February 13th, 2009

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Stargate Atlantis: Joe Flanigan at Chicago convention

Well, got this email today from Creation Con...

Great news for our fellow Stargate fans as today we are happy to announce that one of our favorites, JOE FLANIGAN, the star of STARGATE ATLANTIS, will be part of the fun of Creation Entertainment's upcoming Official STARGATE SG-1/ATLANTIS CONVENTION coming to Chicago on AUGUST 21-23, 2009!

Joe joins already announced AMANDA TAPPING and PAUL McGILLION (with lots more to come!)

NOW is the time to grab your top of the line GOLD WEEKEND PACKAGES which set you up "deluxe-style" for the entire weekend. Check out the details at http://www.creationent.com/cal/sgchi.htm and keep watching for more announcements!

CHICAGO, IL AIRPORT AREA
Fri., Sat. & Sun. August 21-23, 2009
Wyndham O'Hare
6810 N. Mannheim Rd.
Rosemont, IL 60018

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The spatula is falling! The spatula is falling!

Wow, who would have thought?

Read this article on space junk floating around the planet at Wired . Here's an excerpt:

1. Spatula
While spreading some goo as a test of heat-shield repair materials, spacewalking astronaut Piers Sellers accidentally lost a spatula he had been using. The mishap took place during the space shuttle Discovery's 2006 STS-121 flight to the International Space Station, on a mission to test new safety techniques after the 2003 Columbia disaster. "That was my favorite spatch," Sellers reportedly said. "Don’t tell the other spatulas."

Whoa... so you could be sitting there in your yard, reading a book, when suddenly, a burning spatula comes down from the heavens, and poof, you're toast! ;)  No wait, that sounds like a sequel to Dead Like Me where the lead got nailed by a space station toilet seat...

Anyway, also read today that there are 18,000 pieces of clutter up there, orbiting the Earth, which was brougt up when that Russian ex-spy satellite clobbered a U.S. Iridium satellite. Guess they're both toast. More space clutter!

A Twitter recommendation: https://twitter.com/ZooBorns - all about newborn critters at zoos. It's nice to see something, well, nice! I mean, look at this little fella.