Monday, October 1, 2007


DVR settings for today:
8pm Chuck (NBC) and How I Met Your Mother (CBS)
830 Big Bang Theory (CBS)
9pm Heroes (NBC) and 2.5 Men (CBS)
10pm Journeyman (NBC - still haven't watched the pilot for this)

Today is the 49th anniversary of NASA, and October 4th is the 50th anniversary of Sputnik, so there are a lot of articles this week covering mankind's 50 years in space. Yahoo has a fascinating article that interviews one of the people who worked on Sputnik. CNet also has a picture gallery, a timeline, and an article. Computerworld has an article that links computer developments back to Sputnik.
"Beep beep
boop boop
hello there.
Sputnik sails giggling through the skies.
Red flags, red faces,
jump in the race as
the space age begins with a surprise."
-- Leslie Fish, "Surprise"

Dogs (and one cat) in Star Wars costumes. Funny but wrong.

Patrick Stewart is disappointed that he has never been asked to guest star on Doctor Who (he's a fan). If just saying he's interested isn't enough to get him an invite, I'm sure he can put in a good word with David Tennant while they're acting together in Hamlet next year. I hope they give him a big part (recurring?).

The writers strike could come as early as November 1st. This could make for a really short season of TV and a strange mix of movies.

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