in recent years has helped refine the number of life forms that are likely to exist. The current research estimates that there are at least 361 intelligent civilisations in our Galaxy and possibly as many as 38,000.
Saturday, February 07, 2009
Friday, February 06, 2009
Huh. I guess that's what they call a coincidence, no?
Wednesday, February 04, 2009
Tuesday, February 03, 2009
Forget Mumia Abu Jamal, a new age needs a new celebrity martyr. And in this alien-haunted age, UFO hacker Gary McKinnon has become the hot new cause among the British cogniscenti. Part of it may certainly be the lingering chafe marks among the Brits from eight years of neocon bullying, but it feels like there's a subtle whisper of a paradigm shift underneath all of the shouting.
Monday, February 02, 2009
Sunday, February 01, 2009
Well, today's the day of the "Big Game." The Pittsburgh Steelers will face off against the Arizona Cardinals in Tampa. The game will be aired on NBC, the "Peacock Network."* I find it especially interesting that the game is on NBC this year, since last Sunday they aired the excruciating TV mini-series adaptation of Raymond Khoury's The Last Templar, which starred New Jersey's own Mira Sorvino (who won an Ausur® for Mighty Aphrodite).
Maybe this is part three of the story.