Say what you want about the Red Chinese: they always think outside the pillbox.
Experts in China are discussing the possibility of the People’s Liberation Army to establish a missile base on the moon following the successful launch of the Long March-3B rocket carrying the Chang’e-3 lunar rover on Dec. 1, according to the Beijing Times.
An expert from the China National Space Administration’s Lunar Exploration Programme Center told the paper that China plans to send its first astronaut to the moon by 2030. By 2050, the moon could become a base from which to send the country’s manned spacecraft to explore deep space, the source said.
He added that the moon is the Earth’s only natural satellite, and it can be transformed into a deadly weapon. Like the Death Star in Star Wars, the moon could hypothetically be used as a military battle station and ballistic missiles could be launched against any military target on Earth.
Great, now we have to launch a rescue mission for Plincess Reia.
Take a moment today to remember those people and things for which you are thankful. In my case, it’s family, friends, and you, my readers. Without you, I’d be yelling sarcastic comments to passersby.
Have a terrific day!
Or as I calls them, mom and dad. Over the weekend marked a very special occasion. No, not the breaking out of my fat pants in preparation for the holidays. 11/23…Thirty Nine years my mom and dad have been together! That’s longer than like…I have been alive. And nowadays that is an accomplishment!
I wish you both a happy anniversary. Love ya mom and dad.
Hell on Wheels has been renewed for a fourth season!
Hell on Wheels is not only coming back for a fourth season, it’s also getting more episodes than ever before. The Western has been picked up for 13 episodes, which will premiere next summer (the first three seasons had 10 episodes each).
The move follows the show’s successful season 3 transition to what’s normally considered a programming dead zone — Saturday nights. AMC programs Western movies on Saturdays, so having an original series from the same genre seemed like a natural fit. In fact, Hell on Wheels averaged 3.3 million viewers with three days of DVR, an increase from the second season.
AMC did everything in its power to bury this terrific series. They moved the show to Saturdays – as the article said, the kiss of death – and kept fans waiting over a month before announcing its fate. That said, I’m happy the show is returning, as it is one of my favorites.
And you don’t even have to become a liberal, tree-huggin’ hippie to do so!
Everyone knows that pigs don’t sweat. But if they did, they would smell like Power Bacon. And now too so can you. Just be sure to apply the deodorant with caution. Because while obviously nothing attracts the favor of a lady like the succulent scent of sizzling swine, the same aroma exposed to the public will also likely draw in every hound dog, raccoon, rogue sewer gator, and Fatty McFatterson in the neighborhood.
I gotta be honest; I get a lot of tail right now. If I start wearing bacon deodorant, I’ll be keeping an ice pack on my McNuggets, 24/7.
Those magnificent Huns have found people who play video games see increases in their brain capacity. Considering my low I.Q., I should be playing games 24/7.
German researchers found video gaming causes increases in the brain regions responsible for spatial orientation, memory formation and strategic planning as well as fine motor skills. They believe the benefits of video gaming may also prove helpful in therapeutic interventions targeting psychiatric disorders.
They found that in comparison to the people who did not play video games, the regular gamers showed increases of grey matter, in which the cell bodies of the nerve cells of the brain are situated. This growth was seen in the right hippocampus, right prefrontal cortex and the cerebellum.
I would comment more, but since I now have a license to game my day away, I’m off to play World of Tanks!
Scientists believe the Sweet Meteor of Death will relieve us of the stress of work, politics, and terrible sports teams in 2032. Ironically, 2032 is an election year.
Astronomers discovered a new potentially hazardous asteroid this week, which they say has a chance of hitting the Earth on August 26, 2032.
It turns out to be an Apollo asteroid, with a roughly 4-year orbit that takes it far out beyond the orbit of Mars and then back in to dip just inside the orbit of Earth.
It’s 2013 TV35′s dip inside Earth’s orbit that’s raised some eyebrows, and a few concerns. It comes within 7.5 million kilometers of Earth, which immediately brands it as a ‘Potentially Hazardous Asteroid’. However, one particularly close pass — on August 26, 2032 — has also earned it a rating of 1 out of 10 on the Torino Impact Hazard Scale.
I don’t know about you guys, but I’m going nuts with the credit card on July 26, 2032. Good luck collecting that bill, Visa! I’ll see you in Hell!
The United States completed one of the greatest comebacks in sports history this week when they won eight straight races to win the America’s Cup. (I realize this story will interest, well, none of you. Don’t care. My blog, my decision.)
Trailing by 8-1 to the challenger, Emirates Team New Zealand, and within one defeat of losing the Cup, Oracle continued to upgrade its boat and its confidence and — against overwhelming odds and a team of veteran sailors — proceeded to win an unprecedented eight straight races to defend the trophy.
There are two ways to view such a reversal of fortune: as a comeback or a collapse. New Zealand, an island nation of 4.4 million, had already been making preliminary plans a week ago to bring the Cup back to Auckland. Instead, as The New Zealand Herald’s headline read, “America’s Cup stays America’s cup.”
Down eight races to one, and win eight in a row. Do you realize the chances of that happening? It’s an amazing feat, and one that should be recognized. Good show, boys!
Another victim of the Obama economy has washed ashore: the publishers of Penthouse magazine have filed for bankruptcy.
The publisher of adult magazine Penthouse has filed for bankruptcy with $300 million of debt. The magazine has seen a sharp drop in sales as a result of the rise of free adult content on the internet and is now looking for investors to cover their losses.
California-based FriendFinder Networks, who own the publication, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Tuesday after losing $49.4 million last year, and $10.3 million in the past quarter.
So sales have been flaccid of late? I guess all the stiff competition out there makes it hard to generate a profit.
You know, when I retire, I want to live out my golden years in style. I also want to live them far away from annoying people. This motorized scooter will help me fulfill both wishes.
Mobility scooters aren’t generally the kinds of things that strike fear into the hearts of men, but this one is the exception. It’s been custom-fitted with a flamethrower by Lance Greathouse of Greathouse Labs in Phoenix, Arizona.
They design all manner of tricked out wheels for people in wheelchairs or scooters so they can have fun with their rides. He calls this creation Lord Humongous and it took a month’s labor and $1,000 to build. Underneath the kick-ass exterior is an electric golf cart with all terrain tires and a seat from a helicopter.
Throw in surround sound speakers, and you’ve got a deal!