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April 28, 2007

'Jerico' on CBS

What is it about disaster stories/films that makes them popular? Ever since I read Stephen King's The Stand back in high school, I seem to be drawn to apocalyptic in nature. Maybe I should use the word 'apocalyptic' since that would indicate a religious undertone.

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April 27, 2007


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Nothing much happening today...finished dialysis and relaxing before my Physics class.

Just wanted to say 'Howdy!!' and thank God that it's Friday!!

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April 24, 2007

Earth-like Planet Discovered

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Cool stuff: check it out

UPDATE: Okay, the original link got trashed somehow; I plugged in a NEW link which should work.

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Full Dose

I heard about this a few days ago on the radio and thought it was a joke:

Saving the Earth: The Biodiesel Bus Blog

I propose a limitation be put on how many squares of toilet paper can be used in any one sitting. Now, I don't want to rob any law-abiding American of his or her God-given rights, but I think we are an industrious enough people that we can make it work with only one square per restroom visit, except, of course, on those pesky occasions where 2 to 3 could be required.

Sheryl.....you have to keep taking all of the medication sweetie.

Yeah....I could see this suggestion working for women when they conduct number one sitting on the pot. But what about those days when those bean & cheese burritos aren't working well with your intestinal tract?

OMG....this woman needs a serious dose of reality injected into her life.

UPDATE: Never thought I say this, but I have to agree with Rosie on her comment about this.....

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April 22, 2007

Fallen Angel

I hate hearing about incidents like this:

Pilot Killed in S.C. Blue Angel Crash

BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) - A Navy Blue Angel jet crashed during an air show Saturday, plunging into a neighborhood of small homes and trailers and killing the pilot, the county coroner said.

Witnesses said the planes were flying in formation during the show at the Marine Corps Air Station and one dropped below the trees and crashed, sending up clouds of smoke. At least one home was on fire.

Raymond Voegeli, a plumber, was backing out of a driveway when the plane ripped through a grove of pine trees, dousing his truck in flames and debris. He said wreckage hit "plenty of houses and mobile homes."

"It was just a big fireball coming at me," said Voegeli, 37. "It was just taking pine trees and just clipping them."

County Coroner Curt Copeland said the pilot was killed, but did not release an identification. Copeland said there was a lot of debris at the crash site and described the scene as horrific.

John Sauls, who lives near the crash site, said the planes were banking back and forth before one disappeared, and a plume of smoke shot up.

"It's one of those surreal moments when you go, 'No, I didn't just see what I saw,'" Sauls said.

At the Blue Angels command headquarters at Pensacola Naval Air Station the petty officer on duty said he "had no comment at this time."

While the article doesn't specifically identify the pilot that crashed, one of the photos of the Blue Angels performing their last maneuver just prior to the crash identified the plane that crashed: it was Blue Angel #6, the Opposing Solo pilot Lieutenant Commander Kevin Davis. LCDR Davis' biography can be found on the Navy's Blue Angels website here.

It is always sad to hear of a member of the Blue Angels being killed, especially while performing during an airshow. While it'll take a while to determine the cause of the accident - be it a mechanical or system failure on the aircraft or possibly even pilot error, I do know one thing for sure: while the family of LCDR Davis will undoubtedly be greiving over his death, this Naval Aviator died doing what he loved the most.

Rest in Peace Commander.

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