message from space

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July 11, 2003
Image of the Moment
Cloud of gas and space dust that's broken off the Carina Nebula. Not to be too juvenile about it, right now I think I prefer the "God's message to his creation" explanation for it. (via's IotD)

Exchange of the Moment
You guys should try the British naming scheme, we call our ships things like "Illustrious" and "Invincible". Sounds better, no?

Except for the inevitable irony involved.
at the battle of Jutland, HMS Invincible blew up and sank after a hit from Lutzow with the loss of 1,026 crew.
he he
you spotted it!
"HMS Quite Easy to Sink with an Exocet" doesn't really have the same ring to it though, does it?
--Alan Partridge and bourne (and Alan Partridge again) on this Slashdot article on the new U.S.S. Ronald Reagan.

News of the Moment
This whole thing with the baseball player slugging the running sausage is just one in a series of costumed mascot related mishaps. Sounds dangerous! (And that thing that happened to Maude Flanders on the Simpsons kind of really happened, though it was just a KO and not a death.)