Jul 22nd 2011 7:17PM "After all, how often do you see a building like this catch fire, buckle, and tumble to the ground?"
On YouTube? About once a month or so.
Apr 14th 2011 12:36AM @anilmohanty
I know Belka and Strelka but don't forget Laika, who came before them and did not survive.
Jonathan Coulton wrote a memorial song for her titled "Space Doggity"
Apr 14th 2011 12:33AM @ALeksey
Another testament to Yuri's awesomeness is that, like you said, he knew his friend would probably die in that spacecraft... so Yuri demanded to fly instead of his friend. They didn't let him of course, though.
His name will be remembered so long as mankind exists.
Oct 18th 2010 10:20AM Bless those brave police officers for keeping us blissfully unaware of the existence of exposed sexual organs.
Aug 16th 2010 5:59AM It's a 100% satirical joke, despite his protests to the contrary. C'mon people, this is Fox News. They're trying to be provocative and anger those danged lefty liberals by making light of their claims the Muslim community center is just a postive outreach program and totally not offensive in the wake of 9/11.
Problem is, as one of those "crazy liberals" I'm totally not offended by the proposal, even if it were completely serious. Gay bar? Go for it dude. I got no problem with it.
Mar 23rd 2010 7:21AM @liz "Surely if you're going to have an opinion about a book, you have to have actually read the book?"
Not necessarily, no. You can have an opinion on anything regardless of how little you know about it. It might be a silly and ill-informed opinion, but you can still have one nonetheless.
But I'm being pedantic. You were asking rhetorically if one can have a valid opinion on a book they haven't read. Well sure! They can read extensively ABOUT a particular book without reading the book itself and still have a valid and informed opinion so long as what they've read about the book is reasonably accurate and/or they've read a wide variety of analysis of the book encompassing several different ranges of opinion.
Like most Christians, I've only read tiny bits of the Bible. Unlike most Christians, I find the book to be rubbish after extensive reading of writings about the Bible from a wide range of sources and opinions.
Perhaps I'm wrong, but this is what I've found to be the case.
Jan 12th 2010 9:37AM I dig Conan, but 11:30pm is a death slot for him. It's not just Leno's fault, as unfunny as I find Leno to be.
The thing the NBC executives need to understand is Conan's audience. They tend to be in their 20's and early 30's. Big college crowd. I think NBC realizes this, but what they don't realize is that this crowd is what makes up the same crowd for the Daily Show and, more importantly, the Colbert Report.
Given a choice between Colbert and Conan... this demographic will (and clearly does) pick Colbert. A midnight show would be perfect for Conan since there's generally nothing "good" on after Colbert anyway.
As for Jimmy Fallon, a 1am show suits him.
Sep 18th 2009 4:09AM "They're usually high in calories and chemicals, and can do more harm than good."
Uh, care to be more specific there? All substances ever made are composed of 100% chemicals. Nothing exists that's made of less than 100% chemicals. Water is a chemical. So is molecular oxygen.
It's like saying "I don't like it when things happen" when you mean to say "dangerous things" or "unhealthy things", and even aren't terribly specific.
May 25th 2009 4:19AM "Most of us consume plenty of chemicals in our foods on a daily basis"
Most of us? How about all of us consume chemicals in our food on a daily basis always. In fact, it's impossible to consume food which lacks chemicals since all matter is made up of chemicals. Chemical-free food is a physical impossibility.
People need to keep this in mind when they use the word "chemical". Water is a chemical, after all.
Jun 1st 2007 5:29AM Hey I've seen sneeze-baby on the internets before! At least, I've seen another example of the condition, anencephaly. http://library.med.utah.edu/WebPath/jpeg3/PERI098.jpg